All-Star Dad to Be Honored at 76th Annual Father of the Year Awards in New York City

New York, NY – March 15, 2017 – The National Father’s Day Committee, in partnership with Esquire and the Sani Family Foundation, has announced an open call for 2017 All-Star Dad award nominations, a prestigious national honor that acknowledges a dad who truly encapsulates the importance of fatherhood, has proven himself as an exemplar of the community, and has shown dedication to leadership and service in his lifetime. The award will be presented at a luncheon commemorating the 76th Annual Father of the Year Awards to be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the New York Hilton Hotel.

The selected father will win a trip for four to NYC, and be included in a group of distinguished fathers, among them Michael Strahan, NFL legend and cohost of ABC’s Good Morning America,  and Marvin R. Ellison, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JCPenney.

To nominate your father as this year’s All-Star Dad, please visit and submit an essay of 250 words or less explaining why the father you are nominating should receive this honor.

“Year after year, we are thrilled to celebrate an everyday dad who is committed to his community, family and career,” said Dan Orwig, Chairman of the National Father’s Day Committee. “This is a special award for our organization that we are proud to present to a true All-Star.”

Esquire is proud to support the National Father’s Day Committee in hosting their 76th Annual celebration,” said Jack Essig, SVP and Publisher for Esquire. “This distinguished organization hosts an incredible event that not only recognizes deserving fathers but improves the lives of children and families through its Save the Children’s U.S. Programs.”

Over the course of 76 years, the Father of the Year Awards has recognized some of the most notable men in our nation’s history, including Presidents John F. Kennedy and George W. Bush, Vice President Joe Biden, General Colin Powell, Joe Namath and Shaquille O’Neal. Former All-Star Dads include Master Sergeant Christopher Irving, Major Jackson Drumgoole II and Captain Scott M. Smiley. The Council has always strived to support worthwhile causes, while enhancing the meaning of Father’s Day and encouraging universal observance.

Proceeds from the event benefit Save the Children’s U.S. Programs. As part of its commitment to support meaningful philanthropies dealing with issues affecting mothers, fathers and children, the National Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council, Inc. has donated more than $30 million to date to meaningful charities nationwide.


About The National Father’s Day Council, Inc.

The National Father’s Day Committee is part of the Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council, Inc., a non-profit association that has as its mission the recognition and awarding of honors to role model contemporary fathers and mothers, while at the same time contributing to issues affecting the life and well-being of men, women and families. Past honorees have included Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, Generals Douglas MacArthur, Colin Powell and Norman Schwarzkopf, retail veteran Terry Lundgren, sports notables Arthur Ashe, Jim Kelly and Michael “Coach K” Krzyzewski, and communications leaders Tim Russert and Harry Smith. To learn more about The National Father’s Day Council, visit our website at


About Esquire

Esquire creates engaging conversations that drive the culture, with a unique mix of intellectual showmanship, hilarity, impeccable style, visual punch and extraordinary writing. Esquire is the most-honored monthly magazine in America, with 26 National Magazine Awards, including one for its iPad app, and 88 nominations. In its digital expressions, has an audience of 11.3 million (comScore, Sept. 2016), and a social media following of 2 million. In addition to its U.S. flagship, Esquire publishes 26 editions around the world. Follow Esquire on Instagram and Twitter at @Esquire. Esquire is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst, one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies. Hearst Magazines’ print and digital assets collectively reach more than 128 million readers and site visitors each month, or 53 percent of all adults in the U.S.; nearly two-thirds of all women and 69 percent of all millennial women (source: comScore/MRI 9-16/S16).


About Save the Children’s U.S. Programs

Nearly 1 in 5 children in the United States lives in poverty. Save the Children works to break the cycle of poverty and improve the lives of children in this country by ensuring that they have the resources they need to succeed in school and life. With a grassroots network of more than 180,000 people across all 50 states, Save the Children also acts as a voice for kids by advocating for increased access to high-quality early childhood education at the federal, state and local levels. Early learning programs that begin during pregnancy and continue until the child reaches kindergarten are key to ensuring that children enter school ready for success. In 2016, Save the Children reached an estimated 317,000 children across the United States. For more information

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