80% of inmates will not attend a formal religious program, but they will attend an athletic event in large numbers. SPM uses athletics to fuel attendance at these events, but our true purpose is to reach men and women with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, allowing them to experience the transforming power of God’s love.
For that reason, the Team Statistics listed do not show free throw shooting percentages, or batting average. These statistics reflect the “success” of our teams in drawing people to Jesus and leading them to the foot of the cross.
Team records are reflected simply to demonstrate our commitment to doing everything to the honor and glory of God. We strive for excellence on the field not for a stellar winning percentage, but because it is important that we are competitive in order to earn the respect of the prisoners we attract.