Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions, then you've come to the right place! You can find answers to General, Technical, Events and All Pro Dad's Day questions. If you don’t see an answer to your question below, then contact us. We love to hear from you and value your questions, comments and suggestions.

All Pro Dad's Day

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How do I start a chapter?

Go to www.allprodad.com/dads-day. This web page contains an introductory video and a lot of other helpful information.

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Is there a cost to start an All Pro Dad’s Day chapter?

The annual fee to run a chapter for an entire year is $50. Payment of the fee gets you access to everything you need to run your chapter for a full year (other than food for your meetings). It includes online access to: monthly curriculum, discussion cards, PowerPoint presentations, promotional flyers, leader’s guides, videos, and a Playbook filled with best practices and resources. It also includes your own customizable chapter webpage which can be used to publicize your meetings and collect RSVP’s from attendees. You will also have access to an All Pro Dad’s Day online community for sharing tips, videos, photos, and stories with other Team Captains. And you’ll get access to unlimited phone and email support from our All Pro Dad’s Day team.

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What is your affiliation with Chick-fil-A?

Chick-fil-A corporate is a national breakfast sponsor of the All Pro Dad’s Day program, which means they encourage their operators to support the program. However, since Chick-fil-A restaurants are individually owned and operated, each operator must make their own decision about the level of local support. Chick-fil-A operators have several ways in which they may help, including: providing food at a discounted price, providing coupons or other prizes, and using their “Dr. Pepper dollars” to purchase and provide an All Pro Dad’s Day Prize Pack full of co-branded All Pro Dad gear to give away at your meetings. Please contact your local Chick-fil-A operator directly to determine what level of support they are able to offer.

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How do I arrange breakfast for my meetings?

As indicated in the previous question, your local Chick-fil-A operator may be able to help with breakfast, but you may be able to get other local restaurants or franchise operators to help as well. Beyond having the breakfast catered by a local restaurant, the most common options for providing breakfast at your chapter meetings are: working directly with your school cafeteria and working with the school’s PTA/PTO to provide breakfast. If you are at a Title I school please ask your principal if you can utilize the free breakfast that is offered to the students and supplement extra food for the fathers that attend. Many of our chapters also work with other local restaurants to donate breakfast items, seeking donations from grocery stores, bakeries, donut/bagel shops, etc. Most chapters ask their attendees to contribute to cover the cost of breakfast if they are unable to have the food donated. All Pro Dad has no problem with this approach, but we do ask that you not charge admission for your chapter meetings themselves.

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Are scholarships available?

We offer a one time, start-up scholarship for schools currently running an active PTA. For those schools, the fee is waived for one year from the start date of the chapter.  If you are interested in starting a chapter, do not have an active PTA and the annual fee presents a problem, please contact our All Pro Dad’s Day team directly. We can discuss options to help you get started.

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How do I get prizes for the giveaway?

You can purchase an All Pro Dad Prize Pack and other All Pro Dad branded merchandise from your Team Captain Homepage. There is no requirement that you buy merchandise from us, but the Prize Pack is a great deal on a variety of giveaway items. Often Team Captains are also able to get prizes donated from local businesses or funded through the school PTA/PTO.

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Can moms attend an All Pro Dad’s Day breakfast?

Yes. While the curriculum is geared more toward dads/father figures and their kids, we always want our programs to be inclusive. Therefore, the All Pro Dad’s Day breakfast should be open to moms, as well as other relatives (grandfather, uncle, etc.) who wish to attend with a child (with the parent’s consent of course).

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Can a woman run an All Pro Dad’s Day?

Yes. We have several chapters that have been started and run by women. Once an All Pro Dad’s Day is up and running, often a father who is regularly attending will step up to be the Team Captain; but we also have several chapters that are run by a mom or other woman leader in the school.

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When is the best time to run an All Pro Dad’s Day meeting?

We have found that the most successful chapters run a breakfast meeting during the hour immediately prior to the school day. There is no requirement that you run a breakfast meeting. We have chapters running evening and weekend meetings as well, but breakfast immediately prior to school is typically the most effective. Regardless of the time you choose, we encourage you to stick to a consistent schedule so that the dads know when to expect the meetings and can plan for them well in advance.

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Do I have to run an All Pro Dad’s Day every month?

No. We know that the school’s calendar gets very busy, so you have complete flexibility regarding how often you hold your meetings. We would recommend that you strive to meet once a month, as this is the most effective approach to building consistency with the dads.

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How can I request Tony Dungy to make an appearance?

As you can imagine, we receive an overwhelming number of requests for Tony Dungy (and other NFL Spokesmen) to speak or visit our many local chapters. While Tony continues to be a big supporter of All Pro Dad and is very active with our organization, his availability to attend or speak with local All Pro Dad’s Day chapters across the country is very limited. We do typically provide video messages from Tony throughout the year which can very easily be shared at local chapter meetings.

Events

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Can I download a release waiver for the upcoming event that I can fill out and bring with me?

You will be emailed a release waiver link the week of the event to print, sign and bring with you! Or download it here.

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Can I register a group of dads and their children?

Yes, please call 1-800-956-8300 ext. 309 and one of our All Pro Dad representatives will walk you through the steps.

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What is the recommended age of children to attend?

We recommend the event for elementary aged children.

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Can a mom attend?

Absolutely, the event content is geared towards father and children but can certainly be adapted to mother and children.

General

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What is All Pro Dad?

All Pro Dad is the fatherhood program of Family First, a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational and charitable organization. We are on a mission to help you love and lead your family well.

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Do You Offer Counseling?

We do not offer counseling. However, you may wish to call Focus on the Family at 1-800-232-6459 for free counseling services over the phone. Additionally, they will have some suggestions on agencies or counselors in your area.

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