September 25, 2014
6 months and 2 days since
our celebration.
Photo: Manny Millan/SI
Photo: Manny Millan/SI

Welcome to the 40th Annual Mayor’s Leadership Prayer Luncheon that will be held on Thursday, September 25th, at 11:30am at the Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette. 

This year’s speaker is Darryl Strawberry and his wife Tracy Strawberry. Darryl was an Eight-time All-Star and 1983 NL Rookie of the year with the New York Mets and won four World Series Championships (1986, 1996, 1998, 1999).  He retired with 335 career home runs and 1,000 RBI's.  Darryl is described as a legend by many who have been dazzled by the dynamics of his game, the power he possessed at the plate, and the story of redemption that continues to bring hope to so many lives.  He has earned the legendary nicknames and phrases of one of the most feared homerun hitters in the game of baseball, Straw's Sweet Swing, Strawberry's Field Forever and The Legendary Straw Man!


In addition to Darryl and Tracy, there will be great music, food, and fellowship. This luncheon will be truly inspirational. Please come and bring friends and coworkers. The cost is $35 a person, tables seat 10, and you may register and pay online through this website.  If you wish to purchase more than one ticket and do not know yet who your guests will be just repeat putting your name in the Buy Tickets registration form for each ticket purchased. You will receive an email confirmation and table assignment before the event.  For more information, you may call 685-1725 or email the committee at

Please note that seating to this event is limited and offered on a first come first serve basis.