One Thousand, Six Hundred and Three

1,603. The approximate number of athletic events my father attended while raising three daughters.

3. The exact number of athletic events my father missed while raising three daughters.

0. The number of times I heard my father yell anything negative from the stands.

Innumerable. The amount of times I saw my father reach out to encourage my opponents, their coaches and parents, and the referees.

Invaluable. The lesson my dad taught me about sportsmanship, respect, and kindness.

May each of us do what we can to boost those around us.

Happy Father's Day, Daddy! I'm so proud that you are mine.


How are you this Father's Day? I'd love to hear from you.