We are excited to be co-presidents of the Fathers’ Club. Tim is the father of three graduates – Sam 2014, Cullen 2016, and Grady 2018 – as well as Tucker, a current senior. Dave is a proud alum (Class of 1989), and father of Jackson, a 2021 graduate, and Will, also a current senior. We have been involved in the Fathers’ Club since our sons started at Loyola, and it has provided great opportunities for friendships, service opportunities, and plenty of laughs.
At its core, the Fathers’ Club is a social and service organization, which provides many ways for Loyola fathers to be a part of the Blakefield community. We are involved in several events throughout the year. We encourage your participation!
The Fathers’ Club is probably best known for our work as “Don Doggers.” Don Doggers grill delicious burgers and hot dogs, and we work the concession stand at home games at Hargaden and Connor Fields, raising funds to support Loyola and our various activities. In addition to running the concession stand for athletic events, the Fathers’ Club hosts speaker dinners in the Fall and Spring. All Don dads are invited. Our first speaker dinner will be held on Wednesday, November 15th and will feature Loyola’s new coaches. We also assist the Mothers’ Club with campus decorating as well as co-host the annual Christmas party, where we bartend. A little further out, we are planning a St. Patrick’s Day party in 2024. We also have some father-son events, including a communion breakfast in the spring. There are opportunities to do service projects with your sons at the Baltimore Station, a homeless shelter that helps veterans. These have been great experiences for us and our boys.
All of the dads of new students are invited to our New Fathers’ Barbeque on Wednesday, September 20. We hope you will join us for dinner, drinks, and an opportunity to meet new Don Dads and learn more about the Fathers’ Club. Please be on the lookout for an invitation soon.
The Fathers’ Club is a great way to meet the dads of other students and get involved in the school while having fun. We are always looking for volunteers to help with our programming, and we welcome your involvement!
We are looking forward to a great school year. We hope to see you on campus and at future Fathers’ Club events. If you have any questions or want to get further involved, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com
Roll Dons Roll!
Dave Schiminger and Tim Kuhn