Portland, June 6th, 2013. The American Diabetes Association of Oregon & SW Washington raised $150,000 at the first annual Father of the Year Awards. Fathers honored included: Craig Robinson, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Oregon State University; Duncan Campbell, Child Activist and Founder of Friends of the Children and The Campbell Group; Mike Greene, Partner, Rosenthal, Greene & Devlin, P.C; Scott Keeney, President & CEO, nLIGHT; and Chris Dudley, Former NBA Player and Founder of the Chris Dudley Foundation. (photo credit, Andie Petkus)

It was a standing ovation for the men. The event recognizes men for their outstanding strength, commitment and love they exhibit as fathers.

It was a standing ovation for the men. The event, held at the Portland Hilton, recognizes men for their outstanding strength, commitment and love they exhibit as fathers.

“Father of the Year” honorees have both attained success in their chosen field or endeavor, and carved out time to teach and mature their children, while also becoming good citizens and proud members of the community.

Craig Robinson, Head Men's Basketball Coach at Oregon State University, holds one of his two young sons. He is pictured with his daughter Leslie Robinson, (center) and wife, big brother of first lady Michelle Obama, who mentioned in her interview for a video for the celebration that because her father had passed at the time she married Barack Obama, it was Craig Robinson who walked her down the aisle. her protector Kelly Robinson a mentor and motivator, His wife

Craig Robinson, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Oregon State University, holds one of his two young sons. He is pictured with his daughter Leslie Robinson, (center) and wife Kelly. Robinson’s the big brother of First Lady Michelle Obama, who mentioned in a recorded message for the celebration that because her father was not alive when she married Barack Obama, Craig walked her down the aisle.

Duncan Campbell, Child Activist and Founder of Friends of the Children and The Campbell Group, is pictured with his son Jeff Campbell (who has diabetes), son Courtney Campbell their friend and wife Cindy Campbell

Duncan Campbell, Child Activist and Founder of Friends of the Children and The Campbell Group, is pictured with his son Jeff Campbell (who has diabetes), son Courtney Campbell, their friend and wife Cindy Campbell

Chris Dudley, Former NBA Player and Founder of the Chris Dudley Foundation,son Charles, daughter Emma, his wife, Chris Love Dudley, and son Sam.

Chris Dudley, Former NBA Player and Founder of the Chris Dudley Foundation, son Charles, daughter Emma, his wife, Chris Love Dudley, and son Sam.

Scott Keeney, President & CEO, nLIGHT - Keeney, Janet Keeney  daughter Elizabeth, his wife Janet and daughter, Kate.

Scott Keeney, President & CEO, nLIGHT – Keeney, Janet Keeney daughter Elizabeth, his wife Janet and daughter, Kate.

During the event, Tegan Johnson, a 13 year old from Hazelbrook Middle School in Tualatin, presented the special appeal for the Safe at Schools program which raised more than $40,000. Safe at Schools is dedicated to making sure all children with diabetes, like Tegan, are medically safe at school and have the same educational opportunities as their classmates.

Tegan Johnson

Sponsors included: Moda Health, Oregon State University, Our Beaver Nation, Rosenthal, Greene & Devlin and PC, Magaurn Video.

(Click on the honoree’s name to watch videos from their family.)

  • Duncan Campbell — Child Activist and Founder of Friends of the Children and The Campbell Group
  • Chris Dudley — Former NBA Player and Founder of the Chris Dudley Foundation
  • Michael Greene, JD — artner, Rothenthal, Greene & Devlin, P.C.
  • Scott Keeney — President and CEO, nLIGHT
  • Craig Robinson — Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Oregon State University

Father of the Year honorees have both attained success in their chosen field or endeavor, and carved out time to teach and mature their children while also becoming good citizens and proud members of the community. To date, more than $30 million has been raised from Father of the Year events to help the American Diabetes Association fund essential advocacy, education and research initiatives.

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