Our Sports & Adolescent Ministry is a visual expression
of our motto “Transformation in Motion.” This ministry gives kids opportunities to transform their lives academically, athletically, and physically
through sports and health education.
Because our lack of green space hinders our ability to meet these
goals, Mission First is seeking financial contributions to create a “Field of
Dreams” that will expand our sports and
health programming. We are grateful to the outside individuals and corporations
in our community who are giving their time and money to this dream.
Current and Future Plans
Currently, our Sports & Adolescent Ministry operates
year-round programming to develop 6th-10th graders academically and
athletically. In addition, Mission First Sports Ministry offers a Spring Upward
Basketball League for children, pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. The success
of our Upward Basketball League has generated a desire to expand the youth
sports league to include Upward Soccer & Upward Flag Football.
With our Field of Dreams, we look forward to additional aspects
to this ministry. For example, this summer, Demario Davis, NFL football
linebacker for the New York Jets of the National Football League, will join us
every Friday to teach and inspire our kids.
Info and Project History
The Field of Dreams is a 175 X 150 ft property directly across the street from the Mission First main campus. Mission First owns the property but needs financial help developing it into usable green space.Volunteers were utilized for the demolition of a house located on the backside of the property that was recently purchased for our Field of Dreams.
In addition to being used for children & sports leagues, the space will be utilized by our OASIS children's education program and Community Outreach events. OASIS will benefit from the close proximity of the field by having much needed green space accessible for recreation and exercise purposes. Mission First will also use established events (such as Spring Fling & Fall Festival) as Community Outreach events in addition to serving our children's education families.
To contribute to this project, please mail a check made payable to Mission First with the memo: Field of Dreams. Our mailing address is P. O. Box 250 Jackson, MS 39205 or click DONATE.