There's nothing in America quite like the WHAS Crusade for Children. It's the most successful ongoing telethon in the United States. Firefighters raise more than half of the money to provide assistance for special needs children and their families. Other huge donations come in from local companies, churches, civic groups, and individuals. It's an incredible testament to the generosity of Kentucky and Indiana citizens. Thanks to every person who donated to this annual miracle! official press release from the Crusade for Children 68th WHAS Crusade for Children reaches cumulative total of $200 million raised since 1954 For immediate release: June 6, 2021 (Louisville, KY) In an emotional weekend, honoring many fallen firefighters, communities in Kentucky and southern Indiana came together once again for
In a recent interview, ousted pizza executive "Papa" John Schnatter complained about the current Papa John's management. Schnatter claims that his replacements provide poor leadership and are making lower quality Papa John's pizzas. It is Schnatter's belief that Papa John's executives deviously plotted to steal the company from him "using the black community" and "race" issues. Watch the latest video at foxnews.com Schnatter promised a "day of reckoning" and pushed aside WDRB reporter Stephan Johnson's request for more info. Schnatter laughed and said "Stay tuned." As Papa John's moves on without its founder, John Schnatter vows for a 'day of reckoning' https://t.co/zvayhxxZVx— WDRB News (@WDRBNews) November 26, 2019 A rather tepid day of reckoning just passed. Schnatter sued the marketing company that leaked audio
John Schnatter donated ONE MILLION DOLLARS to historically black Simmons College. It is an obvious atonement gesture for Schnatter's horribly racist utterance during a 2018 company training conference call that ruined his life. Check the word on his tailored shirt. Papa. That's a reference to a dead mascot that only Schnatter keeps alive. Many people feel that last year's complete annihilation of "Papa" John Schnatter was the most overplayed hand of political correctness ever seen in business. The guy said the n-word and was pilloried as though he'd murdered a thousand homeless children. That stated, rule #1 in today's WOKE culture is that white people can't say the n-word no matter how commonly it is used by people of color in their public conversations,
One year ago, "Papa John" Schnatter contacted me to interview him on the radio. Schnatter's glorious life was unraveling after intense blowback from the pizza magnate's use of the n-word on a training call. The interview got national media attention and online snark but Schnatter's freefall was in an unstoppable plunge. Instead of reversing the narrative, our 28 minute chat only solidified the image that Papa John wasn't ready to sincerely apologize. He said that was coerced into saying the n-word by people who were out to get him banished. But it was Schnatter who was at fault. All he needed to do was literally say "n-word" instead of saying the actual word. But he chose to use the nuclear bomb
The founder of Papa John’s pizza company admitted using the N-word during a recent media training exercise. The slur was reported on Forbes.com and “Papa John” Schnatter was quickly removed as chairman of the Louisville-based company. The University of Louisville then removed Schnatter from its board of trustees, scrubbed his name from the business school, and Papa John’s pizza no longer retains naming rights to the Louisville football stadium. Papa John’s immediately bleached Schnatter’s image from all of its marketing materials. Ousted Papa John’s founder’s defense. John Schnatter: ‘Pushed’ to use racial slur: https://t.co/pjtKebVhh5 @ztkiesch reports. pic.twitter.com/8aUbErC1p8— Good Morning America (@GMA) July 15, 2018 The University of Kentucky then announced it would remove the Schnatter name from its
Dear political activist, thanks for pointing to a Breitbart piece that ultimately shows how reasonable and open-minded Jennifer Lawrence is when met with an opposing opinion. I get it. You don't like anyone slamming President Trump. The crux of the piece actually shows the power of tolerance for differing opinions. Sounds like a reasonable overview of family, love, and diversity of opinions. Thanks for sharing, Sean. Here's a piece about Jennifer donating millions of dollars to assist sick children. How about you, bro? Jennifer Lawrence kept up her Christmas tradition of visiting the children's hospital in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. https://t.co/hfTq3EHo5W pic.twitter.com/fc3YsqSu9v— ABC News (@ABC) December 26, 2017
Cassius Clay - "The Louisville Lip" - Muhammad Ali was once an animated quote machine. Muhammad Ali is being honored again this week by Sports Illustrated, which submitted interview questions via email. Lonnie Ali says the responses are his. Ali's 39th Sports Illustrated cover is second only to Michael Jordan's 50 SI covers. The SI story by Tim Layden chronicles Ali's challenges of being lifted, poked, and moved as a photo prop by adoring fans just wanting their moment with The Champ. Age affects all of us but Ali's Parkinson's disease has robbed him of his ability to communicate, engage, and focus. Why is he still paraded in front of the public when he appears to be completely detached from his surroundings?
The 62nd annual WHAS Crusade for Children brought in $5.6 million for special needs children throughout Kentucky and Indiana. More than half of the funds are raised through firefighter roadblocks, a tradition started in the 1950s. To date, more than $165 million has been raised to buy equipment and to fund programs to assist special needs children. The weekend radio/TV broadcast is hosted by iHeartMedia's WHAS Radio and Gannett's WHAS-11 television, Crusade partners since the fundraiser's launch in 1954. The Crusade for Children thrives on family support. It is an honor to work with my son Max, a director at WHAS-11, on every Crusade. This telethon improves lives and that is a joyous experience best shared with family.
Academy Award winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, a Louisville native who is Hollywood's top box office draw, was home for the Christmas holidays. She visited Kosair Children's Hospital, lent a hand at Wayside Christian Mission, and cheered for her UofL Cardinals at the KFC Yum Center. Oddly enough, I wound up delivering several outfits to the movie star at the arena when she arrived with her family. The Lawrence family is adored locally for operating Camp Hi Ho, a summer day camp for kids. Jennifer's mom and dad got a big kick out of watching me pretend to be fashion judge as the star decided on which Louisville garb to wear to the arena. MORE PHOTOS HERE EN ESPANOL
The summer of 2014 Ice Bucket Challenges raised lots of money for ALS research, despite reports illustrating that billions more dollars are needed and that only 27% of incoming ALS-targeted gifts are actually spent on research. Many prominent people took the pain and made donations. Critics claim many are doing it simply for platitudes on social media. Viewers were both pained and flummoxed that so many show business people don't understand that vertical video is amateurish production. The water splashing phenomenon actually grew out of a fundraising campaign by firefighters, including exponential growth among WHAS Crusade for Children participants. Here are city of Louisville firefighters dousing me for a $100 Crusade "Cold Water Challenge" during May 2014. Brrrr. I'm still