Frequently Asked Questions

We are looking forward to seeing you at the 2019 RED Flag Football tournament. If you have any questions about the tournament feel free to review the FAQ below.

WHO is RED INC.? ​(Rehabilitation Enables Dreams, Inc.)2019-06-07T20:36:22+00:00

RED is a public charity nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. RED engineers evidence-based rehabilitation programs for nonviolent youthful offenders. RED’s mission is to ​increase literacy, reduce poverty and stop recidivism.

What is Recidivism?2019-06-07T20:37:09+00:00

Recidivism refers to an individual’s relapse into criminal behavior. The United States has the highest documented incarceration rate in the world. Recidivism negatively impacts unemployment rates and economic freedom, forces excess taxpayer contributions to the criminal justice system and most importantly, compromises the safety of our communities. Georgia’s incarceration rate is 32% higher than the national average. Georgia leads the nation with over 200k probationers which is 321% higher than the national average.

Where does the money go?2019-06-07T20:39:25+00:00

Your sponsorship contribution is used to fund anti-recidivism research and to develop, implement and administer evidence-based rehabilitation programs. RED’s rehabilitation programs focus on 3 building blocks of individual growth/education in its curriculums: (1) Social literacy (2) Financial literacy and (3) Civic Literacy. Our participants consist of non-violent youthful offenders. Our curriculum aims to keep our program participants permanently out of the criminal justice system. The 3 building blocks focus on cognitive skill development, anger management, self-control, civil rights, resume writing, employment opportunities, GED course and examination, and many other education-oriented subjects. Finally and arguably most important, we use your funds to cover the cost of recruiting, interviewing and assigning mentors to each of our program participants. Mentors are the lifeline of our participants. Mentors provide continuous support, attend social outings and all community service outreach events with their assigned program participants.

What are the tournament details?2019-06-07T20:40:08+00:00

The tournament is on Saturday October 5th, 2019 at the Fifth Third Bank Stadium from 8 AM through 5 PM. There are 12 teams with rosters of up to 25 co-ed players made up of professionals, Fortune 1000 companies, public servants, nonprofit organizations and RED program participants. The one-day flag football tournament consists of three conference games and a single elimination playoff round.

What are some additional benefits of sponsoring?2019-06-07T20:40:42+00:00

CAUSE MARKETING WORKS: More than 278 million people in the U.S. want to know what a company is doing to benefit a cause. 80% of consumers say that if price and quality are equal they are likely to switch brands to one that supports a cause. 85% of consumers have a more positive image of a company when it supports a cause they care about. 90% of consumers want companies to tell them the ways they are supporting causes.

BRAND AWARENESS: Impressions are the easiest way to build brand awareness. Your logo can be memorialized on player jerseys, painted on the field end zones, included in RED Flag Football press and all marketing materials.

What is RED?2019-06-10T20:45:58+00:00

RED is a public charity nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. RED engineers rehabilitation programs for pre and post-adjudication first-time, nonviolent, youthful offenders. RED rehabilitative programs enhance the employment potential of individuals with a criminal record while emphasizing the safekeeping of our communities.

Why flag football?2019-06-10T20:58:57+00:00

Flag football fosters teamwork. The tournament brings our community together to raise awareness on the effects of recidivism. Participation provides hope of a bright future to program graduates. RED rewards 80 rehabilitation program graduates by sponsoring their participation in the tournament. Groups of 5 graduates are added to each of the 16 registered team’s roster.

What does the RED Flag Football Fundraiser support?2019-06-10T21:00:38+00:00

Reading, financial and civic literacy programs. GED courses and examinations, mentoring and more in addition to the RED Flag Football Tournament. You can learn more about the RED Program by visiting stoprecidivism.org.

Where can I buy tickets?2019-06-10T21:08:08+00:00

Attendance is free and you can get your passes on our Facebook Event page here. Even though the event is free to attend we ask that if this cause resonates with you to make a donation by clicking here.

What is the event schedule?2019-06-10T21:09:37+00:00

The event schedule will be released soon. Stay tuned.

How do I register to play on a team?2019-06-10T21:10:53+00:00

Registration is easy and only takes a couple minutes. You can register to play here.

I participated in a previous tournament; Do I still need to register?2019-06-10T21:11:50+00:00

Yes. Every player must register every year they participate.

When should I arrive the day of the tournament?2019-06-10T21:12:43+00:00

Registration begins at 7:30 and we will release the full day schedule very soon.

What should I bring to the tournament?2019-06-10T21:14:19+00:00

RED will provide all player jerseys, flags, and game footballs. All other equipment is the sole responsibility of each team/player. We will soon release a full equipment information and tournament sheet for all players. Stay tuned.

If we did not answer your question here, please feel free to contact us at events@stoprecidivism.org.