Atlanta, GA— Thaddeus Bullard the American professional wrestler and football player for the University of Florida and the Jacksonville Jaguars visited Atlanta students Wednesday for a book reading. Bullard goes by his WWE ring name Titus O’Neil. O’Neil visited two Atlanta elementary schools (Dunbar Elementary School and Dunwoody Elementary School) to read “Daddy Is Feeling Blue”. The book is written by Kenneth Braswell; Executive Director of Fathers Incorporated an Atlanta non-for-profit. “Daddy Is Feeling Blue” continues to stimulate critical and complicated conversations between parents and their young children.
According to O’Neil, the most important role in his life is being a father to his sons, T.J. and Titus. That commitment to fatherhood earned him a 2015 MEGA Dad Award, being named Celebrity Dad of the Year, receiving more votes than actors Stephen Amell, Vin Diesel, and Ashton Kutcher, and soccer stars David Beckham and Kaká for his work with the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) public service announcement “Take Time to Be a Dad Today.”
On Thursday, April 28th O’Neil received a Spirit Award for his work within the fatherhood arena at the Fathers Incorporated Awards Gala and Fundraiser. The Gala was held at Atlanta’s Turner Field in addition actor Malik Yoba, Radio Host Willie Moore Jr. and others were awarded. America’s Physiologist and media personality Dr. Jeff Gardere will served as the nights keynote speaker. This Gala serves as a night of celebration and recognition in the work of fatherhood.