4th Annual “Me and My Dad” Challenge
To encourage fathers’ engagement in their children’s lives, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies partners with The City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation, Children’s Services Council of Broward County, Broward County Public Schools Early Education Program and Title I, Broward AWARE! Protecting OUR Children, City of Fort Lauderdale, the SWIMS Foundation, iHeart Media, 103.5 The Beat, OIC of South Florida and other organizations to make this a fun and informative event for the whole family. Fathers with their children will participate in an obstacle course, 50/50 father/child relay, basketball, baseball, hockey shootout, tricycle race and other exciting team building activities. Because drowning is the number one cause of death for children 0-5 years old and to launch the Water Smart Broward Campaign, the event will offer information on drowning prevention and swimming in the aquatic park area. Dads’ involvement in the lives of their children is one way to help them grow safe, healthy and nurtured; teaching ways to be “Water Smart” will keep them from drowning.
Keynote speaker will be Luther Campbell “Uncle Luke” with entertainment from 103.5 The Beat host Papa Keith and Hip Hop Kidz. Other guest speakers like Emilio Benitez, President & CEO Childnet and Chair of Children’s Services Council, and other community leaders will be present to inspire the men to be great fathers and role models. In addition, the event will feature a resource fair with a number of local organizations providing valuable information and giveaways to attendees.
To compete in the Challenge, participants must register online at meandmydad4.eventbrite.com or call Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies of Broward 954-765-0550. This event is free and open to the community. All male caregivers with children of all ages are welcome!
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1987 dedicated to reducing infant deaths by strengthening families through a comprehensive approach to prenatal care, parenting, education and support services.