We commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., social activist and winner of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize, each year at the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast established by the H.L. McCrorey Family YMCA.
In 2012, the YMCA and the City of Charlotte MLK Holiday Planning Committee entered into a partnership to make the King holiday an even bigger day of celebration for the community. This year's breakfast marks the first ever collaborative, city wide celebration. The breakfast will be held in a new and larger venue, the Crown Ballroom neighboring the NASCAR Hall of Fame, as we expect the 2013 event to have near 1,750 in attendance.
Keynote speaker for this year's breakfast is award-winning chef and bestselling author Chef Jeff Henderson. During the breakfast, the McCrorey Family YMCA will honor its MLK Spirit Award recipient (Acosta Sales). Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools will recognize scholarship winners of the annual Martin Luther King Art & Essay Writing Contest. The City of Charlotte will also present its prestigious Martin Luther King Jr. Medallion Award Winner to Steve Crump and its Keeper of the Dream Honor Roll Awards to Chief Rodney Monroe, Dave & Chini Nichols and Sally Robinson.
Proceeds from this year's breakfast will provide life-transforming programs for children and teens at the McCrorey Family YMCA and provide teens the opportunity to participate in the Y Achievers program. Thank you to our 2013 sponsors who have already committed to supporting this year's breakfast.
For more information about sponsorships, please contact:
Karen Gipson | 704 716 6520 | email@example.com
Click here for a list of the City's complete Martin Luther King Jr. special events.