Car Wash Raises Money for Big Brothers Big Sisters

10th annual event generates a record $300K-plus

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona received a fundraising boost the old-fashioned way: a car wash. The 10th Annual Paul’s Car Wash raised a record $329,572 for the nonprofit organization.

Hosted by Paul Horton, CBS5 chief meteorologist, and televised on KPHO CBS5 and KTVK 3TV, the car wash was held Oct. 16 to Oct. 20 at Desert Ridge Marketplace. Each day from 4:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Horton joined more than 150 volunteers of all ages to wash 650 vehicles. Donations benefited BBBSAZ. Live broadcasting highlighted BBBSAZ’s mission and impact.

Jeffery Smith and the Wells Fargo volunteer team made a $20,000 donations and washed cars

As part of the 10th Anniversary celebration, 3TV hosted a second location on Oct. 20 at Jacksons Car Wash, SanTan, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jacksons provided 240 professional car washes in exchange for donations to BBBSAZ. Royal Norman, chief meteorologist of 3TV News, along with other 3TV personalities, joined forces with Horton and the CBS5 team to have an even greater impact this year. TV viewers and car wash volunteers and attendees were treated to entertainment, including live bands, radio broadcasts, appearances by professional sports teams’ mascots and cheerleaders, costumed film and TV characters, unique vehicles, performers and more.

PHOTOS COURTESY BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF CENTRAL ARIZONA

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