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Upward Press Release2011-07-28
Local Churches and Kids Sports League Reach Out to Community
Now in its third year, Mission Upstate will provide 2,000 free backpacks for Greenville-area kids and families in need. Fifteen local churches and one Spartanburg kids sports league are filling backpacks with school supplies for elementary, middle and high school students. The backpacks will be distributed at the Chick-Fil-A on Woodruff Road on August 6, 2011.
Upward Press Release2011-05-09
Upward Sports Leagues in Southeast Team Up with National Organization for a New Cause
Church youth sports leagues help distribute supplies to families devastated by recent tornadoes
Upward Press Release2010-11-01
Military Kids 'Have a Ball' on Upward Sports
Military Kids 'Have a Ball' on Upward Sports! Christian League Offers Sports Scholarships Year-Round for Children with Deployed Parents
News Article2010-05-06
College Basketball Player Got Her Start in Upward Sports—Learning How to Play the Game and Keep a Positive Perspective
College Basketball Player Sydney Weinert Got Her Start in Upward Sports—Learning How to Play the Game and Keep a Positive Perspective
News Article2010-02-18
From Upward Basketball to NCAA Athlete
Former Upward Basketball player Kelsey Wyss credits Upward Sports for preparing her for college-level competition. Kelsey, now a guard for Eastern Illinois’ women’s basketball team, explains, “My Upward Basketball coaches taught me the basic skills I needed to participate at a higher level.” Kelsey says that the Upward Basketball experience also taught her that she can play the game with excellence in a way that honors God. In 18 games so far this season, Kelsey has averaged 4.2 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.
News Article2009-06-06
Program to help players gain "Upward" mobility
This youth sports league provides a positive sports experience through soccer, basketball and cheerleading.
News Article2009-04-03
Going to new heights
Parent chooses local basketball program for her children that promotes healthy competition and builds self confidence
PDF Article2009-04-03
First One to the Heart Wins pdf
Youth sports director dedicated to providing a first-class basketball program that teaches success on and off the court.
News Article2009-04-03
League isn't just a game
Both parent's and children enjoy the healthy competition and skills building taught in this children's sports league.
News Article2009-02-18
Teaching skills for on and off the court: Upward Basketball enrollment on the rise
Local basketball league focuses on sportsmanship, skills building and fun.
News Article2009-02-16
Upward basketball and cheerleading program at Flushing Community Church of the Nazarene helps children gain confidence
This exciting youth basketball league includes all children and promotes healthy competition, self-confidence and fun.
News Article2009-02-03
Youth Basketball, Roundball renaissance, Upward program gives each child moment to shine
Hundreds of area children are involved with this growing basketball league. Coaches from all parts of the community help children develop their skills and build healthy self-confidence.
News Article2009-01-31
In Upward Basketball, Every Kid Wins
Young athletes receive positive reinforcement and skills building from basketball coaches.
News Article2009-01-22
Children's Leagues Combine Sports and Christian Devotion
Fun and healthy competition bring children back each year to participate in local soccer, flag football and basketball leagues.
News Article2007-12-03
Serving Honor
Upward Sports institutes a scholarship for the children of actively deployed military personnel following an impactful visit to the Pentagon by the organization's president.