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Fathers Day at the Ballpark

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FORT SCOTT, KANSAS -

Some dads in southeast Kansas got to celebrate their Father's Day morning doing something a little unique. A church service.. at the ballpark.

It's not peanuts.. hotdogs.. and homeruns. The Community Christian Church of Fort Scott- brought prayer and song to the LaRoche Baseball Complex Diamond.. and focused on making Father's Day memorable for all its dads. One of them.. was Chad Cosens. 

Chad Cosens, Father :"It's great. We're a baseball family I guess you could say, and so it's a great opportunity, on Father's Day especially, to be with them in a baseball environment. 

There was even  a dad jokes contest.. Chad's two sons got a laugh.. and the pastor says he hopes dads leave with one more thing.. 

Dusty Drake, Community Christian Church of Fort Scott:"It's to have a massive impact on their kids, positively, in the same way that Jesus has that positive life giving impact on us."

The positive impact and everything his father taught him.. including baseball... is what Fathers Day means to Chad.

Chad:"He was going to medical school, so I saw the sacrifices he made for our family. He worked really hard, but he always had time to teach.. Again baseball, and that's where I learned the game from, and so for him to set the example for me of how to work hard, and at the same time make time for your family was a great example for me."

Chad also says he's hopeful he can pass on some of the life lessons he learned from his father, down to his own sons.

Chad:"Seeing them pass along those same characteristics of a dad, they'll be able to make it fulfilling."

And it's a sentiment his sons Dryden and Cal share with him. 
Dryden Cosens:"I'm still learning, of course, but I hope that some of the lessons he teaches me today I'll be able to remember to pass on to my kids."

So while Dryden and Cal aren't enjoying hotdogs and peanuts.. They are making new memories with their dad.

Oh, and they have one more thing to say.

Dryden and Cal:"We love you dad!"

This is the second year Community Christian Church has held its Father's Day service at LaRoche ballpark. 

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