Schaeffer, Bud.

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Missionary and sports evangelist; born Bud Stanley Schaeffer on May 13, 1927; joined Navy Reserves and traveled with a Navy basketball team; graduated from Wheaton College, 1950; played professional basketball with Boston Whirlwinds; traveled to the Orient on the first Youth for Christ sponsored basketball team, 1952; coordinated Venture for Victory basketball teams, camp work, and sports clinics in the Philippines, 1955-1967; coached the Free Chinese Olympic Basketball team, 1956; returned to US to direct new division of Overseas Crusades known as Sports Ambassadors, 1967-1970; inducted into the Indiana Sports Hall of Fame, 1970; moved to Australia to establish an evangelistic sports program, 1973-1976; returned to the US and Sports Ambassadors, 1976- ; married Alice Marie Brown, 1951 and had four children.

From the description of Prayer letters of Bud Schaeffer, 1955-1979. (Wheaton College). WorldCat record id: 30767566

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referencedIn Parker, Matthew, 1945-. Oral history interviews with Matthew Parker, 1989. Billy Graham Center Archives, BGC Archives
creatorOf Schaeffer, Bud. Prayer letters of Bud Schaeffer, 1955-1979. Billy Graham Center Archives, BGC Archives
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associatedWith Overseas Crusades, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Parker, Matthew, 1945- person
associatedWith Schaeffer, Alice. person
associatedWith Sports Ambassadors. corporateBody
associatedWith Venture for Victory. corporateBody
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Children of missionaries
Sports--Religious aspects
Athletes--Religious life
Evangelistic work
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Active 1955

Active 1979

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