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

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

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