(Jan. 4, 2019) Tickets are still available for the fourth annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, presented by the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, which will feature retired football placekicker, David Akers, as the keynote speaker.
The 2019 event will take place Friday, Jan. 11, in the Crystal Ballroom at the Clarion hotel on 101st Street, from 7-10 a.m. Breakfast will be served and Akers is slated to begin his speech at 8 a.m.
Akers played for the Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions, as well as a brief career with the Washington Redskins. He is currently a free agent and Christian speaker.
“He has a great story and how he just kept moving forward … and how his faith’s a part of that,” Events Director Lisa Layfield said. “That’s what we look for … we look for someone who has an inspiring story and we definitely felt like he was someone that was a good fit for everyone.”
Akers holds the NFL postseason record of 19 consecutive field goals made as well as nearly every Pro Bowl kicking record.
Last year, over 300 people attended the event.
The guest clergy speaking during the event will be Brian Pugner from the Ocean City Worship Center.
The event is sponsored by the Farmer’s Bank of Willards, Sandpiper Energy, Mountaire Farms, Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce and Snow Hill Chamber of Commerce.
“We wanted to involve everyone in the area,” Layfield said. “Start the year off on a positive note with an inspiring story, a great fellowship … meeting new people and seeing people that maybe you haven’t seen in a while.”
Tickets cost $20. Sponsor tables costs $300 and includes 10 tickets, a sponsor recognition and a mention in the program, or a $100 open seating sponsorship which also includes a mention in the program.
For more information or to become a sponsor, call Layfield at 410-213-0144 ext. 104. To order tickets, visit www.chamber.oceancity.org/events.