Challenger league provides athletics and ministry to children with special needs

(WTHI Photo)
(WTHI Photo)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – A local church is hosting incredible athletes on the weekends.

We’re talking about the Challenger Basketball League at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. Lead Pastor Dennis Ticen says it’s open to special needs individuals of all ages.

He says it’s part of the national “Upward Sports” program that fuses athletics and ministry.

“We have a chance to share our faith with them and invite them to church and different events,” Ticen said, “It’s a great opportunity for the church to reach out as well as to provide kids a positive atmosphere to play sports.”

Registration for the Upward Youth Soccer League starts Sunday. You can register online, in person (3050 East Davis Drive, Terre Haute) or by phone (812)-232-4808.