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Upward Basketball and Cheerleading

Upward is a sports ministry specifically designed for kindergarten through 8th grade boys and girls that promotes Christian values, character, and self-esteem in every child. Upward Basketball and Cheerleading is designed to reveal the winner in every child

Every child plays. Every child learns. Every child IS a Winner!

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. 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 • 9500 West Pierson Rd • Flushing MI 48433 • Pastor Terry Bate
810.732.0282 • Offices at: G-5103 Pierson Rd Flint MI 48504 • Mail to: PO Box 264 Flushing MI 48433
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