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Team WWOZ Rollicks On!

Team 'OZ raised $14,075 through participation in this year’s Crescent City Classic on April 19! This is almost twice our 2013 total.

The After-Party!

Wednesday, April 23, four days after Team WWOZ rolled into its record-setting totals for participants and fund-raising in the Crescent City Classic, we had a party at Kermit Ruffins' Mother-in-Law Lounge.

Kermit cooked -- dee-licious chicken and red beans and rice! Team-members traded stories -- of race-days and Music Festivals and beer. Kid Merv and his band and then Leslie Cooper and her Music Street band entertained us. Outstanding fund-raisers received awards. Kermit sang and played.

It was, as WWOZ General Manager David Freedman said, "sweet."

 

Kaitlin Ryan, Gary Crystal Jr, Chriss Cazayoux, Nannette Crystal, Eric Ward, top fund-raiser Daniel Dreher ($3,003!), and Crescent City Classic 10-K Race Director Eric Stuart.

 

Joe Hennessy, Team WWOZ co-chair Maryse Dejean Paul, and first Team WWOZ finisher Matt Hennessy.

 

Chef and Grand Marshal Kermit Ruffins gathers (left to right) Joel Scilly, Chriss Cazayoux ($816 raised), Eric Stuart of the CCC, Maryse Dejean Paul, Hilary Landry of the CCC, Leslie Cooper, Don Paul (kneeling), Conrad Shelby, Jackson Shelby, Kermit Ruffins, Joe Hennessy, Julie Richelson, Matt Hennessy.

 

Renata Ribeiro, Team WWOZ's second- leading fund-raiser ($1,115!)
Kaitlin Ryan, Team WWOZ's first woman finisher, and a leading fund-raiser. Photo courtesy the Times-Picayune
Daniel Dreher, Team OZ's top fund-raiser, engaged more than donors to support the station.

 

Support from the Rebirth Brass Band and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band!

An added post-race perk occurred with contributions to Team WWOZ from two of New Orleans’ most beloved and ambassadorial musical groups, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and the Rebirth Brass Band. Having them join us was like strawberries on the icing on the cake!

WWOZ’s Maryse Dejean Paul, Roger Lewis of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and WWOZ’s Don Paul.
Phil Frazier of Rebirth Brass Band presenting a check to Team WWOZ!

 

Complete roster for Team WWOZ can be found at crowdrise.com/teamwwoz!

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