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DMV 990 New Balance Drop Today!

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Dropping today at DC area Downtown Locker Room and online the New Balance DMV 990. Designed by cool dad June Saunders and the creative team at DTLR.

“The  DMV version (of the 990) features modern 3M reflective “N” trimmed in yellow on its left outer and red trimmed on its right outer, as well as a complimentary reversal heel color block highlighting a nod to the Maryland flag. The specialty insole consists of an aerial view of the DMV area.”

 

Steph Curry is the REAL MVP

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If you didn’t know Steph Curry would be this year’s NBA MVP, you must have slept through the season. I’m sure you missed him go Superman on the Portland Trailblazers last night, after not playing a game in two weeks. But maybe your timeline went heavy on “Chef Curry” and you are wondering why.

Well, the announcement has been made and not only did he get the MVP trophy, but no one else in the league got a single vote.  It was unanimous for the first time in NBA History.  With Mother’s Day over and that documentary about KD’s mom has run, we now know who the REAL MVP IS.

If Curry isn’t a #1CoolDad, who is?  Ask Riley!

A New Star Wars Story in December

Get ready for more of the Force to come your way and fast! On the heels of the DVD release of the glorious or inglorious return of Star Wars with “The Force Awakens,”  Lucasfilms will release “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” the first Star Wars based movie outside of the Star Wars Saga.  And yes 1CoolDad Academy Award Winner, Forest Whitaker will be wielding a lightsaber.  It hits the big screen December 16, 2016.  Check out the trailer.

Pantene Shows NFL Dads Doing Hair and It’s Adorable

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Last year, during Super Bowl week companies swung hard and heavy at dads, which was really cool. Pantene has struck an early chord showcasing NFL dads doing their daughters hair in a collection of cute short videos. The Pittsburg Steelers’ DeAngelo Williams, Dallas Cowboys’ Jason Witten and New Orleans Saints’ Benjamin Watson show a sweet Cool Dad side connecting with their princesses. Each dad tackles their kid’s hair in their own way and Pantene adds visual play-by-play that injects humor while staying on topic with hair products and football references. Brilliant!

#DadDo #DadsRule

Below are the videos that have been posted so far from cutest to cute, enjoy:

 

Dad Rejects Son’s Loan Request in Unique Way

DadsRule is a way of life and a father in St. Louis went the extra mile when he wrote a formal loan denial letter to his 6-year old son when asked for a $20 advance on his allowance to buy a toy.  On what grounds did the child get rejected, you might ask? “Insufficient funds and a history of not doing your chores.”

Love it!  #DadsRule #FatherhoodFriday

 

Stuart Scott’s Daughters Show Their Dad Ruled

It’s Fatherhood Friday and something stuck with me this week from the daughter’s of ESPN  personality Stuart Scott, who died of Cancer one year ago. It’s the best thing I saw all week.  #DadsRule

Watch the video and see how they are carrying on his legacy and message.

 

 

A Netflix New Year’s Eve for the Kids

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Pretty cool what Netflix is doing tonight so your kids can experience a New Year’s Eve celebration before you drop them in bed or the babysitter does. Happy Early New Year’s Eve cool dads.

Jay Z a Dad First, Check his Rider

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Jay Z’s tour rider was recently made public and in it we see that he is 1Cooldad. Besides a few things for himself, the most interesting demands include the room being baby proofed with electrical outlets and sharp edges covered, anything breakable removed and an allotment organic whole milk in the mini-bar fridge for Blue Ivy.  Salute! #DadsRule

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Free Passes to Get You ChargedUp

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Saturday you don’t want to miss this new music festival. Tell us on social media what gets you #ChargedUp as a parent and win free passes.

Get Charged Up! A seriously cool and hip line up including B.O.B. and super producer of Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and so many more, Mike Will Made It.

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Saturday October 24, 2015

NOON – 9pm

Story Park NoMa

1005 First St. NE Washington, DC

Visit www.ChargedUpDC.com for tickets and info.

Pan Movie Screening: DC Area

DC area Cool Dads and cool moms join us for the movie screening for “Pan.”  The boy who can fly and never grows up is one the most ingenious and unforgettable characters in literature. This new adaptation of James Matthew Barrie’s classic includes Hugh “Wolverine” Jackman as Hook. Will this new Peter Pan fly?

