Wanted: More Nice Guys

One Man Project

The One Man Project, a 501c3 project to encourage young men ages 24-44 to engage in the community, is coming to Nashville for the first time this fall to inspire more men to volunteer with charities and civic organizations. Through an application process, local community leaders will choose 20 men who represent the face and future of Nashville. The project will culminate in a final celebration featuring the representatives and local entertainment on Friday, Nov. 10, where One Man Nashville will be named and receive $5,000 to deliver to his favorite charity.

“Community involvement and a passion for making Nashville a great place to live and work should be important attributes for Nashville men,” said Scott Mayer, creator of the One Man Project. “After working at the Target Corporation Foundation, I developed the initiative because I observed that young men are the most difficult demographic to engage, and our research confirms it. We use a proven strategy to enable a terrific group of diverse guys to produce unique service projects that will benefit Nashville because they are Nashville.”

Any man ages 24 – 44 living or working in Davidson or Williamson County can enter or be nominated online at www.OneManNashville.com. The application process closes on Saturday, Sept. 9, and each of the 20 representatives selected from the applicants will have their pictures and profiles posted at www.OneManNashville.com for online voting by the public beginning in mid-September.

Three events will be held during the online voting period to allow the public to “Meet the Men.” Happy hour events will feature an opportunity to learn more about the 20 charities affiliated with each man, along with signature beverages and complimentary appetizers. The winner will ultimately be announced at the Nov. 10 final celebration.

To enter or nominate a One Man Nashville finalist and to see a complete calendar of One Man Nashville events, visit www.TheOneManNashville.com. One Man Nashville is sponsored by Levy’s Clothing and Eleventy Men’s Wear.

About One Man Project

The One Man Project began in Minneapolis in 2009 and has grown to include Chicago, Dallas and now Nashville. Because young men are the most difficult demographic to engage, this 501c3 organization encourages more men ages 24-44 to volunteer with charitable organizations and the One Man Project and to participate in service projects that make our communities a better place to live and work.

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