December 23rd, 2011 14:29 EST
Attention Fathers: National Center for Fathering To Give Away Two Tickets To The Super Bowl
Nonprofit Sends Super Father to Super Bowl
This year, one great dad will receive more than a mug for his achievement: He will win two tickets to the Super Bowl.
In response to a "critical shortage of heroic fathers," the National Center for Fathering (Fathers.com) has launched a contest to find a father or father figure who excels at loving, coaching, and modeling, three attributes the Center identifies as key to successful fathering.
This father, along with his son or daughter, will win a ticket to Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis on February 5, 2012.
The contest is part of the nonprofit`s initiative to reverse a trend of fatherlessness, said Carey Casey, the National Center for Fathering`s CEO.
"We have a crisis in this country: Our children have a critical shortage of heroic fathers and father-figures," said Casey, adding that the dangerous trend is negatively impacting teenage pregnancy rates, drug abuse, mental and physical health problems, and poverty.
The giveaway is an opportunity to reward heroic fathering and raise awareness about the Center`s mission, said Carey. To enter the contest, a father will be asked to film a 60-second-or-less video explaining:
1) Why he is a great father or father figure;
2) Why his son or daughter is the ultimate football fanatic; and
3) Why he deserves to take his son or daughter to the Super Bowl.
Contestants will then upload the videos to YouTube and post them on the Fathers.com Facebook page (www.facebook.com/NCF4dads). The public will vote for the videos between January 16 and January 20. On January 21, three judges will select a winner from the top three vote-getting videos. The winner will receive two tickets to the Super Bowl: one for him, and one for a child of his choice.
The National Center for Fathering is a nonprofit organization based in Kansas City, Missouri. For two decades, it has been fighting to bring the importance of fatherhood to the forefront of society.
About the National Center for Fathering
The National Center for Fathering is a nonprofit research and education organization whose mission is to champion the role of responsible fatherhood by inspiring and equipping men to be more engaged in the lives of children. The Center provides practical, research-based training and resources that equip men in virtually every fathering situation to be the involved fathers their children need. NCF believes that every child needs a dad they can count on, and uses its resources to inspire and equip men to be the involved fathers, grandfathers and father figures their children need.
For more information on the National Center For Fathering and Fathers.com, visit www.fathers.com, or visit the Center`s social media sites.
Facebook - www.facebook.com/NCF4dads
Twitter - www.twitter.com/fathersdotcom
YouTube - www.youtube.com/fathersNCF