We wanted to give a quick update of our 2017 Fall Football Fling Thing we held last weekend in Clearwater, FL. It was a wonderful time of football, fellowship, and fun, with more emphasis on the latter two.
Over 120 folks came out in a show of solidarity, partnering with and fighting for the fatherless alongside us. From 4:30 – 10:00 PM, Champions of the ministry engaged with employees, board members, and one another in this casual atmosphere, many of them donating towards our Big Board (below is a picture one of our Champions took at some point during the evening).
Throughout the night we gave away over 40 different items that had been donated in-kind to Man Up and Go, and for those partners we are extremely grateful. You can see below those who donated to our Drawing by Chance, as well as those who sponsored the food to help make it affordable for the participants who came.
Thanks to a generous Man Up Champion who provided a $10,000 matching gift, every dollar we raised has been matched! While donations are still trickling in, we’re grateful for the $9000 donated from this event; with the match, that makes it $18,000! Thankfully our Champion has extended the match for the rest of the month, so if you’d like to financially contribute to the mission of seeing A Father for Every Child, each dollar you give will be doubled through the end of the month. We thank you in advance by going HERE to donate.
We received tons of positive feedback from the event, and we hope to build on this in more communities in years to come. We have a strong Man Up presence in Texas, Missouri, Kansas, and Iowa/Western Illinois. If you’re interested in learning more about starting a Man Up chapter in your area and what the looks like, please Contact Us for more information.