Home Field Advantage is striving to be a catalyst for community service and involvement. The organization does event production and marketing with a focus on celebrating what is good about America.
The founders believe our country is losing our “home field advantage” because We, the People, are so divided. In order to shrink that division as a country, we must have something to rally around. There is a strong belief that the rallying point is Service – helping others to be better.
Produce and support events showcasing the role Service – caring for each other – can play in
unifying our country and solidifying America’s Home Field Advantage.
The first Celebration of Service was held in November 2017 with three objectives, which continue today:
- Reflect on our personal commitment to Service – a display of caring for others.
- Show gratitude to those protecting us.
- Honor those providing support.
The event features the presentation of three awards. Two are named for the College Football Hall
of Famer Fisher DeBerry and the real head coach in their household, LuAnn. Why the DeBerrys? They are truly committed to helping others be better.
The DeBerry Award for Support of Youth. The assumption is that no one wants to leave
the world worse than they found it for their children and grandchildren.
The other DeBerry Award goes to an organization supporting our Front Line Forces – the
military, first responders, and health care professionals.
The Sijan Service Award memorializes the legacy of Sacrifice and Service that defines the life of
Lance Peter Sijan, the only Air Force Academy graduate to receive the Medal of Honor.
DeBerry Award for Support of Youth
2017 – 4kidzsports.org
2018 – Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado
2019 – Pikes Peak YMCA
DeBerry Award for Support of Front Line Forces
2017 – Mt Carmel Veterans Service Center
2018 – Community Advancing Public Safety (CAPS)
2019 – Springs Rescue Mission
Sijan Service Award
2017 – Jim Dolan (Founder of Heroes on the Water)
2017 – Harvey LeCato (National Sertoman of the Year)
2018 – Rodney Bullard (Author of Heroes Wanted)
2019 – Gary Sinise (Philanthropist and Actor)
Life is all about TEAM
Trust – focus on being reliable.
Empathy – everyone has a story. Do your best to know it without being nosy.
Accountability – own a mistake you make and do your best to not make it again.
Mindfulness – be present in the moment so you maximize your ability to listen.