Children’s Hospital Jazz Half Marathon

The Week That Was: Five Questions, Gadgets, Leprechaun in D.C., Prom & Would-Be Burglar

Here’s a look back at the week on SWTV: > Five Questions with Jeremy Davenport > The perfect gadget for reporters > Mobile Leprechaun in D.C. > Worst would-be burglar ever > ‘Prom of Champions’ for teens battling illness

Children’s Hospital Throws ‘Prom of Champions’ For Teens Battling Illness

This was the third year for ‘Prom of Champions,’ an event that gives teens battling illness a chance to be “normal” for a night and get away from the rigors of their treatment. [Video]

Jazz Half Marathon and 5K

What a great morning downtown on Saturday. ‘Team 6’ participated in the Third Annual Jazz Half Marathon 7 5K benefiting the Cancer Program at Children’s Hospital. ‘Team 6’ was comprised of 44 WDSU employees, including our general manager, Joel Vilmenay, who spearheaded the effort. All of us competed in the 5K, with the exception of […]

Ramblings: Half Marathon, Saints

Half Marathon The Second Annual Jazz Half Marathon benefiting Children’s Hospital was a huge success. Around $24,000 was raised last year. This year during our four-hour broadcast, $40,000 was raised. Incredible. The winner of the 13.1 mile race, Matt Manning, shattered last year’s winning time of 1:12:37. Manning, 30, cruised to the finish line in […]

Live Coverage: Jazz Half Marathon

Saturday morning is my earliest wake-up call since leaving the morning shift at WESH in Orlando 14 months ago. The WDSU crew working the Second Annual Jazz Half Marathon and Relay has a 4:30 a.m. call. It’s early, but the cause is a great one. The goal is to raise funds for Children’s Hospital, promote […]