11Alive's Hope & Weather Tour is now accepting applications for 2014. Sign up to have 11Alive and service dog Pirelli visit your school!
Chesley McNeil and service dog Pirelli travel to schools across metro Atlanta, teaching children about science -- and acceptance.
The pup who was born without a foot has been helping us spread a message of tolerance and acceptance at local schools. "TODAY" spread that message even further Tuesday.
From the moment he was born 11 months ago, Pirelli's life has been nothing short of extraordinary. Now he's getting a fourth foot from the prosthetics specialists who inspired "Dolphin Tale."
Hangar Inc. was so moved by our morning show mascot's mission to teach others about tolerance and overcoming obstacles, it's custom making Pirelli a prosethic foot for free.
Teachers can now reserve a school visit from Pirelli and Chesley and be part of 11Alive's Hope and Weather Tour - Part 2.
11Alive's morning show mascot Pirelli gets immortalized.
As the school year kicks off, 11Alive Meteorologist Chesley McNeil is teaming up with 11Alive's morning show mascot, Pirelli the service dog, to visit area schools.
Pirelli is excruciatingly cute and missing a foot. He may have a bit further to go than his brothers and sisters, but his destiny remains unchanged. He is a service dog who travels to schools.
Just as Pirelli was learning how to work around his disability as a service dog, he faced another obstacle.
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The Hope and Weather Tour welcomes any school to participate that is within 20 miles of our station (downtown Atlanta - this is due to achieveing a signal for our live broadcast). The presentation will last approximately one hour from 11:30am-12:30pm, and will include being live on our 12pm newscast. Any and all students from your school, 2nd-6th grade, are welcome to attend.
If your school is not located within 20 miles of Atlanta, but would still love to have an 11Alive Meteorologist come teach your class about the weather, you are welcome to sign up for a “Weather Team Visit”. Those can be scheduled any time of day (as they do not involve a live broadcast), and do not have to meet the requirement of being within 20 miles of our station.
11Alive Weather Visits will be availble for reservation in January.