I have to say that in almost 9 years of speaking, this event was an absolute first and something that will never be forgotten. Several months ago I received an email from a group of dad's in the Charlotte area. They were looking to gift there son's with a presentation from me for Fathers Day. I thought this was extremely unique because it was a group of dad's and son's only. Also, it was unique in that the more I spoke with these dad's the more I realized how lucky their son's are. These dad's genuinely wanted their son's to know that their mid teens and years into the 20's would present them with a vast amount of choices. In those choices they needed to be wise because, "One choice could change the rest of their lives."
The event was planned extremely well and held at a country club golf course in Mooresville. In total there was about 20-24 dad's that came with at least one son. The young men were attentive and extremely receptive to my message, I think the knew I wasn't preaching to them and that my story had very important messages they needed to hear. Everyone was so grateful after the event for my time I spent with them.
I left this event with a new friend, that's for sure. This happens in a lot of places that I visit and I am grateful for it. One of the dad's apart of the event, Steve, really went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and welcomed. He offered me a tour of Penske Motorsports and obviously I couldn't turn something like that down, I love NASCAR! The tour was freaking amazing, I can't believe all of the behind the scenes stuff that goes into a NASCAR team. You'll catch me track side at Indy 500 next year, that's for sure ;)
To all of the dad's in Mooresville, I'm incredibly grateful to you all and happy to have built some friendships out of the event! I hope well all cross paths again soon.