APU Celebrates the 28th Annual Night of Champions

News Release

AZUSA, Calif. – Azusa Pacific University hosts the 28th annual Night of Champions on Sat., March 17, from 2-8 p.m. on West Campus, located at 701 East Foothill Blvd., in Azusa. The event brings together more than 2,000 Southern California teens, parents, pastors, coaches, and athletes for a day of entertainment and inspiration.

This year’s featured speakers include Jamie Whitmore, an Xterra Triathlon National Champion and Xterra Series Champion, and Mark Muñoz, a fighter for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Both will share their Christian testimonies. Musical guests for the night are Christian band Worth Dying For and hip-hop artist Click88.

Night of Champions features challenging team competitions, In-N-Out Burger dinner, live concerts by Christian musicians, exhibitions by professional Christian athletes, and celebrity Christian speakers.

“Our theme this year is ‘Rock Solid,’” said Mike Barnett, director of Night of Champions. “The speakers will share that to be a true champion in this life, you must have a firm foundation in Christ.”

Night of Champions is a joint effort by APU and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to provide youth with an exciting, positive program that presents successful role models and the Christian message.

Founded in 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes is the largest interdenominational, youth-oriented Christian sports ministry in America. Dedicated to building real relationships that demonstrate integrity, service, teamwork, and excellence, this association presents to athletes and coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of the Christian life.

Night of Champions Schedule:

  • 2 p.m. Gates open
  • 2–5:45 p.m. Outdoor program
  • 5:45–6 p.m. Felix Event Center doors open
  • 6–7:45 p.m. Indoor program
  • 8–9 p.m. Afterglow: Autographs and pictures with the artists, entertainers, and speakers

For more information and to order tickets, visit www.apu.edu/noc/ or call (626) 387-5796.

Rachel White
Associate Director of Public Relations
(626) 815-4502 | rewhite@apu.edu