ELKINS - Former Chicago Bears tight end Michael Cobb will be the featured speaker for the academic year-end event hosted by the Davis & Elkins College Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and SportsWorld.org. “Best of Luck” Potluck begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 in Myles Center for the Arts and is free and open to the public.
Alicia Roth, outgoing FCA president, encourages members of the campus and local community to enjoy an evening of food, fun and fellowship in honor of graduating seniors.
The event also will include a potluck dinner, and Cornhole and KanJam on the Claude King Davis Memorial Plaza after Cobb’s presentation.
Cobb is currently a speaker with Sports World Inc., an organization founded by Ira Lee “Doc” Eshleman in 1978 to encourage youths to make positive choices. To accomplish their mission, Sports World sends professional athletes to share personal life experiences with students, helping them to recognize the consequences of their choices while challenging them with a message of hope.
Cobb will share his story of seeking peace in his life and dedicating himself to a close walk with God.
Cobb’s professional athletic career began as a first-round NFL draft pick for the Cincinnati Bengals in 1977. He played for the Chicago Bears from 1978-1981, and then moved to the United State Football League (USFL) with the Michigan Panthers from 1983-1984 and the Birmingham Stallions from 1984-1985. Cobb was Reception Team Leader for the Panthers in 1983, the year the team earned the USFL Championship.
Related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Davis & Elkins College is located in Elkins, 2 hours east of Charleston, 3 hours south of Pittsburgh and 4 hours west of Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit the College website at www.dewv.edu or call 304-637-1243.