Field of Dreams

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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.