The Fathers and Families Flag Football event is a community-driven event that encourages heroic play and the development of a strong relationship between children and their fathers/father figures.
The Fathers and Families Football Tournament is an event where community teams play against each other in a single elimination flag football tournament to encourage interaction between fathers, father figures, and community participants. This positive interaction inspires hope and develops opportunities for engagement between communities.
We know that a father’s positive involvement in their children’s lives is critical. To have the ability to raise the next generation of children into loving and solid homes activities that highlight a community that is safe, fun loving, and engaged is crucial. Not only is this engagement beneficial for the child, but in the development of the ecosystem that our families are a part of. That loving leadership and involvement are crucial to the future of our families, communities, country, and world.
When a father is not involved in his child’s life, we know that:
63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (U.S. Dept. Of Health/Census) – 5 times the average. 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes – 32 times the average. 85% of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes – 20 times the average. (Center for Disease Control)
Father Factor in Education – Fatherless child is twice as likely to drop out of school.
This event will benefit the community by addressing father engagement, community education, stress reduction, and community focus.