Press Release

Published on Monday, May 15, 2017

                                                                                     For immediate release: May 15, 2017

Contact: Jeff Ford / James Sutherlin 
Organization: Man Up and Go / Renew Pasco
Phone: 727.247.3525 / 321.314.4283
Email: jford(at) / james.sutherlin(at)

A free event to highlight the need to fight for the fatherless in the Tampa Bay area 

Pasco County, FL:  Men, women, children, businesses, and churches are all invited to join us for a free community-wide event on May 20th, from 4-6 p.m.  This event will be held at Word of Life Conference Center, 13247 Word of Life Drive, Hudson, FL 34669.  Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Rogerick Green heads a list of guest speakers. Agency experts in the following areas will be on hand to educate our community on the problem of fatherlessness and offer practical ways to get involved:

  • Adoption Licensing
  • Foster Care Licensing
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • Law Enforcement
  • Mentoring
  • Pregnancy Centers
  • Temporary shelters
  • Political & Community Leaders
  • Wrap-around services
  • Prevention services
  • Local volunteering needs
  • International  orphan care

This free event will include food trucks, face-painting, bounce houses, an osbstacle course, dunk tank and much more – the first 50 participants will get a free cone from Softee King! Come early and bring the whole family as we acknowledge the problem of fatherlessness in our own community and endeavor to do something about it. 

The following agencies are already fighting for the fatherless every day in the Tampa Bay area, and we’re happy to have their support and presence at this community event:

  • Eckerd Kids
  • Healthy Start of Pasco County
  • Oasis Pregnancy Center
  • Cornerstone Center for Women
  • Bethany Christian Services
  • Florida 1.27
  • West Florida Foster Care
  • Renew Pasco
  • Man Up and Go
  • Camelot Community Care
  • Sheriff’s Office
  • Child Protection Services
  • A Door of Hope
  • Loving Hands Ministries
  • Sunrise of Pasco
  • Pasco Kids First
  • Youth & Family Alternatives/RAP House
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • United Way
  • Pasco County School District
  • Pasco-Hernando State College
  • Young Entrepreneurial Students

Man Up and Go and Renew Pasco are 501(c)3 not-for-profit agencies passionate about reducing the amount of fatherless children in our communities.


Come out and join us (download the flyer HERE)

Date: Saturday, May 20th, 2017
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Location: Word of Life Campus: 13247 Word of Life Dr, Hudson, FL 34669

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