Michael Strahan has been named the 2017 "Father of the Year" by the National Father’s Day Council. The announcement about this great honor came on Friday, March 10. Strahan will be recognized at the 76th Annual Father of the Year Awards ceremony at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel on Thursday, June 15, 2017.

TV personality named 'Father of the Year'

Michael Strahan is no stranger to television. He is an Emmy winner and Super Bowl champion who now co-hosts ABC's "Good Morning America" alongside Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Amy Robach, Lara Spencer and Ginger Zee.

Strahan is also an analyst for "Fox NFL Sunday." The former New York Giants football player is hosting the second season of ABC's game show “The $100,000 Pyramid” that is produced by Strahan's own company, SMAC Entertainment. His company co-produces "Religion of Sports" that is also in its second season. If all those things don't keep the man busy enough, he is also the executive producer of "Tackle My Ride" on the NFL Network designed for NFL players to help restore vehicles.

Honors, awards and contributions

Strahan has a long list of awards, honors and contributions that were considered to get him named the "Father of the Year." However, his many charitable organizations were major factors in the decision.

Strahan donates his time and money to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the USO and Help USA.

Michael has shown dedication and commitments to his family and community which have become inspirational to others, according to Dan Orwig, President & CEO of The Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council. Because of Michael' involvement, the organization has donated more than $30 million to well-deserving charities nationwide.

Charities and causes

The 2017 "Father of the Year" has 12 charities and has supported 15 causes through his Michael Strahan Foundation which helps disadvantaged youths in the greater New York metropolitan area. The 45-year-old television personality doesn't shy away from been actively involved with charities and causes that are dear to his heart. The father of four, which includes 12-year-old twin girls, splits his time between New York and Los Angeles.