(PRESS RELEASE)_Palm Beach, FL (December 16, 2021) - The YMCA of the Palm Beaches hosted its 13th Annual Prayer Breakfast on Friday, December 10 at The Breakers Palm Beach with a crowd of nearly 350 enthusiastic supporters.
This year's featured speaker was Heisman Trophy winner and University of Florida star quarterback, Danny Wuerffel, who spoke passionately about service to others. As Executive Director of Desire Street Ministries in Atlanta, and the namesake of The Wuerffel Trophy, which honors an NCAA football player annually for exceptional service to community off the field, Wuerffel presented a powerful and inspirational message to the rapt crowd.
The morning began with a welcome by Town of Palm Beach Mayor Danielle Moore, who led attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance with help from a dozen YMCA preschoolers. The opening prayer was given by Pastor Jimmy Scroggins, Senior Pastor of Family Church. Tim Leuliette, YMCA of the Palm Beaches’ Board Chairman, gave a brief presentation on the YMCA’s current and future work in the community. Introducing the keynote speaker was Dan T. Cathy, Chairman of Chick-fil-A, who emphasized the morning’s theme of the importance of service to others. The event was wrapped-up by Dale Hedrick, of Hedrick Brothers Construction, a long-time supporter of the YMCA of the Palm Beaches.
All funds raised at the Prayer Breakfast go to provide financial assistance to deserving low income families in Palm Beach County who participate in a variety of services and programs that the YMCA offers, such as preschool, after-school care, youth sports, summer day camp and lifesaving swim lessons.
Honorary Chairpersons were Donald and Irene Dizney, and event planning committee members included Kathy Leone, Cathy Hedrick, Scott McCranels, Kristy Pressly, and Meredith Plummer.
YMCA of the Palm Beaches’ Prayer Breakfast Sponsors included: The Breakers, WEITZ, Hedrick Brothers Construction, FPL, HIVE, Peacock & Lewis, Burkhardt Construction, Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley, Christian Angle Real Estate, Gunster, OpsCo., John C. Cassidy Air Conditioning, McCranels Orthodontics, Chick-fil-A, Keen Law Group, JLRD Consulting Engineers, Harvard-Jolly Architecture, The Dorsey Team - Insurance Office of America, The Scalici Family, Friends of Mark Foley, The Di Donato Family, Tim and Cindy Leuliette, Donald and Irene Dizney, and Grier and Kristy Pressly.
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