The National Father’s Day Council has announced that Michael Strahan has been named a 2017 “Father of the Year” Honoree. Strahan will be honored alongside JCPenney Chairman and CEO, Marvin Ellison. The 76th Annual Father of the Year Awards will be presented at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel on Thursday, June 15 at 12:00pm.
Emmy winner and Super Bowl Champion Michael Strahan currently co-hosts ABC’s “Good Morning America” and serves as an analyst for “Fox NFL Sunday.” Currently in production for its second season, Strahan is also the co-host of the top-rated primetime game show favorite, “$100,000 Pyramid” on ABC, produced by his own company, SMAC Entertainment, in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Prior to joining the ranks of the top sports broadcasters in the country, Strahan’s entire 15-year football career was typified by the charisma and sportsmanship that made him a seven-time Pro-Bowler and one of only four players ever to lead the NFL in sacks for two seasons. His spectacular NFL career resulted in Mr. Strahan being named to the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame class, the sport’s highest honor.
Acting on his entrepreneurial spirit, Strahan introduced Collection by Michael Strahan, a line of tailored clothing, dress shirts, neckwear and accessories, in the fall of 2015, available exclusively at JCPenney. The brand has been very successful and Strahan and JCPenney expanded their partnership to launch MSX by Michael Strahan last May. Inspired by Michael’s active lifestyle, this exclusive line of athleisure for men includes tees, polos, jogger pants and chinos. In February, MSX by Michael Strahan expanded to include boxers, briefs and undershirts, offering men everyday essentials in premium, comfort-stretch fabrics.
“It is a pleasure to honor a legend like Michael Strahan, who displays an incredible amount of dedication and passion in every venture he pursues,” said Dan Orwig, president and CEO of The Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council. “His enormous success in both football and entertainment, as well as his commitment to his community and family, serves as an inspiration to so many fans worldwide.”
The National Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council, Inc. has donated more than $30 million to date to meaningful charities nationwide. As part of its commitment to support meaningful philanthropies dealing with issues affecting mothers, fathers and children, proceeds from the event will benefit Save the Children’s U.S. Programs. For tickets and sponsorship, please contact the Council office at 212-594-5977 or www.fathersdaycouncil.org.