When it comes to basketball, the children of Knox County have demonstrated they have some top-notch skills when they came out Saturday for UPWARD Basketball sign-ups and evaluations.
“We are excited to be offering this opportunity to our areas youth,” said Curt Corey, Director of the local UPWARD program.
Boys and girls, ages five through twelve, signed up for either basketball or cheerleading. The UPWARD program sharpens sports skills and values, allows kids to make new friends, and provides equal playing time. The program seeks to establish character in every player by providing equal opportunity for improvement, while stressing sportsmanship in every situation.
Another fun event the kids of Knox County took advantage of this weekend was the Elk’s Hoop Shoot- Free Throw Shooting Contest, sponsored by Tri-County ELKS #2628, Knox County UNITE and the First Baptist Church UPWARD Committee.
Many boys and girls took part in this fun contest. Whomever scores the most free throws in a row, win the competition, then, the winning contestants advance to District, State, Regional and National Competitions.
The first and second place winners in each category are:
8-9 Year Olds 1st Place Summer Edwards
2nd Place Madison Martin
10-11 Year Olds 1st Place Reece Corey
2nd Place Emily Grace Mills
8-9 Year Olds 1st Place Spenser Prichard
2nd Place Samuel Collins
10-11 Year Olds 1st Place Riley Corey
2nd Place De’Shaun Sejour
12-13 Year Olds 1st Place Jared King
A big congratulations goes out to all the winners and good job to all who competed!