Stories tagged with: Forever Dads

January 27, 2016 - 6:55pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

 One local organization is helping men become fathers.

Forever Dads is hosting a boot camp for new dads to learn from veteran fathers about the ups and downs of fatherhood. This three hour crash-course focuses on preparing first-time dads on ways they can become better partners and fathers once their child is born. Boot Camp for Dads participant, Matthew Brown said this was an eye-opening experience.

"After attending the boot camp I did feel more confident in just what...

October 2, 2015 - 4:33pm
46 weeks 5 days ago

To celebrate fatherhood, Forever Dads had their annual golf tournament at Eaglesticks Golf Club Friday afternoon.

This is the organization's biggest fundraiser and with 29 teams this year has been the most successful yet. For 6 years forever dads has been bringing the community together for a great cause and hopes to continue to do so for years to come. Tee-off was at noon and those involved sat down for a nice lunch together and much more.

"We have our ball drop where we...

June 27, 2015 - 2:24pm
1 year 8 weeks ago

Forever Dads has postponed their 'All Star Dad's Day'

The event that was originally scheduled for this afternoon will take place on July 18 and although the weather will make you wait, Executive Director Burl Lemon said it will be a day worth while.

"Doug Gates is our activities guy and he's put together an obstacle course called a 'Ninja Run' and we have so many other Y-man volleyball, volley tennis... just so many different things that they're going to be able to do with...

June 13, 2014 - 3:10pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

Zanesville's ForeverDads group wants to help area kids give Dad the All Star treatment this Father's Day weekend.

The 11th annual All Star Dads event will take place at the Muskingum County Y on Adams Lane Saturday. With many fathers often busy with work and other obligations, organizers say the event is a great way to carve out some time for dads to spend with their kids.

"The ForeverDads tries to incorporate that by bringing these special events and planning things...

March 10, 2014 - 10:14am
2 years 24 weeks ago

A group of very important people will be honored this week.

ForeverDad's is rolling out the red carpet for fathers at their 3rd Annual Tribute to Fatherhood event. One organizer said that actor's are honored with the Academy Awards and musician's with Grammys but the true role models and heroes in our community are dads.

"When a father is absent a child is five times more likely to live in poverty, 2-3 more times likely to drop out of school, 70 percent of the men...

October 4, 2013 - 3:59pm
2 years 46 weeks ago

The 4th Annual Champions of Fatherhood Golf Classic was held at the Jaycee's Golf Course Friday afternoon. Over 100 golfers came out to raise money for a good cause.

"This money will go toward funding Forever Dads, our programs, our events and activities that we do and encouraging, educating and equipping men as they develop positive relationships with the community and with their families and with their children."

Pulled pork, smoked chicken wings and "kickin'...

September 25, 2013 - 6:38pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

Forever Dads, an organization that strives to strengthen families and help father's provide for their families closed their Community Marketplace Store and re-located inside of Mattingly's Cash and Carry on State Street.

"Forever Dads started with a store on 6th Street and realized they needed a little more space so with the history of Mattingly foods and my grandfather founded it way back when and the roots of how that started with starting as a scratch and dent store for the...

March 14, 2013 - 10:30pm
3 years 23 weeks ago

The Forever Dads Tribute to Fatherhood honored five fathers who are devoted to their families and communities. The second annual celebration took place at the North Terrace Church of Christ earlier tonight. The purpose of the organization is to encourage, educate and equip men to develop positive relationships with their children and family.

"It's an opportunity for us to raise awareness of the importance of father's in the lives of their children. And to honor those men who have...

September 9, 2011 - 1:34pm
4 years 50 weeks ago

A new marketplace in Dresden will help struggling families put more food on the table for less cost.

The Community Marketplace service provided by Forever Dads. The organization purchases dented or scratched items through leading grocery stores to sell at a reduced cost to the community.  Aside from being a benefit to shoppers- all store profits will go towards Forever Dads and their services.

"Our goal is if we can do a 12-20% profit margin," said Forever...

June 26, 2011 - 6:47pm
5 years 8 weeks ago

Forever Dads recognized their 100th graduate of the NFL program...And no, we're not talking about football....

The Nurturing Father for Life program has helped 100 dads become a better parent, and for the 100th graduate, Jack Webb, it has helped him to better communicate with his children.

"I've learned a lot about how to talk with my children and things like that, a lot about how to correct them because a 2 and 4 year-old's kind of hard to correct some of the times, to...

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