The National Father’s Day Council has selected Amar’e Stoudemire, Captain of the New York Knicks, as a 2011 “Father of the Year” Award recipient. The awards will be presented at the 70th Annual Father of the Year Awards in New York City. Mr. Stoudemire joins Jim Boeheim, Head Coach of Syracuse University Men’s Basketball Team, Geoffrey Canada, President and CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone, Brendan Hoffman, President and CEO of Lord & Taylor and Randall Stephenson, AT&T Chairman and CEO as a fellow 2011 “Father of the Year.”

George Stephanopoulos, Anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” will serve as Master of Ceremonies at the event. Mark Shriver, political activist and Senior Vice President of Save the Children’s U.S. Programs, will host the VIP press briefing immediately preceding the luncheon. With proceeds benefiting Save The Children’s U.S.

“We are delighted to honor Amar’e Stoudemire as one of our 2011 ‘Father of the Year’ recipients,” said Stuart M. Goldblatt, President of the National Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council and Chairman of the National Father’s Day Committee and Executive Vice President of Macy’s Merchandising Group. “Amar’e is one of the game’s most explosive young performers and a true leader on and off the basketball court, devoting his life not only to his own family, but to families around the world. He is an inspiration to all fathers.”
As part of its commitment to support meaningful philanthropies dealing with issues affecting mothers, fathers and children, the National Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council, Inc. has donated more than $24 million to date to meaningful charities nationwide.

See more photos from the Father of the Year luncheon here.

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