By Tiffany Williams –
Thursday morning at the Connecticut State Capitol building in Hartford, the Connecticut Sun joined the CT Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity & Opportunity (CWCSEO) at the organization’s “Celebrating Black Fatherhood” event.
The event which highlights the importance, value and contributions of fathers through their presence and involvement in their children’s lives, included a panel discussion led by Real Dads Forever, a fatherhood strategies development organization. Panelists include Doug Edwards, founder and director of Real Dads Forever; Anthony Gay, Department of Children and Families – CFI Domain 5; Pat Wilson-Pheanious, Former Legislator – CFI Domain 5; and Denise Drummond, Legislative Party Analyst for the CWCSEO.
There was also a presentation on the Connecticut Fatherhood Initiative (CFI), a broad-based, collaborative effort of statewide agencies led by the Department of Social Services, whose mission is to support children, mothers and fathers by focusing on the important influence of men in their children’s lives.
The Connecticut Sun joined the festivities, showing support and providing all dads in attendance with Connecticut Sun swag.
“Having the opportunity to uplift and celebrate Black fatherhood, especially during Black History Month, is truly special. There are so many Black men doing their best to support their families, and having events like this that not only celebrate Black fathers’ efforts but also provide them with resources is truly important work. The Connecticut Sun is proud to take part,” said Morgan Tuck, Director of Franchise Development and Assistant General Manager of Connecticut Sun.