"[Our 2003 Good Friday Prayer Breakfast] was sold out at 1,132 and became the spring board for our last two. People still comment on the message, the sincerity in your voice and down to earth style of speaking. Recently I attended your brother's church in Cedar Rapids where you preached the sermon...let me say this: When your NFL career is over we hope you consider pastoring a non-denominational Bible based church in Cedar Rapids!!! We further hope that your schedule will allow an instant replay at our event sometime in the future..."
Bob Klaus, Executive Director, Good Friday Prayer Breakfast
"Recently having the pleasure of meeting Kurt after he graciously accepted our 2005 Inspiration to Youth Award Nomination, I was privileged to find out firsthand what an exceptional and genuine individual he is. Kurt is the kind of role model we wish all kids, and adults, would emulate more closely. While his professional achievements alone are outstanding, Kurt's passion for helping others motivated everyone in the room, as evidenced by the overwhelming positive feedback we have received. To watch him be the sole remaining autograph signer, to see him smile so broadly picture after picture, and to hear his heartfelt and poignant acceptance speech, was extremely moving. Not only was Kurt one of the most congenial luminaries we have worked with, but his seemingly effortless contribution in talking to and inspiring not only our scholar athletes, but all of the Pop Warner family, has created an indelible memory in the history of our 76 year old organization, for which Pop Warner will always be grateful."
Mary K. FitzGerald, Chief Operating Officer, Pop Warner Little Scholars
"On May 15th, 2003, the Iowa Branch of Basket of Hope lauched it's first fundraiser. We were privelaged to have Kurt Warner join us back in his home town to kick off our first dinner/auction. Kurt was a crowd pleaser, he talked to old friends from his younger years and shook hands & shared photos with new friends. In between speaking, Kurt wandered around the banquet room bidding on auction items and partaking in the evenings events. Kurt's testimony of both his football career, family life and walk with Christ was a motivation to all. His stories included family dynamics, personal struggles and Biblical scripture he had studied. We were honored to have Kurt speak on behalf of Basket of Hope. The Iowa branch is grateful to Kurt for the role he played in making our first fundraiser such a success both financially and spirtitually."
Renee Smith, Iowa Branch Coordinator, Basket of Hope