Posted on 12/18/2012 at 02:10 PM by YMCA of Greater Des Moines
Please join us in celebrating the servant-leaders of our community and the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast
When: January 21, 7:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Where: John R. Grubb Community YMCA
1611 11st Street, Des Moines
Reserve your ticket below: Individual ticket price: $20 | Sponsored table price: $200 (seats 8)
Thank you for your intrest in attending the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast at the John R. Grubb YMCA. The event is nearly at capacity, so to purchase tickets, please contact the John R. Grubb YMCA directly at 515-246-0791 or e-mail Hannah.Garside@dmymca.org. We look forward to assisting you.
Guest Speakers: Des Moines Police Chief Judy Bradshaw and MidAmerican Energy VP Adam Wright
Event Sponsors: John R. Grubb YMCA, Evelyn K. Davis Center For Working Families and Elim Christian Fellowship
Service Opportunity: In honor of servant-leadership, we invite you to join John R. Grubb YMCA staff and volunteers for a Meals from the Heartland packaging event from 10 a.m. to noon. Sign Up at Join365
January 11, 2013
Contact: Hannah Garside, John R. Grubb Community YMCA, 515.246.0791
Dave Gieseke, YMCA of Greater Des Moines Public Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org
GRUBB YMCA TO HOST DR MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. PRAYER BREAKFAST
Des Moines, Iowa – Spotlighting the servant-leaders in our community will be the focus of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebratory Prayer Breakfast at the John R. Grubb Community YMCA on Monday, Jan. 21.
Adam Wright, vice president of wind generation and development with MidAmerican Energy Company, will deliver the keynote address, while Judy A. Bradshaw, Des Moines Chief of Police, will present a special message.
The event will be held from 7:15-9:30 a.m. on King Day at the Grubb YMCA at 1611 11th Street in Des Moines.
“Dr. King encouraged his congregation to seek greatness, but to do so through service and love,” said Cameron Nicholson, executive director of the Grubb Y. “We hope this inter-generational, inspiring and uplifting morning service will encourage our attendees to make a difference each day.”
Three individuals will be recognized during the celebratory prayer breakfast for their contributions to the Des Moines community including:
• Making A Difference Award- Legacy recipient– Harvey “Jock” Johnson. After graduating from Iowa State University, Johnson joined the YMA and served as the executive director of the Urban Branch in Des Moines. He has also served as the director of YMCA’s in Houston, San Diego, Denver, Chicago and Milwaukee.
• Making A Difference- Adult Award recipient– Deidre DeJear. A graduate of Drake University, DeJear is involved in a variety of service initiatives. She was an assistant girls’ basketball coach at East High School and is the co-founder of the Back to School Bash, an organization that fosters the educational development of youth in the Des Moines area. She is the Youth and Children’s Church Director at Elim Christian and a member of the NAA CP.
• Making A Difference Award-Youth recipient – Elijah Young. A standout track athlete at Lincoln High School, he has represented his school at both the Iowa state meet and the Drake Relays in his first two years on the team. Off the track, Young is an active and engaged student. At Lincoln he attends AP classes and participates in Iowa State University’s Science Bound program. He works at the Grubb Y and serves as a volunteer for the I’ll Make Me a World in Iowa celebration every January.
For more information on the King Celebratory Prayer Breakfast contact Hannah Garside at 515.246.0791.