Deaconess Pregnancy and Adoption recently announced a date change to its annual Angels of Destiny event, now being held on Thursday, July 30, at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Tony Dungy — a legend in the world of football as a coach, player, commentator, and proud dad of 10 children, seven of whom are adopted — will be the speaker.
Prior to his role as an analyst for NBC’s “Football Night in America,” Dungy spent 13 seasons as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Dungy’s teams averaged more wins in the regular season than any head coach in NFL history. He was also the first African American coach to lead his team to a championship when his Colts defeated the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI. Tony himself won his first Super Bowl as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dungy is one of only three individuals to have won the Super Bowl as both a player and a head coach.
In 2016, Dungy was selected to join the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Known for a leadership style that emphasizes decency and respect, Dungy’s priorities of faith and family were always evident in his coaching and these values have been adopted by his crop of assistant coaches, many of whom have gone on to NFL head coaching positions.
Like Dungy, DPA believes in decency and respect for all, and that faith and family are everything. “Our clients come to us during an extremely vulnerable time in their lives; whether it is experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, or recognizing the hope of having children biologically may never happen, and it is our privilege to get to walk with them,” states Executive Director Heather Hails.
Tickets to the event are $150 per person and include dinner and the opportunity to hear Dungy’s story. Reservations are available online at www.deaconessadoption.org or by calling (405) 949-4200.
Monies raised at the event will be used to fund the many free services DPA provides to expectant parents, adoptive families, and children. Sponsorships ranging from $500 – $75,000 are available. For more information, contact Debbie Davis at (405) 949-4200. Follow DPA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at #AOD2020 to learn more about this event.
Founded in 1900 by Free Methodists, generations of Oklahomans have been transformed by DPA’s services. DPA gives hope to expectant parents who find themselves in an unplanned pregnancy and adoptive families who feel their dream of a baby is lost or believe God is calling them to a unique journey of growing their family through adoption. Comprehensive pre- and post-adoption education and support are provided. Because DPA views adoption as a life-long journey, not a one-time event, all services are designed to meet the needs of birth parents, adoptive families, and children throughout the life span.2