Girls for a Change

Date with dad weekend 2016

 
Connecting Fathers and Daughters Wherever They Are!

Date With Dad Weekend is three days full of events all aimed at fostering the all-important father-daughter relationship, hosted by Camp Diva, a Richmond-based program of Girls For A Change, GFAC, a non-profit that provides opportunities for teen girls to prepare themselves, in every way, for their passage into womanhood. Date With Dad events are not only designed to improve and provide opportunities for positive father-daughter and father-family relationships, but they also provide a unique opportunity to publicly celebrate fatherhood, and to increase public awareness of the developmental importance of father-daughter relationships. 

  
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Strengthening GIRLS and their FAMILIES 
Date With Dad Weekend 2016 

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Congratulations to our Real Father Award Honorees!

Daryl Fraser and Kayla Jones
Brian Gales  and Ja'Nae Gales 
Jesse Thompson and Ai-Zane' Mason 
Melvin Short Sr. and Melody Short
Kip Lamont Lundy and Cierra LaShell Lundy

Nominate your Dad / Father-figure for 2017

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors 

Councilwoman Cynthia Newbille
Councilman Chris Hilbert
Civitas Health Services, Inc.
Bruce Weber
Team Henry Enterprises
Tri-Cities Men's Ministry of Fort Lee, VA
Richmond Family & Fatherhood Initiative
 
Second Chance for Youth
Broad Rock Baptist Church
Councilwoman Ellen Robertson
Councilwoman Kathy C. Graziano
Marlow Financial Services
Damion Kennedy 
Aljanon C. Wills

2016 In-kind Sponsors

Virginia Union University
Children's Museum of Richmond
Virginia Commonwealth University
C.H.A.T. (Church Hill Activites and Tutoring)
Richmond City Justice Center
Bon Secours Health System
Research Unlimited
Downtown YMCA Richmond
Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia
First Things First of Greater Richmond
The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
Science Museum of Virginia
Richmond Parent Magazine
John Marshall High School Cheersleaders
Richmond Flying Squirrels
Main Street Spa & Wellness
Fit To Go-Ricky Martin
Indigo Arts and Apparel
Omega Institute for Holistic Studies
McDonald's FWL & Sons
Oyster's Pearl
Sports Backers
Pepsi Bottling Group
Tyson Foods
American Girl
Healthy U
Mama J's
Chick-Fil-A Richmond
Croaker's Spot Restaurant

Community Champions

Angela Patton
Kai Banks
Kamala Benjamin
Da-Shanda Burton
Ashley Gaines
Lisa Elaine Hall
Robin Jones
Nicole Jones
Brandy Martin
Ashlee Miller
Kerwyn Phillips
Charles P. Taylor
Grace Walker
Jennifer Williamson

Weekend Schedule:


FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016 

ACTIVE DADS
6-9 p.m. | Downtown YMCA, 2 W. Franklin St., Richmond, VA. 23220 
Admission: FREE - RSVP | Street/Paid Parking

Hosted by Lorna Pinckney and Roscoe Burnems of Tuesday Verses, this hip hop-themed evening, open to fathers/father figures and daughters (ages 5 and up), is all about having fun while playing games, being active, and learning how to stay fit while spending some quality time together.  This year’s activities will include hip hop dance, kickboxing, zumba, double dutch jump rope, stepping, a game of Twister, and a healthy cooking demo. 




UNDERSTANDING DAD with screening of "Spit'in Anger"
6-9 p.m. | Downtown YMCA, 2 W. Franklin St., Richmond, VA. 23220 
Admission: FREE - RSVP | Street/Paid Parking

While dads and daughters are active at Active Dads, women, especially moms and caregivers, are encouraged to attend this special screening of “Spit’in Anger,” a documentary executive produced by Kenneth Braswell, the executive director of Fathers Incorporated.  A conversation and discussion, with Braswell as special guest, will follow the screening.  The goal is to help women better understand their role in supporting the relationship between daughters (and sons) and their fathers
View Film Promo






SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016  - SOLD OUT - 400 Attendees

9TH ANNUAL DATE WITH DAD DINNER AND DANCE
5-9 p.m. | Trinity Family Life Center, 3601 Dill Road, Richmond, VA. 23222
TICKETS: $60 per father-daughter couple ($25 per additional daughter) VIP & Sponsorships available! 
VIP opens at 3 p.m. | Doors open at 4:30 p.m. | Dinner at 5:45 p.m. sharp 

Hosted by Tom Joyner of “Tom Joyner Morning Show” and “Miss Community” Clovia Lawrence of Richmond’s 99.3 and 105.7 Kiss FM, this event will feature dinner, live entertainment, contests, prizes, photos, special guests, and of course, lots of dancing!  Actor and Richmond native Chad L. Coleman of the hit AMC series “The Walking Dead” will interview dads and daughters on the red carpet, and help Girls For A Change honor five dads with Real Father Awards.  Special guest Actor Malik Yoba will also participate.  Actor and Comedian Antoine Scott will perform and entertain the fathers and daughters as well. Dinner catered by Carrabba's Italian Grill.

