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Upward Ministries is a program designed to give children (both boys and girls) and their families a positive sports experience by partnering with local churches to build character, self esteem and salvation. The season incorporates practice, games, devotions, and a celebration event at the end of the season. The emphasis is on skill development and spiritual growth. Upward is a national organization, and you can learn more about them at the Upward Website.

To find out how your children (kindergarten - 8th grade boys and girls) can be involved in Upward Basketball and Cheerleading call the church office for more information at 502-535-5147.

2015/2016 Season Information

Every cheerleader and basketball player must attend one of the below evaluations:

Tuesday, September 16 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Thursday, September 18 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Saturday, September 20 from 9:00am - 12:00pm (noon)

Contact Us:

League Director: Aaron Popp

Cheerleading Director: TBD

Upward Sunday

Every year we have an Upward Sunday where all players, parents, and coaches are invited to Cedar Grove for player recognition and to listen to a guest speaker share their testimony and the message of Jesus Christ.

  • Upward Sunday 2016: Listen to guest speaker, story teller, and Guiness World Record holder, Thomas Dismukes.
  • Upward Sunday 2015: Listen to guest speaker, ventriloquist, illusionist, and ballon maker, Gene Cordova
  • Upward Sunday 2014: Listen to guest speaker, the Juggler for Jesus, David Cain.
  • Upward Sunday 2013: Listen to guest speaker Scott Hill.
  • Upward Sunday 2012: Listen/Watch guest speaker Josh Anderson, former MLB player, EKU alum, from Eubank, KY.
  • Upward Sunday 2011: Watch a short video of former Harlem Globtrotter, Seth Franco, showing some of his basketball skills.
  • Upward Sunday 2010: Listen to guest speaker Cameron Mills, former UK player and NCAA Champion.
  • Upward Award Ceremony

    At the end of each season we have an award ceremony where all of the players are recognized and everyone is entertained by a guest performer, who not only entertains but shares the message of Jesus Christ.

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