When I think about Upward Basketball, I think about cold Saturday mornings cheering Rachel and her team on…but in just a few weeks, Upward Basketball will be all about sunshine, green, and golf.

You can make a difference in the lives of Knox County young people by taking part in the first ever Upward Basketball Golf Scramble on Saturday, June 16 at Irish Hills Golf Course in Mount Vernon.  Dan Stevens and Mike Dapprich from First Church of the Nazarene are working to put this event together and we visited with them this week on the show.  First Church and Faith Baptist host the games each winter and the many volunteers involved do an outstanding job.

The whole point of the event is to raise scholarship money for kids who may not be able to afford the costs of Upward.  It starts at 1:30…the cost is $20 to walk, or $30 with a cart, and Irish Hills members get a discount, too.  Our local Mortellaro McDonald’s restaurants are also sponsoring some special events during the tournament.  WNZR will be there to broadcast during the event.

The registration deadline is Saturday, July 9, so don’t delay.  You can contact Dan at 740-501-1539 to get more information.

-Joe

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