2021 Building Futures Awards Event Postponed

Date October 7, 2021
Location Barefoot Conference Center in North Myrtle Beach.

2021 Building Futures Awards Event Postponed

 CONWAY, SC – January 25, 2021 – A Father’s Place is moving its 3rd Annual Building Futures Awards Banquet & FUNdraiser from Winter to Fall.  The banquet will now be held on October 7, 2021, at the Barefoot Conference Center in North Myrtle Beach.


“With guidance from DHEC and the medical community, it was clear the most prudent action was to postpone,” said Lyn Rumage, AFP’s Regional Director of Development. “An autumn event should allow us to honor and celebrate this year’s incredible slate of recipients with everyone they love in attendance. We’re really excited, too, because our venue has glorious outdoor spaces. It was a bit too cold to utilize them in February, but they should be perfect for October. Perfect for a few more surprises and special touches to add to the fun.”


While honorees and sponsors alike were disappointed, they all understood and supported the decision. “Everyone said they applauded the date change and is looking forward to a fabulous fall night,” Rumage said.


The 2021 Building Futures recipients are:

Building Futures Pinnacle Award  - Barb Mains

Corporate Leadership Award - Food Lion

Small Business Award - Angelo Antonucci, owner of Angelo’s restaurant

Community Partnership Award - Hope House and its founders Gretchen Abney, Bo Bryan and Myra Starnes

Spiritual Leadership Award - Church of the Resurrection, Surfside Beach, SC

Larry A. White Lifetime in Leadership Award - Greg Everett

Government Leadership Award - Heather Crawford, SC Representative 68th District and Ronnie Sabb, SC Senate 32nd District

Public Safety Award – Kelvin Waites, Georgetown Chief of Police

Public Health Leadership - Tidelands Health

“Help a Dad Realize a Dream” Scholarship – David Grissett

A Dad Making Strides - John Barr

Father of the Year – Ken Avant



A big thank you to the wonderful and generous sponsors for making this extraordinarily inspiring and energizing event possible: Title Sponsor Palmetto Infusion, along with WRNN Talk Radio, Jory & Christina Taylor, Beach Realty Group, Molina Healthcare, Carolina Cool, Landevcon LLC, Synovus, Minuteman Press, Gore-Coggin State Farm, 810 Billiards & Bowling and Agru America.



A limited number of sponsorship opportunities with tickets remain. To become a sponsor, please contact Lyn Rumage at 843.488.2923 x103 or LRumage@SCFathersandFamilies.com.


About A Father’s Place: 

A Father’s Place (AFP) is a locally unique, father-focused, non-profit serving men in Horry, Georgetown, Marion and Williamsburg counties. AFP is part of a network of six fatherhood engagement initiatives across the state under the auspices of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families. The program serves as a national model and is renowned for its goal-oriented curriculum with quantifiable results. A Father’s Place has offices in Conway, Myrtle Beach and Georgetown and has served local families for 20-plus years.  


A Father’s Place / 1800 Racepath Ave, Conway, SC 29527 / Ph: 843.488.2923 / Fax: 843.248.2924 


Contact: Lyn Rumage 

Regional Director of Development 

201.562.5003 (cell)