Team Statistics

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 statistics include how many men or women attended a particular event, how many of them stayed to hear the Gospel presented clearly, the number of inmates who made a profession of faith at that event, and the number of Gospels we distributed at that event.

Our Sports teams are made up of all volunteer athletes who love the Lord Jesus Christ and strive to represent Him in everything we do. These teams minister seasonally to inmates around the country in basketball, soccer, softball, and volleyball.

2020 Basketball
Team Attended Stayed Professions Gospels Distributed
New Jersey 639 408 33 221
  
Annual Totals 639 408 33 221
  




2019-2020 Soccer Season
Team Attended Stayed Professions Gospels Distributed
New Jersey 380 300 21 267
  
Annual Totals 380 300 21 267
  




2019 Lady Saints
Team Attended Stayed Professions Gospels Distributed
NE Region 109 100 18 109
SE Region 610 610 55 588
  
Annual Totals 719 710 73 697
  




2019 Softball Season
Team Attended Stayed Professions Gospels Distributed
New Jersey 927 477 88 837
Pennsylvania 1475 780 55 1000
Illinois 1133 888 800 1064
Middle GA 834 534 106 909
North GA 254 233 35 671
Virginia 938 595 48 598
  
Annual Totals 5561 3507 1132 5079
  




All 2020 Crusades
Team Attended Stayed Professions Gospels Distributed
Virginia (basketball) 134 120 15 110
Florida 1575 630 34 1255
West Virginia 0 0 0 0
Wisconsin 0 0 0 0
NY - Watertown Hub 0 0 0 0
Kentucky 0 0 0 0
Louisiana 0 0 0 0
  
Annual Totals 1709 750 49 1365
  




Announcements

We must regretfully announce that the SPM softball season 2020 is officially cancelled.  After previously announcing the cancellation of many crusades – and the softball seasons for IL, NJ, and PA – this message serves to inform everyone that all softball events still pending are now also cancelled.

We have been in touch with the DOC Volunteer Coordinators on a weekly basis since early July, and more recently have received counsel from a high-ranking DOC official that nothing is likely to change until at least October, leading us to this painful decision.

Thank you all for your patience, as well as your passion. We do not know what the future holds, except to say that we anticipate being “back in business” in 2021 and every prison we talked to is anxiously awaiting the day we can return.  There may be new protocols in place by then, but there is no virus strong enough to stop the Gospel message from reaching those who need to hear it!

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Southeast Golf Classic
August 24, 2020 at the Fairways of Canton Golf Club

Northeast Golf Classic
September 21, 2020 at Merchantville Country Club

Visit our events page for details!