Parenting Solo University to honor area coaches PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:05

Born out of a universal desire for successful parenting, families across the nation are building a community of faith, encouragement and support. Parenting Solo is a gathering of parents who are single, widowed, divorced or married with a spouse that is deployed, ill, incarcerated, overworked or simply uninterested in helping them raise their children.

Parenting Solo feels strongly about the lifelong commitment of coaches and their dedication to students, athletes and families in South Carolina. They recognize the positive impact they have on the lives of countless numbers of individuals. Their hard work, sacrifice, perseverance, and accomplishments are to be commended, recognized and shared.

For this reason, Parenting Solo will induct area coaches into the Parenting Solo Hall of Fame as part of their two day workshop entitled Parenting Solo University. The event will take place Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20, 2012 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street. The foundation of Parenting Solo and the Hall of Fame is built on our commitment to assuring and celebrating positive and supportive environments for solo parents and their families to thrive in this generation and beyond. All members and prospective members are invited, as well as community leaders, area businesses, stakeholders, and the community-at-large to all of the events. You are encouraged to bring a guest with you when you come, and please register in advance for all of the events so they may serve you better by having adequate resources available.

On Friday, join them as Celebrity Guest Presenter Former NBA Player Bryon Russell helps us honor legendary coaches from around the Midlands as we induct them into the Parenting Solo Hall of Fame at 7:00pm. Then enjoy an inspiring night of music from 2012 Three Time Grammy Nominee Kelly Price! Seats begin at just $35

On Saturday from 8:30am to 12:30pm, parents will be enlightened, empowered and inspired in information sessions ranging from:

• Act Like A Dad - led by Celebrity Father Actor Michael Jai White

• Back From the Brink - led by Celebrity Mother Motivational Speaker Wanda Armour

• How to get a "Debt Free College Degree" (for both parents and children) led by Pastor Jay Cameron, founder and pastor of The Life Center in Camp Springs, MD

• No Shame In My Game – led by Bishop Eric J. Freeman, senior pastor and founder of the Meeting Place Church International in Columbia, SC

• How to Be a Dream Man Magnet (What Men Really Want in a Woman)- led by Pastor Anthony Dicks Jr., senior pastor of the Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Simpsonville, SC

• How to Be a Mentor for Life – led by legendary Coach George Glymph.

• And More! Registrants will be able to choose three (3) sessions from the twelve (12) offered!

Then enjoy an inspirational message from Celebrity Guest and Consumer Advocate Erin Brockovich during a Graduation Luncheon! Tickets for the sessions and luncheon begin at $35. Ask about our 2 day convention pass for as little as $60! V.I.P packages are also available.

To register and for more information, please visit