Father/Son Challenge

A weekend adventure for fathers & sons ages 8 and up

Sept. 14-16, 2018

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Retreat feature: Bill Alexson - President and Founder at SportsPower International

Bill grew up in Ipswich MA. and played basketball at Gordon College and with Athletes in Action followed by pro career in Greece for 2 years. Being engulfed in the professional sports world, he saw the need to bring Christian values to this unique, powerful, and influential culture.

He pioneered the NBA Chapel Program in 23 cities and served as chaplain for the Boston Celtics for over 20 years. Bill founded SportsPower International which helps young people make right choices for their lives by emphasizing responsibility, character, leadership, and faith.

Over the last 25 years, SportsPower has reached millions with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Through SportsPower, NBA players conduct clinics, school assemblies, and inner city outreaches sharing their life-changing faith.


"Do you feel like you are failing as a father or you need to just reunite the father/son relationship? Come, experience a life-changing weekend that will change your father/son relationship forever." – Joseph, dad, Tennessee

"This is the best family vacation I’ve ever had!" – Christian, son, South Carolina

"Doe River Gorge is a place where you can escape the daily pressures of life and grow closer to your son and to God." – David, dad, Tennessee

"I learned how much my Dad loves me." – Nate, son, North Carolina

"My son was 9 years old on our first Father/Son Challenge. Now he has become a man any father would be proud of, and I can say that our visits to Doe River Gorge have been an integral part of our relationship, my training as a father, and his formation as a Christian." - Digby, father, Kentucky

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