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Joplin schools implement Tony Dungy's All Pro Dad program

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A program started by former NFL coach Tony Dungy encourages fathers to become All Pro Dad's and is now expanding to every elementary school in Joplin.

This morning fathers and their children met with other dads at Eastmoreland Elementary for a healthy breakfast.

The All Pro Dad program included breakfast, a core value based video and discussion, and then a fun activity.  This morning the kids created Diet Coke - Mentos fountains.  After their soda creations the All Pro Dad's walked their kids to class.

"All Pro Dad is really connecting with the school and bonding with your child and that's really what it's all about," says Eastmoreland Elementary Principal Heather Surbrugg.  "It helps the kids because they feel more confidant, they know how their parents feel about them and sometimes it's hard to take time to stop and really express that to our children in our busy lives."

"I'm very passionate and involved dad with my own kids and I see the effects that it has on them and I just want to encourage other dads to have that same passionate involvement with their kids as I do," says All Pro Dad Team Captain Jarrod Newcomb.

This year there are 42 All Pro Dad chapters in Missouri.

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