DUDLEYGREENEFormer Lake Oswego resident Chris Dudley and current resident Michael Greene were two of five men honored June 6 as exceptional fathers.

The American Diabetes Association and the Father’s Day Council of Oregon and Southwest Washington honored exceptional fathers at the first Father of the Year awards at the Portland Hilton.

The recipients of the Father of the Year Award were Dudley, former NBA player, Oregon gubernatorial candidate and founder of the Chris Dudley Foundation; Greene, partner, Rosenthal, Greene & Devlin, P.C. and past chairman of the Board of the American Diabetes Association; Duncan Campbell, child activist and founder of Friends of the Children and the Campbell Group; Scott Keeney, president and CEO, nLight; and Craig Robinson, head men’s basketball coach at Oregon State University.

The American Diabetes Association recognizes men from across the nation for the outstanding strength, commitment and love they exhibit as fathers. According to an ADA release, Father of the Year honorees have both attained success in their chosen field or endeavor and carved out time to teach and mature their children, while also becoming good citizens and proud members of the community. All proceeds from this event support the American Diabetes Association of Oregon and Southwest Washington and its mission: To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

“We are proud to bring the Father of the Year Awards to our region and recognize these exceptional fathers who have demonstrated the ability to balance a high level of success in their chosen careers and serve as incredible role models to their family and community,” said Andrea Bruno, executive director, American Diabetes Association of Oregon and Southwest Washington. “We are pleased to honor this first class of fathers while bringing education and awareness to the growing seriousness of diabetes.”

Today, there are nearly 26 million Americans, including more than 350,000 in Oregon and Southwest Washington, who have diabetes. Another 650,000 in Oregon and Southwest Washington are living with pre-diabetes. While an estimated 19 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed, another 5.7 million people are unaware they have the disease. If present trends continue, one in three Americans faces a future with diabetes.

For more information on the Father of the Year Awards or to secure sponsorship, tables and tickets, contact Michael Paulsen at 503-736-2770, ext. 7297, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Tickets also will be available at the door.

According to Paulsen, “The honorees are selected by an appointed Oregon/Southwest Washington Father’s Day Council who identify fathers who have demonstrated the ability to balance their personal lives, to serve as a role model for their children and help make a positive difference in their community.”

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