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Special event honors local fathers

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(WMC-TV) – The city of Memphis celebrated Father's Day early on Saturday with a special event for dads. Mayor A. C. Wharton hosted the 3rd annual Training Camp for Dads.

Workshops and lectures help dads with challenges become more involved in their child's life.

Wharton said, "We always say that it's not about being perfect, it's about being present. But being present and projecting the right role model is critical and this is where this comes in."

The event was followed by a Hall of Fame Luncheon. Awards were given out to dads who have become great fathers and role models.

Martin Hurley was the recipient of this year's Man in Motion Award. Hurley has been a foster parent for more than 10 years and has adopted two sons.

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