As Father’s Day approaches, I wanted to take the time to recognize all the fathers, grandfathers, and father-figures in the AAU Family. To you, I send both my appreciation and gratitude.

Over the years, you have dedicated countless hours of your time and energy to helping athletes realize their dreams, in sports and in life. The lessons you have passed on are immeasurable and will last a lifetime. Your efforts, now and then, continue to shape our children as well as future generations moving forward.

Being a father (or mother) is one of the greatest jobs you can ever have in life. So, let me say ‘Thank You’ to all the fathers who have created so many wonderful memories and shared so many lessons on and off the playing surface.

This Father’s Day, we celebrate all of you and say thank you.