WPTV Meteorologist Bikes Entire Market For Charity

Steve Weagle

WPTV’s Chief Meteorologist Steve Weagle spent five days biking 120 miles on the beach. Let’s hope he had a comfortable seat on his bike. (WPTV is the Scripps-owned NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach, Fla.)

But he should be used to this by now, as it’s the 20th year he’s participated to raise funds for the American Red Cross.

This year, Steve’s Ride for the American Red Cross raised $162,000, a donation record, to support the South Florida chapter of the American Red Cross.

Weagle pedaled from the northern tip of the DMA, Sebastian, to the southern end, Boca Raton, broadcasting from his stops along the way to talk to well-wishers and collect funds.

“We couldn’t be more proud of Steve and his dedication to this charitable event” said Lloyd Bucher, WPTV’s general manager.

Steve’s Ride for the American Red Cross marks the beginning of hurricane season and acts as a reminder to begin hurricane preparations. All donations go to the American Red Cross of South Florida.

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