Last night was an event that was one for the books. It was the first annual Southwestern Christian College Benefit Banquet inside the Lake Charles Civic Center. While the college has been around for over 40 years.It was my first time really getting an introduction to the school.

Southwestern Christian College which is based in Terrell, Texas was started with only a little over 40 students and has been able to wither any obstacles in which other colleges would have possibly closed. They are ran not by donations from major celebrities, but by churches and kind-hearted people who love and support the mission of the school. The event last night was about raising funds for the college and brought supporters from all over Louisiana and Texas. I had the pleasure of meeting one of our very own Lake Charles natives Garin Cecchini whose currently with the Kansas City Royals and a living legend Lloyd Mumford who played with the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins.

Erik Tee and Former Miami Dolphin Lloyd Mumford
Erik Tee and Former Miami Dolphin Lloyd Mumford


While attending the event last night, they played a short video to really give us more insight about the school. There are men and women basketball programs as well as volleyball. The students come away from the school with a positive mindset and goals to accomplish. If you get the chance to visit the campus, do so and find out more about how you can support  the college in the near future.

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