This week’s for the Dads Doing It Right series I want to highlight dads who are looking show their kids how much they care about them. These dads are here to inspire parents and others by reading about some heartwarming stories. If there are any other dads that you think we should check out leave their name and info in the comment section below.
Joel Wegener – Showing Care With Special Neat Treats
Special Neat Treats is an ice cream truck that is more than just selling ice cream and snacks. Joel Wegener owns Special Neat Treats. He purchased a truck last year. “It just seemed like the right thing to do to buy this truck,” Wegener said. Wegener has two kids with special needs, Mary Kate, and Josh. They work with their dad at Special Neat Treats. Wegener hopes this family business will inspire others. Joel knows his own kids are learning new business and communication skills daily. Well done Joel! Keep up the great work.
Pierce Freelon – Making Music With His Family
Two years ago, Hip Hop, soul and electronic musician Pierce Freelon released his debut family album, D.a.D. It is a dynamic and genuine collection inspired by his journey through fatherhood. The eclectic recording is a family journal chronicling the life and times of a Black millennial father living in the South. As a skilled beat maker, Freelon thrives in sampling sounds from his environment and incorporating it into his music. He used this technique to assemble D.a.D like a quilt, stitching it together by voice memo recordings of himself and his children along with melodies and beats that he enhanced with soulful arrangements and honest and playful lyrics. His messages and themes are relatable and universal but are delivered in a style unique to the artist and his diverse creative circle.
Greg Long – Creating A Safe Space For His Son To Dance
Greg’s passion as a dance dad looking for an opportunity to not only help his son, but also the community, led Greg to create DanceOn. In addition, Greg’s an avid t-shirt creator and supporter of everything his children do. His idea to begin the DanceOn movement has been nothing short of brilliant. His constant compassion for others and “pay-it-back” mentality has grown Dance On to what it is today. Greg is showing a lot of care for his son and others who want to dance.
Ken Corcoran – Setting Up An All Girls Wrestling Club For His Daughter
Ken Corcoran is the head coach of Team Alpha Girls Wrestling Club of New York, an all-girls wrestling team ranging in age from 5-18. He started the club five years ago when his youngest daughter, Makenna, expressed interest in the sport. Now, his two daughters, 13-year-old Kendall and 10-year-old Makenna, are both members of the club.