UPWARD basketball and cheerleading is now available in Nicholasville for children ages four years old through sixth grade. While Upward sports programs are available at several Lexington churches, Faith United Community Church in Nicholasville is the first and only church in Jessamine County to host Upward Sports. According to church leaders and the staff of Upward Unlimited, it's a program that has proven extremely successful and it is catching on all across the nation.
Upward Unlimited was founded by Caz McCaslin of Spartanburg, S.C. Since it's inception in 1995, participation in Upward sports has grown from 7 churches to over 1,500 churches today, with over 500,000 children enrolled in basketball, cheerleading, soccer, and athletic camps.
Lindsay Addison, a communications associate with Upward Unlimited, said in a recent press release, "A USA Today survey found that 'seven in 10 children would not care if no one kept score at their games. Four in 10 wished their parents did not come to their games. Too many kids secretly hate playing organized sports because of the pressure to win or the rejection they feel when they make a mistake.'" Upward is a revolutionary sports program that is changing the way some people view sports leagues