|Governor Chris Christie (center) with his wife, Mary Pat (right) and their four children, from left: Patrick, Bridget, Andrew and Sarah.|
The National Father's Day Committee is an entity of the Father's Day/Mother's Day Council and exists for the purpose of conferring Father of the Year Honors on contemporary lifestyle leaders of our culture. The Council is a not-for-profit, non-commercial organization with a philanthropic goal. The funds raised by our Annual Father of the Year Awards Presentation are directed to the support of worthwhile concerns affecting men, fathers and families. The objective of this 73 year-old program is to enhance the meaning of Father's Day -- Sunday, June 15, 2014 -- and encourage universal observance.
Christie is being singled out for his commitment to his family and his four children and his frequent references to the vital role of his wife and children and their continuing involvement in every aspect of his life. The governor often peppers his public remarks with tales of his children, who rang in age from 10 to 20. They, along with his wife, Mary Pat, have been a public part of his five years as Governor.
This year's Father of the Year event will benefit Save The Children's US programs.