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Play Catch With A Dad at York County Pride

We want to give a warm and special shout-out to Play Catch with a Dad and John Piermatteo for being part of our events, going back to Equality Fest in 2019.

As Board President and co-founder of the Rainbow Rose Center, Tesla Taliaffero, said "I think a lot of people have lost access to a father figure and that is particularly true in the LGBTQIA+ community, where people often face a broken family after they come out... A few minutes of playing catch is a way for these dads to say, ‘I see you, I support you, and I respect you,’ and ‘I love you and I am glad you are here,' ... It’s a very affirming thing. It’s just a really brilliant concept and shows support for the community in a simple and loving way." 

He goes on to say that "John is a really great guy for offering that connection to people who don’t have it elsewhere in their lives."

Thank you to Play Catch with a Dad for your continued and meaningful support, John for starting this group, and WellSpan for their write-up. Check out the full article: