Thank you for your help in promoting the discovery of Jesus through sports by sharing your stories with us! We received 150 stories during our recent Share Your Story Contest. From these entries, we randomly choose the first through fifth place winners:
- 1st Place: Melissa H. from Fort Wayne, IN
- 2nd Place: Carrie S. from Clarksville, TN
- 3rd Place: Ray B. from Phoenixville, PA
- 4th Place: Melissa S. from Alpharetta, GA
- 5th Place: Paul J. from Inwood, WV
The following story was submitted by our randomly chosen first place winner:
My son, Graden, had brain surgery at Riley Hospital for Children in June 2013. He has to be careful with his head, but he absolutely loves basketball. We had no previous experience with Upward Sports, but he played in his first Upward Sports league this past fall. We were thrilled with the program, the coaches, and the church volunteers. They made him feel comfortable and welcome. We remind Graden daily that God blessed him with a "special" brain, so having him be surrounded by people who encourage him and show God's love for him was refreshing and appreciated.