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Awards Night celebrates season!

Our 21st season of Upward Basketball and Cheerleading came to a spectacular close on Sunday evening, February 25 with our Awards Night Celebration. 240 players, 25 cheerleaders and many of the parents, grandparents and friends packed our sanctuary for a fantastic evening of fun and inspiration.

FCA Area Director and SMBC friend, Steve Wigginton showed off his ball handling skills and shared the message of God’s love and grace. Krista Johnson, Rob Shrader and our own Emily Thompson received Game Ball Awards in recognition of outstanding commitment to Upward. Dan Case, retiring after 21 years of serving side by side with David Garrard, received a special service award presented by our league as well as by Upward National. David Garrard was also recognized and honored for his leadership.

Registration for 2019 opens September 1!

Game Ball Award winners Emily Thompson, Rob Shrader and Krista Johnson with David Garrard!

Dan Case received a special award from our league and Upward National!

David Garrard celebrated 21 years with Upward!

Steve Wigginton showed off his skills and shared God’s love!

Awards Night video!

Click this link to watch the terrific Awards Night slide show prepared by Stephanie Bell!

Important dates!

June 19-21 – Summer Skills Clinic!

$1,671.91 given to WaterStep!

Our league gave $1,671.91 to WaterStep to help buy water treatment systems for people in disadvantaged countries!  THANK YOU!

Cheerleader Reagan Shearn, pictured here, asked her friends to bring money for WaterStep to her birthday party instead of a gift for her!

Summer Skills Clinic is June 19-21!

Our Summer Basketball Skills Clinic is set for June 19-21, Tuesday through Thursday at SMBC.  Upward Coach, Greg Brockman will lead the clinic which will focus on fundamentals.  There will be two sessions.  The morning session (9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) will be for K5 – Grade 3 players and the afternoon session (12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) will be for players in grades 4-7.  Space is limited due to the size of our gym so don’t wait to sign up!  Call Emily Thompson at 502-896-8882.  Online registration will also be available soon.  Click here for complete details!

Congratulations, Level 4 Champions!

Congratulations to the Tar Heels and the Hawks, our 2018 Level 4 Champions!  The Tar Heels defeated the Buckeyes 36-30 in overtime in one of the most exciting Upward games ever played at St. Matthews!  The Hawks held off the Thunder, 37-31 in the nightcap.  Krista Johnson coached the Tar Heels and Eric Aulick coached the Hawks.

2018 Tar Heels

2018 Hawks