New foundation will help abused, at-risk and special needs children

CENTRAL — An evening of live music, auction items and celebrities will highlight the inaugural event for the Every Day Foundation.
The EDF Launch Party will be held Friday, June 1, from 7-10 p.m. at Lighthouse Keowee, located at 1290 Doug Hollow Road in Seneca. A preparty reception for sponsors and upper tier ticket holders will be held from 6-7 p.m.
 Dan Scott, a former long-time local radio sports talk show host and current Voice of Furman University Athletics, is the founder and CEO of the Every Day Foundation. He created the non-profit organization in January of this year, shortly after revealing to his then-radio audience he had been sexually abused as a child.
“So many doors have opened since sharing my story, there’s no question I did the right thing,” Scott said. “Now it’s a matter of getting funded so we can begin executing our mission to help children throughout the Upstate.”
Scott said the EDF will focus almost exclusively on children — those who have been sexually, physically and/or emotionally abused; at-risk children; and children with special needs.
“I’ve been blessed over the past seven or eight years to be put in a position to work with children in virtually all of these categories,” Scott said. “What I want to do now is take the sort of charity projects we did on my radio show from Thanksgiving to Christmas, and try to find a way to bring positive change to the lives of these children and their families every day. 
“Thus the name, the Every Day Foundation.”
Once enough funds are raised, the first order of business will be to procure an office space for the EDF. After that, Scott said there are many ways the organization hopes to provide help for children. They include:
— Providing free counseling through a Christian-based counselor;
— Working to provide medical care for children whose families can’t afford doctor visits;
— Providing hotel rooms for low-income families with a child who has been admitted to the hospital;
— Supplement backpack food programs at local schools;
— Work to institute summer lunch programs for school-aged children;
— Provide summer camp scholarship money for children who are at-risk and/or come from low income families;
— Partner with other established organizations to help further their cause in helping children in these categories.
“That’s just the tip of the iceberg,” Scott said. “Unfortunately there are more and more children each day who fall into one or more of our target categories. We want to find a way to help as many as possible, but can’t do it until we begin receiving funds.”
Tickets for the June 1 Launch Party are $25 and $12.50. The $25 ticket is required to attend the preparty reception, which will include a special live auction prior to the doors opening at 7 p.m.
Celebrity guests who have confirmed attendance thus far include WSPA TV personality Kimberly Kelly and former Clemson and NFL linebacker Keith Adams.
A handful of sponsorship opportunities are also available. To make a donation, or for further information about the EDF, visit the website at
Scott can be contacted via e-mail at or by calling (864) 903-1324.