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Upward Game and Photo Schedules 2020

There are 8 game days for Upward in 2020, starting Jan 4, with the last on Feb 29.   The complete schedule of games with team times is available at the link below.   Player photos will be taken January 18, according to the Photo Schedule linked below

Signup to Work at Upward Days

It takes a lot of workers to help make an Upward Game day work.  We'd love to invite you to be a part of this project !!  If you're interested in working on one or more Saturdays, we will have an online signup sheet for you soon. If you have questions or want to sign up this week, look for the paper signup form at the Welcome Center, or contact Nick or Jessica Lyden.

About Upward

Upward is a world-wide recreational sport organization that has a strong foundation in the Christian faith.  Athletes are taught how to play basketball and cheer, but most importantly, they learn how to live their life honoring God.  Our coaches teach the sport and they teach some great life lessons while encouraging our athletes to memorize scripture and it's application.

We play for about 8 weeks in the January through March time frame each season (practices will begin in December). Each team plays one game per week and all games take place on Saturday. Teams have only one practice per week.  An important time of this practice hour is to pause and sit together as a team to talk about the Life Application lesson for that week.  Coaches also award players each week for their effort and play (everyone wins a star for their play every week).  

Every child has a great experience at Upward.  Whether they are playing basketball or cheering, they walk away from every practice and every game day like they just won a championship!  

Business Sponsorships Available

Are you looking for a great way to promote your business within our community? Why not consider one of the following levels of sponsorship -- Team Sponsor ($100); All-Star Sponsor ($250), MVP Sponsor ($500), Hall of Fame Sponsor ($750).  With your support of this Upward program, we can continue to offer 

  • scholarships for families in need
  • a safe and well-managed environment for positive sportsmanship , and
  • a memorable awards night
Click to read the attached Sponsorship Information Flier, or contact our office or John Sayers for more information!

Flushing Community Church of the Nazarene • Pastor Terry Bate
810.732.0282 • 9500 W Pierson Rd; Flushing MI 48433
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