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Desire Street Ministries and the Wuerffel Trophy to Ring the Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell




Desire Street Ministries, a faith-based non-profit organization that develops thriving and sustainable urban ministries to revitalize impoverished neighborhoods will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, Danny Wuerffel, Executive Director, Former Heisman Trophy Winner and Namesake of the Wuerffel Trophy will ring the Closing Bell. 


Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio


Monday, December 14, 2015 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET           

Desire Street Ministries Media Contact:

Sara Pace        


Nasdaq MarketSite:

Emily Pan

(646) 441-5120

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About Desire Street Ministries:

Desire Street Ministries partners with inner-city leaders, coaching and supporting them as they seek to revitalize their neighborhoods through spiritual and community development. Desire Street’s goal is to not only help them avoid burnout, but become sustainable for the long-run necessary to see inner-city transformation. We seek, educate and engage individuals and organizations with a heart for the inner-city—and coach and care for urban ministry leaders called there to live and work. Our partnership approach encourages, equips, empowers and connects leaders to build effectiveness and sustainability in their efforts towards spiritual and community development. Currently partnering in urban areas across 5 states, we continue the work where our roots are—rebuilding the Ninth Ward of New Orleans with a 3 facility campus that encompasses early childhood education, medical care and wellness and community enrichment.

About the Wuerffel Trophy:

The Wuerffel Trophy is a member of the National College Football Awards Association, which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. The Wuerffel Trophy, known as “College Football’s Premier Award for Community Service,” is annually awarded to a college football player who best combines exemplary community service with academic and athletic achievement. The 22 NCFAA awards boast more than 700 years of tradition-selection excellence. For more information, go to For more information on the Wuerffel Trophy, visit

About Nasdaq:

Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,600 listed companies with a market value of approximately $8.8 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit: or



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