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Local dads recognized as Outstanding

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Eight local men were recognized today for being outstanding fathers.

The Power of Dad organization handed out the high praise Thursday to:

Dr. Eric Buschlen, father of two from Midland, MI

Keith Grabill, father of three from Midland, MI

Christopher Parker, father of two and resident Saginaw Township

Gregory Price, father of three from Saginaw Township

Andre Reed, father of one and resident of Saginaw, MI

Eric Smith, father of four from Saginaw, MI

Nathaniel Tate, father of three and resident of Freeland, MI

Darryl Thomas, father of two from Saginaw Township

The Power of Dad Organization was founded by Brian Pruitt, a Saginaw Native and former Associated Press 1st Team All American running back from Central Michigan University.

The non-profit organization's mission is to encourage, educate and enhance the relationship between fathers and their children.

The organization's vision is to reduce fatherlessness and its harmful impact on children through a variety of venues and activities including mentoring support, seminars, workshops and motivational address.

The annual recognition program honors up to eight outstanding Great Lakes Bay Region fathers who clearly and significantly demonstrate those traits and characteristics associated with effective and responsible fatherhood.

Over the past three years, 24 fathers from the Tri-City area have been formally recognized.

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