Clave Boss 5k/10k & Christmas Convergence

3rd Annual Clave Boss 5k/10k and Christmas Convergence and tradition like no other. The Rose Bowl parade and Times Square Ball dropping can’t touch this as said by the great theologian MC Hammer.

Invite your family visiting from out of town and get ready to start the Christmas week off with Fitness, Fellowship and Faith!

Details:

  • Date: Saturday 12/23/17
  • Location: Tega Cay Elementary School
  • Time:
    • Clave Boss 5k/10k will launch at 0600am
      • Will have option to run one or the other
      • top 2 runners in each will receive Bundt Cake!
    • Boot Camp options will launch at 0700am
      • Black Diamond = Longshanks
      • Boot Camp = Cha Ching
      • Moderate = Barry Manilow
  • COT: Namearama, FNG naming, BoM
  • Coffeerteria: TBD Will have Coffee and food in some fashion

Bring Uncle Chuck and the brother in-law that thinks your nuts and have a Jolly Ol Time at The Fort!

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Preblast: Holiday Social with the CAH Guidance Youth

PAX:

We have had a GREAT year at CAH Guidance! To continue the impact of the three F’s, there will be a Holiday ‘social’ dinner with the youth from CAH Guidance.

  • WHEN: Friday December 8 at 6pm.
  • WHERE: Location is TBD pending group size, but will be at either Sakura Japanese Steak House and Sushi or Buffalo Wild Wings, both in Rock Hill.
  • WHAT: F3 will treat the CAH youth with funds already accumulated, but other PAX may be asked to pay their own way pending group size. It will be a regular menu selection at either location. Appetizers will be provided if at BWWs.
  • HOW: Please RSVP to NASA by Monday 12/4, noon, via Twitter or Facebook DM, or email at eransone@hotmail.com

This 2nd F event is a great opportunity to meet and greet the youth, let them know they matter and have some fun. It is going to be a great time, but it takes YOU to make it happen. Be the vessel thru which He works.  Please be there.

Thanks in advance,
– NASA

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2018 Joe Davis Run for Recovery

What-

The 6th Annual Joe Davis Run for Recovery

When- 01/06/2018 at 8:00 AM.

Where-Walter Elisha Park in Fort Mill, SC

Please join my family again this year as we celebrate my younger brother Joe’s life and continue our efforts to #breakthestigma associated with Addiction. All proceeds of this event go to benefit Keystone, York County’s authority on substance abuse and their unwavering efforts to help those fighting Addiction in York County. This event is family-friendly and will offer a 1 mile Fun Run, a 5k Walk/Run and a 10k Walk/Run. Ruckers welcome! It focuses on HOPE!

Why-

Because my brother Joe died on October 4th, 2009, of an accidental drug overdose, at the age of 28 with most of his life still ahead of him.  That is tragic. Joe struggled with Addiction from the age of 12, but had gotten sober in conjunction with turning his life over to Jesus Christ in October of 2007.  In the end, though, this battle was one that proved too strong for him to fight alone, unfortunately. Our family was unaware of Keystone as a resource for Joe to get help until after it was too late.  So, in the wake of his death, we felt a call to serve  and we decided to take action to get the word out. With my sister and I both being involved in running, we felt a race was a great way to not only get the word out about Keystone as a path to Health, Hope and Healing, but also to bring awareness to what our family already knew was becoming a serious problem in our society now.

This is an issue we need to face head-on. it affects and is affecting more people in our community than you realize. Think about these realities-

  • More than 21 Million Americans struggle with Addiction. That is more than the number of people battling all cancers combined.
  • According to the Surgeon General, Addiction will affect 1 in 7 Americans.
  • Drug overdoses are the leading cause of death among Americans under 50 years old.
  • Drug overdose deaths eclipsed 64,000 in America in 2016. Up 19% from 2015. Every 19 minutes an American dies from opioid or heroin overdose.

