Illinois Fatherhood Initiative
          1 North Dearborn Street #1000
                    Chicago, IL 60602
          800-996-DADS or 312-986-4274       
 
 

Essay Contest

Overview
Our essay contest takes place over an entire year with events ranging from throwing out the first pitch at a White Sox game to the Fatherhood Dinner. Our contest winners can't be chosen without the help of our volunteer readers and that's where the story begins.




The Reading
With thousands of submissions every year, we need the help of volunteers to pick out the very best essays.







White Sox Game
Our lucky essay contest winners get to go to a White Sox game and read their essay out loud to their peers and family. Not to mention, they get to go to the game afterwards!






Fatherhood Dinner
This is one of our biggest events of the year where the likes of Richard Dent, Tom Dresen, Kerry Wood, Rham Emanuel, and many more are honored with the title Father of the Year.





First Pitch Honor
It's time to head back to U.S. Cellular Field for our essay winners to test their arms and throw out the honoree first pitch in front of thousands of fans.












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