ROAR Sports & Upward Stars Announce Partnership

Thursday, March 10, 2016 4:32:00 PM



We are excited to announce our partnership with ROAR Sports!  ROAR Sports serves young athletes at Westminster Presbyterian and First Baptist churches of Rock Hill.  Read more about ROAR Sports below:

ROAR Mission Statement:

 To Glorify God and to see lives transformed by Christ through Sports

ROAR Vision Statement:

 To reach, make, and train people of York Country to become disciples by building relationships and sharing the gospel through sports and camp.

ROAR About Us:

 A League of Encouragement since 1998!  The ministry of ROAR began with soccer in the fall of 1998, with 150 children participating. Over the last 14 years, ROAR has grown, adding several more sports and summer camps, and currently reaches out to over 3000 families in the York County area every year! We offer fall and spring soccer, youth and adult basketball, cheerleading, girls volleyball, youth baseball, and flag football. We believe that integrating Sports, Life, and Biblical Truth is the best way to teach our youth.

We also believe that parents have an incredible opportunity to serve their community too by coaching. We view our coaches to be on a different level than any other. We want coaches to understand that sports is a vehicle to: Get kids to understand what it means to be made in the image of God, show them Christ love, have FUN and to be a positive role model. If you want more information on what it means to be a coach, please call the ROAR office or join us for one of our “More Than a Coach” Trainings.

 In 2012 Westminster Presbyterian Church partnered with First Baptist Church of Rock Hill to sponsor the ROAR Ministry.  With this partnership, ROAR is able to offer increased facilities and greater ministry impact in the surrounding community.

ROAR Office Number: (803)366-7627

More about Upward Stars:


Promoting the Discovery of Jesus Through Sports

Who We Are

Established in 1995, Upward Sports is the world’s largest Christian youth sports provider. Upward Sports is the only organization that offers the 360 Progression™, a uniquely designed total sports experience that adapts and expands as players grow in their personal athletic journeys. The 360 Progression™ develops total athletes mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially – producing players who excel both on and off the field.  Today, approximately 500,000 players and 120,000 leaders participate in Upward Sports Recreation and Performance programs each year.

In 2012, Upward Sports created a Performance Division known as Upward Stars. This expansion provides opportunities for young athletes to further develop their athletic skills and participate in a higher level of competition. Upward Stars programs are for young athletes ages 8-18 that have the drive and intensity to perform at a high level of competition. Upward Stars programs are led by Certified Leaders in over 40 cities across the country.

For more information on our Upward Sports programs please visit