2016 represented the 75th year honoring outstanding Fathers. The National event was held on June 14th at the Marriott Marquis and featured memorabilia from as early as the 1940's. Photos, program journals, tape recordings from prominent honors, and video from more recent events were incorporated into the program and displayed at the general reception. Click here for more about the 75th Anniversary.
Christopher A. Irving was honored as the 2016 "All Star" Dad.
MSgt (Ret.) Christopher A. Irving is married to SSgt (Ret.) Theresa Irving and the father of 4 children and 2 step children, Tristen (17), Branden (15), Pierce (13), Beckett (10), Stella (5), and Embry (1). He served in the United States Air force for 20 years and retired in February 2014. He has served tours in Afghanistan and Iraq and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. His strong faith in God and his love for his family and friends define him as a man. He is proud of his family and spends his time in their development and growth. As a family they work on the family home and 80 acre yard in Rothbury Michigan. Chris is a jack of all trades, from working on cars and equipment to the study of history. They attend the Wesleyan Church and participate in many community events. His future plans are to welcome his 7th child into the world, and enjoy life to the fullest with Theresa and the kids.
The Father's Day/Mother's Day Council, Inc. has chosen to benefit two outstanding national charities for 2017. The National "Father of the Year" awards program and "Outstanding Mother Awards" program, based in New York, will benefit Save the Children. The regional Father's Day Council organization will support the American Diabetes Association with its "Father of the Year" Awards program.
The Regional Awards program raised over $5,000,000 in 2016 at 23 "Father of the Year" galas throughout the United States. We are proud to say that during the last 14 years the regional programs have raised more than $30 million to benefit our charity partnerships.
Contact the Father's Day/Mother's Day Council or our Partners below to see how you can contribute and be a part of the program.