Saint Sebastian is the patron saint of athletes and soldiers. Sebastian joined the Roman army to be of service to the martyrs without arousing suspicion. Emperor Diocletian commanded archers to put him to death. Sebastian's body was pierced with arrows, and he was left for dead. He recovered, but refused to run away and was later martyrd after standing up to the Emperor. His feast day is January 20th. Buy a pendant or add on a chain to make it a necklace. Get St. Sebastian medals in either sterling silver, gold-filled or 14kt solid gold all made in the USA and with lifetime guarantees.