Founder of Every Thing for Dads, Jim McKenzie, and former NFL wide receiver and reality TV Star, Hank Baskett will co-host the 1st Annual Every Thing for Dads Convention on March 15, 2014 at the Gulf Coast Event and Conference Center in Sarasota, Florida. It will be the launch of a long-term grassroots movement designed to raise awareness of the increasing need for dads to be involved in parenting and for their role to respected and recognized in the parenting process.
This all-day event will include a VIP breakfast, celebrity meet and greet, workshops, breakout sessions, a Fatherhood Town Hall that will include a panel of knowledgeable commentators discussing the latest news and issues relating to fatherhood as well as dynamic and motivating keynote speeches by co-host and founder of the Every Thing For Dads Convention, Jim McKenzie, NFL Superstar, Plaxico Burress and designer, attorney wife, Tiffany Glenn Burress, Tampa Bay 10 News Anchor, Reginald Roundtree ,National Fatherhood Initiative Vice President of Development & Communication, Vincent Caro, National Head Start Trainer, Melvin Gravely, renowned marriage coach and youth advocate Dr. Jacqueline Del Rosario, Operation Veterans Promise Executive Director Michael Angelski, Founder of Fit For Birth Inc James Goodlatte, Executive Director for Together We Heal, Dave Pittman, owner of www.dadlifts.com , Ryan Maier, Teen Parenting Coaches Bill Black and Tom Tozer of www.dad2dads.com , divorce specialist Tommy Maloney, Parenting Coaches Bonnie and Tom Liotta, occupational therapist an specialist pediatric home health expert Paula Tarver, and expert dad blogger Mike Matalini
The day will conclude with an evening of entertainment and an awards ceremony where amazing dads will receive awards. As if this wasn't enough, as part of the Every Thing for Dads Initiative the convention will also be filmed and streamed via internet to thousands of dads across the country, as part of a unique documentary movie, series and research project. The initiative is striving to help form a global network and resource for dads, and to create smaller parenting information hubs in communities.
Part of the proceeds will benefit The Every Thing For Dads 501[c] Foundation which has a mission to create a live internet channel to reach and inspire dads from all walks of life. Hank Baskett, former NFL wide receiver and husband to reality television star and model, Kendra Wilkinson, is the Honorary Chair and National Spokesman while Plaxico & Tiffany Burress are National Ambassadors.