Michael Strahan will be honored for his parenting skills at the annual Father of the Year awards in New York City in June.
On Thursday, the National Father’s Day Council said the football player-turned-media star has been named a 2017 Father of the Year honoree. He’ll be honored alongside J.C. Penney Co. Inc. chairman and chief executive officer Marvin Ellison at the 76th annual event, which will be held at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel on June 15.
Strahan has a successful men’s wear collection with Penney’s that started with tailored clothing, dress shirts, neckwear and accessories. It has since expanded into ath-leisure with T-shirts, polos, jogger pants, chinos, and last month added underwear.
Strahan, a father of four, is an Emmy Award winner and Super Bowl champion and currently cohosts ABC’s “Good Morning America” and serves as an analyst for “Fox NFL Sunday.” He’s also the host of the “$100,000 Pyramid” on ABC, which is produced by his own company, SMAC Entertainment, in association with Sony Pictures Television. Through SMAC Entertainment, he is coproducing “Religion of Sports,” an original documentary series that tackles sport’s cultural and spiritual impact in regions around the world. He is also executive producer of “Tackle My Ride” on the NFL Network, a series about current NFL players helping restore dream rides for fellow auto enthusiasts.
His philanthropic interests include support for St. Jude Children’s Hospital, The USO and Help USA.
“It is a pleasure to honor a legend like Michael Strahan, who displays an incredible amount of dedication and passion in every venture he pursues,” said Dan Orwig, president and ceo of The Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council Inc. “His enormous success in both football and entertainment, as well as his commitment to his community and family, serves as an inspiration to so many fans worldwide.”
The Father of the Year Awards will benefit Save the Children’s U.S. Programs. The National Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council has donated more than $30 million to date to charities nationwide.