June 14, 2012
4th Annual Fatherís Day Gala
In celebration of Fatherís Day the Upstate Fatherhood Coalition will hold the 5th annual Fatherís Day Gala on Thursday, June 14th at the Hilton Greenville beginning at 7:00 pm to benefit the Upstate Fatherhood Coalition. The gala will be a celebration of fatherhood in the upstate and the impact fathers have on their children and therefore on the community as a whole. Geoff Hart of WYFF Ė Greenville is the master of ceremonies and former Clemson All-American and Pittsburg Steeler Super Bowler Levon Kirkland is the keynote speaker. The Gala will also include testimonials from participants in the program, as well as a presentation of the Upstate Fatherhood Coalitionís Father of the Year. The Father of the Year is selected from essays submitted by upstate middle school children who describe their fathers have made an impact on their lives, and the lives of others in the community.
South Carolina today 41% of our children are born to unwed mothers. Children in
homes without fathers are five times more likely to live in poverty. The goal of the Upstate Fatherhood coalition
is to end this cycle and restore fatherhood to our community by providing job
readiness, legal education, parenting skills, counseling and peer support and
most importantly life skills and spiritual development.
join us for this special event that celebrates Fatherhood and Families the Thursday
before Fatherís Day. Ticket sales and
corporate sponsorship may be made by contacting Fatherhood@upstatefathers.org,
or calling our offices at 864-325-5095.
Greenville, 45 West Orchard Park
Drive, Greenville, SC 29615
Time/Date: 7:00 pm, June 14, 2012