You’ve sent in your nominations, and now it’s time to decide the Dad of the Year! The following are finalists for 2017 Geist Dad of the Year. Visit atgeist.com to vote for the winner. The deadline to vote is May 12, and you can vote once daily until then.
Nominated by Jacqueline Estrada, who says:
Alvaro is a great dad and a hard worker. He works sometimes 12 hours a day and then comes home to help me with our disabled daughter and spend time playing with our son. He rarely complains, and on his days off he not only tries to get a handle on the yard, but has a father-son day just for our son. We appreciate all he does for us and believe he’s definitely Dad of the Year!
Nominated by April Krowel, who says:
Where do I begin? Due to my training taking me away from Indianapolis, for the past year, my husband has essentially been on his own with our oldest daughter through the week. It was a tough transition, but he took it in stride and does a fabulous job. Our youngest daughter also has a rare form of epilepsy. He takes off work to drive one state over so I can work, to be with us in the ER, and to offer me some reprieve. He’s done all this while also completing a leadership program. He’s the best partner and father!
Nominated by Demi Lawrence, who says:
My dad travelled around the midwest with me for nine years playing softball, spent hundreds of thousands of dollars towards my improvements in the game and sacrificed many weekends to watch me play no matter the weather or the location. When I stepped away from the game last April, he didn’t bat an eyelash and never got mad at me once, even though he spent the last five years of his life dedicated to me and my love for the game.
Nominated by Rebecca Bedics, who says:
Mark defines extra-ordinary. I travel about 120 days a year for work, and he manages our two sons’ hectic sports schedules, homework and school responsibilities, as well as makes lunches, manages finances and does the laundry — all flawlessly. He is the most ethical coach I have ever seen as he guides kids on his many sports teams, encouraging fun, sportsmanship and skills development. He does all of this effortlessly, while doing amazing work as an NCAA championships administrator. He should be Dad of the Year because he makes me a better Mom and is an amazing role model for our sons because of the man he is.