FORT WAYNE – He’s made a living of trying to do the right thing, and that message will be on display in May.
Drew Brees will be the featured speaker at the Night of Hope event sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The event will take place on Monday, May 18, 2020 at the Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne. Also on top to appear are Tony and Kelly Trent, the parents of the late Tyler Trent, as well as the Purdue Glee Club.
FCA, which represents thousands of athletes across the country in representing Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes, will host the free event at 7 p.m. There are special offers for premium seating, but otherwise it is a free event for general admission, but each person must have a ticket to attend,
Brees came into national prominence in the state of Indiana, quarterbacking Purdue to a Rose Bowl appearance as the Boilermakers saw a football renaissance. Brees later went on to find success in the NFL, eventually guiding New Orleans to a Super Bowl championship in 2010. Brees has become one of the all-time greats in the league, including breaking the all-time record for yards passed in a career and has been named an All-Pro over a dozen times.
Drew Brees married his college sweetheart, Brittany, who hails from Syracuse and is a 1995 Wawasee High School graduate. The two have captained several charitable organizations and donated over a million dollars to Purdue, in turn having their names given to the Drew & Brittany Brees Student-Athletic Academic Center.
The Trent family had their story unfold in 2018, where Purdue student Tyler Trent took on his fight with cancer. The Trent family became a national name after Purdue defeated Ohio State in October of that year, giving a platform for Tyler’s cancer battle. He lost that fight on New Year’s Day 2019 but his legacy lives on with the Tyler Trent T2 Gate at Ross-Ade Stadium, where the school dedicated his honor to the student entrance.
Registration for the free event can be done at www.indianafca.org/nightofhope