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Fathers & Families Flag Football Event

June 11, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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.


Sunday, June 11, 2023


MLK Park – 900 Fuller Ave. SE


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.

( http://www.rochesterareafatherhoodnetwork.org/statistics*)


This event will benefit the community by addressing father engagement, community education, stress reduction, and community focus.


June 11, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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MLK Park
900 Fuller Ave. SE
Grand Rapisd, MI 49506 United States
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