Tamika Catchings to Speak at Grace College Chapel

Tamika Catchings will speak at Grace College on Feb. 14.

 

Former WNBA star and four-time Olympic gold medalist Tamika Catchings will be the featured speaker at Grace College chapel on Wednesday, Feb. 14.  Catchings will share about her life’s challenges, ensuing perseverance and faith that led to a successful career and ministry.  Chapel begins at 10:30 a.m. and is open to the public in the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center, 610 Wooster Rd., Winona Lake.

“We are very excited to welcome Tamika to campus and hear her inspirational story.  It’s not every day that we have the opportunity to encourage our campus and community with an all-star like Tamika.  We hope many friends will join us for this special chapel,” said Dr. Bill Katip, president of Grace College.

Catchings’ appearance will take place during Career Week, the annual week on campus dedicated to equipping students with information and perspectives to guide the trajectory of their education.

Catchings played thirteen years for the Indiana Fever and led the team to its first national championship. She was named one of the WNBA’s top fifteen players in history and earned four Olympic gold medals.  Since retiring from the WNBA, Tamika founded the Catch the Stars Foundation to help young people achieve their dreams.  She owns a tea shop, Tea’s Me Café, in Indianapolis, and currently serves as director of player programs and franchise development for Pacers Sports & Entertainment.

Following chapel, Catchings will host a media availability in the Alumni Services Office in the upper level of the MOCC from 11:30 – 11:45 a.m.  Media representatives are asked to register in advance by emailing Amanda Banks at Amanda.Banks@grace.edu.  

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