Action-

Last year, F3, FiA and their family members accounted for at least  275 of our almost 1000 participants! If you are unable to run or walk, we can always use volunteers and there is also a Sleep In option to support the cause from afar. To date, we have successfully raised more than $125,000 for Keystone to fight the awful disease called Addiction. These funds are primarily used to support the Men Under Construction program.

In appreciation for the continued support of F3 and our sisters of FiA, we have arranged for a $5 discount code, F3FIA, that will apply to whatever the current price is for the 5k or 10k races at time of registration, for as long as online registration is open.  It will not stack on top of any other discounts, however. Please help spread the word at COTs!

Register HERE.

Final Thoughts-

Joe spent a lot of his adult life as a lonely man. I firmly believe F3 could have helped change his course. While this event does benefit Keystone from a financial aspect, it is also allows for an incredible opportunity to let our communtity know what F3 and FiA are all about, so let’s take advantage of that. Wear your gear, let’s get the F3 flags and tents up, bring the business cards and let’s EH some folks while we fight Addiction. Aye?

I am especially excited for this year’s race as we will be hosting Speed for Need to kick off 2018. If you know of someone who would like to ride or you would like to push in the 5k, please reach out to myself or Dark Helmet. Check it out this amazing effort that goes hand-in hand with ours at Speed for Need!

With gratitude,

Rock Thrill

 

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Bags for Beds

The PAX of F3 the Fort are being called on to support a local effort to help the less fortunate. This particular campaign, however, requires no (real) time to contribute to and will cost you NOTHING. But the impact you will make is a powerful one.

The “Falcons Give Back” club at Nation Ford High School is collecting lots of supplies to help various organizations in need throughout the year. Right now, they are in desperate need of plastic grocery bags. These bags are “hand woven” together to create matting that is used for bedding by the homeless. That’s right. Bedding for the homeless. This is a simple act that can give less fortunate community members a little more comfort.

The Deal :   We will be collecting clean plastic bags (no spilled milk or hamburger juice, please) at each workout, beginning on Monday 11/13 and concluding at the Thanksgiving convergence. Site Q’s (or a designated PAX member) will collect at each workout. I will coordinate pick-up. We don’t need a few guys bringing a ton of bags.  We need a ton of guys bringing whatever they have. Clean out from under your kitchen sink! Aye!

11/13-11/23

Be “That Guy”!!

Beacon

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Paradise Turkey Giveaway

The F3 Fort Mill Pax is organizing a turkey giveaway in Fort Mill’s Paradise Community. Paradise is Fort Mill’s historic black neighborhood that has a rising poverty level. It’s located across the street from CVS on Tom Hall (near downtown Fort Mill/Doby’s Bridge Road).

Why: We will bless the people of Paradise with turkeys for Thanksgiving. This turkey giveaway will expand our reach into the community to develop male leaders through the F3 model. The Pax will eat pizza with the community to make this event relationship- based and not just a turkey transaction. This event creates as opportunity for us to engage and pray with this community that we continue to impact.

When: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm on Saturday, November 18th.

Where: Steele Street Park (in the pavilion) at 600 Steele Street, Fort Mill, SC 29715.

Call To Action: 1) Donate a FROZEN turkey, or 2) Make a monetary donation which will be used for turkey purchases via Copay’s Paypal account which is https://www.paypal.me/KFields84, or 3) Attend the event and engage with the community.

How To Donate A Turkey: Bring a FROZEN Turkey to a Saturday AO on 11/18/17. Site Qs will then bring the turkeys to the Event Leaders.

Event Leaders: Deacon (Twitter @careervaluebook), Barry Manilow (Twitter @chadhartman), Copay (Twitter @F3_Copay), Penny Pincher (803-727-8791), Bolt (Twitter @F3Bolt)

Event Parking: Please park at the Bethlehem Baptist Church at 601 Joe Louis Street, Fort Mill, SC 29715. Use the parking lot on the left side of the building (the parking lot that does not have a carport).

Spread the word!

If you have questions or would like to volunteer for this event, contact Deacon (Will Uter), will.uter@careervaluebook.com, 704-208-6935.

