To Upward Families,

First of all, I want to thank you for your investment and support in Upward Basketball and Cheer. Hundreds of kids and families have been positively impacted because of an amazing group of people coming together to make an awesome season happen. Last season, we had 84 people serve 32 basketball teams and 1 cheer squad. Without amazing leaders like you, we could not care for and train those 308 kids who were involved in our Upward Basketball and Cheer Program. So once again, a very big thank you!

We have been working hard all Summer and Fall to find a game day location, but unfortunately have not been able to secure a facility that will fit our needs. I am sad to announce that we will no longer be running our Upward Program. We have been so blessed to have Evergreen Christian Community let us use their facility the last 10 years, but their facility is no longer available on Saturdays for our game days. We thought we had secured a new location that would fit our needs, but their schedule will conflict with our game days.

I have loved working with the entire Upward team. Boys and girls have practiced all over the county throughout the week and then came together on Saturday Game Days to learn solid character-building lessons centered around Jesus.

I have loved being a part of Upward as both the director and a parent. My kids have played basketball and cheered for the last several years. They have had great coaches, gained a ton of skills, learned more about Jesus, and built lasting friendships. I have been blessed by this program and seen a similar impact in other Thurston County families.

Thank you to the many churches and sponsors who supported Upward throughout the years. We are asking the Lord what is next, and are confident He will give us direction. In the meantime, we will continue to love and serve the kids and families of Thurston County.

I apologize for any inconvenience this causes you and your family. As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Blessings, Beth Green

Children’s Pastor and Upward Basketball and Cheer Director Church of Living Water 

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