The Incredible Birthday Project: Free Birthday Parties for a Good Cause

January 4, 2016 No Comments

Chris Mohrhardt, owner of Incredible Mo’s Family Entertainment Center in Traverse City, Mich., has partnered with Redemption Plus Chief Enrichment Officer Ron Hill to found The Incredible Birthday Project.

Through his involvement with Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Bowl for Kids’ Sake initiative, Mohrhardt learned that there were young people who did not have birthday parties. In response, Mohrhardt and Hill are launching the Incredible Birthday Project to give away free parties nationwide.  There are currently five pilot programs in Michigan, Texas and Kansas that have committed to giving away 800 parties.

Individual family entertainment centers (FECs) can partner with local organizations like the Salvation Army, Goodwill, Boys and Girls Clubs and Big Brothers, Big Sisters.  The child may choose their party package, which includes bowling and laser tag or arcade games.  Birthday cake, pizza and drinks are provided for guests, and the child receives a gift card. The initiative may be adding a scholarship element as well.

Mohrhardt and Hill are building doing good into their business plan and hope that other FEC owners will choose to follow this model.

(For more information contact Redemption Plus’ Tabatha Bender by calling 913-563-4379 or emailing tbender@redemptionplus.com.)


Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.


    • “We get your magazine on a regular basis and look at them often for inspiration, especially the …Buyer’s Guide and IAAPA show editions (yes, I keep them)!”
      – Traci Walker, The Canyons Zipline and Canopy Tours, Ocala, Fla.

    • “The TAP coverage and layout for F2 is FANTASTIC. Thanks for the banner page heading. Love the placement of the Live Oak ad…could not be better!”
      – Amigo Ben Jones, F2FEC

    • “I received the magazines. Hey, beautiful job on the article. Many thanks, I’m very happy.”
      – Sebastian Mochkovsky, Sacoa