Sports Ministries

upward logo     Due to the risks associated with the COVID-19 virus, we regret to announce that the 2021 Upward Basketball Season has been canceled.

     This was an extremely difficult decision for us to make. For the past eight seasons, we have been committed to providing a high-quality basketball league that keeps our families at the center of all that we do. Our league requires a large number of volunteers, as well as large facilities to run practices and play games. To that end, we are subject to the protocols of both the Manteno Church of the Nazarene and the Manteno Elementary School. Our choice to cancel this year reflects our desire to protect our athletes, volunteers, and families as well as our commitment to offering meaningful experiences between our players, coaches, and fans that transcend game day. We do not feel that we can offer this experience at this time.

     We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause your family. We will sorely miss seeing you this season. Thank you in advance for your understanding, and feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

     We hope to see you again for the 2022 season!