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Tough Guy Fukala Shows Softer Side at Desoto Hills Baptist Church

By: David Donahue
community2@riverkings.com
November 7, 2012

Southaven, Miss.—Kevin Fukala may be one of the toughest guys in the SPHL, but he doesn’t shy away from discussing his softer side off the ice. Fukala discussed his story with a packed room of young teenagers and many of his teammates at the Desoto Hills Baptist Church on Wednesday night November 7.

Fukala spoke about some of his life experiences, including his involvement in a gang, drug and alcohol abuse and how he found his faith in Christ. Afterward, he discussed passages within the Bible and applied them to his own struggles.

“Kevin is an example of hard work and humility and understands that he has a purpose in life that reaches even further than hockey,” Jeff Cole of the Desoto Hills Baptist Church said. “I was equally impressed with the outpouring and camaraderie with his team mates. It is so refreshing to see a professional sports team (especially within Desoto County) have the ability to have that type of impact with students and athletes.”

For those interested in watching Kevin Fukala’s speech, Desoto Hills Baptist Church has posted the video on their website at http://desotohillsbaptist.com/videos.

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