How We Started
The Denard Span Foundation first got its start in 2014. Although its existence is brief, Denard has been serving single parent homes much longer than that. He quickly realized the power of his influence when first entering the major leagues in 2008 with the Minnesota Twins. During his time there, he hosted the “Twins and Pins” bowling event which benefited the Jeremiah Program, an organization dedicated to helping single parents break the cycle of poverty. From this event on, a spark ignited in Denard to continue helping others the best he could and to one day start his own foundation.
Fast forward, Denard and his family are still hosting events that help serve and empower single parent homes. This foundation and its inspiration comes from real and raw experiences that Denard and his mother, Wanda, had gone through themselves as a home with one parent. They use their stories to spread hope and empower others in similar situations.
“I pray these young children we reach grow up to be strong leaders and contributors in their own community.”
Our mission is to serve and empower single parent homes. We are dedicated to creating strong sustainable home environments where both parents and children can thrive physically, emotionally, financially, and spiritually.
Our vision is to see communities where all single parent families are provided the resources and encouragement to build and sustain strong families.
Ferman Tampa Bay Partnership
Help us give a family the opportunity to afford a reliable vehicle. DSF is raising support to help fund a healthy down payment on a new car or to keep lease payments affordable.
Our mission is to
SERVE and EMPOWER
single parent homes
The Span Fans tradition is back, and we started in Tampa Bay! While playing for the Tampa Bay Rays, we partnered up with the Rays to give a single parent family and child a day inside MLB with Denard Span. Select candidates experienced tickets to a Rays baseball home game, on field passes to meet and spend time with Denard before the game, and more.
NOW, Denard is with the Seattle Mariners. Stay tuned on Span Fans coming to Seattle!
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