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A passion that benefits others


As a child, David Sammons wasn’t an avid athlete. The third of 12 children, David played baseball briefly, but time wasn’t a surplus, thus his athletic career never got to flourish.  He found other activities to keep him busy and, at age 28, became a father for his first son, Brandon.

It was with Brandon’s birth David came to know Jesus and, as it’s often said, that changed everything.

David’s bride of 44 years, Cherryl, was an athlete, and when they welcomed their second child Allison, he realized a key way to connect and impact young lives was through sports. He went on to coach Brandon, in three different sports, until high school. Then he joined a rec basketball league until he graduated. Cherryl coached Allison. 

As an adult and father, David loved watching his children compete and was an exceptional athlete himself, playing church softball and carrying on his own father’s tradition of umpiring. Sports was his great connection to youth and he loved to serve his children and their friends.

David started collecting sports cards after he began coaching his children. He enjoyed it and would share his enthusiasm with others.

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