Steve's Ride for the Red Cross

Steve's Ride for the Red Cross

For the last 18 years, WPTV News Channel 5 Chief Meteorologist Steve Weagle has been making his Ride for the Red Cross to kick off hurricane season. This year’s ride is in recognition of the years and dollars raised by WPTV and Steve’s Ride for the Red Cross. We are setting a goal of $150,000 to purchase a needed Next Generation Emergency Response Vehicle!

This year, Steve will make his annual Ride on June 4-8, 2018 from Sebastian to Boca Raton to mark the beginning of hurricane season and raise awareness of the Red Cross. The goal is to educate residents on hurricane preparedness and raise critical funds for the region. All proceeds from the Ride will benefit the American Red Cross Palm Beach & Martin County Chapter and Florida’s Coast to Heartland Chapter.

Steve will be broadcasting live on WPTV from his stops twice a day, and residents are encouraged to come out and cheer him on. Local partners and sponsors can join us in making this a successful event.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Our goal this year is to raise $150,000 to purchase a next generation emergency response vehicle.

Sponsorships start at $2,500 and include live “on-air” check presentations, the opportunity to ride with Steve, and website and social media exposure.

For a full list of sponsorship opportunities and more information, contact Ed Jachim at 561-650-9116 or

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