Helping Men be Better Fathers
"Honoring Dads, and Helping Those Without One"
BARRINGTON, Ill., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- TEAMDAD LLC, a new social business venture launches www.teamdad.com website to inspire and equip men to be great dads.
Resources include; the TEAMDAD Self-Assessment, a database of 400+
fatherhood oriented organizations, and the Great Dads Coin.
Some 24,000,000 children - 1.1 million in Illinois alone - are growing
up today in father-absent homes. Children from fatherless homes are
more likely to live in poverty, drop out of school, use/abuse drugs
and alcohol, become teen parents, commit crimes, and become
An estimated 570,000 babies are born annually without a father named
on the birth certificate. That is more than one per minute, per year.
The number is growing and the role of fathers in families is critical
and needs to be discussed.
Peggy Hirsch President, TEAMDAD
David Hirsch CEO (Chief Encouragement Officer) TEAMDAD
Founder, Illinois Fatherhood Initiative (IFI)
Tony Schumacher NHRA US Army Top Fuel Pilot/TEAMDAD Spokesman,
IFI Honorary Father-of-the-Year (2006)
Kevin Kirberg President, IFI
Desmond Clark IFI Ricky Byrdsong Awardee, Founder, 88 Wayz Youth
and Former 12-year NFL veteran
What: The above are available for interviews on the role of fathers in
children's lives, and the challenges facing fathers across the
Peggy Hirsch is president of TEAMDAD, a woman-owned social business
venture, whose primary purpose is to inspire and equip men to be great
"We believe every child needs a dad they can count on. The research is
clear: children thrive when they have an involved father—someone who
is present financially, physically, emotionally and spiritually." said
Peggy, "We inspire and equip men to be more involved fathers,
stepfathers, grandfathers and father figures."
TEAMDAD is a social venture with a triple bottom line; first is to
have a social impact, second to be successful and self-sustaining.
Third is to focus a significant amount of the profits to the TEAMDAD
Foundation, which will fund organizations that support responsible
TEAMDAD recently launched sales of the Great Dads Coin – a gift for
children, spouses and others to "…honor your Dad, and help those
without one," according to David Hirsch, founder and past president of
the IFI. "Please visit TEAMDAD.com to learn how to purchase this
great and inspiring gift for Dads."
Tony Schumacher, 7-time Powerade Champion NHRA US Army Top Fuel Pilot,
IFI President Kevin Kirberg and former Chicago Bears #88 Desmond Clark
are also available for interviews on the importance role active
father's play in the lives of children.
For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:
Ryan Yantis | TEAMDAD Media Relations
312-253-7479 or 815-355-6411 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Media Contact: Ryan Yantis TEAMDAD LL, 815-355-6411, email@example.com
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