Washington competes in triathlon, ‘gives back’ to Callaway United Way

Wake Up, Columbia host Tom Bradley (left) and producer Jeremy Washington take a break during the biking portion of their triathlon on June 23. Bradley and Washington, a Fulton native, raised nearly $1,000 between them during the three week event.

Wake Up, Columbia host Tom Bradley (left) and producer Jeremy Washington take a break during the biking portion of their triathlon on June 23. Bradley and Washington, a Fulton native, raised nearly $1,000 between them during the three week event. (Contributed photo)

Charitable contributions might be the last thing one would think could come out of good-natured competition between two friends.

But that’s exactly what happened when Wake Up, Columbia producer — and Fulton assistant football coach — Jeremy Washington and that show’s host, Tom Bradley, started in on each other one day about who could beat who in which athletic event.

“Somehow the comment was made about us taking it to the parking lot to race,” Washington said. “... We like to go back and forth about that stuff.”

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