The PLEX

The PLEX Church isn't a building.

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Beautiful day for Upward football 🏈 Get your lunch today with Carlos Quesadillas and take in the action on the field. #u...
10/04/2020

Beautiful day for Upward football 🏈 Get your lunch today with Carlos Quesadillas and take in the action on the field. #upward2020 #theplexames #upward #upwardfootball #flagfootball #gameday #fall

The Fruit of the Spirit Squad!We have a new batch of professional photos from last weekend's games. Check back later for...
10/02/2020

The Fruit of the Spirit Squad!

We have a new batch of professional photos from last weekend's games. Check back later for some photo album uploads so you can browse all of the great highlights from Upward 2020.

#upward #upwardsports #upwardfootball #upwardcheer #upward2020 #playwithpurpose #youthsports #football #flagfootball #cheerleading #fall #fallsports #theplex #theplexames #ames #amesiowa #iowa #sportsphotography

Come get Chicago Treats out at the Plex fields today. Now this is football weather! #upward #upwardsports #upwardfootbal...
09/27/2020

Come get Chicago Treats out at the Plex fields today. Now this is football weather! #upward #upwardsports #upwardfootball

09/18/2020
Gilbert Tiger Football

Gilbert Tiger Football

The Tiger family lost one today. Tony Dungy took some time to share a message just for us Gilbert Tigers. Thanks coach. #TigersTogether

🏠 💻 Doing school a little different? Need better connectivity for your devices? Need some more space to do activities? W...
09/17/2020

🏠 💻 Doing school a little different? Need better connectivity for your devices? Need some more space to do activities?

We are blocking off some times for a couple of our classroom spaces for families/groups to take advantage of high speed internet, work tables, and even presentation monitors.

What did you say, for FREE? 🔥🔥🔥🔥

We didn't say it yet, but yeah, you can reserve a learn space for free.

Head to our website for all of the details and how to request a space.

theplex.org/learn-space

The PLEX's cover photo
09/17/2020

The PLEX's cover photo

Volunteer Spotlight 🔦We caught up with Jason Jennings Real Estate at Friedrich Iowa Realty to ask him about volunteering...
09/16/2020

Volunteer Spotlight 🔦

We caught up with Jason Jennings Real Estate at Friedrich Iowa Realty to ask him about volunteering with #upwardsports at The Plex. We hit him with some questions!
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❓ When did you first start volunteering with Upward?
✅ 11 years ago

❓ Why did you take that first step in serving in youth sports?
✅ Dustin Brooks asked for volunteers to sponsor kids in Upward, Shelly and I said okay let’s do it not even knowing what it meant to sponsor someone at that time.

❓ What's your favorite Upward memory as a volunteer?
✅ Developing lasting friendships from 11 years ago

❓ What is your best advice for young Upward athletes?
✅ Have fun

❓ What would you say to someone who is on the fence about volunteering in Upward?
✅ Don’t overthink it. As coaches we aren’t professionals nor do we need to be. We just need to be someone that enjoys helping kids have fun, teach them about the game and most importantly teach them about Christ.

❓What makes Upward the best youth sports program in Ames?
✅ The amazing kids and the relationships you build with them.

❓What is your Super Bowl prediction for this year?
✅ The Dallas Cowboys!

Check out Jason on the field on Sunday's!

#upwardfootball #playwithpurpose #serve #servethecommunity #flagfootball🏈 #youthsports #volunteer #coaching #coach

08/30/2020
Photos from The PLEX's post
08/30/2020

Photos from The PLEX's post

Upward 2020 Season Kickoff
08/30/2020

Upward 2020 Season Kickoff

08/30/2020

Upward Cheer 2020 Halftime Dance

08/30/2020
08/30/2020
🏈 So close to #gameday at the Plex!#playwithpurpose#football #YouthFootball #flagfootball #upward #upwardsports #upwardf...
08/29/2020

🏈 So close to #gameday at the Plex!

#playwithpurpose
#football #YouthFootball #flagfootball #upward #upwardsports #upwardfootball

We are over the hump! 🏈  #gameday at the Plex is just around the corner!#playwithpurpose#football #YouthFootball #flagfo...
08/28/2020

We are over the hump! 🏈 #gameday at the Plex is just around the corner!

#playwithpurpose
#football #YouthFootball #flagfootball #upward #upwardsports #upwardfootball

🏈 Strap on those cleats for practice, our first #gameday at the Plex is almost here!#playwithpurpose#football #YouthFoot...
08/27/2020

🏈 Strap on those cleats for practice, our first #gameday at the Plex is almost here!

