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Fatherhood Friday Bo Knows

If you don’t know … “Bo Knows.” And if you think he doesn’t know about fatherhood, you don’t know diddly! We salute the do-it-all former God of an athlete this Fatherhood Friday. #DadsRule

“I would say my greatest achievement in life right now – my greatest achievement period is – and I’m still trying to achieve it – is to be a wonderful father to my kids.” – Bo Jackson

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Fatherhood Friday Guarding the Galaxy

Today, we ride with Guardian of the Galaxy Chris Pratt, father of 2 year old son Jack and husband to actress Anna Farris. Jack was born nine weeks premature, and as a father of premature twins, I can relate to the helplessness and call on God to get you through.  Pratt recently had some cool words to say about his experience becoming a dad.  Also check him out in  “Guardians of the Galsxy,” recently released on DVD, a movie that really surprised me. I loved it.  Can’t wait to watch it with my son. #FatherhoodFriday #DadsRule

 

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On seeing his son in NICU

“It restored my faith in God, not that it needed to be restored, but it really redefined it.”

“I’ve done all kinds of cool things as an actor: I’ve jumped out of helicopters and done some daring stunts and played baseball in a professional stadium, but none of it means anything compared to being somebody’s daddy.”

“I made promises in that moment about what kind of dad I wanted to be and I just prayed that he’d live long enough that I could keep them.”

 

DC Dads: Free Annie Movie Screening

ANNIE makes her triumphant return to theaters this month! If you saw the movie or the play or both like me, you have to take your kids to check the new version. As a child of the 80’s, I’m excited for the new Annie movie remake.  Come see it with other cool dads in the DC area. Click on the link for your free passes to see it before it is released in theaters.

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http://www.sonyscreenings.com/DADDY

 

Screening Details:                      

AMC Georgetown
Saturday, December 13
11:00 AM

As always, seats are first-come, first-served so people should arrive early to make sure they get seats.

Synopsis:  Academy Award® nominee Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) stars as Annie, a young, happy foster kid who’s also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014.  Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they’d be back for her someday, it’s been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz).  But everything’s about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) – advised by his brilliant VP, Grace (Rose Byrne) and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor, Guy (Bobby Cannavale) – makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.  Stacks believes he’s her guardian angel, but Annie’s self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it’s the other way around.

Please note, this film has been rated PG.

Fatherhood Friday Eric Garner

Normally, I keep Friday old school, very cool or just lighthearted but the times today call for something else.  I sat in on a conference call with the White House yesterday and I have been journaling my thoughts, which I will share but until then … FatherhoodFriday goes to Eric Garner, father of six children and husband of 27 years choked to death in a homicide at the arms of a New City police officer. His quote below was also his last words:

“I Can’t Breathe!” – Eric Garner

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“He was my best friend … Me entering college, I was looking forward to him being at every game.” Eric Garner’s son Eric

Watch this interview of Eric Garner’s oldest children with Katie Couric HERE

#GivingTuesday is Over but Keep Giving

In support of #GivingTuesday we at DaddysCool decided to give time and money to a non-profit that keeps the neighborhoods of the Washington, DC area safe.  The Alliance of Concerned Men is in the trenches day in and out tackling youth violence with gang intervention, job development and more.  As they launch a two month campaign to secure funds to keep their doors open, I felt compelled to help them out after watching their video about The Mentoring Solution on Youtube.  Please watch and SUPPORT. Giving makes you feel good. #DadsRule

 

Online fundraising for The Mentoring Solution

 

 

2015 Washington Auto Show: Innovation Meets Sustainability

Check out the latest vehicles and advanced technologies that will be showcased at the 2015 Washington Auto Show January 23 to February 1 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.  We at Daddyscool has the inside scoop.   In the video below cool dad Kimatni Rawlins of Automotive Rhythms talks to manufacturers during the LA Auto Show regarding the innovative products you must see in Washington, D.C. including the latest SUV trends, exotics, crossovers, concept cars and luxury vehicles, as well as find out what’s next in alternative fuel products and connectivity for 2015 and beyond. It’s green energy mobility at its highest level.

 

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