Zoneton Crusade Bass Tournament September 11, 2010
2010 WHAS CRUSADE FOR CHILDREN
“Fishin’ for the kids!”
Place: Rough River – State Park Ramp
Date: Saturday, Sept 11 , 2010 (Rain or Shine)
Time: 6:30am (or safe light) to 3:00pm
Fee: $60.00 per team (Big Fish Included)
Click here to download the 2010 tournament application form.
If you have any questions regarding this tournament or the application form, contact:
Cell: (502) 216-6883
Business: (502) 955-8076
Please read this article from the Courier-Journal.
Crusade telethon raised over $42,000
By Sheldon S. Shafer • December 15, 2009
A special telethon for the WHAS Crusade for Children had raised $42,146 as of early Tuesday, Crusade president and chief executive officer Dawn Lee said.
“We felt it (the telethon) went really well, especially for the first one” specifically for the Crusade’s endowment fund, Lee said.
She said more pledges are expected before the books are closed on the telethon.
The on-air telethon was 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. It was broadcast live by WHAS-11 television, with radio personality Terry Meiners and news anchor Melissa Swan as co-hosts.
It was the Crusade’s first telethon that was not conducted as a weekend-long fund-raiser in early June. The 56 annual fund drives have raised $133 million to provide services for disabled and special-needs children in Kentuckiana.
The Crusade has about $5.2 million in an invested endowment fund that was started in 2003. The eventual goal is to raise that sum to perhaps $15 million in five or so years. Lee said the invested endowment is intended to generate money that the Crusade can use to ensure its continued independent operation, or income that could be available for additional charitable grants.
Most of the endowment funds have been built up by bequests, with the rest coming from the sale of a Crusade book, a baby calendar and commemorative sidewalk bricks around the Crusade office at Sixth and Chestnut streets.
For information on donating to the Crusade, call 582-7706.
Photos from Building the Future
Here are some behind the scenes photos from the Crusade’s Building the Future special. Read more about how you can help below!
Watch a behind the scenes video of Building the Future
We took our Crusade cameras “behind the curtain” to catch a glimpse as the WHAS Crusade for Children TV/radio special “Building the Future” aired on December 12, 2009.
The Crusade Endowment fully funds the Crusade’s future and that’s what this program is all about. It’s hosted by WHAS11’s Melissa Swan and 84WHAS radio’s Terry Meiners.
Thanks to all
The Crusade special television/radio program entitled “WHAS Crusade for Children: Building the Future” was a big success on WHAS11 TV and 84WHAS radio on Saturday night December 12. WHAS11’s Melissa Swan and 84WHAS radio’s Terry Meiners were your hosts.
You can still get involved!
To make a donation securely online, click here
To donate your car, call (502) 599-5210 or click here
To purchase a brick on the Crusade Walk of Fame, click here
To enter your baby in the Crusade Baby Calendar, click here
To purchase a Kroger Card and help the Crusade, click here
To learn more about the 2nd Annual Hardwood Classic, click here
Get a tax deduction!
Remember 2009 is almost over. It’s a great time to get a year-end tax deduction.
Watch this NEW fun video
The Crusade Endowment fully funds the Crusade’s future. The Endowment allows the Crusade to continute granting 100% of donations collected on Crusade weekend. The Endowment guarantees that children with special needs will be helped for decades to come. It’s so simple, a kid can explain it. Watch!
The WHAS Crusade for Children, established in 1954 by WHAS-TV, raises money for agencies, schools and hospitals to make life better for children with special needs.
Since 1954, the Crusade has raised more than $133 million, giving critical assistance to an estimated three million children in 120 Kentucky and 50 Southern Indiana counties.
The money donated in Kentucky stays in Kentucky and, likewise, money donated in Indiana stays in Indiana. No money is sent to any other national charity or organization.
The Crusade returns 100% of each donation to agencies that directly improve the lives of children with special needs.
The WHAS Crusade for Children Endowment fully funds the Crusade’s future.
It guarantees that 100% of the Crusade’s annual telethon collections continue to go directly to agencies that help children with special needs.
It ensures that millions more children will be helped for decades to come.
Beyond your annual contribution, the Crusade needs your Endowment donation now. To change a child’s life forever, support the WHAS Crusade Endowment.
