Enter your child in Crusade Calendar

Enter your child in Crusade Calendar

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Vote for your favorite child today!

Just click on the image of your favorite child and carefully follow the instructions.

You have two ways to vote: credit or cash

When you click on a child’s photo below, you’ll be taken to another Web page that gives you two choices. Just clicking on the photo WILL NOT cast a vote!

You can use your credit card securely online or download the official voting form and send it in with your donation. That’s how it works.


You MUST write the child’s name in the comments section when using a credit card and on the mail-in form so the baby you like gets full credit.

Remember dollars equal votes!

Voting is determined by donations to the WHAS Crusade for Children. The babies who collect the most donations will be the winners.

Meet our first entries!

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Get your child in the 10th Crusade Children’s Calendar!

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The WHAS Crusade for Children is creating a 15-month calendar that will begin in October, 2016. It’s the 10th annual Crusade Children’s Calendar. The contest is open to children who are not older than 5-years-old by June 1, 2016.

How it works

As child photos are submitted, they will be seen here on WHASCrusade.org. People then vote for their favorite child by sending in donations to the Crusade. The child with the most donations (votes) will appear on the calendar cover. The child with the second most donations will appear on his or her favorite month. Third place will choose his or her month and so on til all months are filled. Please read the official rules below.

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The Crusade will have professional photos taken of the top 16 children and those are the photos that will appear in the calendar. All children will be included in the calendar. Those who don’t make the top 16 will get day and date spots chosen in finishing order. Vote getter number 17 will get first choice of day and date, then number 18, etc.

Get started here

All entrants must fill out the Calendar Entry Form.

Follow these simple steps:
1. Read the complete rules below
2. Click on the graphics below to download the forms
3. Fill out the ENTRY form
4. Email or mail the completed ENTRY form, $25 entry fee and baby picture

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Send in your child’s photo and entry forms!

Those interested, must send in one (1) child photo or CD containing one (1) child photo. The photo will not be returned.

Via Email

Email your photo, Calendar Entry Form plus the $25 entry fee to:
Deandra Jackson
To e-mail Deandra, click here

Via Postal Service

Mail your photo, Calendar Entry Form and $25 entry fee to:

WHAS Crusade for Children
520 W. Chestnut St.
Louisville, KY 40202


Photos and entry forms must be received by 4:00pm EDT April 15, 2016.


Call (502) 582-7706

Read these complete rules

1. The WHAS Crusade for Children will create a 15-month calendar starting October, 2016.
2. The contest is open to children who are not older than 5 years by June 1, 2016.
3. One child photo or CD containing child photo with child’s name on it must be submitted and will not be returned.
4. Parent(s) must check the box on the RELEASE AGREEMENT portion of the ENTRY FORM allowing use of child’s image.
5. Photos & entry forms must be received by 4:00pm EDT April 15, 2016.
6. All child photos will be posted on www.WHASCrusade.org
7. The Crusade will photograph the top 16 children for calendar publication.
8. Winners will be determined by the largest monetary donation (voting by contribution).
9. All donations must be received by 4:00pm EDT May 27, 2016.
10. The winner will be featured on the calendar cover.
11. The second place winner gets first choice of a specific month.
12. The third place winner gets second choice of a specific month.
13. The fourth through 16th winners will get choice of the remaining months.
14. The winners finishing 17th and beyond will get choice of specific days in the year.
15. The top 16 finalists will receive one free 8″x10″ photo.

About the WHAS Crusade for Children

The WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc. established in 1954 by WHAS-TV, raises money for schools, agencies and hospitals to better the lives of special needs children. In its first 62 years, the Crusade has raised more than $165 million.

Thanks to generous contributions of goods and services, the Crusade is able to return 100% of all donations to organizations that serve special needs children in all 120 Kentucky counties and more than 50 southern Indiana counties. Fire departments raise more than 50 percent of the money each year by staging road blocks and other events.

Millions of children have been helped by the Crusade since 1954.

The WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Gifts are tax-deductible as permitted by law. The Crusade is the most successful and oldest local telethon in America.

Sign up now for the Louisville Triple Crown of Running!

Register for the Louisville Triple Crown of Running by December 31 and SAVE!

The Louisville Triple Crown of RunningSM presented by Novo Nordisk is a series of well-established road races of varying distances. In an effort to help more runners and walkers in the Kentuckiana area embrace a healthy lifestyle and achieve the goal of completing the three-race series, Louisville Triple Crown of Running race officials have announced the dates for the 2016 race series:

Anthem 5K Fitness Classic on Saturday, February 27th
Rodes City Run 10K on Saturday, March 12th
Papa John’s 10 Miler on Saturday, March 26th

Go to the Louisville Triple Crown of RunningSM Web site by clicking here and register TODAY!

All three races benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children!

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Crusade pioneer Dave Jones dies

He was there when it all started.

David Laurence “Dave” Jones called the shots and made the TV magic happen for the first Crusade in 1954. He was the director of that television marathon. It was one of his many achievements from a long career at WHAS11.

He passed away on Monday, February 15, 2016. He was 86.

His obituary, as published in the Courier-Journal is below.

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David Laurence “Dave” Jones

JONES, David Laurence “Dave”, age 86, passed away on Monday, February 15. He was a retired producer/director at WHAS Television where he worked for 31 years. He directed the WHAS Crusade for Children, Hi Varieties, Omelet, Small Talk, Here’s Now, Songs of Faith, The Moral Side of the News, The Denny Crum Show, University of Louisville basketball games, news, weather, sports, and other programs. After leaving WHAS he ran the educational television station at Metroversity for 10 years. An avid tennis player, Dave amassed over 40 trophies during his lifetime.

Dave was born in Louisville to the late Chester Owen and Marian Elizabeth (Curry) Jones. A graduate of Louisville Male High School, he attended the University of Louisville and graduated from Union College. Dave was an active member of St. Paul United Methodist Church (since 1936) where he served as Chairman of the Board and in other positions. In 1953 he founded the Motet Singers of Louisville and served as its only director for 58 years. The group was invited to the White House in 1974 to sing at a special St. Patrick’s Day worship service for the President and 200 special guests. In 1964 the National Junior Chamber of Commerce honored Dave as one of the Outstanding Young Men of America.

Survivors include a brother, James L. (Sandra McCutcheon) Jones; sister, Patricia A. Johnson, two sons, Douglas S. (Harriett Traylor) Jones and Steven L. (Catherine Murrell) Jones, a granddaughter, Emma Katherine Jones, and two step-grandsons, Arlie and Michael Williams. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert O. Jones. He loved dogs and summered in Bay View, Michigan for most of his life.

His funeral service will be at noon Thursday, February 18 at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd. with burial to follow in Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Highlands.

Expressions of Sympathy may be made to the David L. Jones Scholarship Fund for the Youth Performing Arts School (YPAS).

Here is a sample of the TV memories Dave had a hand in, the 1961 WHAS Crusade for Children opening live from Memorial Auditorium in Louisville.

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