Upward Stars 9th Grade Team - Serving The Community

Monday, April 13, 2015 4:50:00 PM

Upward Stars has the desire to impact athletes mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially.  This impact is seen both ON and OFF the court.  One way in which the OFF the court impact is accomplished is through team service projects.  Each team completes a service project together during the spring tournament season. 

Coach Trey Chappelle and his 9th Grade Upward Stars' Team recently volunteered at Diversicare of Smyrna (Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center).  The team, and some of the athletes' parents, helped rake, clear out, and prepare the facility's garden area for spring planting.   They visited some of the elderly in the rehabilitation facility as well.   Coach Chappelle stated, "I want these young men to understand that is it important to give of themselves and serve, especially to the elderly.  Basketball is short-term, but serving others will last a life-time.  It is confirmation of our spiritual purpose."

Members  of the 9th Grade Upward Stars' Team include:

  • Antonio Allen

  • Bryce Baines

  • Kylan Burney

  • Juanell Chapman

  • Tony Cortner

  • Oluseyi Everett

  • Joey Faragalli

  • Jackson Ham

  • Chase Kerr

  • Brennan Mickelsen