Hey Dad, Want To Play Catch? | Dickies Catch with the Kids

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Some of the best memories I have from my youth are those of playing catch with my father.  No matter how exhausted he was when he came home from work, he would play catch or work on my batting skills or drive me to practices and games.  Sports were a way my father and I connected and Fastpitch Softball was our favorite.   Participating in this project sponsored by Dickies® honoring fathers has brought me right back to those wonderful memories of the sun shining on my face, fingers wedged into my mitt waiting anxiously for my dad to toss the next pitch!

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Now that I’m grown with a husband and children of my own, it also warms my heart to see my hubby play catch with our boys.  Just like my father did, my husband helps the boys no matter how tired he is after a long day of work.  It’s a way he can help them but also pure fun time for them to bond.

Just as baseball is a part of our everyday lives, Dickies clothing is, too. Over the years we’ve come to rely on Dickies products for work and play.  We love that the company is committed to supporting dads through all types of labor and all aspects of life, including the important role of D-A-D!

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Playing catch can be demanding, not only with constant readjustments in motions, but contending with the heat of the day.  Dickies offered the perfect solution for our guy with the Performance Short Sleeve Cooling Tee.  The clever design of this tee offers Advanced Cooling Technology and breathable mesh side insets to help keep him cool no matter how long he practices with the boys.  I also love that there is built-in UPF 50+ sun protection, he really likes the moisture-wicking properties of the shirt, the tagless neckline and the overall lightweight style of the shirt which is perfect for any sunny or summer day!

PS: If you are looking for a great gift for any active dad for Father’s Day, the Dickies Performance Cooling Tees are a terrific gift they’ll not only love, but get oodles of use from!

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Though I sometimes participate in playing catch with our sons, too, I have to say more-often-than-not, I truly enjoy sitting back and watching their exchange.  The smiles, laughter and even the mild competitiveness warms my heart.  I can easily picture myself in my youth, enjoying the same experience with my dad and that is such a blessing to have those memories relived.

This Father’s Day, star-pitcher R.A. Dickey and the Dickies brand are honoring those memories we treasure and recognizing hard-working dads everywhere with the Catch with the Kids Sweeps.  This sweepstakes encourages dads and kids to celebrate and create long-lasting memories by playing catch.  To enter, now through June 21, 2015, fans can submit a favorite photo (or written memory) of playing catch with your Dad or child on Instagram or Twitter using hashtag #DickiesCatch for a chance to win.   Prizes include Dickies Short Sleeve Cooling Tees, cash and merchandise signed by R.A. Dickey!  For complete rules and information, visit http://bit.ly/1IHgPXk

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Do you have special memories of playing catch with your father?  How will you celebrate the special fathers in your life this Father’s Day? 

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dickies®


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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an author and sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky. When she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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    • Joanne T Ferguson
    • June 5, 2015
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    I am a Dickies fan of long ago and it is great to see fathers and sons enjoy the moments of just throwing and catching a ball!

    • Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    • June 5, 2015
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    I never really did anything like that with my dad growing up, but I am thankful that my husband is the type of man to do things like this with our kids.

    • growingupmomma
    • June 5, 2015
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    It’s so great to see fathers and their sons spending quality time together that does not involve a remote or electronic device! I was a single mom for 5 years and, though she did not have her birth father at that time, my daughter was lucky enough to have uncles who would take the time to play ball, go fishing, etc. with her. Now that she has an incredible stepfather, she finally gets to experience these moments on the daily and I couldn’t feel more blessed 🙂

    • anallievent
    • June 5, 2015
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    I didn’t know that Dickies had cooling shirts! Their trusted name has been around for a long time. I, too, grew up playing sports and my dad always played baseball or basketball with me when he came home from work.

    • NYC SingleMom
    • June 5, 2015
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    I remember where Dickies khakis. Nice to see they are branching out. Great brand with well made products. I actually used to play ball with my dad.

    • Michele D
    • June 5, 2015
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    My father wore Dickies all his life. He had many pairs but the tans ones were his favorite.

    • YellowTennessee
    • June 5, 2015
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    My husband is a huge fan of Dickies. He wears their carpenter jeans to work everyday. I had no idea they made cooling t’s also.

    • Angelic Sinova
    • June 5, 2015
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    It’s awesome to see your husband bonding with your kids! It’s always so refreshing to see fathers and their sons (or children in general) spending quality together! I grow up with a single mom so I don’t really have Father’s Day plans <3

    • Shabby Chic Boho
    • June 6, 2015
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    Your husband and your son looks had a fun bonding and they’re looks really a huge fun of dickies. We have a product of dickies and that is awesome.

    • Wendy
    • June 6, 2015
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    Dickies brand has always been a staple with the men in my family. I will have to mention the cooling line. I’m sure they will love them too

    • Briton
    • June 6, 2015
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    I didn’t play catch with my dad much but we did go fishing and exploring the woods and mountains all the time 🙂 I’ll have to check out those cooling t-shirts, sounds awesome!

    • Franc Ramon
    • June 6, 2015
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    A father and son game of catch is just a right of passage that most boys have. It’s like passing a tradition to the next generation.

    • Becka @ Probably Crafting
    • June 6, 2015
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    This is a wonderful post. I love seeing dads being invovled! Dickies is a great brand we have been fans around here for a long time. They make perfect jeans for work wear.

    • Jaime N.
    • June 6, 2015
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    That looks like a really comfortable shirt! It’s really great to see your husband having such a great time with your kids!

    • Sharon Ulery Ruggieri
    • June 7, 2015
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    Great stuff Dickies is giving. My boys adore playing catch too. I never did get into it much, but then again, I suck at anything that has to do with a ball 😉

    • The Trophy WifeStyle
    • June 7, 2015
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    Omg I totally forgot about dickies! My brother use to wear a lot of dickies stuff back in the day. Maybe I will look for some dickies stuff for hubby!

    • Stephanie
    • June 11, 2015
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    I forgot all about Dickies too – being a mom of 3 girls it’s not something I usually buy. I love your son’s Tshirt too by the way – I need one of those!

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