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  • SpoFI’s Wild West 4th of July Weekend: Family Camping Adventure

    SpoFI’s Wild West 4th of July Weekend: Family Camping Adventure

    Saddle up for a unique 4th of July weekend! Join fellow SpoFI alumni and their families for a camping adventure on a 100-acre property near Rocks of Sharon. Experience the great outdoors with an Old West twist – sleep in cabins modeled after historic Western buildings. Enjoy nature, family time, and community in this one-of-a-kind…


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  • SpoFI’s amazing donors give over $81,000 to support fathers and families

    SpoFI’s amazing donors give over $81,000 to support fathers and families

    Help us bridge the gap! SpoFI’s Fatherhood Building Campaign surpassed its $70,000 goal, reaching $81,341.50, but we still need $3,858.50 to cover an unexpected revenue shortfall. Support fathers and Families!


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  • Announcing the 2024 SpoFI Fathers of the Year Recipients

    Announcing the 2024 SpoFI Fathers of the Year Recipients

    Celebrate the inspiring journeys of Jim Uttke and Donald Morrison, the 2024 SpoFI Fathers of the Year. Discover their remarkable transformations and dedication to their families and communities. Read their inspiring stories of faith, perseverance, and second chances.


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  • Celebrating Fatherhood and Building Generational Wealth: A Father’s Day Tribute

    Celebrating Fatherhood and Building Generational Wealth: A Father’s Day Tribute

    As Father’s Day approaches, we reflect on the vital role fathers play in building generational emotional wealth. Sue Lani Madsen’s recent column in the Spokesman Review celebrates the impactful work of the Spokane Fatherhood Initiative (SpoFI) and emphasizes the importance of committed fatherhood in our community.


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  • SpoFI Father’s Day Celebration 2024 & Fathers of the Year Presentation

    SpoFI Father’s Day Celebration 2024 & Fathers of the Year Presentation

    Join us for the SpoFI Father’s Day Celebration 2024, celebrating dads and families with food, games, and the Fathers of the Year presentation. Register now to help us plan for this special event at Liberty Park Pavilion on Sunday, June 16th, 12 PM – 3 PM.


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  • SpoFI Fathers Rally at 2024 Fatherhood Summit: A Weekend of Connection, Learning, and Inspiration

    SpoFI Fathers Rally at 2024 Fatherhood Summit: A Weekend of Connection, Learning, and Inspiration

    Last weekend, several SpoFI “Dad2Dad” Alumni and “24/7 Dad” Grads embarked on a whirlwind road trip to Tacoma, WA, for the 2024 Fatherhood Summit. Joined by SPOFI President Ron Hauenstein, the group participated in inspiring sessions, networked with fathering organizations, and celebrated SpoFI’s mission. Highlights included the popularity of the “Dad2Dad” Varsity/Letterman Jackets, an expert…


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  • James Tidwell Nomination for WA Fatherhood Council “Celebrate Dads’ Award

    James Tidwell Nomination for WA Fatherhood Council “Celebrate Dads’ Award

    James Tidwell received the WA Fatherhood Council “Celebrate Dads” Award on June 7, 2024, one of only four honored. After overcoming homelessness, addiction, and jail, he reunited with his children in 2021. His dedication earned him Co-Father of the Year in 2022. James’s commitment to his kids makes him a true role model.


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  • Donations at 110% of Goal, But a Funding Gap Remains

    Donations at 110% of Goal, But a Funding Gap Remains

    🌟 Dear Friends of SpoFI, 🌟 Thanks to the incredible generosity of our supporters, our Fatherhood Building Campaign has reached 110% of its $70,000 goal!…


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