At FANCHEST we think it’s a little crazy that there is only one day set aside to celebrate Dad. Last year, we took it upon ourselves to do something about that. We introduced our “Mr. FANCHEST, Dad of the Year” and Dad Appreciation Week. This year, we’ve set out to make it even bigger.

Now introducing the Second Annual “Mr. FANCHEST, Dad of the Year” contest.

Beyond the daily discounts and giveaways we want to give a public high five to an amazing dad out there. The “Mr. FANCHEST, Dad of the Year” contest will run from June 3rd through June 7 and the winner will receive our Grand Prize — 2 tickets to a game, Signed Memorabilia of his favorite player, and a FANCHEST of his favorite team (the new Deluxe Stadium FANCHEST)!  Talk about a crazy Father’s Day Gift!

Beginning June 3rd, there will be a few ways to nominate Dad:

  1. Post a photo of Dad to Instagram. Be sure to tag #CelebrateDad and @theFANCHEST so we see it!
  2. Tell us why Dad deserves the title of ‘Mr. FANCHEST, Dad of the Year’ on
  3. BONUS Entries: Refer friends to the competition for extra entries

Nominating Dad for the competition is going run through:

As for Dad Appreciation Week, we’ll be highlighting 5 very special types of sports dads.  There are a lot of different types of dads out there, but we narrowed down 5 that will hopefully remind you of your dad and make you laugh, at least we hope. Because sports is our passion, we focused on dads who love the game (shocker, right?).  

Starting June 3rd and ending June 7th, we’ll be hosting a daily giveaway on our social media channels (@theFANCHEST) where 1 winner will win the perfect gift for dad. The winner will receive a free FANCHEST of their choosing. The giveaway will prominently feature one of the Dads below. But have no fear, you can enter every day, even if your dad only fits one of the types.  

So what kind of sports dad is yours?

We broke it down below and that’s for you (or this quiz) to decide.  Take our quiz to find out which Dad is yours.

On Monday, we will highlight the Never-Miss-YOUR-Game Dad. Your dad likes to think he knows a lot about sports but let’s face it, you know WAY more. He would never miss one of your games, but if he misses a big play from his favorite NFL team, he wouldn’t be mad. He doesn’t know everything about every team, but he is there for the sports chatter. He wasn’t super athletic as a kid either; his career probably started and stopped with middle-school dodgeball. Your dad may not be the biggest sports fan in the world, but he is the biggest fan of you!

On Tuesday, we will highlight the Glued-To-The-TV Dads. You can almost guarantee that you’ll find your dad in his recliner glued to the tv on any given Sunday. And to be honest, most nights he would rather be there than the dinner table. He loves football season and his Sunday nights, but there’s nothing he likes more than watching golf, or really just sleeping when golf is on. Sometimes it might seem like your dad loves the tv more than his family, but don’t get him mistaken. He loves you all so much more (just don’t bother him when he’s in his chair).

On Wednesday, we will highlight the Sideline Dad. Your dad’s enthusiasm is awesome –  except when it’s not. For whatever reason, your dad isn’t the coach of your rec team although, most of the time, it feels like he is. Your dad loves to tell you to “get lower” or “shoot higher” or his favorite, “keep your eye on the ball.” He sits (but mostly paces) in the stands, but it feels like he’s on the sideline or in your ear. He may yell at you when you miss that wide open shot and he may be infuriated when the ref calls a penalty on you. Heck, he may have been kicked out of a game or two. You may not speak on the way home from the game, but in the end you know he does it because he cares. Your dad is your number one supporter and will go down swingin’ for you.

On Thursday, we will highlight the Back-In-The-Day Dad. “Back when I was a boy” stories are not uncommon in your household. Dad loves to reminisce on the days when he made that 3-pointer in overtime against his high school rival. When you have friends over, he loves to tell them about when he went to the State Championship and scored the lone-goal to win it. Your dad was a superstar athlete and boy, do you know it. When you get home from practice, he wants to shoot outside with you. Before a big game, he wants to talk strategy. When you’re not around, though, he isn’t talking about his athletic accomplishments – he is talking about yours. He only tells you about what he has done because he wants to be cool, like you! Dad was MVP many years ago, but you are the real MVP in his eyes!

On Friday, we will highlight the Super-Fan Dad. Your dad LOVES sports. Football, baseball, basketball, hockey; you name it, he loves it. The only cup he will drink out of is decorated with the logo of his favorite NFL team. He travels near and far to watch his alma mater football team and when they make the Big Dance, he is all for it. When mom tells him to put on a nice shirt and he comes down in a t-shirt with a big logo on it, he says “sorry, it’s the best I can do.” Dad has games on non-stop, and you may be confused where his loyalty lies – with you or with his team. Don’t get him wrong though, what he loves even more than watching his team is watching his team with YOU!

Don’t forget to nominate your dad for “Mr. FANCHEST, Dad of the Year” starting June 3 –

“Mr. FANCHEST, Dad of the Year” will be selected at RANDOM by the FANCHEST team.  No purchase is necessary to win.