This year the son of a late NFL Hall of Famer joined Mayor George Pradel for his annual prayer breakfast.
Every December, the mayor emcees the event at the fry family YMCA to bring residents of all faiths together and celebrate the holidays.
This year, Jarett Payton, son of Walter Payton, was a guest speaker at the 9th annual breakfast.
“Everyone would be like ‘Aw, your dad was the greatest football player ever! What did you guys do? Did you talk about football? Did you run routes?’ Never. But my dad did show me what it’s like to give back. We are so blessed to have what we have,” said Payton. “To be able to give back is a true blessing.”
Participants also enjoyed scripture readings and musical performances from local high school students.
The money raised there goes back to the YMCA.
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