The Tyrone Poole 38 Foundation wants to help to bridge the gap in the community by giving fathers and their daughters a chance to strengthen their relationship one dance at a time.
“I’ve seen how communities are being destroyed, and they’re being destroyed by the lack of the family being intact,” says Former NFL Player Tyrone Poole.
One LaGrange grandfather says that events like this means the world for him because he can share them with his granddaughters.
“They love me to death too, as you can see they won’t let me go," explained Eugene Herrell. "I told my wife and she says you won’t be able to deal with both of them by yourself, but I just want to give them something positive to look forward to.”
Herrell says getting on the dance floor and making lifelong memories with his family is all that matters. Eugene’s granddaughters say they are having a lot of fun with their Pawpaw.
Herrell's granddaughters are not the only ones who had a good time. Many people from children to adults say they enjoyed this time to spend with their fathers, grandfathers and uncles. Eugene says he shared a special moment with his loved ones today.
“I’m thankful that I’m still here. My daughter says dad you’re not going to ever die. I said you know you got to go someday, but you’re going to know that I was here.”
The Tyrone Poole 38 Foundation is also looking to host an event for mothers and daughters, fathers and sons and mothers and sons.
”Just try to spread the wealth to everybody else in this city of Lagrange, Atlanta, the Carolinas, Boston," said Poole. "Everywhere that I played where I can go back and impact lives that’s what I’m trying to do.”
Click here for more information on Poole's foundation.
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