We are gearing up for our 16th season of Upward Basketball and Cheer. Brochures have been ordered and should be arriving soon. Many of our marketing materials have already arrived and will be ready to promote our upcoming leagues. Please be in prayer for our new season. We need volunteer to help make this a great season for the kids and their families. Throughout the months of November through March we have several hundreds of people walk through our Family Life Center doors to watch their children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, neighbors and friends play basketball and cheer for the basketball teams. We have a wonderful ministry opportunity to reach these families for Christ. Please be in prayer for what you can do to be a part of this season. We have many opportunities for you to volunteer. We need coaches, referees, scorekeepers, concession workers, set up and clean up people, halftime devotion volunteers, and people to just take some time and come in on Saturdays and build some relationships with these families. We also could use your financial support. We provide scholarships for people who cannot afford to pay for their child to play. For one person to play or cheer the cost is $70.00. This cost covers the player’s uniform and end of season award that the child receives. If you would like to cover the cost for a child or children to play please put your donation in a blue offering envelope and write on it Upward.
Registration runs from September 11th through October 13th. Evaluation day is Saturday, October 14th. Practices start the first week of December. Games start in January and run on Saturdays in the months of January and February. Players can register beyond this time frame but the cost goes up just a bit to cover the extra shipping costs. If you know of someone who would benefit from playing Upward Basketball please pick up a brochure to give them (available in September). If you know of a person who would make a great Upward coach or referee please let us know. You can contact any one of the Upward leadership team: Lisa Nolan, Mike & Tammy Smith, Jeff Buggle, Nancy Wilcox, Brooke Wilcox, Rick Boley, Kim Pollock, Dennie Hammons, Linda Bostelman, Melissa Bradford and Kaye Miller. If you would like to be a part of the team let me know. We would love to have you join our team! Thanks, Lisa