LITTLE ROCK, Ark (KTHV) -- One hour, once a month. A time when fathers and their children come together with other dads and their kids. All Pro Dad's Day is a national organization making a difference in schools right here in central Arkansas.
From fathers to grandfathers, and even brothers. This group of men have a common bond. All father figures to a young boy or girl. Ken Golatt says these are the moments that count. He says, "Just spending the least amount of time with your kid is very important. If you don't do it, someone else will. It's the smallest things that you do that means the biggest things to them."
Friday, Robinson Elementary in Little Rock held their first All Pro Dad's Day before-school breakfast. The motto, a simple idea with a profound impact.
Tye Montgomery says he wants to pass on the love his parents gave him to his daughter Emily. He says, "Just being with my daughter. My parents were always there with me at every function that we had and I just want to return the same to my daughter"
Emily says they even fish together. She adds, "I've enjoyed that he's teached me how to throw the string into the water and I really like that." And of course Emily's rod and reel is "Um, pink."
The morning started off with introductions, making each kid feel special. Exactly how Ken Golatt's daughter, Destiny says she feels. She says, "It makes me feel special because he likes to spend time with me a lot."
Her father, Ken, says his prayer is for all fathers to step up to the plate. He adds, "You can learn a lot about yourself through your children and it's my goal and my mission to be a beacon for dads becoming fathers."
A program that's helping them be the best dads they can be.
Interested in being a part of All Pro Dads? There are 14 chapters in the state of Arkansas you can get involved in. Check out the list here and find your local chapter.