Meteorologist Hosts Car Wash that Raises Over $300K

Posted By on October 26, 2017
Paul Horton, chief meteorologist for CBS 5 and 3TV, hosted his 10th Annual Paul’s Pay It Forward Car Wash for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona earlier this month — raising a record $329,572 and washing nearly 900 cars during the five-day event.
“The money we raise and exposure we get every year for our agency is incredible and helps us take more kids off our waiting list and match them caring volunteer mentors in the Valley,” said Laura Capello, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona. “And the partnership we have developed with the CBS 5 and 3TV news teams makes it a very well run event and one that our team looks forward to participating in.”
The car wash took place at Desert Ridge Marketplace from October 16 to October 20. Each day, Horton joined over 150 volunteers with live broadcasts on the CBS 5 and 3TV news shows to show the impact and mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona.
For the tenth anniversary celebration, a second carwash was hosted by 3TV on October 20 at Jackson’s Car Wash’s San Tan location.
“We have a strong commitment to our community,” said Ed Munson, vice president and general manager, KTVK 3TV and KPHO CBS 5. “We are proud to pay it forward to organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona who make a big impact in the lives of those who need it the most.”
The car wash featured a variety of entertainment including live bands, radio broadcasts, appearances by professional sports teams’ mascots and cheerleaders, film and TV characters, unique vehicles and performers.
“It has been awesome to watch this event grow over the last 10 years, and we are thrilled that it now seems to be an annual event that the community looks forward to supporting,” said Capello. 
Jamie Killin

About Jamie Killin

Jamie Killin is the web editor for Frontdoors Media. She also is a freelance journalist who has been published in Thrillist, Phoenix Magazine, So Scottsdale!, The Arizona Republic and more.
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