- 100% of each donation goes directly to help children with special needs
- The Crusade has raised more than $125 million since 1954
- An estimated three million children have been helped by the Crusade
- The Crusade collects an average of $5 million annually; that allows the Crusade to fund just one-third of its annual grant requests
- The Crusade helps children in all 120 Kentucky counties and 50 Southern Indiana counties
- An independent panel of interdenominational clergy allocates Crusade donations
- Firefighters raise over 50% of the Crusade’s annual donations
- The Crusade is seen and heard on Kentucky’s statewide network of Internet, radio and television outlets during the Crusade telethon which takes place on the first full weekend in June
- The Endowment fully funds the Crusade’s future
- The Endowment guarantees that children with special needs will be helped for decades to come
You can donate NOW!
Click here to make a donation anytime to the WHAS Crusade for Children securely online.
Santa calls you and helps Crusade!
Lazer Blaze anniversary helps Crusade!
Saturday, December 19th, Lazer Blaze will be celebrating 15 years of serving the Louisville area. Starting at 12:00 noon, all revenues for 150 minutes (noon until 2:30pm) will be donated to the WHAS Crusade for Children. For more information, click here.
The Kenwood Elementary School Chorus simply loves to sing the Crusade for Children theme song “One Dream, One Heart”. In fact music teacher Stacey Phillips says that when the fifth grade members of the chorus were at a recent choral camp they treated their camp mates to an impromptu concert which highlighted “One Dream, One Heart”.
The young singers from first to sixth grade will be featured in a special “music video” version of the song during the weekend of the 57th annual WHAS Crusade for Children, June 5th and 6th of 2010.
In 1956, Pleasure Ridge Park Fire Chief Ernie Bohler got up on stage in a steamy Memorial Auditorium on 4th Street in Louisville. With $400 in his hand, he challenged all fire departments to support the Crusade for Children. It was just the third annual Crusade. This year marks the 56th Crusade.
The rest is history. Since that challenge, nearly 200 fire departments are involved each year raising funds for the WHAS Crusade for Children. Fire departments account for more than half of all Crusade donations by staging road blocks, cookouts, raffles, golf outings and so much more.
Firefighters have become the time-honored icon of the Crusade. Their goal: to make life better for children with special needs.
On May 9, 2009, Pleasure Ridge Park Fire District hosted an open house to show off its new Engine Co. 2 fire station located at 9500 Stonestreet Rd.
Here are photos from the big day.
The deadline to enter babies in the Crusade Baby Calendar has passed so now the fun really begins. We have 32 babies who await your support. All votes (donations to the Crusade for Children) must be in by 4:00pm Thursday, May 28, 2009. Remember the baby who gathers the most money for the Crusade will become the calendar cover baby!
Be sure to follows the links on our Web site for complete rules.
Vote for your favorite baby today!
Just click on the image of your favorite baby and carefully follow the instructions.
You have two ways to vote: credit or cash
When you click on a baby photo below, you’ll be taken to another Web page that gives you two choices.
You can use your credit card securely online or download the official voting form and send it in with your donation. That’s how it works.
You MUST write the baby’s name in the comments section when using a credit card and on the mail-in form so the baby you like gets full credit.
Remember dollars equal votes!
Voting is determined by donations to the WHAS Crusade for Children. The babies who collect the most donations will be the winners.
A casual joke has turned into serious money for the WHAS Crusade for Children.
Rod Hamby’s friends at Jefferson County Public School’s Adult Continuing Education looked on as Rod paid up with his hair. When they said they’d pay for the pleasure of seeing his head shaved. Rod said if it’s for the Crusade, you’re on.
Hamby said, “We decided, I say we, the group of us were talking about it decided to do it here to raise money for the Crusade for Children. I think it’s a great cause. I’m happy to lose my hair for that.”
Rod’s clean-shaven head brought in a whopping $500. He says everyone needs to try a new look now and then.
While your mind is on the warmer weather or a maybe a Spring Break trip, don’t forget about the Crusade Baby Calendar.
All baby entry photos must be received in the WHAS Crusade for Children office by 4:00pm (ET) Friday, April 10, 2009. All votes to determine which baby gets the calendar cover are due by 4:00pm (ET) Thursday, May 28, 2009.
