Dads & Kids Enjoy a Day at the Ballpark
LUM Day for Dads is a new initiative designed to encourage and celebrate fathers who are engaged with their children and families. Sixty-five individuals from 12 families (12 parents and 41 kids) participated in the inaugural event — a trip to the Lafayette Aviators baseball game this past Sunday at Loeb Stadium. Each dad and their family members received for free — a Day for Dads T-shirt, game ticket, food & drink vouchers, and an Aviators baseball cap. Highlights of the afternoon were seeing LUM executive director, Wes Tillett throw out the first pitch, an exciting win for the Lafayette Aviators, the LUM logo appearing on the jumbotron (pictured), and hearing the announcer thank the LUM dads for “their important role in their children’s lives.“
The participating dads expressed their gratitude for this event and the chance to be with their children. LUM plans on continuing to celebrate “Dads” with periodic events. The next event is the Dads & Kids Pizza & Game Night on Saturday, August 28. LUM Day for Dads event was made possible by individual donors and corporate sponsors; including, Gold Level sponsors: The Russell Company, Trueblood Real Estate & Alan Foord; Bronze Level: Bears Auto Sales, JR Kelly Company & Rieth Riley Construction Co.; and Friend Level: Blevins Insurance Agency.