"Thanks for being such a great coach."
Blues center Darren Turcotte with his father, Butch
"Thanks for not only being the greatest dad but also for being my role model and inspiration. Thanks for believing in me."
Tennis player Chris Evert with her father, Jimmy
"I've been taught well on the court and taught well off of it. Thanks for the lessons, Dad."
Knicks guard Allan Houston with his father, Wade
"You made good choices. Thank you for giving me such a wonderful mother."
Mariners utilityman Rich Amaral with his mother, Carmen (Amaral's father, Robert, died when he was eight months old)
"You were always there and did everything you could to support all that I did."
Braves pitcher John Smoltz with his father, John
"I really appreciate all that you've done. It has helped make me who I am."
Magic center Dan Schayes with his father, Dolph
"Thank you for pushing me to become the successful person that I am today."
Hornets guard Bobby Phills with his father, Bobby