The Blessed Culture and Sports Festival (BCSF) is a 5-day culture and sports event that was started in 2006 and has taken place every year since.
BSCF is a grass-roots lead project of Family Federation for World Peace and Unification. All staffing, program design and management is done by unpaid volunteers. There is a core team of about 10 people who work with dozens of local volunteers around the world each year.
BCSF strives to create a hub for Unificationists and their friends to connect and express their passions through sports, culture, and faith.
Positively influence the culture of the world by:
Creating a hub for Unificationists and their friends
Infusing the belief that individuals and communities can impact the world
Empowering those people to share their talents, skills and values
The cultural aspect of BCSF involve various expressions and venues for fine art, cinema, dance, and music. Cultural elements include:
- Independent Movie Festival
- Battle of the Bands
- Open Mic
- Art Galleries
- Creative Workshops
- Dance Workshops
- Dance Social
- Family Day/BBQ
The sporting aspect of BCSF involve multiple competitive and intramural sports tournaments with teams from around the world coming to compete. Sports include:
- Mud Run Obstacle Course
- Table Tennis
- Video Game Tournaments
Participation has risen consistently over the past 11 years. Starting from under 200 people in its first year, BCSF has grown substantially to nearly 700 participants in 2015 and 2016.
BCSF Production Costs come to around $40,000 per event. All registration fees and donations go towards covering those costs.