#playwithpurpose
#football #YouthFootball #flagfootball #upward #upwardsports #upwardfootball

Do you have your playbook memorized? #countdown #gameday#playwithpurpose #upward #upwardsports #upwardfootball #football...
08/26/2020

Do you have your playbook memorized? #countdown #gameday
#playwithpurpose #upward #upwardsports #upwardfootball #football #footballsunday #youthfootball #youthsports #flagfootball #theplex #theplexames #amesiowa

Are you ready to get that cheer going? #countdown #gameday#playwithpurpose #upwardcheer #upward #upwardsports #upwardfoo...
08/25/2020

Are you ready to get that cheer going? #countdown #gameday
#playwithpurpose #upwardcheer #upward #upwardsports #upwardfootball #football #footballsunday #youthfootball #youthsports #flagfootball #theplex #theplexames #amesiowa

We are under the one week countdown! Let's get ready to play! #countdown #gameday #playwithpurpose #upward #upwardsports...
08/24/2020

We are under the one week countdown! Let's get ready to play! #countdown #gameday #playwithpurpose #upward #upwardsports #upwardfootball #upwardcheer #football #footballsunday #youthfootball #youthsports #flagfootball #theplex #theplexames #amesiowa

One week! #countdown #gameday #playwithpurpose #upward #upwardsports #upwardfootball #upwardcheer #football #footballsun...
08/23/2020

One week! #countdown #gameday #playwithpurpose #upward #upwardsports #upwardfootball #upwardcheer #football #footballsunday #youthfootball #youthsports #flagfootball #theplex #theplexames #amesiowa

We are really getting excited, are you? #countdown #gameday #playwithpurpose #upward #upwardsports #upwardfootball #upwa...
08/22/2020

We are really getting excited, are you? #countdown #gameday #playwithpurpose #upward #upwardsports #upwardfootball #upwardcheer #football #footballsunday #youthfootball #youthsports #flagfootball #theplex #theplexames #amesiowa

🏈 And the countdown is on! #countdown #gameday #playwithpurpose #upward #upwardsports #upwardfootball #upwardcheer #foot...
08/21/2020

🏈 And the countdown is on! #countdown #gameday #playwithpurpose #upward #upwardsports #upwardfootball #upwardcheer #football #footballsunday #youthfootball #youthsports #flagfootball #theplex #theplexames #amesiowa

The PLEX's cover photo
08/13/2020

The PLEX's cover photo

07/02/2020
Overcoming challenges in sports ministry

Jeff South and RJ Sumrall (FCA Director for ISU football) each share a story about how God showed up for them in a tough sports ministry situation. #upwardsports #upward #FCA #sportsministry #fellowshipofchristianathletes

We are excited to welcome some 4th–7th grade Upward athletes to sign up for a two-day skills camp. We'll have area athle...
06/23/2020
Upward Sports Camp - Christ Community Church Ames

We are excited to welcome some 4th–7th grade Upward athletes to sign up for a two-day skills camp. We'll have area athletes and coaches working with you Upward players on skills and techniques in Soccer and Football. Sign up today!

https://ccames.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/451051

Football and Soccer Skills Camp You are invited to a Sports Skills Camp in July, hosted by Upward Sports. This camp is to assist in developing the skills for our young athletes. We will be focusing on two sports: Football and Soccer. Our skills coaches will consist of local high school athletes and....

Notice the one app a certain player can’t live without? See if your Upward players spot it?#playwithpurpose
05/31/2020

Notice the one app a certain player can’t live without? See if your Upward players spot it?

#playwithpurpose

What's one app you can't live without? What was the first sport you ever played?

We asked our rookie class the hard questions!

🎥: https://bit.ly/2A7StuM

A great story of hard work, perseverance, and keeping your faith front and center. Read this story of former Cyclone Mar...
05/24/2020
Bengals Rookie LB Spears Just Did His Two Jobs

A great story of hard work, perseverance, and keeping your faith front and center. Read this story of former Cyclone Marcel Spears with your Upward players.

#cyclONEnation #upwardsports #playwithputpose

https://www.bengals.com/news/bengals-rookie-lb-spears-just-did-his-two-jobs

Even after the Bengals called with a job moments after last month’s NFL Draft ended, Iowa State linebacker Marcel Spears Jr., kept going back to work stocking shelves while stacking up his new playbook.

Upward Flag Football registration is open! We’ll be taking registrations in preparation for the season to play as schedu...
05/05/2020

Upward Flag Football registration is open! We’ll be taking registrations in preparation for the season to play as scheduled. We will remain flexible with dates, and if the season is indeed postponed or cancelled, you will be refunded. Looking forward to the season!
theplex.org.
#upwardfootball #upwardsports #theplexames

The PLEX's cover photo
05/05/2020

The PLEX's cover photo

03/15/2020

All activities at the Plex are suspended until April 4th.

03/07/2020

Court 1 Week 8 Jets vs Rockets

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5501 George Washington Carver Ave
Ames, IA
50010

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More than just a Building

The PLEX is a 32 thousand square foot facility opened and made possible by the work of Christ Community Church of Ames. Built to encourage and foster life-changing activities and relationships for kids, students, and adults, The PLEX opened in 2009 with amenities to cater to various needs.

Ways kids, families, and the community can get connected at the PLEX include:


  • Youth flag football and basketball through our Upward™ Sports program

  • Host to the Ames are Bible Study Fellowship© for Women

  • Cafe Blinks serving coffee, mochas, lattes, iced drinks, and more

  • English Classes

  • Caffeine and Chaos—a time for kids to have fun while moms engage in coffee and conversation

  • The Perfect Gift Celebration during Christmas and an annual Father-Daughter Dance

  • Host to weddings, graduation parties, community events, and more
  • Nearby event/venues


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    When is the Christmas event this year.