Big Time Daddy Award

Big Time Daddy Award2016-10-12T13:59:47+00:00

What is the Big Time Daddy Award? James May was present at our 2013 WSFN State Conference to present the award and gave the attendees the special treat of sharing the origination story of the term and the award. Here is that story in his words:

The Big Time Daddy Award is a very special honor, unique to the Fathers’ Network. About 20 years ago, after a panel presentation of dads at a conference, an elegantly dressed African American gentleman walked up to us and said, “You men are Big Time Daddies.” Asking him what he meant by that, he said, “You stay around when other men leave; you love your child with disabilities big-time. Nowhere do I hear you whining or complaining about lack of fairness. You just do the job.” This coveted and significant recognition is given to men and women who have made a special contribution to this program and represent Big Time Daddies (and Mommies) everywhere.

Each year at the WSFN State Conference we award the Big Time Daddy award to an individual (or individuals) that have made a special contribution to helping fathers of children with special needs.

2016 Big Time Daddy Award: Eddie Sanchez and Sugely Sanchez

Recipients of the Big Time Daddy Award

Here is a list of past winners:

2015 WSFN State Conference was not held this year.
2014 Andy Hill
Greg Schell
2013 Mimi Seigel
Jack Baker
2012 John Mahaney
Don Meyer
2011 Chris Cady
Previous years’ winners Paul Blair
Dale Carpenter
Leslie Caroll
Carl Colegrove
Mike Etzell
Ed Gegen
Pat Giorgetti
Peter Hunsberger
James May
Lance Moorehouse
Hameed Quraishi
Rodney Rowen
Margaret Lee Thompson