Upward Flag Football Season Postponed to 2021

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of our 2020 Upward season. Over the last few months Jennifer and I have been working with our Upward commissioners and the Hillcrest staff team to keep our flag football and cheerleading season on the fall calendar. It has become clear in the last week, however, that a fall season is no longer a viable option.

The safety of your families has always been our top priority. Our leadership team has been generating all kinds of creative solutions to provide an Upward experience this year that would be as safe as possible for both children and families. The season was going to look different than other seasons because of all the new restrictions and procedures required, but I kept hearing the same thing from our entire team: “Let’s make it happen for the kids!” We put dozens of adjustments and precautions into place, hoping for the opportunity to give the kids a chance to play and cheer.

Unfortunately, we are unable to hold any Upward activities during Phase 2 of Washington State’s Coronavirus Response which limits outside sporting events to 5 or fewer people outside immediate households. Each of you will be receiving a full refund in the mail within the next two weeks.

We want to thank you for your patience and gracious support during this difficult time. If there is anything we can do for you and your family, please contact us. Upward is all about love and community. You and your kids are what makes our league special and we are already looking forward to next year’s season.

As always, we are trusting in God and looking to Him for hope and strength. May you be blessed with comfort, health, peace and every good gift from God this school year.

Jeff and Jennifer Withers
Director of Upward Sports
Hillcrest Church