Awards were presented Monday night for the basketball players and cheerleaders of the Upward Basketball League.
About 265 children participated in the six-week program. They played one game and had one practice every week.
"I just don't have enough good to say about it. It's just a great program," said Jody Word of the Upward basketball program. "The kids not only learn the game of basketball, the fundamentals of the game, but they're able to hear about Jesus Christ. And above all, that's our reason for doing this, is so that perhaps a child or a parent can come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior."
The Upward Basketball motto is "Every Child is a Winner."