Fathers Eve LLC is organized, six guys are engaged as business partners to take this to the next level! The one event in MN is moved from John’s garage to O’Gara’s Bar and Grill in St. Paul on Snelling Avenue. We had donated t-shirts and promoted ourselves. We enjoyed media coverage in local Minneapolis newspaper Star Tribune, front of the “Variety Section”, and first national media coverage with an article in Franchise Times magazine in October 2015. Donations from Dinos, RF Moeller, GameFeller, Sport Clips and many more. Held first silent auction raising more than $10,000 for charities, split between Movember, and Serving Our Troops.
Fathers Eve is Trademarked, received Sept 27, 2016. MN event was back at O’Gara’s bar and grill, silent auction Donations to National At Home Dad Network and The Father Project in MN. Local St. Paul Pioneer Press, and Highland Villager newspaper articles, and local TV coverage and promotions, NATIONAL efforts began with a no-fee license program offered. Added new licensed locations for the first time, expanded held events in 12 US cities New relationships with City Dads Group and National At Home Dad Network Added Sport Clips haircuts as a sponsor and got free haircut coupons Budwieser printed pint glasses with our logo!
Expanded our reach to more than 35 locations, including UK and Costa Rica MN event was held at O’Gara’s bar for the third and last time, Silent Auction fundraiser $$, food from Dinos Donations to National At Home Dad Network and The Father Project in MN Mayor of St. Paul, issues official proclamation “Fathers Eve” day in the city. Sponsors were Sport Clips returning, Baby Bjorn, Smarty Pants Vitamins, McCrea’s caramels, “The House” Movie from Warner Brothers, NBC News – national TV media.
Expanded to 60 cities, including Canada and Mexico. MN event at “Big Thrill Factory” in Oakdale MN, Raffle tickets for fundraising, and donations split to National At Home Dad Network and The Father Project in MN. National sponsors – Sport Clips, Smarty Pants Vitamins, Truce Clean, Brush Hero, Duke Cannon, PGA Tour Superstore.
Another amazing year for Fathers Eve. We had new cities pop up this year along with some repeat hosts. We launched our Fathers Eve Connection in 2023 and look forward to watching the impact that will have.
Fathers Eve is nominated for “Best Father Blog 2018” presented by Family Living Today. This is an amazing accomplishment. We’re proud of all the hard work that went into promoting Fathers, Father’s Day, and celebrating Dad everywhere around this great country.