Father of the Year Awards Honors Local Dads
Luncheon Celebrates 42nd Anniversary

June 7, 2017  Frontiers Of Flight Museum

DALLAS (May 1, 2017) – A long- standing Dallas/Ft. Worth tradition, the Father of the Year Awards luncheon honors local business leaders who are both pillars of their communities and devoted dads.  Father of the Year Honorees have a demonstrated commitment to philanthropy, an investment in North Texas and, most importantly, they are an inspiration to their families.

This year’s honorees are Pierce M. Allman, Director of Marketing, Allie Beth Allman & Associates  John B. Poston, President, Daymark Living,  and Robert L. (Bob) Walker, President & CEO, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital For ChildrenThey will join a distinguished list of former Honorees that include President and Governor of Texas, George W. Bush; seven past Mayors of Dallas and Fort Worth, and former Dallas Cowboys players and coaches, including Tom Landry, Roger Staubach and Emmitt Smith, to name a few.  Scott Murray, former Emmy Award-winning television sports anchor and broadcast journalist at NBC 5, current chairman and CEO of Murray Media and a Father of the Year honoree in 2002, is the luncheon’s Master of Ceremonies.

Money raised from the luncheon will benefit the following charities: LaunchAbility, S.M. Wright Foundation and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital For Children

The Father of the Year Awards was founded 42 years ago by Sylvan Landau, former executive vice president of the Dallas Market Center. The committee has honored 124 outstanding fathers and has raised over $4 million for more than 83 children’s charities to date.

“These three honorees not only exemplify great fatherhood, but also inspire others to follow their leadership in business, the community and, most importantly, their own families,” said Gregory W. Sampson, chairman of the 2017 Father of the Year Awards. “Celebrating their lasting legacy of excellence will also help benefit our worthy children’s charities and scholarship programs that will provide education, training and encouragement to future community leaders.”

This year’s luncheon will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, located at 6911 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas. Tickets may be purchased individually for $150. A table of ten and sponsorship may be purchased at the $1,500, $3,000, $10,000 and $25,000 levels at .

Please stop by North Park Center, Monday, June 5th – Monday, June 19th for the annual Father of the Year photo gallery.  Past and present honorees portraits will be on display.

About the Father of the Year Awards:

The Father of the Year Awards is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization governed by a volunteer committee comprised of business leaders from various professions throughout the Metroplex and beyond. Its mission is to honor fathers who exemplify fine fatherhood values in their own homes and as business and community leaders, and to raise funds for charities and scholarships benefiting children in the DFW metroplex. For further information, please visit or contact Marti Fox, Organizer at


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