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SAM & TEAM = Need your help = Friday 11/3/17 – Saturday 11/11/17

We are in need of loaner cars and housing for up to 16 leaders from South America Mission (SAM) and The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM) from Friday, 11/3 – Saturday, 11/11. They will need to travel back-and-forth to Charlotte area for the Latin America Field Leadership meetings during the week.

 

The week will look like this:

Friday 11/3– Leaders arrive (depending on travel)

Saturday 11/4 – Leaders arrive, leave A.M. for Asheville, NC retreat

Sunday 11/5– Leaders return P.M. from the retreat

Monday 11/6– Meetings at Mission Place, Charlotte all day, special evening event with dinner at the Ogden home

Tuesday 11/7– Meetings at Mission Place, Charlotte all day, may need host to provide dinner

Wednesday 11/8– Meeting at Mission Place, Charlotte all day, may need host to provide dinner

Thursday 11/9– Meeting at Mission Place, Charlotte all day, dinner meeting with board chairs and leaders

Friday 11/10-Leaders depart (depending on travel)

Saturday 11/11-Leaders depart

 

To be clear, the host will need to provide housing every night accept 11/4 and breakfast every morning except 11/5. The evenings of 11/7-8, we will ask the leaders to please confirm with the host if they will need dinner.  Transportation is only needed locally and not for the Asheville retreat.

If you are interested in helping out, contact CSPAN or:

April Levosky

South America Mission

1021 Maxwell Mill Rd. Suite B

Fort Mill, SC  29708

Phone 803.802.8580 x 234|Fax 803.548.7955

www.SouthAmericaMission.org

Redeemed Lives|Beautiful Churches|Transformed Communities

 

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PRE-BLAST – 2.0 Halloween Workout at The Deep

What is your 2.0’s favorite part about Halloween? Candy Corn? Trick-Or-Treating? Scary Movies? The Costumes?

Well, it’s time to add an F3 workout to that list.

With Halloween right around the corner, I thought it was a perfect time to get the 2.0’s out for a Halloween inspired workout.  This will be perfect prep for all the miles that our 2.0’s will put in trick-or-treating.  So wrangle up the kiddos and head out to The Deep this Saturday. More details below:

When: Saturday, October 28th, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

Where : The Deep (Oakridge Middle School)
5657 Oakridge Rd, Clover, SC 29710

Wear: Costumes are not recommended due to this being before Halloween, however your 2.0 can wear whatever they like.

Who: All 2.0’s are welcome. I would recommend being at least 3 yrs of age but we will try to make it fun for all ages.

PS – THERE WILL BE CANDY…

 

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Pre-Blast: 2017 F3 The Fort Christmas Party

2nd F….. AKA Fellowship to celebrate the year and blessings.

The Thang:

Meet up at Regal Manor Clubhouse for a diet beatdown at 6:30 p.

Warmup with some meetin’ and greetin’.

Mosey to the buffet line for smoked beef tenderloin, mashed potato bar (with bacon), salad, green beans and rolls.  Partner carry plate to table and fellowship.

Dora 123 on the dance floor with Flat Tire delivering the hits.  Mumble chatter welcome.

Moleskin:

F3 is awesome and it makes us all better.  If you were just here for the fitness part you probably would just join Cross Fit and then bore your friends with stories about how awesome it is.  2nd ‘F’ is Fellowship.  That means hanging together, enjoying conversation and having a good time.  Make every effort to be part of events like this.  Because #ISI.

Details:

  • Place: Regal Manor Clubhouse 549 Starlight Drive Fort Mill, SC 29715
  • Date: Friday December 1st
  • Time: 6:30pm-10:30pm
  • Cost: $30/person
    • Includes: Facility, Tables/Chairs, Food, Music
  • Menu:
    • Smoked Beef Tenderloin
    • Mashed Potato Bar
    • Spring mix salad
    • Green Beans
    • Rolls
    • Sweet Tea
    • Fruit Infused Water
  • BYOB – No bar this year…responsible for own drinks
  • Dress: Nice Casual or crush velvet red suit

Instructions:

  1. RSVP: We need names of all attending
    1. Google Forms: https://goo.gl/forms/0BvuF4eeV1U6gVH02
  2. Cost: $60.00 per couple or $30 per person
    1. Pay here: PayPal Link: https://paypal.me/f3thefort
  3. Gift options for Children’s Attention Home – Duffle bags 36″ or larger, alarm clocks or travel size umbrellas
  4. Gift options for Operation Sweet include —any age toy and/or gift cards to take to Levine’s children hospital.

