National Fatherhood Initiative Honors Google Chrome With Fatherhood Award™

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Web Browser Receives Award for “Dear Sophie” Film Highlighting Father Involvement

Dads love technology, so Google has really hit the mark by showing men how technology can help them be the kinds of dads their children need.

National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) has honored Google Chrome with a Fatherhood Award™ for its “Dear Sophie” film, which highlights the importance of involved fatherhood.

“Dear Sophie” features a father enhancing his engagement in his daughter’s life by using technology and online tools made possible by a modern web browser such as Google Chrome. He uses features such as email integration, video sharing, and other signature features of the browser to preserve his memories of his daughter and share them with his family.

Roland C. Warren, president of NFI, said, “In our 17 years of tracking cultural statements about the importance of fatherhood, the “Dear Sophie” film stands out as one of the most positive messages we have ever found. Dads love technology, so Google has really hit the mark by showing men how technology can help them be the kinds of dads their children need.”

“Dear Sophie” can be viewed at Google Chrome’s You Tube Channel,, or at NFI’s Fatherhood Awards™ page,

"The web is a powerful platform that people use to do amazing things," said a Google spokesperson. "We loved the message and emotion in the 'Dear Sophie' film and are grateful to NFI for the honor."

Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.

Inaugurated in 1997, the Fatherhood Awards™ are presented each year to individuals, corporations, and organizations that make a substantial contribution to strengthening involved, responsible, and committed fatherhood. Past Fatherhood Award™ winners include luminaries such as Tony Dungy, James Earl Jones, Tim McGraw, Tim Russert, and Tom Selleck, and corporations such as Johnson & Johnson, FedEx, Nissan, AT&T, Chevrolet, and IBM. All past awardees can be viewed at

As the premier fatherhood renewal organization in the country, National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) works in every sector and at every level of society to engage fathers in the lives of their children. NFI is the #1 provider of fatherhood resources in the nation. Since 2004, through FatherSOURCE, its national resource center, NFI has distributed over 5.8 million resources, and has trained over 7,600 practitioners from over 3,500 organizations on how to deliver programming to dads. NFI is the most quoted authority on fatherhood in America; since 2009, NFI has been mentioned in over 1,200 news stories, and makes regular appearances in national media to discuss the importance of involved, responsible, and committed fatherhood. Learn more at


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