Kids win at Bethany MB


Churches host basketball league

by Myra Holmes

At Bethany MB Church, Fresno, Calif., basketball season means kids win, and kids learn that winning isn’t everything. Bethany cooperates with neighboring Woodward Park Baptist Church to host a basketball league through Upward Sports.

While some sports leagues emphasize winning at all costs and put strain upon family time, Upward focuses on healthy competition, skills building and fun. Life lessons, Bible memory and regular devotions are part of the game. Bethany has opened their gym for Upward basketball since 2006.

Nearly 250 children participated last year, with a significant portion coming from the community. For more on Upward, see


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