Thursday, March 23, 2006
Holly Springs youngsters
By SUE WATSON
Former New York Knicks player Patrick Eddie toured Holly Springs Friday and provided a free basketball camp for children, one of the first of his Faith Walker Camp ministry.
Faith Walkers is a spin-off of Spirit Express ministries under the leadership of Dennis Cantrell of Memphis, he said.
Eddie, who graduated from Ole Miss in 1991 after playing under coach Ed Murphy, was a classmate with recreation director Ken McMullen, also an Ole Miss graduate.
Eddie played six years overseas as an international basketball player.
Today, Eddie is a licensed minister by Christian Faith Ministries under the leadership of Bishop Darryl Hines. He is owner of EP Enterprises and a truck driver during the regular season but takes summers off to participate in exhibition games, make speaking engagements and to administer summer camps for children.
We actually play exhibition games against colleges and in prisons and administer basketball camps throughout the year, Eddie said.
Recent stops Eddie has made were a speaking engagement at First Baptist Church in Jackson two weeks ago and a Spirit Express Basketball Camp in Southaven last week at Trinity Baptist Church.
Eddie has also made appearances in Macon and Atlanta, Ga. and McComb. PE Enterprises is headquartered in Milwaukee. Make inquiries by calling 1-414-759-6097 or writing to P.O. Box 250452, Milwaukee, WI 53225.
The purpose of Faith Walkers is to instill and build faith in the hearts of all ages, Eddie said.
Mayor Andre DeBerry, in welcoming Eddie to the City of Holly Springs, said, He brings a sense of faith to us with the fundamentals of basketball and the fundamentals of life.
About 30 children attended the Friday morning basketball camp.
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