Fathers leave a lasting impression in our lives. From the things they teach us to the things they share, we look up to them. Yesterday fathers were celebrated everywhere and that appreciation deserves to be continued as a few of our friends share how their dads have shaped them in to the people they are today.
"I'm thankful that my dad has instilled in me the belief I can do anything I put my mind to. He has always supported any crazy idea I've ever had. From wanting to be a professional hunter to a country singer he has always said one thing to me. "You can do it." I'll always be grateful for that." - Nate Hosie, Country Artist
"If it weren’t for my dad, I would never be a shooter. When I was little he somehow made it fun to paste targets and pick up brass. He made me feel important and valued as a member of a team when it was blistering hot or frigidly cold as we volunteered to work competitions in my teenage years. He’s the one who patiently taught me trigger control and the importance of it. My dad was the spark that ignited my passion for shooting and his example inspires me to share it with others.” - Julie Golob, World Shooting Champion
"One of the greatest lessons I learned from my father was his strong work ethic - you get out exactly what you put in. He would always be up early, at the job site by 6:00 am and work a full 12 hour day till 6:00 pm. Yet he always made time to coach me and my brothers baseballs teams. I've adopted that same work ethic and that is what I attribute to all of my success I've experienced throughout my shooting career." - Doug Koenig, World Champion Shooter
“The truth is, my dad discussed everything with me. People will tell you to never discuss religion and politics, because they're the issues that actually matter. So we always did. But more than talking, the biggest thing he ever did for me was lead by example. Always honored my mom, always put family first, always had a servant's heart, always stood up for right, always held himself accountable, even getting up early in the mornings to go to the gym. He still does. As a grown man, what excuse do I have to not do those things? He always did." - Steven Crowder, Host, Louder with Crowder