Mayor John Hickenlooper opens the fatherhood recognition program with his son, Teddy.
Urban Colors Arts & Mentoring receive the 2009 Be There for Your Kids Program of the Year Award
Thanks to the assistance of Colorado fathers, families, fatherhood programs, community agencies and volunteers, the 2009 Colorado Fatherhood Rally was a tremendous success!
Hundreds of Coloradans joined us at City Park on Saturday, June 20 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Father’s Day. Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper opened our fatherhood recognition program with his son, Teddy. Joel Webster received the Father of the Year Award. Colorado Governor Bill Ritter closed the fatherhood recognition program by emphasizing the need for fatherhood programs in our State and the importance of fathers being involved in the lives of their children.
The crowd was entertained by performances from the Denver Indian Family Resource Center dancers, East High School Drumline and Planet-O, a local Denver band, throughout the day. Thirty-two fatherhood programs and community agencies handed out information on their services to those in attendance and provided activities for fathers and children to do together.
As approximately 25 million American children are living apart from their fathers today, these successful events truly raised awareness of the exceptional fatherhood work taking place across the country.
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