Yesterday, The Century Council hosted a ‘Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day’ event yesterday in the Cannon Caucus Room on Capitol Hill, along with our partners, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation, the Artists and Athletes Alliance, and PE4Life. For the past four years we’ve celebrated Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day with such an event, and this was by far the largest, with over 500 attendees!
For this year’s event, we were joined by eight-time Olympic medal winner Apolo Anton Ohno, who’s been a fantastic partner for our Ask, Listen, Learn program, inspiring kids all over the country to say ‘YES’ to a healthy lifestyle and ‘NO’ to underage drinking. Dara Torres joined us as well, with her daughter and mother, and discussed her Olympic career It was a pleasure having three generations of Torres’s participate in our event, and we were glad Dara was able to bring her own daughter to work! Dara and Apolo both were generous enough to sign autographs for the attendees, and if their writing hand is any indication, they are both in peak physical fitness!
We also brought our Ask, Listen, Learn interactive activity, four of them running on TVs, and one running on a projector for all to watch. The kids loved it! We hope everyone who wanted to got a chance to play! Players from DC United and DC Freedom were kind enough to help the kids play. We’re posting all of the pictures from the event to our Flickr page – we’ve got a handful up already, and the rest should be up shortly.
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day has become a very important day for The Century Council. We believe that the parent’s role in preventing underage drinking is undeniable, and so we want to help parents start this dialogue with their children.