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BC Lions host 'Faith and Family' event

Last Updated Oct 21, 2017 at 11:20 am PDT

(Courtesy BC Lions)

The BC Lions are hosting their annual "Faith and Family" event

Players and coaches, of different faiths and even from the opposing team, will take part in a prayer circle post-game

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – While the Lions‘ prayers for the playoffs haven’t been answered, that’s not stopping the team from hosting its annual “Faith and Family” event at BC Place.

“It’s a pretty cool night, something that’s been fun to be a part of for a number of years,” says Quarterback Travis Lulay. He adds players of different faiths –and even some from the other team– take part in a prayer circle post-game, something he says can help put life into perspective.

“You know promoting a culture of family, that is so common in most people’s faith traditions.”

Lulay says the event is well received, even by people who aren’t religious. “We as a team pray before games. I mean there are guys who may choose not to pray or feel a different type of way, but guys are holding hands and locked arms or whatever we do, and it’s a unifying thing.”

The Lions host the Edmonton Eskimos tonight. Players and coaches will be speaking to the crowd after the game about their beliefs, families and football.