All Pro Dad chapter focuses on overcoming fear

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Fathers and students from Beaufort county will gather on Friday, September  2 at 7 a.m. for an All Pro Dad’s Day breakfast at Coosa Elementary School.
All Pro Dad’s Day is a one-hour monthly breakfast held before school. Fathers and their children meet with other dads and kids to discuss a wide range of family topics, spend time together, create fun memories, and become equipped with resources to strengthen their relationships. This month’s topic is “Overcoming Fear.” All Beaufort county fathers and children are encouraged to attend.
“The program is very inspiring. Over 100 fathers and kids enjoyed our last Dad’s Day breakfast meeting in June. The quality time spent with my kids has really made a difference in our lives,” said Mike Mashke, Team Captain for the Beaufort chapter.
Mashke, formerly of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, first learned of the program while performing as Captain Fear, the Buccaneers’ mascot under then Head Coach, Tony Dungy.
“Coach Dungy is a class act,” said Mashke. “He inspired his players and those of us around him to be the best we could be, not only on the field, but in everyday life. This chapter continues that needed motivation and encouragement.”
All Pro Dad is the fatherhood program of Family First, a national non-profit organization launched from Tampa, Fla. Launched with the help of former Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy in 1997, All Pro Dad features almost 60 NFL players, coaches, and alumni who encourage men to be good fathers. All Pro Dad currently has 1,183 chapters in 47 states.