You’ve sent in your nominations, and now it’s time to decide the Dad of the Year! The following are finalists for 2017 Noblesville Dad of the Year. Visit atnoblesville.com to cast your vote for the winner. The deadline to vote is May 12, and you can vote once daily until then.
Nominated by Maddie VanBuskirk, who says:
My triplet sisters and I would like to nominate Brian VanBuskirk. We are triplets and we are about to graduate. Our Dad had no idea what to expect 28 years ago when, as a first-time dad, he found out he was having three baby girls. He grew up with only brothers, and we gave him a run for his money. He is always cheering us on. He is our biggest and loudest fan. Our entire high school knows him by name. He doesn’t just cheer us on, he cheers for every kid, most of them by name. He has announced football games, gymnastics meets, coached us in every sport and tolerated our crazy girl antics always with a smile. He has taken a dozen high school kids to Florida two times, Kings Island, Reds games, Cubs games and concerts. He welcomes a houseful, and along with our mom has made our home the hang out and made our friends feel welcome.
Nominated by Katie Ruvalcaba, who says:
Luis is an awesome father of four young children. He makes it his mission in life to not just be present for his kids, but to give his kids a childhood that is full of fun and memories. Luis never shies away from a challenge. Where other men might say “camping at Disney World with four kids? No thanks!” This guy is in the trenches. Every day he is not at work providing for his family, he is driving us to some awesome place to play and then writing about it for the benefit of other local parents. He supports me (his wife) in homeschooling all these kids, and he trades off holding one squirming preschooler after another during Mass every Sunday. He works hard, he plays hard and he always includes his family. He’s the best example of a husband and father I can think of.