Beyond The Game
is a unique sports talk radio program combining
conversations, interviews, and opinions on
sports from a faith-based perspective.

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  Beyond the Game is a radio program which mixes sports talk with faith based principles in order to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with sports fans of all ages. The show also serves to encourage believing sports fans by highlighting the stories and the people of faith from within the sports world.

Beyond the Game is not a 'religious show' that includes sports, but it is rather a sports talk show rooted in biblical concepts.

While every segment may not necessarily contain a faith based component to it, we work hard to strike a balance over the entirety of the program that is entertaining and uplifting with the ultimate goal of giving glory to God.

Rik Benson
Benson has been involved in sports ministry for many years. He became a believer in Christ at the age of twelve and served in a number of ministries prior to God leading him into full-time ministry.

Married with two grown children, Benson grew up in a small town (Kerhonkson) situated between the Catskill and Shawangunk mountains of New York's Rondout Valley. Only about an hour and half north of New York City, he has always rooted for the local teams - Yankees, Giants, Knicks, Islanders, and of course Syracuse University. He would admit that though not his true favorites, he has adopted the Buffalo Bills and Tampa Bay Lightning as "close seconds".

Zac Barletta
Producer / Co-Host
In addition to having the only quality beard on the team, Zac is the nerd of group who knows a stunning amount of useless facts and statistics. It is also rumored that he started shaving prior to the age of five.

Zac came to know Christ as a young child and is passionate about music and movies. He is a dedicated Bills fan who also roots for the NY Rangers, Yankees, and Toronto Raptors. He admittedly has a fantasy sports addiction and participates in more leagues than was thought to be humanly possible. While refusing to comment, he has even been linked to a fantasy cricket league.

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