Introducing Tad’s Kids!
The Tad DuPriest Foundation began in 2006 with a group of close friends who wanted to commemorate the loss of their dear friend, Tad DuPriest, who lost his life through a tragic car accident at the young age of 19. Through our annual fundraising events, along with terrific community support, we have raised $1,000,000 and been a proud supporter of ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation.
As we enter our 10th year, we have some exciting changes to share! The Tad DuPriest Foundation is changing its name to Tad’s Kids. Tad’s Kids will will continue to support our non profit partner, ASK, but will also celebrate the life of Tad DuPriest by empowering kids to be kids again through camp programs (very near to Tad’s heart) and other resources.
The inaugural weekend session of “Camp Unplugged” will be held August 19-21, 2016 at Camp Hanover where campers are asked to look up from their screens. With activities that give them the tools to tackle issues related to social connection, self-esteem, stress, resiliency and accountability, Camp Unplugged’s fun and meaningful outdoor experience will help kids be kids again.
Who’s eligible? Camp Unplugged’s first session is open to middle school students who want to learn, grow and connect with their peers. Applications will be posted on www.tadskids.org in February 2016. There is no cost to attend however donations are appreciated. A second session for high school students is being planned.
How can you help? Make a donation to Tad’s Kids today. Because all kids are “at risk” of falling prey to the pressure and anxiety they face navigating the “tween” and teen years today, there is no cost to attend Camp Unplugged. Consider underwriting the cost of a camper, $300. Click here to make a donation or send a check to: Tad’s Kids, 8 S. Plum Street, Richmond, VA 23220.
Make plans to attend our Making a Difference in May events: Derby for a Difference on May 7th at 5pm at the Virginia War Memorial which includes great food and drink, horse racing, silent & live auction and dancing to the Hot Sauce band! Golf for a Difference on May 13th at Providence Golf Club with morning & afternoon flights, breakfast, lunch & dinner, prizes, complimentary beverage cart and more! Sign up for both events today: https://taddupriest.ejoinme.org/2016MakingDifference.
Cameron Wick, President, Tad’s Kids