FATHER’S DAY EVENTS

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The Empower Father’s Day event took place at Gillette Stadium and was a day filled with fun activities, games, food – and even special guests!  The event welcomed children and young adults up through age 24 who have experienced father loss.

At Empower, we know that Father’s Day can be a difficult day, and perhaps the weeks leading up to the day are tough, too.  Kids can find “relief from grief” and meet others who can relate to the loss of a father.

2024 Event

Date: Sunday, June 9th

Time: 11am – 4pm 

Location: Gillette Stadium, Home of the New England Patriots

EVENT DETAILS:

  • Attendees:  We anticipate 50+ girls, boys, and nonbinary youth up through 24 from across New England, many of whom will be meeting for the first time!  Some children are nervous to attend, but we’ve got it covered with a warm welcome by our Empower Volunteers.
  • Chaperones: All of our Chaperones are men and women who can relate to the loss of a father, many of whom are serving as Mentors for our organization.
  • Special Guests:  Our amazing facilitators are men and women who feel as we do that no child should grieve alone.  Stay tuned for updates on our special guests for the day!

 

AGENDA (some activities will be separated by gender):

11am Check-in

12pm Lunch

12:30 – 4pm Activities (see below)

4pm Check-out 

Yoga, Jiu Jitsu, Games Tournament, Mermaid Hair, Bracelet Making, Patriots Hall of Fame Tour + Scavenger Hunt, Taylor Swift Dance Party, Skincare, Q+A with Empower Chaperones, and much more!

ACTIVITIES & FACILITATORS

SPECIAL GUEST: Brian Moller aka B Mo the Prince

Brian Moller, known as B Mo the Prince, is a Boston native who transitioned from a career in Finance to pursue his passion for entertainment. Initially working at a local radio station, he invested his earnings to buy On-Air time. His dedication paid off when he joined HOT 96.9 in Boston as a street teamer, eventually earning overnight air time.

Brian’s first significant break came as an On-Air Personality at 103.3 AMP Radio in Boston. Seeking to diversify his skills, he took DJ and improv comedy classes, establishing a successful DJ business and incorporating his comedic talents into his content creation.

In early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic led to the closure of AMP Radio, leaving Brian jobless and unable to DJ due to social distancing. Adapting to the circumstances, he turned to TikTok, where his comedy sketches garnered over 3 million followers across platforms and recognition from The Boston Globe, Funny or Die, and NBC10 Boston.

Brian bravely shared his story of father loss when he was in the 5th grade, and we are so proud to know him and welcome him as our special guest for this year’s Father’s Day Event.

Hall of Fame Scavenger Hunt

Join our scavenger Hunt at the Patriots Hall of Fame! Participants will have the opportunity to try on the Super Bowl Rings and take pictures with the trophies all while learning all about the Patriots football team and its history!

Jiu Jitsu

Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu will provide a Kids Program designed to teach children self-discipline as well as providing a unique way to express themselves.

Need a minute?

Take some time to chill out and play some yard games, build some legos, or chat with new friends!

Yoga

We will practice mindful movement with some yoga led by instructor Toni Hogan. This session encourages strength, confidence and self awareness

Mermaid Hair

Have some fun and get your hair tinelsed out with Kathryn Buanno.

Dance

Come “Shake It Off” with us to a choreographed dance in the tune of some TSwift by Lindsey Klein.

Friendship Bracelets

We are in the Era of friendship bracelets, get creative and have some fun working with Katherine Rose Collections to create your own bracelet design.

Skin Care

Caitlin Beth Studio will provide some tips and tricks to taking care of your skin. Let them pamper you with a mini facial and answer any questions!

Q&A

Have questions, thoughts, or feelings you have always wanted to share but never felt like you knew who to talk to? We have a Q&A Circle session, one for girls and one for boys with Empower Volunteers and Mentors. Have the opportunity to say how you feel, ask a question, or just sit back and listen.