CROSSOVER Basketball completed its 34th season, serving our local community with recreational-level competition while teaching Biblical character including good sportsmanship. The season concluded on Saturday, December 17 with a season-end celebration including a free pizza dinner for the crowd of over 400 people. The crowd included players, families, and friends at Redwood Christian School’s gymnasium in San Lorenzo. About 250 players (coed grades 2-12) and about 50 volunteer coaches/support team members dedicated their time and effort in this two-month season (abbreviated from the usual four-months) due to practice/game facility limitations.
Weekly practices included not only basketball drills but also a challenge to memorize Bible verses. 20 players successfully memorized all their verses and were awarded prizes. James Tucker, Director of CROSSOVER Basketball, summarized the Bible devotions and encouraged the audience to apply them in their everyday lives. He was followed by free throw competitions and the annual Coaches vs. Seniors game.
CROSSOVER Basketball was a sports program of Redwood Christian Schools in partnership with Castro Valley First Baptist Church, 3Crosses Church, Redwood Chapel Community Church and First Presbyterian Church of Hayward. CROSSOVER Basketball is an official affiliate of the Golden State Junior Warriors Program. Crossover Basketball has now moved to Crossover Sports. A 501c3 that offers more than basketball.
Crossover Sports began as Crossover Youth Basketball in 1987. Crossover Sports is a 501(c)3 non-profit that exists to unite the young basketball players in our community with one another, caring coaches, and the local church.
Founded in 1987, this organization is a recreational ministry and is also one of the largest youth organizations partnered with the NBA’s Junior Warriors program. Our program is designed to provide a fun and safe activity for the youth in our community.
The goal of Crossover is to create healthy competition and build biblical character within its participants. Each participant will receives a uniform for season events and a player devotional booklet with weekly “Crossoverse” Bible verses to study and memorize. This is a co-ed ministry. It is an opportunity for boys and girls to learn about God, have fun, play sports, and demonstrate teamwork skills. For our season events we have one hour practices that are held once per week and games on Saturdays.
Our name, Crossover, has a special meaning. It reminds us that spiritually we can “cross-over” from death to life through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Your support and contributions will enable us support every child looking to participate in our ministry, and we will be able to support our local and extended community. Your generous donation will fund our mission of creating healthy competition and building biblical character.
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