Dinner Options: Available until March 6th, 11:59 PM - Starting March 7th Grill Chicken meal will be the default.
  • Grilled Chicken, Pasta, House Salad and Roll with Yellow Cake.
  • Grilled Salmon, Pasta, House Salad and Roll with Yellow Cake.
  • Vegan Lasagna, House Salad and Roll with Vegan Cake.
  • Under 6 years old: Chicken Fingers, House Salad and Roll with Yellow Cake.
Sponsorship: 
$1,000 VIP Platinum Table Sponsorship Individual or business serving a Platinum Table Sponsor will receive a variety of benefits to include 10 VIP Preferred Seats a Preferred Reserved Table for dinner catered by Carrabba's Italian Grill, your business or organization name displayed on the table, early admission to the event, invitations for 10 to our exclusive pre-dance Celebrities Meet and Greet, and prominent exposure in our program booklet, at the event, and through social media. (Includes free admission to all Date With Dad Weekend public events for 10 guests)


$500 Table Sponsorship Individual or business serving as a table sponsor will receive a variety of benefits to include 10 seats at a reserved table for dinner catered by Carrabba's Italian Grill, your business or organization name displayed on the table, early admission to beat the long lines for activities like pictures and face painting, exposure in our program booklet, at the event, and through social media.

$200 VIP Sponsorship Individual or business will receive a variety of benefits to include 2 seats at a reserved table for dinner catered by Carrabba's Italian Grill, early admission to beat the long lines for activities like pictures and face painting, exposure in our program booklet and through social media.



SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2016 

DASH FOR DADS 5K Walk/Run
12-1 p.m. | Virginia Union University - Henderson Building, 1500 N Lombardy St, Richmond, VA 23220
$5 Donation Optional  | On-site Parking

The entire family/community is encouraged to participate and come together to show support for fathers everywhere.  On-site registration begins at 11 a.m.  The walk/run will begin at 12 p.m. After Dash For Dads, families are encouraged to attend the Camps For Girls Expo, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., for summer camp opportunities, girl empowerment programs and resources, kids’ games, prizes, and more.  We encourage participants to wear their Date With Dad t-shirts during Dash For Dads, not required.  Buy T-shirts and Pick-up during Active Dads or before the event. One mile walk on campus available for youth.

CAMPS FOR GIRLS EXPO
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Virginia Union University - Henderson Building, 1500 N Lombardy St, Richmond, VA 23220  |  
Admission: FREE | On-site Parking

Visit Richmond 's first camp fair focused exclusively on connecting girls with great summer camps and enrichment programs throughout the Richmond Metropolitan Area. Hosted by Jessica “Culture Queen” Smith of “Culture Kingdom Kids” a master performing and teaching artist who creates fun and cultural experiences for your royal children!  The fair is designed to be informative, free, and fun for the whole family with games, entertainment, give-a-ways, special guests, book drive to support Marley, and college tour. (If you would like to sell your products, promote your program, attraction, activities or camp, please complete the vendor application.)

Screening of "Daddy Don't Go" with Q&A featuring Actor Malik Yoba
Virginia Union University - Living Learning Center, 1500 N Lombardy St, Richmond, VA 23220
TICKETS: $15 per person - $10 ages 17 and under (Online only $25 for two)  


“Daddy Don’t Go” is a feature length documentary that chronicles the lives of four disadvantaged men in New York City as they struggle to be good fathers. Actor Malik Yoba, the co-executive producer of the documentary will be a special guest. Join us as “Daddy Don’t Go” shatters the deadbeat dad stereotype, redefining what it means to be a good father for all men.  (Maybe inappropriate for children under 13)

A DANCE OF THEIR OWN: A Father-Daughter Dance in Jail 
Closed to the public
This dance is aimed at bringing fathers residing in the jail together with their daughters for special, uninterrupted time together in a community-like environment similar to the Date With Dad Dinner and Dance. 








 


Proceeds from all events benefit Girls For A Change's Camp Diva Scholarship Fund. 
Open House
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Noon
Virginia Union University, Martin E. Gray -Room LL19
1500 N Lombardy St, Richmond, VA 23220