Bright sunny skies and Tony Dungy greeted 1,450 fathers and children today at the 2nd Annual All Pro Dad Day at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The former Super Bowl winning coach, who also participated in a book signing at the Hall of Fame on Friday night, hosted Saturday’s event. Dungy is the founder of the event and passionately spoke to those on hand at Pro Football Hall of Fame Field at Fawcett Stadium. The All Pro Dad Day offered fathers and children to participate in football drills and receive parenting tips before enjoying lunch and visiting the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Family First, a national non-profit organization headquartered in Tampa, launched All Pro Dad with the help of Dungy, in 1997.
Dungy played three seasons in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers and San Francisco 49ers followed by a lengthy career as an assistant coach. He then served two stints as a NFL head coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1996-2001) and the Indianapolis Colts (2002-08). He became the first African American head coach to win a Super Bowl when he guided the Colts to a Super Bowl XLI victory in the 2006 season.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame All Pro Dad Father & Kids Experience was presented by Wal-Mart, hhgregg, Aultman Health Foundation and Chick-fil-A. Mix 94.1, NewsTalk 1480 WHBC, Time Warner Cable, the Akron Beacon-Journal and Ohio.com were event media sponsors.
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All Pro Dad is dedicated to strengthening the bonds between fathers and their children. This unique program encourages dads to spend one minute a day reading the All Pro Dad Play of the Day email, one hour a month attending one of the 1,200 All Pro Dad’s Day Breakfasts across the nation, and one day a year attending a Father & Kids Experience with their children. The program also reaches fathers worldwide though its website, www.AllProDad.com.