Picture of FWBHS football player with Mary Esther ES students at lunch.

Mary Esther ES Invites Dads and FWBHS Football Team to Super Bowl Dads Day

In honor of Super Bowl LI, Mary Esther Elementary School invited all dads and the Fort Walton Beach Football Team and Coach Dorn to come and visit with the future Vikings during the Super Bowl Dad Day Luncheon. 

“The excitement in the air was not hard to miss,” said Noralynn Taylor, the event’s coordinator.  “This particular luncheon is where we invite the Dad's to have a special day with their child/children.  We have some students who do not have dads or whose dads are deployed or are not living at home. The sadness I have seen in their eyes during past events, made me realize I needed to do something different this year  So, we invited the Vikings Football Team to bring a little hope to the students.”

Taylor said that was exactly what happened. The students could not stop talking about Coach Dorn and his gentle giants.  “Instead of the tears we were used to seeing if a parent or guardian did not make it to a special function at school, the halls and Cafeteria were full of laughter and smiles.  There was no room for disappointment or sadness because the Vikings spread nothing but hope and love back into the hearts of our students.” 

To see a complete photo gallery of this event, please visit the OCSD Facebook page.