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The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families


June 13, 2013

Upstate Fatherhood Coalition 6th Annual Father's Day Gala



In celebration of Father's Day the Upstate Fatherhood Coalition will hold the 6th annual Father's Day Gala on Thursday, June 13th at the Airport Marriott Greenville beginning at 6:30 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.  We anticipate a tremendous turnout for this year's event as Geoff Hart of WYFF will be our master of ceremonies. We are also fortunate to have former Clemson head coach Tommy Bowden as our keynote speaker.

The Gala will include testimonials from participants in the program, as well as a presentation of the Upstate Fatherhood Coalition's 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 Father's Day. 

Ticket sales and corporate sponsorship may be made by contacting, or calling our offices at 864-241-4464.

Location: Airport Marriott, 1 Parkway East, Greenville, SC 29615

Time/Date: 6:30 pm, June 13, 2013