After careful consideration and much prayer, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2022 Upward Season. With the increased number of Covid cases among coaches, children, and even our staff, we just felt it was in the best interest of everyone's health and safety to cancel. We know some of you will be relieved and others will be very disappointed. Trust me when I say, it was not an easy decision. However, we have to be mindful of our primary ministry as a local New Testament Church to be able to continue services on Sundays and Wednesdays. We had hoped by pushing things out this extra week that we would have seen an improvement in the overall number of cases, but it seems as though Virginia is still trending upward.
We are in the process of working with Upward to return all the uniforms for a full refund which will enable us to process full refunds to each of you for the registration fees. We are waiting for confirmation that Upward will actually be able to process the refunds on our behalf to your original method of payment. If that isn't possible, then we will process refund checks ourselves, it just might take us a little bit of time to get that organized and make sure they are made payable to the correct individual and mailed to the correct address. Regardless of the method, you will receive a full refund in the very near future.
We truly appreciate all of you that volunteered to coach or ref and hope that if we are able to offer the league next season that you will be just as generous with your time. Please let your children know that we understand how disappointing this might be. We encourage each of you to keep your children involved in some type of physical activity this winter even if it's just a walk in the neighborhood or jumping jacks before dinner. More importantly, we pray that you will take time to invest in their lives spiritually. If you have a church home, be faithful to attend and keep your kids involved. If you're searching for a church home, come visit us on a Sunday morning or Wednesday night. As always, if there is ever anything we can do for you, please don't hesitate to let us know.