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All Pro Dad; Jaguars to Host 1,000 Dads and Kids

The All Pro Dad Father & Kids Experience returns to Jacksonville for a day of football fun and father and child bonding on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009. The event kicks off at the Jaguars practice fields at 2 p.m. and goes until 5 p.m. Jaguars players Brad Meester and Maurice Williams will attend. Online registration is open at

At the Oct. 17 event, fathers will get parenting tips while they and their children visit interactive, football-themed learning stations located around the field. New topics and activities will also be introduced this year.

Registration is only $15 per family, which includes admission for one dad and up to four children. The event is recommended for ages five and older. Advanced registration is required at

Family First, a national non-profit organization headquartered in Tampa, launched All Pro Dad with the help of Tony Dungy in 1997. Family First president, Mark Merrill, says, "All Pro Dad equips men with the moral and educational tools they need to become better fathers and role models, and to build character in their children and communities."

The Jaguars Father & Kids Experience is being presented by the Florida Dairy Farmers, the Florida Department of Education, and the Department of Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Comcast Spotlight and WOKV are media sponsors.


Event day media are encouraged to be at the Jaguars Practice Fields at 2:00 for b-roll/photo opportunities and interviews.


All Pro Dad is dedicated to strengthening the bonds between fathers and their children. This unique program encourages dads to spend one minute a day reading the All Pro Dad Play of the Day email, one hour a month attending one of the 1,200 All Pro Dad's Day Breakfasts across the nation, and one day a year attending a Father & Kids Experience with their children. The program also reaches fathers worldwide though its website,

Over 55 NFL coaches, players and alumni are All Pro Dad spokesmen.

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