“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.
Jake Wieneke
This week’s guest is Jake Wieneke a professional football player who plays in the Canadian Football League (CFL). Host Ron Meyer talks with Jake about his career on the gridiron and the importance the Catholic faith has in his life.
Best Of Tony Bozzella
This week’s guest is Tony Bozzela the women’s head basketball coach at Seton Hall University. Despite an extended stay in the hospital due to contracting COVID-19, Bozzella turned in one of his finest coaching performances during the pandemic-stricken 2020-21 season. Ron talks with Tony how his Catholic faith guided him thru this harrowing time.
Best Of Ben Steele
This week’s guest is Ben Steele, former NFL player who is now the assistant offensive line coach with the NFL’s Denver Broncos. Host Ron Meyer talks with Ben about his career in football and why the Catholic faith is an essential part of his life.
Best Of Nick Foligno
This week’s guest is Nick Foligno, who plays left wing for the NHL’s Boston Bruins. Host Ron Meyer talks with this NHL veteran about his time in pro hockey, which spans over a decade and how the Catholic faith provided support for some of life’s challenges.
JJ Niekro
This week’s guest is J.J. Niekro, a professional baseball player in the Atlanta Braves organization and the son of former major leaguer pitcher Joe Niekro and nephew of Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro.
Michael Wozniak
This week’s guest is Michael Wozniak who plays football at St. John’s in Collegeville, MN. Michael is a finalist for the National Football Foundation- Campbell Trophy, given to a scholar athlete in collegiate football. Host Ron Meyer talks to Michael about this prestigious recognition and the importance of a Catholic education.
Antonio Soave
This week’s guest is Antonio Soave, a former pro soccer player, who promotes peace through soccer around the world. Host Ron Meyer talks to Antonio about the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and how the Catholic faith and soccer can form lasting life lessons to young athletes.
Best Of Sr. Stephanie Baliga
This week’s guest is Sister Stephanie Baliga, a former division one cross-country runner at the University of Illinois, now a Franciscan Sister of the Eucharist, who is also known as the running nun. She heads a charity team that runs in the Chicago Marathon every year — and has raised over $1 million for a inner city food pantry.
Best Of Mike Lynch
This week’s guest is Mike Lynch the Head Women’s Soccer coach at Belmont Abbey College. Host Ron Meyer talks with Mike about developing a winning culture while committing to excellence and virtue at a Catholic college
Best Of Matt Russell
This week’s B2P collegiate spotlight show features Matt Russel a track athlete at the University of North Dakota. Host Ron Meyer talks with Matt about the integration of sports and his Catholic faith at the division 1 level.
Jillian Stafford
This week’s guest is Jillian Stafford, a current member of the UCLA track and field team. Host Ron Meyer talks with Jillian about being dedicated to her sport and her faith life.
Katie Kampen
This week’s guest is Katie Kampen who competed in the SEC as a member of the LSU women’s volleyball team. Host Ron Meyer talks with this division 1 athlete about integrating faith with her athletic pursuits.
Dominique Dawes
This week’s guest is Dominque Dawes, she was a 10-year member of the U.S. national gymnastics team, the 1994 U.S. all-around senior National Champion and a three-time Olympian. Host Ron Meyer talks with Dominque about her competitive gymnastic career and journey into the Catholic church.
Best Of Luke Vercollone
This week’s guest is Luke Vercollone, a former professional soccer player, who is doing pro-life work with an organization that is helping mothers to make a decision for life.
Matt Masker of the Nebraska Cornhuskers (Quarterback)
This week’s B2P collegiate spotlight show features Matt Masker a quarterback for the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers. Host Ron Meyer talks with this Catholic athlete about growing up in Nebraska and playing for one of college football’s storied programs with faith at his side.