For the second year the Fort Wayne TinCaps invited the YWCA 100 Good Men to be their guest at their July 7th home game. The 100 Good Men in attendance were invited out onto the field for a pre-game ceremony to honor them in front of the entire stadium.
Four individuals from Huntington University were honored as Good Men: Norrie Friesen, senior vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty; Jeff Lehman, professor of computer science; Kevin Miller, associate professor of communication; and Richard Strick, an alumni of the university.
The 100 Good Men project is the YWCA’s way of recognizing men and the important role they play in achieving the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. While the YWCA is often viewed as women’s organization their mission and services include women and men. The YWCA Northeast Indiana has been serving our community and five surrounding counties for 117 years. Along with being a voice and support for women’s issues and concerns, the YWCA also focus on racial justice, diversity, and education for healthy relationships between diverse groups.
100 Good Men Pledge
to celebrate the diversity in the world around me.
to treat all people with dignity and respect, and to discourage others’ prejudice and discrimination in all its forms.
to respect, listen to and seek equality with those in my life.
to use my talents and resources to empower others to reach their fullest potential.
to never commit, condone, or remain silent about violence against others.
to reject violence in all forms: physical, sexual, psychological, economical and social.
to consciously practice peace on a daily basis.
to oppose injustice, not people
The YWCA wants to thank all the men in our community that by their word and deed demonstrate positive healthy relationship, empower those around them to reach their full potential, and celebrate the diversity in world around them. For more information on the 100 Good Men project or the YWCA you can go to our website www.ywca.org/fortwayne or call 424-4908.
Since 1894, the YWCA Northeast Indiana, which serves Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, Wells and Whitley counties, has given voice to the concerns of women and provided services to meet the changing needs of women and their families. A nonprofit organization, the YWCA operates Indiana’s oldest domestic violence shelter, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary of shelter and services to women, men and children escaping domestic violence. The YWCA welcomes the interest and participation of both women and men committed to this vision. The organization receives support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and other groups, and is a United Way Partner Agency in each county in the areas they serve area.