Major Dan Rooney to Headline Celebration of Prayer


Major Dan Rooney, a great American patriot, author and man of faith will headline the YMCA’s 20th Annual Celebration of Prayer on Thursday, April 17.

Tickets and corporate tables are now available for this community-wide breakfast, which features inspirational speakers, music and prayer.

You won't want to miss Major Dan Rooney (USAF Ret.), who will share his inspiring life history as an F-16 pilot, philanthropist, PGA professional and author of A Patriot’s Calling: Living Life Between Fear and Faith.

Major Rooney will discuss his history of combat and serving others, as well as the importance of faith, teamwork, finding your life's mission and becoming a positive force for change.

In recognition of his many accomplishmentsMajor Rooney was named People Magazine's Hero of the Year andABC World News' Person of the Year.

Celebration of Prayer will be held from 7 to 8:15 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Orlando, 3000 South John Young Parkway.

Corporate tables, seating eight, are $400.  Groups of 4 tickets are $200. Individual tickets are $50.

Attended annually by more than 1,000 residents and community leaders, Celebration of Prayer is the largest event of its kind held locally during Holy Week.

It also honors the Y’s Christian heritage and commitment to Social Responsibility.

“One of the best ways that the Y strengthens our community is by bringing people together through large-scale prayer events that foster unity, acceptance and understanding,” said Jim Ferber, YMCA President and CEO.

“Celebration of Prayer ─ as well as the Y’s five other regional prayer breakfasts ─ support the Christian traditions that make us strong.”