DATE WITH DAD WEEKEND, a special weekend of events aimed at fostering father-daughter relationships returns to Central Virginia. The 2017 Date With Dad Weekend is scheduled for Friday, March 17-Sunday, March 19, 2017.  

Actor Chad L. Coleman of AMC's The Walking Dead will attend the Date With Dad Dinner and Dance, and welcome dads and daughters, interviewing them on the red carpet. And also present the Date With Dad â€˜Real Father’ Awards to five fathers whose daughters wrote letters telling why their dad is the best.  

Additionally, the community is invited to nominate fathers/father-figures for the Date With Dad Real Father Award.

Chance to WIN Free VIP Tickets to attend all public events of Date With Dad Weekend

Nominate Your Dad for the 'Real Father' Award

Daughters of all ages are invited to submit a short poem or one-page letter/essay explaining why their father/father figure should be selected to be honored at the 10TH ANNUAL DATE WITH DAD DINNER AND DANCE.

If a daughter is too young or physically unable to write her own essay, her mother/female guardian may write the essay. Essays should include the daughter's name, age, family photo and contact information.

We will select five fathers/father figures to be awarded.  Each of the five father/daughter couples awarded will receive two FREE tickets to the dance, two VIP Date With Dad Fun Passes, Reservations to attend Date With Dad Weekend Public events, Presented with the REAL FATHER AWARD with daughter(s), and other prizes aimed at making the weekend truly special. Travel not included.

Submission must be received no later than February 1, 2017
(Winners will be contacted by February 15, 2017.)

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