Summit County Children Services and several nonprofit groups are putting the spotlight on fathers June 15 with a countywide conference devoted to dads.
Call of Duty: Courageous Men! will include seminars, exhibitors and speeches.
The keynote speaker will be Kent State University football coach Darrell Hazell.
Akron native Troy Gaines and his son, Xavier, whose story has been part of the National Fatherhood Initiative, also will speak.
The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Akron-Summit County Public Library in downtown Akron. It is sponsored by the Father Factor, Fame Fathers, Man2Man and Men of Valor/Williams Challenge Scholarship Fund.
Lunch will be provided. Registration is required by calling Fame Fathers at 330-873-9794 or emailing jhafford@?famefathers.org.
The festivities will continue from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Mountain of the Lord Fellowship, 1477 Copley Road.
Actor T.C. Stallings, a Cleveland native who was one of the stars of the 2008 feature film Courageous, will speak.
The evening portion will include other guest speakers, fatherhood resources, award presentations and a car show.
For more details, call Fame Fathers at 330-873-9794 or visit www.fame?fathers.org.