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Tomboy documentary premieres March 13 at 10 p.m.

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Tomboy documentary premieres March 13 at 10 p.m.

PHILADELPHIA -- Continuing throughout Women's History Month, CSN Philadelphia elevates the conversation about gender in sports with the airing of TOMBOY, a multi-platform documentary project, told through the voices of many of the world's most prominent females athletes, broadcasters, and sports executives. A special one-hour TOMBOY, airs on CSN Philadelphia on Monday, March 13 at 10 p.m.
 
Notable figures appearing in TOMBOY include legendary champion for gender equality/tennis icon Billie Jean King, Little League World Series pitching sensation Mo'ne Davis, four-time World Cup-champion skier Lindsey Vonn, Basketball Hall of Famer Ann Meyers-Drysdale, and among others. In the last 40 years, the number of females participating in sports has nearly doubled, with two out of every five girls today choosing to play sports, according to the Women's Sports Foundation. The documentary discusses reasons why some girls aren't playing sports, as well as increases the awareness and conversation about the participation of women in sports.

Complete list of air dates for TOMBOY in the Philadelphia market:
Monday, March 13 at 10 p.m. - CSN
Tuesday, March 14 at 9 p.m. – TCN
Friday, March 17 at 4 p.m. – TCN
Friday, March 17 at 10:30 p.m. – CSN
Saturday, March 18 at 2 p.m. – TCN
Saturday, March 18 at 4 p.m. – CSN
Wednesday, March 22 at 4 p.m. – TCN
Friday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. – CSN
Saturday, March 25 at 7 p.m. – NBC 10
Tuesday, March 28 at 10:30 p.m. – TCN
Thursday, March 30 at 3 p.m. - NBCSN
Sunday, April 2 at 6 p.m. – COZI TV
 
Last evening, CSN Philadelphia hosted a TOMBOY symposium hosted by Drexel University's School of Sports Management. The event, hosted by Emmy–Award winning anchor Amy Fadool, consisted of a sneak preview screening and panel discussion featuring Deborah Slaner Larkin, Chief Advocacy Office, Women's Sports Foundation; Tina Sloan Green, co-founder, Black Women in Sports Foundation; Lara Price, Senior Vice President, Philadelphia 76ers; Dr. Ellen Staurowsky, Professor, Sport Management at Drexel University; Dr. Sommer Hammoud, Surgeon, Rothman Institute Sports Medicine Surgeon, and Director of Rothman's Female Sports Medicine Program and Dr. Benjamin Braslow, parent and coach of 11-year old multisport athlete Brooke Braslow.  The Q&A was facilitated by CSN Philadelphia's Sarah Baicker. 
 
As part of this event, and in conjunction with the TOMBOY initiative, Comcast Senior Executive Vice President David L. Cohen presented a $50,000 donation to the Boys & Girls Club of America to be used to purchase sports equipment for children who attend the Boys & Girls Clubs. Lisabeth Marziello, Chief Executive Officer Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia, accepted the contribution. 
   
The symposium can be viewed here.
 
For additional TOMBOY content, including original on-camera interviews and career stories, podcasts, documentary trailers, and much more, viewers are urged to visit CSNPhilly.com/TOMBOY. Social media users can also join the conversation and find additional information by utilizing the hashtag #CSNTOMBOY on Twitter and Facebook and by visiting @CSNTOMBOY.

Philadelphia Union announce 2017 broadcast schedule

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Philadelphia Union announce 2017 broadcast schedule

CHESTER, Pa. (Feb. 21, 2017) – Philadelphia Union today announced their 2017 Major League Soccer broadcast schedule, with all 34 of the club’s matches available live, on local and national television. A total of four matches will be featured on local broadcast television via 6abc, with 20 matches on The Comcast Network (TCN) and five on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia (CSN). The Union are also slated to be on national television five times in 2017, appearing on ESPN four times and FS1 once.

Union supporters can catch the club on 6abc in four marquee fixtures: Saturday, April 22 vs. Montreal; Saturday, June 24 vs. D.C. United; Sunday, October 15 at Chicago; and Sunday, October 22 vs. Orlando on MLS Decision Day.

Additionally, the club will be on national television for the following games: Friday, April 14 vs. New York City FC (ESPN); Sunday, June 18 vs. New York Red Bulls (ESPN); Sunday, July 2 vs. New England (FS1); Sunday, September 17 at New York Red Bulls (ESPN); and Sunday, October 1 vs. the defending MLS Cup champion Seattle Sounders FC (ESPN).

See below for a full summary of the Union’s 2017 MLS regular-season schedule, including all broadcast information:

Philadelphia begins the 2017 campaign by playing at Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Sunday, March 5 (TCN / 9:30 p.m. ET) before returning to Talen Energy Stadium for the 2017 home opener on Saturday, March 11 against Toronto FC (CSN / 4:30 p.m. ET). In addition to Season Tickets, fans can now purchase Partial Plans and Group Tickets for all Philadelphia Union matches at Talen Energy Stadium.  For the first time, the Union will be offering a Fully Flex 9 Game Plan where fans can select their games along with a Tiered Flex 5 Game plan. Fans can purchase or find out more info by visiting PhiladelphiaUnion.com/tickets or calling 1-877-21-UNION.

NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS PRESENT 'TOMBOY' – A MULTI-PLATFORM INITIATIVE ON GENDER IN SPORTS

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NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS PRESENT 'TOMBOY' – A MULTI-PLATFORM INITIATIVE ON GENDER IN SPORTS

Stamford, Conn. – February 15, 2017 – NBC Sports Regional Networks today announced the launch ofTOMBOY, a multi-platform documentary project that aims to elevate the conversation about gender in sports told through the voices of many of the world’s most prominent female athletes, broadcasters and sports executives. The first-of-its-kind integrated initiative culminates with a special one-hour documentary, also titledTOMBOY, which will air across all NBC Sports Regional Networks, nationally distributed NBCSN, and select NBC Owned Television Stations in March (Check local listings).

Every weekday leading up to the launch, the Comcast SportsNets (CSNs) will release daily podcasts, articles, and interviews with the biggest and most influential names in women’s sports to foster engagement and dialogue.  Most CSN markets will also host symposiums in conjunction with local colleges to encourage participation and conversation at a regional level.

The one-hour TOMBOY documentary -- which includes interviews with four-time World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn, Little League World Series pitching sensation Mo’ne Davis, and Basketball Hall of Famer Ann Meyers-Drysdale, and many more -- features female stories and perspectives. The documentary will premiere during Women’s History Month in March (dates below).

“We are excited to share the stories of some of the most remarkable female athletes in the world,” said Ted Griggs, President, Group and Strategic Production & Programming Leader for NBC Sports Regional Networks. “TOMBOY aims to elevate, invigorate and inspire the conversation about gender in sports, and we’re proud to create a platform for open, candid discussion featuring a variety of perspectives.”

Viewers can find the latest TOMBOY news and interviews, tailored to their regional athletes, across each CSN network’s website and social media handles. Join the conversation using #CSNTOMBOY, and find additional information on the national Twitter and Facebook handles.

A trailer of the one-hour documentary special is available here.