The Chaney Legacy Foundation is sponsoring a Father’s Day celebration on Sat., June 10, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Holy Savior Catholic Academy,  3000  E 13th Street. The organization’s goal is to appreciate fathers in the Black community who historically get overlooked and marginalized as men who are absent or dead-beat.

“Our purpose for this event is to encourage and champion Black fathers in our community because they are present, hard-working, and critical to the vitality of our children,” says Aletra Chaney-Profit, president of the Chaney Legacy Foundation.  She adds, “That’s why we have chosen the theme of ‘Fathers Leading the Way’ which speaks to the need for fatherly leadership in their children’s lives.”

This year’s theme is “Health Matters” and is focused on encouraging holistic healthy lifestyles.  There will be a panel of local current and retired healthcare professionals including Dr. Val Brown, Jr., Dr. Michael Williams, DDS, Dr. Chela Love, Dr. Rhea Rogers Knowles, and therapist Chis Jones.

In addition to having a speaker, lunch will be served with drinks and giveaways.  Another highlight of the event is the bestowal of the David Chaney Fatherhood Award to be given to an outstanding father in the community who exemplifies leadership, community servanthood, and faith.

Space is limited.  The foundation  encourages fathers to register by texting (316) 734-6226. The deadline for registration is June 8.