Earlier this month, the seniors on our Rebels football team celebrated Mother-Son Night, which gave each player an opportunity to recognize the role his mother (or mother-figure) has played in his life. On Oct. 23, the roles were reversed at Father-Son Night, where seniors' fathers (or male role models) affirmed their sons in front of their teammates.
Also a SportsLeader program, Father-Son Jersey Night proves to be a special and meaningful moment — both for the players and their fathers. Each student-athlete is joined at the front of the room by his father, or a significant man in his life. Players' fathers tell their son what he means to him; how he has grown. Fathers often recall particular moments when they were really impacted by their son and how he has demonstrated virtue. The evening gives seniors' fathers an opportunity to tell their sons how proud they are, as each father presents his son with his football jersey.