Dinner, hoops, and a movie

All Pro Dad Dinner at Graves High May 11

Murray State University basketball coach Steve Prohm and at least one – maybe more – of his players will attend a special, upcoming dinner at Graves County High School. Fathers and their children are encouraged see the Racers at the All Pro Dad Dinner at Graves County High School, starting in the cafeteria at 6 p.m. Friday, May 11. The first 500 to arrive will get a free dinner, provided by area restaurants. Then, at 7 p.m., enjoy the inspirational movie Courageous, also free-of-charge! Giveaways include Courageous DVDs, retired NFL coach Tony Dungy books, and more.
“We believe we have some great things lined up to interest kids in Mayfield and Graves County as well as their fathers and father figures,” said Josh Wessel, program director of the Mayfield-Graves County YMCA. “Obviously, everybody is excited about Racer basketball and their tremendous season! We know coach Prohm will bring at least one player and if there are more, that’s even better!”
“We’re grateful to the restaurants in western Kentucky that are contributing food and know it’ll be delicious,” said Family Resource Center coordinator Jennifer Morris, who serves Farmington and Symsonia elementary schools. The Graves County Family Resource and Youth Services Centers are co-sponsoring the event with the YMCA.
Both Wessel and Morris said the movie comes highly-recommended and focuses on family issues to which anyone can relate.
They hope the community embraces the All Pro Dad program and more events can follow up on it during the next school year.
All Pro Dad is the fatherhood program of Family First, a national, non-profit organization dedicated to fortifying families. All Pro Dad features NFL coaches, players and alumni who speak out about the importance of fatherhood. Through its Play of the Day email, All Pro Dad’s Day school based-breakfast program, and nationwide NFL events, All Pro Dad gives men the tools they need to make a difference in the lives of their children and families. To learn more about All Pro Dad, visit AllProDad.com.
Courageous is the latest movie from Christian filmmakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick, the team behind Facing the Giants and Fireproof. It’s about four men, one calling: to serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, David Thomson, and Shane Fuller are confident and focused. Yet, at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them is truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood. While they consistently give their best on the job, good enough seems to be all they can muster as dads. But they're quickly discovering that their standard is missing the mark. When tragedy hits home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Can a newfound urgency help these dads draw closer to God ... and to their children?
To learn more, phone Wessel at (270) 247-0049 or email Morris at Jennifer.morris@graves.kyschools.us.

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