A group of 14 special-needs kids are playing Upwards Basketball at Daisy Church of God in Soddy Daisy.
The team started off with about six kids, and has grown to 14. The kids vary in age from fifth grade to a senior in high school. They play every Saturday at noon up until March 2.
Twonna Clark, a parent, said, "These kids are truly a blessing to watch, and really play some good basketball. It has been so cool to watch them grow as a team, and to really become competitive. They love to give high fives when they make a basket or do something good. It has been so awesome to watch the kids grow and improve. We have several that could hardly even dribble the ball or make a basket, who can now take it down the court and sink it. They are so proud of themselves, and all of us parents are so proud of them too."