To find out more, just click on the Baby Calendar graphic to the right of this story.
All proceeds benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children.
There are three new videos on our video page here at WHASCrusade.org. We have a sample just below. When you’re finished with that nugget, click here and see our full line of video selections including the 1963 Crusade Opening Ceremonies and a special moment from 1978. Enjoy and come back often, we’ll be adding more!
1978 WHAS Crusade for Children open
Singers Judy Marshall and Joann Hale open the 25th Annual WHAS Crusade for Children with a rousing number that includes the Patsy Bloor Dancers doing a special multi-generational dance to celebrate the Crusade’s Silver Anniversary. Stars include Diahann Carroll, Vic Tayback and Donald O’Connor.
Dawn Dison Lee of Louisville, Kentucky has been selected as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Crusade for Children. Dawn Dison Lee was selected from a list of 26 candidates by a search committee made up of representatives of the Crusade Board, Crusade Endowment Board, Crusade Advisory Board, and Crusade Staff.
Dawn Dison Lee formerly served as the Director of CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates of Jefferson County, another agency helping children. She has also worked with Dismas House, Jewish Hospital Foundation, University of Louisville Cardinal Athletic Fund, and has served as President of the Kentucky–Southeast Indiana Multiple Scierosis Society. She has a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Louisville, and has a daughter, Kelsey age 20, and a son Jake, age 13.
According to Dawn Dison Lee, “this is a dream job with a long standing and very well respected charity in the Community, who has a prestigious history and legacy at serving children with special needs. I am very proud to follow in the footsteps of Rebecca Jackson, and the legacy of such past leaders as Phyllis Knight and Bud Harbsmeier.”
According to Paul Barth, Chairman of the Board of the Crusade for Children, “Dawn Dison Lee has a passion for helping children, and this passion along with her strong business, leadership, and fund raising skills, will help to build upon all of the great accomplishments and goals established by former CEO Rebecca Jackson, to insure that the legacy of the Crusade for Children continues on into the future, and will continue to be a vital entity helping children with special needs for many years to come”.
Rebecca Jackson, former Chief Executive Officer of the WHAS Crusade for Children, retired from the position at the end of 2008, but has been serving as interim CEO until her replacement was named. Rebecca Jackson has served as CEO since May 31, 2005.
Paul Barth: 491-4745 or 376-5501
Dawn Dison Lee: 599-7866
It’s almost time to get started with New Year’s resolutions! How ’bout getting in shape and running with Team Crusade?
What the heck is Team Crusade?
You’ll make good friends. You’ll get in shape and you’ll run the three legs of the Louisville Triple Crown of Running TM.
Take me to your leader!
WHAS11 news anchor Renee Murphy and news assignment editor Brooke Couch will lead Team Crusade. They’ll provide training, provide assistance and bring in experts to help you achieve your goal.
What do I do now?
To get started and learn more about Team Crusade, contact the Crusade’s own Candace Bell. She’ll give you all the details.
E-mail Candace by clicking here.
There’s only one catch
We’re asking you to raise at least $250 (hopefully more!) for the WHAS Crusade for Children by February 9, 2009.
C’mon give it a try!
More about the Louisville Triple Crown of Running
The Louisville Triple Crown of Running TM is presented by Novo Nordisk. Net proceeds from all three runs benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children. Here are dates and times:
Race: Anthem 5K Fitness Classic
Date: March 7, 2009
Distance: 5K (3.1 miles)
Race: Rodes City Run
Date: March 21, 2009
Distance: 10K (6.2 miles)
Race: Papa John’s 10 Miler
Date: April 11, 2009
Distance: 10 miles
You can register for all three races securely online by logging onto the official Louisville Triple Crown of Running TM Web site, just click here.
You’ll be helping special needs children across Kentuckiana.
Watch a YouTube video!
We’ve created a video you can watch and see some of the kids you’ll be helping by running the Triple Crown. Enjoy – just click here.
Triple Crown race volunteers got together with children helped by the WHAS Crusade for Children recently to snap a few pix. Take a look at the children you’ll be helping when you run the Louisville Triple Crown of Running TM.