Upstate Fatherhood Coalition and Thornwell Hosting “Field of Dreams: The Journey” Family Fun Day

Upstate Fatherhood Coalition and Thornwell Hosting
“Field of Dreams: The Journey” Family Fun Day
Event will be June 26th at Fluor Field in Greenville

Greenville, SC – June 16th, 2021 – Upstate Fatherhood Coalition and Thornwell are teaming up to host the 1st annual “Field of Dreams: The Journey” family fun day to be held at Fluor Field on Saturday, June 26th. Families and kids of all ages are encouraged to attend the event aimed at strengthening family connections through fun and engaging activities.

“We are excited to partner with Thornwell to host our 1st annual family fun day. Family is the centerpiece of both our organizations. We believe an event like this opens the doors to building and strengthening fathers, children, and families,” said Johnny Sellers, Executive Director of Upstate Fatherhood Coalition.

The “Field of Dreams” event will be held on Saturday, June 26th, 2021. The event will begin at 12 noon and end at 5 PM. All ages are welcome. In addition to free food, health screenings and local programs offering resources to families, there will be a variety of events for children and parents including a chance to run the bases, tug of war, dizzy bat races, and more. Children ages 7 to 15 can sign up to participate in the Home-Run Derby which will take place between 3 PM & 5 PM. There are three different age groups for the event, and winners will receive tickets to a future Greenville Drive game.

“We are honored to take part in an event that promotes engaging family fun, while also providing educational resources that empower families in our community,” said Marques Petty, Thornwell Director of Foster Care. “Our organizations believe that family changes everything. As a father and a foster care professional, I know this to be deeply true and look forward to celebrating this will all who attend.”

Attendees are encouraged to register for “Field of Dreams: The Journey” to secure a free t-shirt and sign-up for the Home-Run Derby by visiting

About Thornwell
Founded in 1875, Thornwell is a diverse non-profit ministry across South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida that serves to prevent child abuse and neglect, to build up and reunite families, and to support healthy communities in the name of Jesus Christ. Thornwell believes family changes everything in a child’s life, and addresses the welfare of children not as a singular event, but rather as a comprehensive, ongoing cycle of services and support designed to help children and families, no matter what stage of life they’re in. Learn more about Thornwell and the services they provide for children and families in need at

About Upstate Fatherhood Coalition
The Upstate Fatherhood Coalition was formed in 1999 to tackle the community issues of absent fathers in the home and men becoming men. Established as a 501c3 in 2002, Upstate Fatherhood Coalition operates under one main mission to engage fathers in the positive support of their children and to enhance community support for fatherhood throughout the Upstate. From parenting skills to finding a job and navigating the child support system, we help fathers overcome obstacles and succeed. The Upstate Fatherhood Coalition’s programs has created a community-based comprehensive and individualized program that focuses on expanding the strengths of fathers and engaging them to achieve higher levels of responsibility for their children. Learn more about Upstate Fatherhood and its services at

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