You’ve sent in your nominations, and now it’s time to decide the Dad of the Year! The following are finalists for 2017 Fishers Dad of the Year. Visit atfishers.com to cast your vote for the winner. The deadline to vote is May 12, and you can vote once daily until then.
Nominated by Brianna Soley, who says:
Andrew is such a great Dad who always chooses time with our family over anything else. He loves to play with our daughter, and even when he has long days at work he still finds energy to be present with us at home. He would choose time with our daughter over anything for himself every single time. Even if he does go somewhere or do something for himself (which is rare), he is constantly checking in to see if we are okay or to see if our daughter needs anything. We are very lucky to have such a great man like him in our lives!
Nominated by J. Michelle Sybesma, who says:
My father, Jim, and mother, Linda, both dedicate their lives helping others via food pantries and checking on neighbors, but they also changed mine and my husband’s life in the last two years. My husband recently survived a massive brain injury from an accident. If it were not for my dad and my mom, I truly would never have survived the stress emotionally, physically or financially.
Nominated by Dean Gardner, who says:
He is extremely supportive of me and my family, providing more than enough of his time and energy to making us happy. He wakes up every morning to get the family ready for school, and is very willing to drive down to IU whenever I need help. To end the year, he surprised me with Rose Bowl tickets and we went to the game!
Nominated by Amy Fandrei, who says:
My husband, Todd, is one of the best dads and men I know. We have two boys, ages 3 and 8, who love him to pieces. He coaches our older son in baseball and is counting down the days until the younger one can play, too. He volunteers as a board member for the local youth baseball league and can often be found at Billericay Park on summer evenings, making sure everything is running smoothly. He is also a parent volunteer for the Junior Fuel hockey league. He is the first person to step up when help is needed.