Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Chance to Honor Our Men

To: Kendall Hayes,
The Father’s Day Olympics Coordinating Committee is having their Second Annual Father’s Day Olympics 2012.

Last year, we had a successful event and we are looking forward to this year. We would like to invite you and your organization to attend this great event. If you know of anyone that you can nomonate please go to and submit a bio.
The Juanita Rowe Foundation, Sharswood II Townhouses, The Philadelphia Association of Former Gang Members and Friends and other partners are initiating this wonderful event Father's Day Olympics!!

The purpose of this event is twofold; to unify Philadelphia Communities by coming together for a positive cause and to up-lift and highlight Fathers who take the job of caregivers, role models and providers as charge of direct action.

The mission of the Coordinating Committee for the Father’s Day Olympics is; to combat the consistent stream of negative imagery surrounding Black men in the media. However, understanding that Black Men are multidimensional and come from a legacy of determination, virtuosity and integrity, it is crucial that positive images of Black Manhood be up-lifted and promoted.
The Father’s Day Olympics Coordinating Committee will select four African American men to honor as Outstanding Father’s and Role Models in Philadelphia County. The criteria for nominees are: A Black Male, A Father and/or Mentor, who is a Philadelphia County resident. Nominee must be involved in Community Activities such as, (but not limited to) Sports Coach, Community Organizer, Active Parent, Mentor, and/or Educator.

The Father’s Day Olympics Coordinating Committee will host the Second Annual Fathe’s Day Olympics on:

Date: June 16, 2012
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Location: 21st and Jefferson \
Sharswood II Townhouses
1450 Nth 21st street Philadelphia, Pa. 19121
If you have any questions, please call Michelle Rowe at (267)248-5427.

The coordinating committee would like to thank you in advance for your support and participation at this wonderful event.


Michelle Rowe Coordinating Committee FDO

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