Bringing Our Community Together
Each year the Y of Central Florida brings hundreds of community and business leaders together to celebrate the lives and legacies of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Arthur “Pappy” Kennedy, Orlando’s first African-American elected official. The reason is simple: it supports our legacy as a Christian organization and brings our diverse community together in prayer just as Dr. King and Pappy Kennedy did with their lives.
To honor those who are instrumental in helping improve the lives of the African-American community we choose a lifetime achievement award recipient. Because of our focus on youth development, we also award a scholarship to a deserving student within the community who had exemplified dedication to their community and education.
Our past distinguished guest speakers, like Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, who is known for medical techniques that have pioneered advancements in neurosurgery, leave us empowered and inspired to continue our mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. This year, our speaker, U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black, will deliver a truly inspirational message of unity and strength to the community. And we have a special performance by world-renowned singer Wintley Phipps who has international recognition, including appearances on Oprah and performances at White House functions.
Together, we honor and celebrate not only Dr. King and Pappy Kennedy but the diversity of our communities. We can use this time to develop stronger, more integrated communities, provide support for people and families, and promote positive change overall.
Join us as we bring together the community to celebrate the lives and legacies of Pappy Kennedy and Dr. King. Tickets are $45.
- Date: January 16, 2012
- Time: 7:45 a.m.
- Location: First Baptist Church of Orlando, Faith Hall
- Address: 3000 S. John Young Parkway Orlando, FL 32805
RSVP BY MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012 TO EMILLER@CFYMCA.ORG OR 407.895.4288