What are the three qualities you admire most about your nominee? Why?
Dedicated-he is always there for his family whether being deployed (ship, helicopter), he’s always manages
to keep in touch with his family, (via email, phone) When he’s not deployed, he’s taking his kids to soccer practice or piano lessons.
Caring – He is always looking out for the neighborhood kids, and our dogs.
Role Model – he is a outstanding role model for his children in that he cooks, cleans, and relieves his spouse of her motherly duties so that she can enjoy herself.
Being recognized as father of the year is an honor reserved for men of great distinction and character. It is an achievement giving validity to the fact that this father’s parenting model goes above and beyond the norm. Discuss why you feel your nominee should receive the “Y2K10 Dad of the Year” Award in the selected category. Be specific in explaining exactly what sets your nominee apart from the ordinary?
David Brickey and his wife and three children are wonderful neighbors and friends. We were there when he adopted his African American daughter and son at different times. Although the children are a different race, he looks at them as children who needed his love. He serves country in the United States Navy for over 10 years but always manages to keep in touch with his family. When deployed, he always contacts neighbors and family making sure were ok. Upon his return he resumes responsibilities of his children and gives his wife time to relax and have time for herself. He is truly a dedicated husband, Sailor, neighbor and friend.
Fathers should be role models to their children. Can you recall a specific example when the nominee provided guidance and positive nurturing to his children and/or other children in his community?
To me he is a role model, serving his country, being there for his family, and making up for time when he’s deployed. Our daughter started her first year in college and he became a mentor to her, she sought him out for advice and he made himself available anytime she needed his assistance.
Believing that responsible fatherhood involves community involvement, describe your nominee’s activities in charitable organizations, local government, civic and service organizations, religious affiliations, etc. Please be specific.
Since he is a member of the US Navy, he has not had a lot of time to volunteer for community activities due to his call to duty for our country. But when he’s not deployed he volunteers at his church in Virginia Beach with Sunday school and church events.
Finally, describe what outstanding trait your nominee possesses which inspired you to complete this form:
Versatility - Being a US Navy sailor, that alone takes up the majority of his time with deployments and training, but he manages stay involved with his church and family activities.
Congratulations to Mr. David Brickey & The Brickey Family!