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The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families


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. 

In 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.

Please 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, or calling our offices at 864-325-5095.

Location: Hilton Greenville, 45 West Orchard Park Drive, Greenville, SC 29615

Time/Date: 7:00 pm, June 14, 2012