Upward Sports is dedicated to promoting the discovery of Jesus through sports, and we realize the mission is much bigger than us. Upward Sports works with other organizations that will help us increase our ministry reach, promote our programs, or invest in our leaders and athletes. It’s with the support of great organizations like these that we are able to create a better sports experience for athletes, parents, and coaches all across the nation.
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Academy Sports + Outdoors is a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer with a broad assortment of quality hunting, fishing, and camping equipment and gear along with sports and leisure products, footwear, apparel and much more. The Academy Sports + Outdoors philosophy is to deliver an unparalleled shopping experience by providing convenience, offering a broad selection of quality products, delivering exceptional customer service and selling the right stuff at everyday low prices. Academy is proud to be the official sponsor of Upward Sports.
Rice Bowls is a great mission project to get your players engaged by fostering healthy relationships of putting others' needs above your own. Our service project helps your athletes put things in perspective and gets them involved in something larger than themselves by helping provide healthy food to orphaned children in need.
Every year, Operation Christmas Child collects shoeboxes filled with toys and other items and gives them to children in other parts of the world who have never received a Christmas gift. Through something as simple as a shoebox, doors are opened for them to share the good news of Jesus Christ all over the world. Upward Sports is thrilled to support this organization and loves watching our young athletes experience the joy of serving others.
For years, Upward Sports has been using Orange curriculum for our athletes’ devotions, and we have seen many give their lives to Christ. Orange strategically designs their curriculum to meet students where they are cognitively, spiritually, physically, emotionally, and socially which aligns perfectly with our 360 Progression. Upward Sports is excited to partner with this great mission-aligned organization to further the gospel of Jesus Christ.