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.
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
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
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
Pepsi Bottling Group
Croaker's Spot Restaurant
Lisa Elaine Hall
Charles P. Taylor
FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016
UNDERSTANDING DAD with screening of "Spit'in Anger"
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
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.
- 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.
SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2016
12-1 p.m. | Virginia Union University - Henderson Building, 1500 N Lombardy St, Richmond, VA 23220
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.
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Virginia Union University - Henderson Building, 1500 N Lombardy St, Richmond, VA 23220 |
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.)
“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)
Proceeds from all events benefit Girls For A Change's Camp Diva Scholarship Fund.
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Noon
Virginia Union University, Martin E. Gray -Room LL19
1500 N Lombardy St, Richmond, VA 23220