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Nightowls Cancer Awareness Benefit Set for Sunday

Do you like to eat? Do you like to have fun? Most of all, do you like to help people who REALLY need it? Well, here you go:

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(from LanhamBrothers.net)
(from LanhamBrothers.net)
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Fundraiser for Rollie Pike TONIGHT in Whitesville

Tonight is going to be an awesome night in Whitesville.  We are going to be Raisin' 4 Rollie!  Our buddy Rollie Pike is battling a rare disorder that attacks his vital organs and he is in desperate need of a kidney transplant . . . a transplant that WILL happen in June, thanks to the fact that a first cousin of his has just been confirmed a donor match!  This is tremendous news for all of Rollie's family and friends and we are getting together to celebrate and raise money for this guy who would truly do anything for anyone.

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(image from RelayForLife.org)
(image from RelayForLife.org)
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Daviess County Relay For Life 2013 TONIGHT [Video]

It's finally here!  The Daviess County Relay For Life is TONIGHT at Diamond Lake Campground and Resort.  The event begins at 6pm and continues through 6am, Saturday the 18th.  This is my fourth year as Relay Chairperson in Daviess County and this is our fourth consecutive year at Diamond Lake.  And we are thrilled with this year's list of special guests and performers.  Here's our complete schedule of events. Check it out!

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Beverly's Brigade Team Photo
Beverly's Brigade Team Photo
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Beverly’s Brigade Cooking for Relay for Life at Jac’s Big O Party Thursday

Hey, good lookin'!  Let us tell you what we've got cookin'?  Thursday marks another one of Jac's Big O Parties here at the WBKR studios.  And we're inviting you to stop by for lunch anytime between 11am and 2pm.  Beverly's Brigade, one of our local Relay for Life teams, is coming to cook up delicious hamburgers and hot dogs and raise money for the American Cancer Society!

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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive This Saturday

This is going to be a big weekend for food in Owensboro-Daviess County.  Friday and Saturday mark the International BBQ Festival downtown and thousands upon thousands of people (including this one) are going to be stuffing their faces with mutton, pork, chicken, funnel cakes and more.  But, Saturday morning, we are asking you to help those who just aren't as fortunate.  Hunger is a serious problem worldwide, but also right here in the tristate.  That's why Campbell Soup Company and the National Association of Letter Carriers are again teaming up for the Stamp Out Hunger Campaign.  This is the 21st year for the movement and you can help simply by placing a bag of food by your mailbox before your mail carrier arrives Saturday.  Here are the official details on how you can help.  It's quick and painless, but VERY rewarding!

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(from LanhamBrothers.net)
(from LanhamBrothers.net)
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Fundraiser for Rollie Pike May 18th in Whitesville

If you've ever tuned in for the final stretch of our annual St. Jude Radiothon you have more than likely heard our good friend Rollie Pike.  Rollie, who way back in the day won our 5th season of Goldie's Survivor, has become a true friend to WBKR-FM.  Personally speaking, Rollie is a great friend of mine and truly one of my favorite people on this planet.  And that is no exaggeration.  I simply cannot put into words what I think of Rollie and how much he means to me on a personal level.  This guy is incredible.  But I can say this . . . easily.  Rollie is one the most kindhearted and giving people you will ever encounter.  He never hesitates to lend a helping hand and is one those rare guys who will be there you when call, every time you call.  Unfortunately, as fate would have it, Rollie's now in need of help himself.

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(image from RelayForLife.org)
(image from RelayForLife.org)
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Daviess County Relay For Life 2013 Schedule [Video]

The Daviess County Relay For Life is coming up Friday, May 17th at Diamond Lake Campground and Resort.  The event begins at 6pm and continues through 6am, Saturday the 18th.  This is my fourth year as Relay Chairperson in Daviess County and this is our fourth consecutive year at Diamond Lake.  And we are thrilled with this year's list of special guests and performers.  Here's our complete schedule of events. Check it out!

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Facebook/Todd Ballard Music
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Contemporary Christian Artist Todd Ballard to Perform at a Benefit Concert in Newburgh Friday

Contemporary Christian musician and worship leader Todd Ballard will team with The Potter's Wheel Ministries for a benefit concert this Friday in Newburgh. Complete details can be found in the following press release:

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Charity Screening of Blockbuster-to-Be Iron Man 3 Gets a Surprise Visit from Robert Downey Jr. [VIDEO]

I'm a big fan of the first two Iron Man movies. So no one was going to have trouble convincing me to see Iron Man 3.

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(Photo by Brett Wharf)
(Photo by Brett Wharf)
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Owensboro Mud Run Winners List 2013

Up, Down and Dirty For a Cure is in the books!  And Owensboro's first-ever Mud Run was a HUGE hit.  Hundreds tackled the boot camp-inspired course last weekend at Diamond Lake Campground and Resort and a handful blazed through it.  While I ran the course, kissed the ground at the finish line, then immediately ran to the Atmos Energy grill to get a hamburger, others took the course VERY seriously.  And they just KILLED it!  Check out the full list of winners and our complete Mud Run Photo Gallery!

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Photo courtesy of Dave Spencer
Photo courtesy of Dave Spencer
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Stand Against Child Abuse Photos

Tuesday afternoon, April 23rd, I did a live broadcast at Texas Gas for the Stand Against Child Abuse event. The turn-out was impressive.

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Chad And Jaclyn Run The Mud Run Course: Part 2 [VIDEO]

With the Owensboro Mud Run set to happen on Saturday at Diamond Lake, Chad decided we should run the course. I shared several videos with you from Part 1. If you haven't watched those yet, do it now, ha!

Here are a few remaining obstacles we attempted, and even threw in Chad racing Brian Smith in the mini-truck! I may or may not hit myself in the race with a rope....ok, I do, wasn't exactly how I thought that obstacle would end, ha! Want to see Chad roll down Heartbreak Hill or climb a huge rope in waders? Watch now!

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