Dan Severn, a pioneer in Mixed Martial Arts and current UFC Hall of Famer is set to visit Hannibal, MO this week to kick off the start of the Watch D.O.G.S. Dads Program (Dads of Great Students) at Oakwood Elementary School. This program is designed to engage men, inspire children, reduce bullying and enhance the educational environment at your school. The program was featured by Matt Lauer of the Today Show in February and was the inspiration of his public service announcement to encourage being a dad.
This is a father involvement initiative of the National Center of Fathering that organizes fathers and father figures in order to provide positive male role models for the students and to enhance school security. Today, more than 2,811 active programs in 46 states participate in the Watch D.O.G.S. Dads Program.
Hannibal has an exciting opportunity to get involved as Dan will be stepping out of the cage and into the gym at Oakwood Elementary for the Watch D.O.G.S. Dads Pizza Party Kick Off this Wednesday, September 25th, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for Oakwood Students and Families free of charge. Admission will open to the general public for $10 per person from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., pizza not included. Dan will also be giving seminars on Thursday night, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Armory in Hannibal, Mo courtesy of Gracie Barra Hannibal and Friday night, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Legacy Martial Arts in Quincy, Il.
Dan Severn, and Oakwood Elementary are looking for fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who can volunteer and serve at least one day a year in a variety of activities as assigned by the school principal or other administrator. Children that have a positive adult role model actively engaged in his/hers life are twice as likely to graduate high school. Make an impact on our children and the future of Hannibal and get involved today!
All money raised goes towards the maintenance of this program.
For more information on how to become involved or attend a seminar, please contact Chris Powell, 573-795-6666 or Beau Viehmann, 573-795-1282