This week’s for the Dads Doing It Right series I want to highlight dads who have made an impact in their community. These dads are not only helping others, but are creating memories with their families and community. If there are any other dads that you think we should check out leave their name and info in the comment section below.
WATCH D.O.G.S. – Creating An Impact In Schools
The Dads of Great Students WATCH D.O.G.S. program is one of the nation’s largest and most respected school-based groups. Their programs for school campuses help provide positive male role models for the students. In addition their presence is to show that education is important. In addition they provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security, reduce bullying. They also provide a greater sense of campus safety allowing students and teachers to focus on learning and instruction. Plus, they provide training content, support materials, uniform apparel and other promotional items for your campus community. Their mission is to support principals and teachers by providing willing volunteers while contributing to improved outcomes for students. To learn more click here.
Errol Murray – “Leeding” Dads To Help Others
Errol Murray’s daughter Rayya was six months old and he did not have many friends with families. He was also commuting to Manchester for work, seeing little of his daughter and only having functional conversations with his wife Veena. He was always exhausted because of the commute and he didn’t see a lot of his daughter. Conversations with his wife were limited. It was ‘have you got the bread? Have you got the milk? Can you take the baby?’ They didn’t have a lot of family locally. So he started up Leeds Dads. Eleven years later, the group is still thriving and with many more dads involved. The members of Leeds Dads value the importance of checking up on one another, which has been emphasized by the loss of some of the dads in recent years. Well done Errol.
Cedar Park Dads – Hooping For A Great Cause
Members of the Leander/Cedar Park Dads Facebook group played a three-on-three basketball tournament with proceeds going to the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program. They also accepted toy donations. The group boasts around 1,300 members and was formed about a year and a half ago. The group was formed to foster community, but it’s also about giving back to the community. Not only are they helping out kids in need, these dads are showing their kids how to play and pay it forward.
NHL Players Take Their Dads To Work
Around the NHL a cool trend was happening this year. Dads were going on the road with their son’s who play in the NHL. In one instance, the Arizona Coyotes team began the third segment of its 14-game road trip, with games in Nashville, Carolina, Detroit, and Minnesota. The players will have a little extra motivation sitting in the stands. That is because their fathers are making the trek to the first two cities of the journey. Whether brand new to the team, or a wily old veteran, the trip offers an opportunity that players and their families rarely get. So far this idea has been really embraced by the players and dads.