Jackie Robinson Family YMCA

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Human Dignity Award Breakfast


The 38th Annual

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Human Dignity Award Breakfast 

Friday, January 13, 2023

from

Scottish Rite Center of San Diego
6:00 to 9:00am


Join us as we pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His words and selfless actions continue to be an inspiration and never-ending call-to-action and peace with each new generation.

EVENT RECORDING

Watch the complete event video from the 38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Human Dignity Award Breakfast hosted by the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA and the YMCA of San Diego County on Friday, January 13, 2023.


Event Program

View the event program for the 38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Human Dignity Award Event.


Event Timeline:

  • 6:00AM — Doors open & on-site registration
  • 6:30AM — Breakfast buffet opens
  • 7:00AM — Program and Award Presentation
  • 9:00AM — Program Ends

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • $10,000 - Dream Sponsor
    • One table of eight seats — front row center
    • 30-second video message to be aired on livestream and in-person (Video due to David Wahlstrom at [email protected] no later than December 15)
    • Recognition on Jackie Robinson Family YMCA social media
    • Logo recognition on event banner
    • Logo recognition on all printed materials
    • Premium full page, four-color program ad (8” x 10”)
    • Free one-week pass to Jackie Robinson Family YMCA for 8 people
    • Table signage
  • $5,000 - Freedom Sponsorship
    • 6 front row seats
    • 15-second video message to be aired on livestream and in-person (Video due to David Wahlstrom at [email protected] no later than December 15)
    • Recognition in Jackie Robinson Family YMCA social media
    • Logo recognition in event program
    • Full page, black & white program high-resolution ad (8“ x 10”)
    • Free one-week pass to Jackie Robinson Family YMCA for 6 people
    • Table signage
  • $2,500 - Equality Sponsorship
    • Four seats, preferred placement
    • Logo recognition in event program
    • Half page, black & white program high-resolution ad (8" w x 5" h)
    • Free one-week pass to Jackie Robinson Family YMCA for four people
    • Table signage
  • $1,200 - Inspiration Sponsorship
    • Two seats, preferred placement
    • Name recognition in event program
    • Quarter page, black & white program high-resolution ad (4” w x 5” h)
    • Free one-week pass to Jackie Robinson Family YMCA for four people
    • Table signage

    Program Advertisement Only

    • $550 - Full-page Four-Color Advertisement
      • Image requirements: 8" wide by 10" height at 300 dpi
    • $400 - Full-page Black and White
    • $300 - Half-page Black and White Advertisement
      • Image requirements: 8" wide by 5" height at 300 dpi
    • $200 - Quarter-page Black and White Advertisement
      • Image requirements: 4" wide by 5" height at 300 dpi
    • $150 - Eighth page, Black and White Advertisement
      • Image requirements: 4" wide by 2.5" height at 300 dpi
    • $50 – Single-line Name Recognition

    VIEW SPONSOR PACKAGES

    For questions on advertisements or for more information on sponsorships, email Paula Dunn at [email protected]. Deadline for artwork submission is December 28, 2022. Please send high resolution images (minimum of 300 dpi) of any file type as an email attachment to [email protected]


    Tyra Hawthorne

    Tyra Hawthorne, a former member of the Grambling State University Marching Band, has been exposed to experiences that many people can only dream of. She saw an opportunity to engage youth in Southeast San Diego in learning about the exciting drumlines that Historically Black Colleges and Universities feature during halftime at college football games. Hawthorne recognized this would give at risk youth an opportunity to get interested in something that requires working and succeeding together to learn discipline and a new skill. She knew music could also open doors for students who sought scholarships for college, so she founded Heartbeat Music and Performing Arts Academy (HBMPAA), which started at Jackie Robinson Family YMCA. It is a non-profit organization inspired by the culture of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. HBMPAA offers music lessons, and features the drumline Thunder Squad, a marching drumline and a majorette dance team. The academy offers education all year, including summer camps. Students of the academy have been in nationally televised parades, television commercials and network shows.

    David Dunn

    David Dunn is a San Diego native and attended Morse High School where he was a standout football and basketball player. He went on to play football at Bakersfield College before transferring to Fresno State where he continued his collegiate football career. Following his time at Fresno State, coach Dunn was drafted in the fifth round by the Cincinnati Bengals. He played seven years in the NFL before retiring in 2001. Coach Dunn accepted the position of head football coach at Lincoln High School in 2011. During his second year as head coach in 2012, coach Dunn and the Hornets captured the Division 3 CIF championship. Most recently, in December 2022, coach Dunn guided Lincoln High School to the Division 1-AA 2022 CIF State Football Championship Bowl Games. He is a respected member of the community who is dedicated to improving the overall student-athlete at Lincoln High School.


    2023 Keynote Speaker: Miles McPherson

    Pastor Miles McPherson played four years in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers from 1982-1985. It was during this time that he developed a cocaine addiction that found the NFL star reduced to regularly visiting the seedy neighborhoods of San Diego to feed his habit.

    In his second season in the NFL and after a weekend-long drug binge, he called out to Jesus Christ, accepted Him and stopped doing drugs in one day. Miles worked as a Youth Pastor for Horizon Christian Fellowship in San Diego and enrolled in Azusa Pacific University’s School of Theology receiving his Master’s of Divinity degree in 1991.

    In 2000, he felt called by God to start the Rock Church in San Diego. According to Outreach Magazine, the Rock has consistently been one of the nation’s largest churches with thousands of people attending one of the Rock’s five campuses throughout San Diego each week. Several years ago, Pastor Miles initiated Do Something Church; dedicated to equipping churches to transform the world by successfully meeting their community’s needs through innovative outreach strategies.

    His book, “Do Something: Make Your Life Count” is designed to equip people to take Christ’s love to the streets and make a difference in their community. In 2015, his team discovered an opportunity to reach thousands of people through online gospel presentations. As of 2019, they have had 53 million people view a gospel presentation from the Rock online, resulting in over 1.8 million responding that they prayed to receive Christ!

    Recently, God has uniquely positioned Pastor Miles to address a topic that has been heavy on his heart throughout his life. Racial tension and division have made a resurgence in this country and through his new book, “The Third Option,” Hope for a Racially Divided Nation,” he desires to bring God’s healing to this issue with a powerful message and practical next steps to begin the conversation with “someone not like you.”


    VIEW THE 2022 VIRTUAL EVENT

    Last year's event was virtual. Watch a recording of the event here.