We are here to Connect, Celebrate and Elevate Dads across the Carolinas (both North and South Carolina). This is a place that we will share and exchange resources, tips, and lessons from fathers to fathers. We invite new dads, married dads, single dads, divorced dads, God-dads, father figures...all dads who live in or have roots to the Carolinas.
2020 Carolina Father of the Year Contest
The Carolina Fathers’ Group is happy to announce that their "Father of the Year” contest is now underway. The rules of the contest are very simple. By Wednesday, June 17, 2020, submit a 60-Word Essay or 60-Second Video sharing why your father should be chosen as Father of the Year.
The contest is opened to individuals of all ages. However, your father must reside in North Carolina or South Carolina. The winning father will receive $250.00 and a prize pack.
Please submit your entry by using the using the buttons below.
THE FATHER FACTOR
TO YOUR KIDS, YOU’RE A PROVIDER, A PROTECTOR AND A ROLE MODEL.
YOU’RE THE SUPPORT THEY NEED TO THRIVE.
SOME DAYS, YOU HAVE IT HANDLED. OTHERS, YOU MAY FEEL LIKE YOU’RE TRAVELING ALONE WITHOUT A MAP.
WE UNDERSTAND. AND WE CAN HELP.
WORKING TOGETHER, WE CAN DRAW THE MAP THAT GETS YOU WHERE YOU WANT TO BE. BEING A GREAT FATHER. BEING YOUR BEST. EVERY DAY.
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Dads Are IMPORTANT!
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Meet Our Founder
Patrick J. Patterson
Patrick J. Patterson, MSW, MPH is an award winning speaker, advocate and influencer of change for fathers, men, boys, and families nationally and internationally. He has a powerful testimony of humble beginnings, challenges and triumphs with his own father, faith, and forgiveness. His journey also includes his inspirational transformation from graduating high school with a 1.3 GPA to earning a Bachelors Degree with honors and two Masters Degrees, all on full scholarship, which motivates students at all levels. Patrick’s life and story are stirring and full of principles that have helped many to find their path to success.
Throughout Patrick’s career he has been a featured keynote, workshop leader or trainer in 43 states, the US Virgin Islands and 5 different countries. He currently serves as a consultant to the NFL Players Association, providing training to current and former NFL Players on fatherhood, parenting, and healthy relationships
Patrick is a native of Columbia, SC where he annually hosts the SC Fatherhood and Male Achievement Conference, one of the largest convening’s in the southeast region of the US focused on building, connecting, and providing resources to Fathers, Men, and Boys.
He is married to his high school sweetheart, Sherani Ashford Patterson, and they have 2 beautiful daughters, Peyton and Lorin who Patrick co-authored the popular children’s book, “I Love When Daddy Reads to Me”. The book encourages and celebrates Dads reading with their children, while introducing new readers to 36 sight words and can be found on-on the Barnes and Nobles, Books A Million, and Amazon websites.