Questions: Contact Cake Boss or Anchorman

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Family Ruck 001 – 11/18/17

With the great success we had with Brew Ruck 001 back in March, we’re launching the family version, Family Ruck 001 on Nov 18th. As the name implies, this is a FAMILY event and we encourage and want Ms and 2.0s! No rucking experience needed, this is ment to be a family event not a CSAUP, so just grab a backpack, any weight or no weight is fine and let’s have enjoy some fellowship and rucking!

This is a 3.3 mile route within Baxter, with two stops along the way at Parks for a break for kids to play and activities.

The Start Point (SP) will be the Mushroom Pool (3387 Richard’s Crossing, Fort Mill), the route is detailed below and the EndEx will be the Baxter Town Center on Colonel Springs Way.

Start Time will be 15:00 (3pm), estimated arrival at EndEx ~17:00 (5pm).

For those looking for more than 3.3 miles, there will be a pre-ruck launching from the EndEx at 14:00 (2pm).

Nothing special required, your ruck, some weight and smiles, be smart about weight for 2.0s.

Please pack your own water!

Feel free to bring adult beverages for some 2ndF at the EndEx!

Route Map:

Route Details:

SP- Mushroom Pool

Miles

Cumulative
Miles

First Leg

SP down Richard’s Crossing, loop around end, back to Front St

0.46

Right on Front St

0.09

0.55

Right on Birkshire Heights

0.05

0.60

Right on Revival Row

0.35

0.95

Right on Olmstead St & back (dead end)

0.25

1.20

Right on Revival Row

0.04

1.24

Right on Birkshire Heights

0.14

1.38

End at Park at Birkshire Heights and Downing Dr

Second Leg

Head down Downing Dr

0.27

1.65

Left on Morris Hunt Dr

0.24

1.89

Left on Gardenia St

0.07

1.96

Jump on trail system

0.82

2.78

End at Allison Park

Third Leg

Right on Founders St

0.04

2.82

Right on Ellis Way

0.21

3.03

Left on Sonny Way

0.06

3.09

Left on Colonel Springs Way

0.20

3.29

End at Town Center field

Questions, comments, concerns, holler at WWL, Cobra Kai or CSPAN.

No patch has been designed or ordered, there are costs to do so, we are happy to if there is enough interest, let us know if you have ideas.

Aye!

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Influencers Pre-Blast

At its core, the Influencers is a ministry which guides individuals into an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.

This is accomplished in a small-group setting called a Journey Group. Participants will initially meet for a 6 week period with a group of believers who share the same heart to go deeper in their relationship with Christ. The key Scripture passage for this ministry is John 15, where Jesus said, “If a man abides in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit.” As they begin to understand and participate in this process of abiding, true life transformation begins to take place. These individuals become Influencers to their world, which means marriages, children, businesses, and communities are impacted.

We will be launching an “intro” to the Journey on October 23rd. Come join us for a 6 week study to learn more about what it truly means to be a part of the vine. We will be launching the full 9 month discipleship program in January for those interested and it’s truly life changing!

Some noted F3 Journey Alum…..be sure and ask them about how it’s impacted their lives…..

  • Cake Boss
  • Cobra Kai
  • Bojangles
  • Crab Cakes
  • Terminator
  • Destiny

When: Monday mornings at 6:15am (will last 45 minutes or so).

Where: Paracle Realty on market street in Baxter

For more information contact Orange Crush @ glenngordon2@live.com

Glenn Gordon @InfluencersFM

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