February 19, 2019

Dabo Swinney to Host All Pro Dad Experience at Clemson University

All Pro Dad’s Football-Themed Event in Clemson on March 2 Raises Awareness of Foster Care and Adoption in SC

CLEMSON, S.C.—March 2, 2019 —Clemson University coach Dabo Swinney will host the All Pro Dad Experience at Clemson Memorial Stadium March 2, from 8:30 – 10 a.m. Directly after the Experience, attendees will have the opportunity to watch the team practice. This family-fun event highlights a partnership between Family First and the S.C. Department of Social Services, who are promoting the importance of fostering and adoption in South Carolina.

“The All Pro Dad Experience provides fun, inspirational opportunities for dads and their kids to strengthen their relationships,” said Mark Merrill, president of Family First. “Having hosted more than 100 All Pro Dad Experience events in 28 different NFL, MLB and NCAA markets since 2004, we’ve seen fathers across the nation regain focus on their most important role: as an All Pro Dad.”

The March 2 event will feature interactive games and other hands-on experiences on the Clemson University field. Swinney and others will share practical fatherhood tips and a chance to experience a one-of-a-kind event for Clemson-area fathers and kids.

“We are excited about partnering with Clemson and coach Swinney to raise awareness of the need for more foster and adoptive families in our state,” said DSS Acting Director Joan Meacham.

Admission is $25 per family. This event will be focused on fathers and elementary-aged children. For more information and to register for the All Pro Dad Experience in Clemson on March 2, please visit

The 2019 All Pro Dad Experience is sponsored by South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS), JD Davis Construction,  and Southeastern Freight Lines.


All Pro Dad is the fatherhood program of Family First, a national nonprofit organization based in Tampa that reaches thousands of parents each day through its three primary programs: All Pro Dad,; iMOM,; and the Family Minute with Mark Merrill,

All Pro Dad was founded by Mark Merrill and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy. Serving families and fathers for more than 20 years, All Pro Dad provides resources, training and events to help fathers as they raise their children for a healthy and hopeful future.


The Department’s mission is to serve South Carolina by promoting the safety, permanency and well-being of children and vulnerable adults, helping individuals achieve stability and strengthening families.

There are more than 4,600 children in foster care in South Carolina, and the state needs about 1,600 more foster families to care for them. About 500 children are available for adoption. For more information, visit

For More Information, Contact:
McCauley Williams, 678-628-3792
[email protected]


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