Colleen Donahue informs the community of the upcoming event in an Announcement she posted on Patch. She writes:
"Barbara Walters said it best when introducing Ronan Tynan to ABC’s 20/20 audience: 'We have told you about a lot of incredible people, but we have never profiled anyone with the accomplishments of the man you are about to meet...'"
Among his accomplishments are:
- 18 gold medals in the Paralympics between 1981 and 1984, including 14 world records (he still holds nine)
- Musical performances at the funeral of President Ronald Reagan; the wedding of New York Mayor Rudy Guliani; the 80th birthday celebration of President George H.W. Bush; the singing of God Bless America at countless seventh inning stretches at Yankee Stadium; and, most recently, a performance at the Washington DC Memorial Day celebration