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I have to agree with you. I think there are numerous children that do not have regular contact with a father, but may have a grandfather, a mentor, a Big Brother, uncle, etc. How fabulous if they feel free to invite that man.
It reminds me of the event our PTO has to honor 'grandfriends.' Many children invite their grandparents, but my children don't have access to grandparents (one set has died, the other lives far away). Gracious older friends from church usually attend so my children can feel a part of things.
Your friend may think this event undermines the "traditional family," but it really doesn't. It honors it and goes one step beyond to be inclusive.
I do think the wording is a little strange, but I don't know how I would change it. For some reason, to me, "Special Man in Your Life" sounds vaguely romantic?