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The promotion on WMZQ radio aired sometime around nine this morning. I listened to it live on their website online. I was able to capture the audio and have made it available below.
It’s only a little over a minute long, but it was put together very well. As I had hoped (and said in my earlier post today), Andrea McSorley took the lead. Andrea is one of the event organizers. She did a great job!
Like so many things in my life, something funny or strange always happens at the most inopportune time. This was no different while recording the interview. Fortunately, I was able to get all but the last few seconds of the promotion, saying the gates open at 5:30. That’s when Kari called. Why, you ask? To tell me she ran out of gas. But, like she’s always done, it takes her some time to get to the point, usually leading off with excuses beforehand. You know… the “this has never happened to me before” lead-in that scares the living ba-jeebers out of any parent. Followed by the good task she was doing… “I was trying to get to class early”. She might seriously have a career in color commentary. Ahhhh, daughters <sigh>!
If you’d like to hear the broadcast, just click on this link:
WMZQ Promo: Battle for a Better Cause
- Tonight: Battle for a Better Cause (ryansrally.org)
I agree, Carla. The funny thing was this “less than aware” individual also gave a thumbs down to the people that said they were Falcon Fans or like myself live right next to Briar Woods. I think they are a lot like many politicians, they just say everything the other group is doing is bad, that they shoot themselves in the foot. Mr/Ms. Naysayer, your one little red thumbs down did not make a dent in how our commuity feels about Ryan, Ken and the Divineys.
Carla Liberty says
What’s with the thumbs down on such a positive blog? Let me guess, not from this area….. Haters, get a life!!! Oh my goodness….. does it make you feel bad to see that OTHERS (most of them STRANGERS) are doing more than YOU ARE? I pity you. I hope YOU are never faced with a tragedy that hurts you or your children like the Divineys have faced with Ryan. Wow. Just wow.
Give ’em hell, Carla! If you’re not going to help, then why bother even reading this blog? If you’re not going to step up and do what you’re supposed to do, then just leave us alone to do what we’re supposed to do.
To Whom It May Concern:
Someday, probably when you’re much older, you’ll regret not being willing to find it within yourself to show empathy and compassion for others in need. You’ll chastize yourself for being hard hearted and stubborn. And you’ll regret the countless lost opportunities to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those suffering.
But you can still change.
Think about it.
Kathryn Beggs Howlett says
Thank you for the link, Kathryn!!
I too was proud to be one of the thousands (yes, thousands!) donning my new Team Diviney tee-shirt. I was most proud of being a member of the Ashburn community — a true giving and loving community that continues to rally around one of our own in times of need. We’re here and we’re not going anywhere. You’re a very special man, Ken Diviney. Don’t ever doubt that!! Special hugs to Ryan!
It was also nice that Broad Run won 14-0!
Lisa Svendsen says
Dear Ken: Even though my family are “future Falcons”, and a little disappointed that we lost the game, my heart was absolutely full for you. Seeing the entire swarm of thousands and thousands dressed in white, having come together as a community to support your family was heartwarming. All 5 of us had on our Team Diviney shirts, along with TONS of other Falcon families in the stands. I certainly pray that a HUGE AMOUNT of money was raised to help Ryan. I just about cried seeing you on the field when the game was about to start. I cannot even imagine the emotion you must have been feeling. If you saw someone continually looking up at you sitting in the press box, it was ME. You are my hero.
Oh, Kari! You not only brings your parents a tremendous amount of laughter, but me to! What a wonderful rivalry this will be. I live a stone’s throw from Briarwoods, but will clearly be voting for BroadRun! I will do my absolute best to get there tonight, in all white of course!! Much love to Ken, Sue, Ryan, Kari and Duke and Tucker. I guess Duke may be able to go because he is 1/2 white. Tucker, I think you are staying at home buddy~
Awww Kari — what can I say, I did the same thing to my Dad…and…in our whole journey through life, we just never stop needing our Dads…
See everyone at the game tonight, and if you can’t make it, look for the highlights on channel 9 at 11. Thank you to Andrea and all the event organizers — everyone is so excited about this!!
Ken — if you weren’t the exceptional Dad that you are, there is so much for Ryan that would have been left undone — so, here’s to you, for showing us all how it’s done. We’re in it for the full distance, which means — always. Love & prayers, Paula
Carla Liberty says
So happy for you, Ken. Just wanted you to know that one of my co-workers heard you on WMZQ this a.m. (I hadn’t gotten to the office yet) and called me at home to let me know! I am thrilled to know that there will be media coverage at this game and fundraiser! When members of a community put their minds to it, they can move mountains and that’s what folks are doing for your Ryan.
On top of the white out picture, I’d love to see a picture of you doing the coin toss!
Family friend says
Soooooo excited, feel like a little kid! Fun day in Ashburn! Love this community!
Gail Doyle says
Ken and Andrea ,Even though short,great interview and shows Ryan is Sooooo relevant and cared about not only in Ashburn but a lot of other places too. Will be there in spirit. Gail
Ann H Tearle says
White-out photo would be great!!! Will be with you in spirit cheering all the way for Ryan’s Healing and support. Great ad for getting the word out for Ryan–Yay, Andrea and you, Ken. Can i get a couple white t’s–i am not able to get to the game–who can i call?? or email…t-shirt busters! Thanks, Annie
John Maletta says
What an awesome way for the community to help support Ryan. I gotta say, Ashburn rocks! For us out-of-towners, make sure to post a White Out photo!!!