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To join DADDYSCOOL for the Screening CLICK HERE to secure you passes.

Screening Details:
Saturday, October 3rd
10:30 AM
Regal Majestic Stadium 20 & IMAX
900 Ellsworth Dr., Silver Spring MD, 20910

 

RELEASE DATE
October 9, 2015

CAST
The film stars Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman (“Les Misérables”) as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) as Hook; Oscar nominee Rooney Mara (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) as Tiger Lily; Adeel Akhtar (“The Dictator”) as Smee; and newcomer Levi Miller as Peter.

SYNOPSIS
The story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny — to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.

RATING
PG

http://www.panmovie.com/

 

Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Oh My

 

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This weekend join cool dads at the Beer, Bourbon  & BBQ Festival in Tysons Corner, VA.  Get your daddy fill of 60 beers, 40 bourbons and loads of bbq from the last stop on this traveling festival that has already made eight previous stops along the East Coast.

Unlimited beer and bourbon tastings so don’t be shy.  You can Uber home, take the public Metro train or bring a designated driver.  Kids are free but my suggestion is to keep them home.  NOTE: This isn’t a timid wine festival … Pig and booze on tap!

More info here:  http://www.beerandbourbon.com/tysons/show-info

Be sure to use the hashtag #beerbourbonbbq

ADVANCE TICKET SALES HAVE CLOSED BUT YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONSITE – CASH ONLY!

September 19th, 2015

VIP Bacon & Whole Hog Session Noon-2pm
75% SOLD OUT
Regular Session – 2pm – 6pm

Lerner Town Square at Tysons II
8025 Galleria Drive, Tysons, VA
between Tysons Corner Mall & The Galleria

 

David Beckham on Fatherhood and Pacifiers

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Don’t you hate it when people question your fatherhood skills or parental choices? David Beckham does. He was recently photographed with his four-year old daughter, Harper sucking a pacifier and he flexed his dad muscle.

“Why do people feel they have the right to criticize a parent about their own children without having any facts ?”

“Everybody who has children knows that when they aren’t feeling well or have a fever you do what comforts them best and most of the time it’s a pacifier so those who criticize think twice about what you say about other people’s children because actually you have no right to criticize me as a parent …”

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Straight Outta Fatherhood

A few days before Straight Outta Compton hits theaters. We are more than excited about the story of N.W.A being told, they were the soundtrack of much of my youth.

Now a little older and wiser, you all ready know where cool dads are coming from … #StraightOutta Fatherhood

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Fatherhood Friday Novak Djokovic

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“Ever since I got married and became a father, I haven’t lost many matches, I won many tournaments. I suggest that to every player, get married, have kids, let’s enjoy this.”

Novak Djokovic recently hoisted the Wimbledon trophy with a victory over pro tennis great, Roger Federer.  The 28-year old Serbian credits that win and various other wins to fatherhood.  Cool dads can get into that train of thought!  #DadsRule #FatherhoodFriday

FACT since his son’s birth: He has lost only three of 61 matches and collected eight titles, including the Australian Open and Wimbledon.

“If there is one thing that I learned it is to recover fast and to leave things behind me and move on.” – Djokovic explains that fatherhood has helped with that.

 

 

Fit Fathers Day Whips Families into Shape

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Father and son at #FitFathersDay

Group exercise routines, dancing, double dutch teams, fitness contests, smiles and laughter accurately depicts what took place at the 2nd Annual Fit Fathers Day (FFD) celebration. Typical Father’s Day ideas consist of brunches or cookouts so the Fit Fathers team decided to shake things up a bit. We brought the celebration back to Veterans Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring, MD from 10 am to Noon, still leaving time for families to go along with their regularly scheduled plans. Fit Fathers, DaddysCool.com and Powerful Beyond Measure came together to show fathers the importance of being health conscious and leading by example through positive, nutritional choices. The Fit Fathers Foundation believes health, fitness and nutrition can help fathers live longer and challenges all dads to eat clean, stay active and continuously energize their lives!

