On March 16, 2019, my Upward basketball league will be holding an event called Upward Cares to raise money for the Joni & Friends Family Retreats. Joni & Friends is a worldwide organization that supports families who are affected by disabilities. Every summer, Joni & Friends hosts several retreats for families from our area at Spruce Lake Retreat Center in the Poconos. The camp is a Christ-centered week of fun activities, teaching and worship to encourage, support and re-energize families affected by a disability. While they are at camp, the family member with special needs is paired with a short term missionary who is their special buddy for the week. 100% of the money we raise at Upward Cares will go towards the Joni & Friends Family Retreat at Spruce Lake. Please consider supporting me as I raise money to help local families enjoy a spectacular week at the Joni & Friends Family Retreat. Thanks!