Northwest NEWS

February 25, 2002

School

Children's essays honor fathers

"My dad is the best ever. I would kiss a pig for him." While kissing a pig may not be the most common way of showing devotion to your dad, it's just one example of how Seattle-area kids will be describing what their father means to them in the 2002 Seattle Mariners Father of the Year Essay Contest.
   Teams of volunteers will read each essay with contest winners and runners-up selected from each grade level. Father and father figures picked as winners and runners-up will be eligible for selection as one of the five Father of the Year finalists by The National Center for Fathering. One finalist will be chosen as the 2002 Seattle Mariner Father of the Year.
   The school that submits the most essays by the contest deadline, March 25, will receive sports equipment with a retail value of $250. The winning school also will receive a special certificate.
   Each student who submits an essay in the contest will receive a Certificate of Participation, and the winner in each grade level will receive a $100 D.A.D.S. Scholarship award.
   For more information and contest entry materials, visit www.fathers.com/contest or call 800-384-DADS.