2010 EVENTS: Dads Make a Difference held its 1st Annual Glow Ball Golf Fundraising Event on Saturday, August 21, 2010 at Parkview Golf Course in Eagan, MN. It was a golf event with a fun twist! The event began at 6:00PM with dinner, silent auction, putting contest and program, and golf started at 8:00PM. Golfers participated in a team of 3 to 5 people, with a shotgun start, scramble format, and the magic "glow balls." It was a hot, steamy night and the mosquitoes were a plenty, but a good time was had by all.


Dads Make a Difference held its Always & Forever Benefit Event on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at Illusion Theater in downtown Minneapolis, MN. The evening started at 7:00PM with a delightful social hour that included a scrumptious dessert reception, cash bar, and silent auction in the Illusion Theater lobby. We then moved into the theater for the hit musical revue Always and Forever which began at 8:00PM! Hitting the stage for a knock-your-socks-off return after years of audience requests, Always & Forever charmed us into love. Set in a 1970's urban neighborhood barbershop, the play mixed wisdom and song to show what love is all about. Using popular '60's and '70's R&B songs like "Can't Get Enough of Your Love," "Stop, Look, Listen," and "When a Man Loves a Woman," the play showed the world of love through the lives of four African American men.


Premiere Showing of




A co-production of




was held TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2009


Neighborhood House at Wellstone Center

Saint Paul, MN


Dads Make a Difference began this journey with tpt in November 2008 and was excited to share the finished product with our friends, colleagues, and community partners.  We talked about the process, thanked those involved, viewed the half hour program, listened to T. Mychael Rambo perform the song that sparked the title, took comments, shared broadcast dates/times, and talked about next steps including replacing the original DMAD curriculum video from 1994 with a shortened version of this program.


Be There: Dads Matter – Young people who understand parental responsibility are more likely to form strong families; these families are the backbone of productive, nurturing communities.  Explore the importance and the positive impact of fathers.  Learn why it is important to be financially and emotionally prepared for child-rearing in order to create safe, stable, and healthy family environments.


This production was generously supported by:

Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches Compassion Capital Fund Project

The McKnight Foundation

Best Buy Children’s Foundation

Shavlik Technologies

Western Bank

Anne E. Workman in memory of Charles M. Workman MD

Dads Make a Difference 2009 Father's Day Baseball Game with the St Paul Saints


THANKS to those who SUPPORTED Dads Make a Difference and CELEBRATED Father's Day with us!

DMAD held a FUN family outdoor baseball event with the St. Paul Saints on Sunday, June 21, 2009 when the Saints took on the Wichita Wingnuts in a 1:05 afternoon game at Midway Stadium.  The Saints were down early and the deficit increased inning by inning, but a late innning rally by the Saints brought them within one run, losing 11-10.

Pre-game festvities took place at the DMAD tent in the "Tracks" picnic area of the parking lot adjacent to the stadium and included giveaways, silent auction, DMAD logo items for sale to honor your favorite Dad, and caricature artists!


DMAD logo Gary Jurek & Rose Allen (DMAD Founding Mother)

Dads Make a Difference celebrated its 15th ANNIVERSARY with a CELEBRATION and FUNDRAISING EVENT on JUNE 21, 2008.

Event included: Performance by T. Mychael Rambo, Silent Auction, Caricature artists Pete and Dian Wagner, Performance by Temporary Stringband (old-time bluegrass), and Performance by Lelalelei O Samoa (Polynesian dancers).

2008 Event Supported by:

Shavlik logo Western National logo  Triangle Park Creative logo

Pine-Shelter Registered Holsteins
Dave and Madge Alberts, Pine Island, MN

Our THANKS to the following 2008 event silent auction donors...

SERVICES - Arthur Murray Dance Studio (St Paul), Haskell's Bacchus MN Wine Society, Estetica Salon & Spa

ART - Marcus Studio, Vintage Art Creations, Capitol View Creations, Martha's Boards

STORES/PRODUCTS - Office Max, Best Buy, Bibelot, Smart Women Company, Pulp Fashion, The BEatles Unseen Archives book,

RESTAURANTS / FOOD - Wuollet Bakery, Dixie's, Saji Ya, Cafe Latte, McCormick & Schmick's, Trader Joe's, Supreme Bean, Sunsets, Dunn Brothers (Grand Ave), Tobie's (Hinckley)

ENTERTAINMENT / SPORTS - Park Tavern bowling party, Acme Comedy Company, MN Renaissance Festival, Valleyfair, Mixed Blood Theatre, Mall of America, Underwater Adventures, Grand Rios water park


2007 Twins Event Highlights

The Dads Make a Difference Benefit Event was held on Tuesday, July 31, 2007

followed by the Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals (Twins won!)

We enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner, attendees got super deals at the silent auction, there was great live music by Denny & the Dawgs,

T. Mychael Rambo sang the DMAD anthem, there were giveaways, FUN, and more!

Twins legend Tony Oliva made a special appearance, signed autographs, and posed for photos with attendees.  Some were also lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Kent Hrbek and Paul Molitor in the parking lot!

Our THANKS to the following 2007 event silent auction donors.

SERVICES - Arthur Murray Dance, Dale Studios portrait photography, Downtowner Car Wash, Valvoline Oil Change, Jazzercise, Tom Conlon Photography, Twin City Attorneys, College Nannies & Tutors, Jeffry Jeanetta-Wark for hypnotherapy, Spalon Montage, Signature Salon & Spa, Estetica Salon & Spa, Kindercare

STORES - Target, Office Max, Holiday Stationstores, Daughters & Sons, Best Buy, Bibelot, Smart Women Company, Westwood Sports, MN Wild, Rose Allen jewelry

RESTAURANTS / FOOD - Wuollet Bakery, Dixie's, Saji Ya, Cafe Latte, McCormick & Schmick's, BT Doyle's Rib Joint, Hopscotch Grill, The St. Paul Grille, Trader Joe's, Teavana, Olympus Bar & Grill, Kowalski's, Supreme Bean, Cossetta's, Potbelly Sandwich Works, Sunsets, Noodles & Company, Dunn Brothers, Big Apple Bagels, Famous Dave's

ENTERTAINMENT / SPORTS - Zurah Shrine Circus, Fun O Rama / Cheap Skate, Minnesota Thunder, GameWorks, Acme Comedy Company, MN Renaissance Festival, Valleyfair, Mixed Blood Theatre, Science Museum of MN, Paradise Charter Cruises / Mpls Queen, Gondola Romantica Romancing the Lakes, St Paul Saints, MN Twins tickets, Gopher football tickets, The Park at MOA, MN Timberwolves/Lynx, Comedy Sportz, Channhassen Dinner Theatres, The Depot

TWINS MEMORABILIA - Paul Molitor autographed ball (from the Workman's), Kent Hrbek autographed ball, Jason Bartlett autographed bat

Contact Information for Event Questions
Jan Hayne, DMAD Executive Director, 651-222-1622 or email: jan "at" dadsmakeadifference.org
161 Saint Anthony Avenue, Suite 840, Saint Paul, MN 55103

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