The Ed Britton Heart of a Warrior Award is an annual athletic award intended to develop, recognize and honor Immanuel Christian School student-athletes who display Christ-like character both on and off the playing field. The Heart of a Warrior Award is given to both a female and male varsity player who demonstrates emerging leadership, outstanding dedication, remarkable enthusiasm, and uncompromising sportsmanship as a player, teammate and student.

Immanuel Christian School is privileged to name the Heart of a Warrior Award in honor of Mr. Ed Britton in light of his enthusiastic love of athletics, his support of the Immanuel Christian School ministry, and most importantly his life-long dedication to proclaiming his love for His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Ed’s love for sports began at a young age and continued through high school where he played football, basketball and lacrosse.  He continued playing sports at the Naval Academy where he lettered in lacrosse three years and was named team captain by his teammates his senior year.  He developed a love for God at an equally young age when he accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at camp.  These two passions drove Ed to become involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  Ed believed that sharing God boldly is something all of us should do both on and off the field, and he personally did so whenever and wherever he had the opportunity.

This award is given in order to lift up and honor the name of Jesus Christ as exemplified in the life of Ed Britton and recognize his legacy to future generations of Immanuel Christian School students.  Nominees for the Heart of a Warrior Award must have participated in a varsity sport and maintained academic eligibility during the current school year.  The recipients of this award will receive a memento of their achievement in addition to a scholarship to the FCA sports camp of his or her choice.