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Ladies plank contest winner and family

An energetic Social Workout was led by Fit Fathers’ founder Kimatni Rawlins, celebrity trainer Michael Bance and 12-year-old fitness guru Jodi Evans, while DJ Blinks mixed sounds behind a stellar Bose audio system to keep everyone entertained. A special 80s and 90s music mix was put together for our special Terminator Genisys movie workout. Movie posters, premiere tickets and t-shirts were given to the FFD attendees. With fitness contests, family workout and activities, inflatable obstacle course, healthy snacks, health screenings, gift bags and demonstrations, this Father’s Day event had something for everyone. Another highlight was the timed fitness course that crowned James Swink Mr. Fit Father 2015. He won four Yokohama tires as the grand prize.

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Mr. Fit Father competition

Fit Fathers Day was made possible through the support of Mazda, Volkswagen, Children’s National, Wegmans, The Washington Auto Show, DC Capital Striders and City Sports. The event also highlighted the amazing work of our community and media partners including: LoveLife Foundation, 14th Legislative District (Montgomery County), Action for Healthy Kids, African American Health Program, Aspire Beverages, Automotive Rhythms, Bance Fitness, Creative Edge PR, African American Health Program, Embrace Kids, Fathers Incorporated, Fit For Life, Greenbelt S.I.T.Y. Stars, Healthyblackmen.org, Kids Being Fit, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (Dr. Neal Barnard), Men’s Health Network, Mocha Moms, National Black Child Development Institute, Kids Being Fit, Shoe City, SOULCYCLE, Streets Wize Foundation, Strive 2 Tri, The Boot Camp Girl, Throttle Life, Vegan Pro, Meatless Monday, Montgomery County, MD Dept. of Police, Center for Nutrition Studies and Washington Sports Club.

Also, NFL players Jason McCourty of the Tennessee Titans and Adrian Coxson of the GreenIMG_5772 Bay Packers, who attended the celebration, served as Fit Fathers’ National Ambassadors for the momentous occasion.

We thanked attendees for supporting our cause with prizes and giveaways courtesy of Aspire Beverages, City Sports, SOULCYCLE, Bose Audio, Under Armor, Shoe City and Mothers car care. Through social media and the use of the hashtag #FitFathersDay appearing across multiple newsfeeds, there is already an air of anticipation for Fit Fathers Day 2016. We greatly appreciate our sponsors and partners who recognized the vision and helped bring FFD to fruition. A very special thank you is in order for all the patrons and volunteers.

Although Fit Fathers Day is a special occasion to recognize dads during their time of celebration, our mission is to also become active with, moms, kids and families throughout the year. Stay tuned for more Fit Fathers events as we move forward to engage with different communities around the country. Enjoy the photo gallery.

STORY by ADRIAN MCQUEEN

Fit Fathers Day is Back June 21

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Fit Fathers Day is a fitness celebration with family fun for all, featuring an energetic Social Workout, fitness contests, fun games, healthy snacks, gift bags, interactive demonstrations, moon bounce and lots of giveaways!

Fit Fathers and DaddysCool brings the ultimate Father’s Day event to the Washington, DC area for a second year on Sunday, June 21, 2015.  The effort includes a PSA Call to Action video and a Fit Fathers Day Pledge to inspire dads especially June 15-21, which is  National Men’s Health Week.

Fit Fathers Day is sponsored by Mazda, Volkswagen, Children’s National, Wegmans, The Washington Auto Show, DC Capital Striders and City Sports.
The Fit Fathers Day Pledge gives dads specific actions to begin a healthier lifestyle. Dads are encouraged to post workout photos to be highlighted on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Flickr using hashtags #FitFathersDay and #FitFathers. Fit Fathers-to-be can take the pledge at www.FitFathersDay.co

The Fit Fathers Day PSA is an inspiring video of a dad spending time with his kids showing them healthy habits and asking dads to be more proactive and active with their kids.
Washington, DC area dads can join the Fit Fathers Foundation and Green Bay Packers NFL player Adrian Coxson for the Fit Fathers Day Celebration, a free fitness festival providing dads with the necessary tools to lead their families along a positive health journey. The event will include 200+ families interacting socially and physically Fit Father’s Day. RSVP HERE

SUPER PRIZES … you don’t want to miss this event!

