FATHER OF THE YEAR
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Dads! They are our rock! If we are girls- we are Daddy's little princess- and if we are boys- they teach us how to play baseball and football. Give Dad a present he is sure to enjoy - Better Made Snack Foods! Vote for " Dad of the Year"! NOW!
The Dad of the winning entry will receive a delicious Better Made sampler gift box!
All submissions will be posted on the Better Made website. The winner will be chosen on Father's Day Sunday, June 19th.
2018 Father of the Year Winner - Matthew Wernert
DETROIT & EASTPOINTE, MI – Setting examples of how to be an honorable, loving father has earned Army Major Matthew Wernert the distinction of being Better Made Snack Foods Father Of The Year for 2018. Matthew was nominated by his mom, Annette Wernert, of Eastpointe, MI and for being chosen, Annette will receive a sampler box of delicious Better Made products. Here is Annette’s nomination:
“I would like to nominate my son, Army Major Matthew Wernert, as Father of the Year. Matt has been married for eleven years and during that time he has been deployed twice to Afghanistan and once to Iraq. Matt and his wife Leslie have three sons. They adopted their eldest son, Devon, when he was 14 years old, three years ago. Matt is an exemplary father and sets examples of honor and respect to his children. I am proud that he is my son and proud of his bravery in serving our country. Thank you.”
-- Annette Wernert
“We had another great selection of letters this year and each of them had merit,” says Cathy Gusmano, of Better Made. “In the end, we really thought that Matthew deserved this honor, and we’re all proud of him and his service to our country.”
2016 Father of the Year Winner - Scott Schultz
DETROIT, MI – Sometimes you hear stories of how much a father cares for his kids and to what lengths he is willing to go to make sure they are well taken care of, and this is one of those times! Julie Mollitor of Owosso, MI nominated her son-in-law, Scott Schultz, as Better Made’s Father of the Year winner, and for being chosen the winner, Scott and his family will receive a sampler box of Better Made Snack Foods. Here is Julie’s nomination:
My name is Julie Mollitor and I would like to nominate my son-in-law, Scott Schultz, from Owosso, MI, for your Father of the Year contest. Scott and my daughter have three children. The oldest, Autumn, was born with Cystic Fibrosis, an incurable disease. The middle child and only son, Dakota, was born Autistic and is mostly non-verbal. And then there is a toddler named Layla who is healthy, thank God, but quite the handful! Scott has physical disabilities that prevent him from working but he takes awesome care of the kids. He manages all of Autumn’s medications and Dr.’s appointments, and is a real blessing to all of the kids.
Neither Autumn nor Dakota ever feels their life is lacking because no matter how little money there is, Scott makes every day fun. Everyone gets to go fishing with him and Autumn was old enough and healthy enough this year to go hunting with him, They go through a lot of Better Made chips! Dakota prefers the Salt and Vinegar so he gets his own bag. Scott makes them feel so special and treats them as if everything were fine.
-- Julie Mollitor
2014 Father of the Year Winner - Tom A. Valik
My Father has always been a man of honesty, fairness, and love. He was always the type of Father that never lied, and loved his family and friends unconditional. One of his sayings was, "Do you know your Mother and I love you? Do we lie to you? The answer - yes and no. Then it doesn't matter what you say to anyone when you're upset with us, you know the truth." My Father is a SAINT!
He never judges anyone, he will help out anyone in need of assistance. My life has been such a learning experience every day because of his wisdom and love. I would have to write a book to Better Made to truly give him the justice and honor he deserves. I know other Fathers in this contest are great, as well, but I am biased and only know my Father's gift he has given to me, and my brother. I will never be able to tell him or show him how much he means to me, because it is infinite. I will never be the man he is and one day I just hope to be able to stand on just one step of his stage of greatness. Thank you for you time and for at least reading a bit of how I love my Pop.
-- Tim Valik