The Core

We believe it's vital for fathers to be the loving and strong leaders that they were created to be. The importance of a father’s positive involvement in their sons lives is critical, to raise up the next generation of men on a loving and solid foundation. That loving leadership and involvement is crucial to the future of our families, communities and nation.

When a father is not involved in his child's life:

  • High school drop out rates increase by 75%

  • Behavior problems increase by 85%

  • Drug and alcohol abuse increases by 75%

What kind of legacy will you leave? 

Don’t watch from the sidelines. Join us. Get in the game!

Kick Off

The Father & Son Bowl kicked off in late 2006 on a brisk winter day. It was a backyard pick-up game with a world class referee (thanks Andy!). The boys had a lot of fun and the dads had a lot of sore muscles. The final score... FUN!


In 2008 we decided to take this idea to a larger community level. We weren’t sure what the response was going to be. WOW, what an event! Over 160 fathers and sons turned out for the second annual event.

In 2018 the event continued to grow and over 1,300 players turned out for another great weekend of flag football and bonding. So far, we have raised over $68,500 for fatherless children.

Our Family

Watching football games together since 1999, we’ve grown to love the sport. Along the way, God blessed us with four boys—Noah, Caleb, Jacob, and Micah—to share that adoration with. God continued to show His grace in bringing us the idea of the Father & Son Bowl. As a matter of fact, God is the reason behind everything we stand for. We live our lives focused on Jesus Christ as our head coach and the Bible as our playbook. By knowing our Creator and His playbook for life, we’ve experienced joy in the hills and valleys. Our hope for you is that God draws you to Him and you will also experience His joy in life.

Darin & Caree

Our mission is to champion fatherhood and encourage men to be the loving and strong leaders that they're created to be.

Be the MVD!

No professional football player could ever compare to a father that hits the gridiron with his son. Be a Most Valuable Dad!

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” Frederick Douglass