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DaddysCool at Men Hurt Too Conference

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If you are in the DC area, join us this Saturday, June 13th at 6pm.   “Know Your Rights Conference for Men and Boys” will feature community leaders, activists, law enforcement and guest speakers including: Harry Thomas, Former Councilmen Ward 5, Elwood “Yango” Sawyer, Community Activist, and Mike Tucker, Founder of Daddy’s Cool.

“Men Hurt Too:” The Other Side of Domestic Violence

What: “Know Your Rights” Conference for Men & Boys
Who: Hosted by Domestic Violence Wears Many Tags non-profit and MD Park & Planning Xtreme Teens

Where: Suitland Community Park School Center
5600 Regency Lane
Forestville, MD 20747

Details:  The community will hear from men both victims & abusers of domestic violence, youth panel, community relations panel, and spiritual leaders. The event will include performers, light refreshments, and local vendors & resources for men in order to help create a comfortable environment for men and boys to address their concerns. Free for the community, women and girls are welcome. CLICK HERE 

Social Workout at SoulCycle was Rad

 

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Fit Fathers and DaddysCool launched its latest round of free Social Workouts on Saturday, May 30 at the new SoulCycle location in Bethesda, MD.  The energetic spin session brought over 50 ?Fit Fathers and Fit Moms to the hip cycling experience. It was the the first of four scheduled Social Workouts leading up to ?Fit Fathers Day on June 21. Actor Lamman Rucker showed up and all attendees received gift bags from Shoe City and City Sports including another complimentary SOULCYLE class.

To view more photos and testimonials  click here.

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Fatherhood Friday Beatz by Swizz

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Fatherhood Friday with famous beat maker and husband of Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz gets candid about daddy duties in this video. #DadsRule

He is a father of five and all around cool dad from what we can tell.

“I take (being a dad) seriously … it’s a part of the life and you have to MAKE that happen.  Everything else can chill. But being a father is so much fun, also. ” Swizz Beatz

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My Killer Dad Bod

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A funny thing happened on the way to being in the best shape of my life. I accidentally got fat and sexy. No, I didn’t just get lazy. No, I didn’t have a baby, I already had three. No, I didn’t get married, that was a year away. I ruptured my calf cleaning out my car of all things.

So here I am fit looking but, by medical standards obese. Now bodies like mine have been labeled “dad bods” and the Internet is going crazy applauding the image. This has me uncomfortable, because my “dad bod” could kill me.

Most dads are well over 20 years old, and according the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we are in the age bracket where health problems start becoming as common as happy hours. Also dad’s bods are 10 pounds heavier than non-dad’s bods, according to the CDC.

Ok, so we know “Average Dad-Bod Joe” is already in more health dangers than women and more likely to have heart problems. “Average Dad-Bod Joe” is likely to go to the doctor less than women, drinks more alcohol than most women, and naturally doesn’t do as much around the house as women. He moves less, in many cases eats more, and is now being championed to be more lazy and to be fine with his heart-hardening, artery-clogging flab. Just let yourself go, “Average Dad-Bod Joe.”

Us dads being encouraged to let ourselves go is suicide and the Internet perpetuating the “dad-bod” image is genocide! A deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially of a particular group; dads! Maybe a tad extreme, but I want to be around for my kids and be an example in mind, body and spirit for my children.

Don’t kill the image of a healthy dad, your kids need to see that. Dads influence the well-being, the decision-making and eating habits of their children. If you are bringing junk foods into the house, guess who else will also be eating it? If you are not exercising and showing the importance of outdoor activities, guess who will be as lazy and zoned out on electronics? Your kids!

Kids are sponges. Do we want our kids to soak up the trails of fat and slime we leave as we slowly Jabba the Hut our way to an unhealthy model of a human?
If you are not a dad, do you! You can “dad bod” until you fall off the face of the earth but for my fathers, now is not a time to be joking with our lives and our future generations.

June is National Men’s Health Month and what better time to control of your dad bod. Take the Fit Fathers Day challenge! You can commit to taking the few simple steps in the pledge to put you on a path to a fit “dad bod,” one that isn’t a fad. A body that will possibly have you living longer and being the example to your children. Click on the pledge and kill the “dad bod” at www.FitFathersDay.co

What is “dad bod?” …

 

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