It has been quite the hectic week for star quarterback Carson Wentz, and it looks like it just got even more exciting.
After the Eagles took home the Lombardi trophy at the weekend, Wentz announced his engagement to long-term girlfriend Madison Oberg. Here’s the third piece of the trifecta: Wentz is reportedly replacing Vice President Mike Pence as the keynote speaker the National Prayer Breakfast, taking place Thursday in Washington D.C.
Carson Wentz won a Super Bowl on Sunday, got engaged on Tuesday and he will replace VP Mike Pence as a keynote speaker at National Prayer Dinner this Thursday night.
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) February 7, 2018
Pence is otherwise engaged, attending the Winter Olympics opening ceremony in South Korea. Wentz will reportedly be participating in the Eagles Super Bowl parade in Philadelphia around 11:00 am Thursday morning before heading to D.C. for the prayer dinner. Traditionally, the President speaks at the event, followed by a mystery guest. Previous speakers have included Mother Theresa, Bono and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer reportedly broke the news to Valley News Live.
Here is a bit more detail on the event itself:
“On February 8, 2018, the annual National Prayer Breakfast will be held at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC for its 66th year. Every year on the first Thursday in February, worldwide leaders from over 100 countries gather with the U.S. President for the opportunity to form and fortify relationships with prayer as the cornerstone.
Since President Eisenhower in 1952, the National Prayer Breakfast has been a place for the nation’s leaders to discuss faith and its vitality to the strength of the nation. Over the years, the event has expanded to include over 3,000 attendees, primarily of elite business and political affiliation.
The event is hosted by the U.S. Congress and organized by a Christian organization, The Fellowship Foundation, and comprises of luncheons, dinners, and meetings. Several guest speakers participate in the event, including a prestigious keynote speaker who is undisclosed until the breakfast.”
Perhaps this is the kind of thing we can expect from Wentz at the historic event:
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