Bradbury Brothers Joins with Kiwanis for 32nd Annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast
THE WOODLANDS, TX - Bradbury Brothers are proud to announce that their sponsorship opportunities for the Kiwanis' 32nd Annual National Day of Prayer breakfast are now available.
The speaker for this year's breakfast is Chad Hedrick, a local Olympic Gold Medalist, who'll share his exciting Olympic story.
Born and raised in Spring, Texas, Chad Hedrick was in skates by the time he was two years old at the local roller skating rink his parents owned. By the time he was eight, he was a National Champion. At sixteen, he was a World Champion.
At the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy, he captured the gold medal in the 5,000 meters event, then added a silver in the 10,000 meters and a bronze in the 1,500 meters. Chad became the second speed skater in American history to win 5 medals in 5 different distances.
However, in 2006 he experienced a moment that changed him forever. As he stood on the podium to receive his gold medal, all he could do was imagine other Olympic champions he’d seen in the past. He had visions of tears rolling down their faces, arms up high as they jumped, and smiles that showed pure joy. Sadly, he felt like there was something missing.
Shortly after that night, Chad realized that he lacked purpose in life. He was defined by how fast he could skate
around a track and nothing more. He had deprived himself of meaningful relationships in the process. Skating was all that mattered. Each day he woke up chasing fame and fortune. With that came a prideful attitude, poor sportsmanship, and even putting his sport over family and friends. In 2009, Chad decided he wanted more. God began working in and thru Chad’s life, changing his eyes and his heart. In November 2010, Chad accepted Christ as his Savior and was baptized.
He now travels around the world sharing his “Ice to Christ” testimony. Chad’s life verse is 1 Corinthians 9:25 which says “Everyone who goes into the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever”.
Jackie Bradbury, with Bradbury Brothers has been a part of the Kiwanis since she moved to Texas and has found it to be one of the best organizations she has ever joined.
In a statement from Jackie Bradbury, 'For those of you that don’t know, my family lost a hero last month. My father, Jack Schneider, passed away. He was our Hero. He was a servant of our Lord, our family and our community. He too was a member of the local Kiwanis. The monies raised at our prayer breakfast go for local college scholarships given by the Kiwanis. We are asking that donations be given in his name to be used for an at-need scholarship. Our family and my father would appreciate it.'