“Blessed 2 Play” is sports radio with heart & soul! Uncovering the role that faith plays in the lives of athletes and sports professionals, host Ron Meyer shines a spotlight on the world of sports and the motivation behind life on and off the field.
Anna Rockett
This week’s guest is Anna Rockett, a professional soccer player, who played her collegiate ball at LSU.
Best Of John Fanta
This week’s guest is national sports broadcaster and writer John Fanta who looks to his Catholic faith to guide him in his everyday life.
Best Of Joel Osborn
This week’s guest is Joel Osborn head football coach at Benedictine College. Host Ron Meyer talks with this collegiate coach about life on the gridiron and how growing up in a small Catholic town in Iowa shaped who he is today.
Best Of Miriam Diaz-Gilbert
This week’s guest is Miriam Diaz-Gilbert an ultrarunner who has run races over 100 miles. Host Ron Meyer talks with Miriam about how her Catholic faith and running are integrated in her quest to pursue incredible feats of endurance.
Peter Stapleton
This week’s guest is Peter Stapleton a collegiate football player at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.
Erica Szczechowski
This week’s guest is Erica Szczechowski, a competitive triathlete and theologian, competing for a spot on Team USA.
Shawn Coury
This week’s guest is Shawn Coury, athletic director at Pinecrest Academy in Cumming, GA. Shawn gives a plan for the young athlete to develop a sports life balance from a body, mind, and spirit model.
Best Of Grace Estabrook
This week’s guest is Grace Estabrook a former swimmer at the University of Connecticut who now works on the college campus bringing the Catholic faith to student athletes.
Best Of Fr. Tom Barcellona
This week’s guest is Fr. Tom Barcellona, a priest in the Diocese of Camden, NJ who also is the chaplain to the 2022 NFC Champions Philadelphia Eagles.
Tim Berta
This week’s guest is Tim Berta a former collegiate athlete who was injured on the Bluffton University bus crash that garnered national attention. Tim shares his inspirational story of overcoming adversity with faith.
Justin Stafford
This week’s guest is Justin Stafford an elite hammer thrower who is competing for a spot on the United States Olympic squad.
Shirley Suter
This week’s guest is Shirley Suter a former collegiate swimmer at Penn State and nutritionist. Shirley shares about working with people in need and the importance of her Catholic faith.
Best Of Antonio Soave
This week’s guest is Antonio Soave a former pro soccer player who will help recap the 2023 Women’s World Cup. We’ll also talk about the proper perspective youth should have, in light of faith, when admiring professional athletes.
Best Of Clare Hanson
This week’s guest is Clare Hanson who in her first year of coaching Benedictine College Women’s Lacrosse won a national championship. Host Ron Meyer talks with Clare about how the team’s culture of faith assisted with a remarkable achievement.
Best Of Krista Steele
This week’s guest is Krista Steele a track and cross-country athlete who competed for South Dakota State University. Host Ron Meyer talks to Krista about her collegiate running career and integrating her Catholic faith in her everyday life.