Stories tagged with: ForeverDads

July 18, 2015 - 3:36pm
6 weeks 5 days ago

One organization is working to keep the relationship between father and child strong and growing.

Foreverdads hosted their 'All-Star Dads Day' today. It featured a Ninja Run, food catered by Dave's Grillin' and other activities for kids to enjoy with dad. Event Coordinator Doug Gates said that relationship can change the outlook of a child's life.

"First of all, it creates a wonderful role model for the kids," said Gates. "If the kids can see that their fathers...

July 14, 2015 - 4:42pm
7 weeks 2 days ago

After being postponed for a couple of weeks, 'All Star Dad's Day' has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 18. 

ForeverDads has the event each year to grow the relationship between dads and their children. The annual event is taking place Saturday in the open area near the YMCA pool on Adams Lane.

"It's an opportunity for dads to spend time with their children," said ForeverDads executive director, Burl Lemon. "And we're excited about the idea of right behind...

March 12, 2015 - 9:20pm
25 weeks 20 hours ago

Hundreds gathered at the North Terrace Church of Christ Thursday evening to pay a tribute to fatherhood.

ForeverDads' 2015 "Tribute To Fatherhood" ceremony honored men who have demonstrated winning and success in the field of 'life'. They have contributed to the community by influencing wholeness of life through their family, profession and vocation. The reflection of each man is shadowed by the life of his children and grandchildren, and his contributions to the community....

June 14, 2014 - 3:46pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

Father's Day may be on Sunday, but several area dads decided to celebrate one day early.

ForeverDads hosted their 11th annual All Star Dads Day at the Muskingum Family Y beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Fred Matthews is a proud father who has spent the last 34 years helping coach area youth. He said events like this are a great way to show support for local kids.

"The park's full of kids," Matthews said.  "And like I say, this is these kids' Kings Island...

February 8, 2014 - 6:01pm
1 year 29 weeks ago

Expectant dads got a helping hand as they take their first steps into fatherhood.

ForeverDads held their nationally recognized Boot Camp Saturday. Fathers and those soon-to-be fathers attended the program designed specifically for men, providing an opportunity to learn and connect with other fathers on topics such as how to take care of mom, before during and after birth, plus how to calm a crying baby, change a diaper and of course what to do in the hospital.

"When a lot of...

September 21, 2012 - 6:05pm
2 years 49 weeks ago

Fathers in the area have a chance to show off their golfing skills.

ForeverDads will hold their annual Champions of Fatherhood Golf Classic at the Zanesville Jaycee's Golf club, Friday October 5th.

"We're needing more golfers for our champions of fatherhood golf classic which is sponsored by the ForeverDads program here in Zanesville," said Bob Mercer, member of ForeverDads

This is the third year for the scramble. All proceeds will go back into the ForeverDads...

August 21, 2012 - 8:23pm
3 years 1 week ago

ForeverDads held its first "Tribute to Fatherhood" Tuesday evening.

The event was held at the North Terrace Church of Christ and recognized Bishop Frank McDonald and Ray Thomas along with coaches Don Stahl, Ron Apperson, and Whit Parks for their leadership.

"Fathers are fathers for generations, perpetually making this community better, and strengthening the lives of our children. So we sought men who have made a difference not only in their families, but in this...

August 8, 2012 - 3:19pm
3 years 3 weeks ago

ForeverDads is hosting its monthly boot camp for new dads this weekend.

It's a program to teach fathers how to care for their new child.

Executive Director Burl Lemon said the program is a great opportunity for dads-to-be.

"It's really a neat time for men to get together and just spend some time sharing about what it is to be a dad, to celebrate it and at the same time, learn from it from men who have been there recently who have done it; real men, and I think that's...

June 16, 2012 - 5:36pm
3 years 11 weeks ago

Father's Day isn't until tomorrow, but a group of dads is celebrating fatherhood a little early.

On Saturday ForeverDads held an All Star Dad's Day at the Muskingum Family 'Y'. The celebration featured quality time activities for dads and kids. Executive Director Burl Lemon hosts this event every year to bring families closer together.

"ForeverDads purpose is to encourage, educate and equip men to develop positive relationships with their children, the family and the...

April 27, 2012 - 8:25pm
3 years 18 weeks ago

It was an event that raised the question, "Who let the dads out?"

Dads and their kids were invited to an evening of fun and games at the Fieldhouse as a part of the ForeverDads program.

Jeff Wickerham of ForeverDads said the overall goal is for dads to spend time with their children and to take a pro-active role in their lives.

"Get those father figures involved, make them aware of what's going on in their kids' lives because there's a lot of dads who aren't...

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