“March Madness” infected NYC Dads Group Friday during an evening of college hoops and male camaraderie in midtown Manhattan.
NYC Dads Group’s long-time partner Dove Men+Care sponsored this latest “Dad’s Night Out” event that brought 40 of our members from neighborhoods throughout our five boroughs together to enjoy the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament at Public House NYC bar and restaurant. It was one of 17 such viewing parties for City Dads Groups around the United States that night, thanks to the men’s grooming products maker. Dove Men+Care has not only graciously supported these events for us over the past three years, but also is a sponsor of the national tournament.
In quintessential NYC Dads Group fashion, our group’s diversity was on full display during this Dad’s Night Out. Fathers discussed the games on television, their children’s strollers, their occupations and even shared cooking tips. People dove into wings, discussed their devastated brackets (I’m looking at you, Coach Izzo!), and developed new connections. The event even drew out several newer members who made the party their first NYC Dads Group event. It was truly a lively and fun event.
The evening perfectly complimented Dove Men+Care’s “Bonds of Real Strength” ad campaign that focuses on male friendship. These bonds might be the ones friends share with one another, coaches share with players, or a father might share with a son. The company even conducted a study of male friendship that found, among other things, while many men bond with friends over sports or fitness, a vast majority of guys agree their friendships are built on trust, not having a good time.
Thanks again to Dove Men+Care for their generosity in helping support this multi-city Dad’s Night Out.
Photos: Christopher Persley