Produced by Jim Albritton | Paragliding at Torrey Pines in San Diego never disappoints. Here’s 11 minutes of a recent 25-minute flight over cliffs, beaches and million dollar homes that make the world-famous gliderport a destination that must be experienced.
Produced by Jim Albritton | The Fugate 4, identical quadruplets born February 2014 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center to Kim and Craig Fugate, celebrated their first birthday at Calvary Temple Pentecostal Church in Tylertown, Mississippi.
A one-minute look at some of the things that make the Magnolia State great. Just imagine what Two Mississippi will include.
Produced by Jim Albritton | Jasmine Murray visited sick and injured kids at the state’s only children’s hospital just days after being crowned Miss Mississippi 2014. It was her first official appearance, but not her fist time at Batson Children’s Hospital.
Produced by Jim Albritton | Five Methodist Orthotics & Prosthetics athletes scored big at the 2014 Endeavor Games at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. The team set records and brought home medals in running, powerlifting, discus, javelin, swimming, archery, table tennis and sitting volleyball.
Produced by Jim Albritton | Athletes on the Methodist Orthotics & Prosthetics team won big at the 2014 Endeavor Games at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.
Produced by Jim Albritton | There are all kinds of pilgrimages. For me, it was the Malibu beach where the ending or the original 1968 Planet of the Apes was shot.
Here are 10 Mississippi events that shouldn’t be missed (in no particular order). Of course, there are a lot more than 10. Give us time, we’ll get to all of them.
Produced by Jim Albritton | The newly dedicated “Wall of Heroes” honors children who have become organ donors at Batson Children’s Hospital at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Produced by Jim Albritton | Fifty-one years after the assassination of her husband—civil rights leader Medgar Evers, Myrlie Evers-Williams is back home, in Mississippi, continuing her life’s work as advocate for equality by lending her name to a University of Mississippi Medical Center institute focused on improving the lives of Mississippians who have limited access to health care.
Produced by Jim Albritton | Springhill Suites, a Marriott hotel in Ridgeland, Mississippi, showcased the artwork of current and former patients at Batson Children’s Hospital in its lobby. Marriott is a major sponsor of the Children’s Miracle Network which benefits children’s hospitals like Batson all across the country.
Produced by Jim Albritton | A ribbon cutting ceremony in Flowood marked the opening of the Mothers’ Milk Bank of Mississippi which will provide donated milk to premature infants in the state’s newborn intensive care units.
Produced by Jim Albritton | A record 846 physicians, dentists, nurses, allied health professionals and graduate students in the health sciences were awarded degrees during the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s 58th Commencement, held May 23 at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson.
Produced by Jim Albritton | Harrison Miley’s battle with osteosarcoma, a cancerous bone tumor that usually develops in teenagers, has left the 17-year-old from Brandon, Mississippi with a message and a mission.
Produced by Jim Albritton | A brain tumor was no match for Rayne Deuel, a 7-year-old ball of energy from Brandon, Mississippi. The odd symptoms she experienced brought her to the Children’s Cancer Center at Batson Children’s Hospital.
Produced by Jim Albritton | Fifty-one teams competed in the 2014 Dragon Boat Regatta at the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Ridgeland, Mississippi. The event, sponsored by the Madison County Chamber of Commerce, brings together businesses, nonprofits and other groups for a day-long competition that benefits MadCAAP.
Produced by Jim Albritton | Tim Murphy and Nate West, DJs at Y101.7 in Jackson, got a special preview of the Atlanta Braves Tryout Camp at Trustmark Park in Pearl, home of the Mississippi Braves.
Produced by Jim Albritton | The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Crafton Beck, performs at Pops in the Park at Edgewood Park in McComb. The annual concert is sponsored by the Pike County Arts Council.
Produced by Jim Albritton | Batson Children’s Hospital named 13-year-old Jacob Partlow of Jackson the 2014 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Mississippi Champion during a celebratory event hosted by Springhill Suites by Marriott at The Township at Colony Park in Ridgeland on May 2. Jacob’s classmates at Canton Academy gave him a pep rally before he departed for the hotel in a motorcade led by the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the Madison County Sheriff’s Department and the Madison Police Department.
Jacob was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and treated at the Children’s Cancer Center at Batson. He has undergone chemotherapy and radiation, had seizures, gallbladder and liver complications and nerve damage in his left foot. Now in remission, he will spend the next year representing the state’s only children’s hospital at special events and fundraisers all over Mississippi. He’ll also represent the state at the White House and Walt Disney World.
The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champions program is presented by Marriott, Delta and Chico’s FAS.