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COACHING CORPS, NBC SPORTS BAY AREA ANNOUNCE 4TH ANNUAL “COACHING CORPS GAME CHANGER AWARDS,” TOP BAY AREA ATHLETES TO HONOR INFLUENTIAL COACHES AND MENTORS

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COACHING CORPS, NBC SPORTS BAY AREA ANNOUNCE 4TH ANNUAL “COACHING CORPS GAME CHANGER AWARDS,” TOP BAY AREA ATHLETES TO HONOR INFLUENTIAL COACHES AND MENTORS

 

“Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards” Presented by Levi’s®
Airing Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 9 p.m. on NBC Sports Bay Area

 

San Francisco Giants Pitcher Jeff Samardzija, Oakland A’s Third Baseman Matt Chapman,

 San Francisco 49ers Defensive Tackle DeForest Buckner, Oakland Raiders Linebacker

Bruce Irvin, San Jose Earthquakes Forward Chris Wondolowski and Golden State Warriors

Assistant Coach Jarron Collins to Honor their Coaches and Mentors

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – January 11, 2018 – Coaching Corps (@CoachingCorps) and NBC Sports Bay Area (@NBCSAuthentic), the home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports,” today announced the 4th Annual Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards, presented by Levi’s®, airing Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 9 p.m. This event supports Coaching Corps’ mission to provide youth from under-resourced communities access to trained coaches and the benefits of sports. The Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards will feature top Bay Area professional athletes celebrating the profound influence of coaches on their lives and in the community.

The presenters – prominent Bay Area athletes whose lives have been shaped by the mentorship and transformative influence of caring coaches and other important persons – are:

  • San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija honoring his former Notre Dame football coach Tyrone Willingham;
  • Oakland A’s third baseman Matt Chapman honoring his father Jim Chapman;
  • San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle DeForest Buckner honoring his Punahou School (Honolulu, HI) football coach Kale Ane;
  • Oakland Raiders linebacker Bruce Irvin honoring 49ers assistant head coach – defensive/inside linebackers Ken Norton, Jr.;
  • San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski honoring his father John Wondolowski; and
  • Golden State Warriors assistant coach Jarron Collins honoring his Harvard-Westlake High School (Los Angeles, CA) basketball coach Greg Hilliard.
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For the pinnacle moment of the evening, the Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards will honor Serena Limas with the Coach of the Year Award. Volunteer Coaching Corps coach Limas coached for three years with the Ramona Gardens Boys and Girls Club in Los Angeles and continues to promote sports as a program leader at the center.  Through her work with Coaching Corps, Limas has been directly responsible for providing nearly 300 youth with sports opportunities.

The 4th Annual Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards, a two-hour program, is hosted by NBC Sports Bay Area’s Dave Feldman (@FeldyNBCS) and Ahmed Fareed (@FareedNBCS). The awards ceremony will be taped on Friday, Jan. 26 at the Fairmont San Francisco.  After the broadcast debut (Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 9 p.m. on NBC Sports Bay Area), the show will re-air on NBC Sports Bay Area on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.  Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com for additional air dates and times.

“Every child deserves a caring role model in their life to help them thrive and realize their full potential,” says Coaching Corps executive director Janet Carter. “In youth sports, a well-trained coach can make all the difference, helping kids translate skills learned on the playing field into success in school and beyond. Unfortunately, this is not the reality for everyone. Children from low-income communities are only half as likely to participate in sports.”

“Kids in under-resourced communities want to play sports,” says Wally Haas, Coaching Corps founder and Chairperson of the Board. “But too often they lack the key ingredient – a qualified, trained coach to fill that vital mentor role. Having a strong role model can have an outsized impact on kids facing the daily stresses of poverty. The Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards is a wonderful evening that raises awareness and funds for this issue.”

“We are pleased to be a part of the Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards, an extraordinary event that celebrates the transformative power of coaching and sports by honoring coaches and mentors who serve as positive role models who teach skill building and teamwork within safe environments for play and learning,” said Tom Stathakes, Senior Vice President and General Manager of NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California. “The commitment of Coaching Corps coaches has changed kids’ lives.  Not only do the kids have fun playing sports, they also learn the value of teamwork and a good education from dedicated adults.  We’re especially thankful for Wally Haas, the Coaching Corps coaches and for the participation of Bay Area sports teams in the Game Changer Awards.”   

About Coaching Corps:

Since 2012, Coaching Corps has been fueling a movement of skilled coaches to give kids in underserved communities the sports mentors they want and deserve.  By partnering with more than 200 afterschool programs across the country, Coaching Corps has provided more than 130,000 underprivileged kids with the opportunity to play sports under the guidance of a caring, well-trained coach.  Informed by the latest research on youth character development, Coaching Corps trains coaches to foster persistence, optimism, self-regulation and empathy in kids, providing coaches with the ongoing support they need to ensure girls and boys in under-resourced communities learn skills that last lifetimes. Based in Oakland, California, Coaching Corps is a 501(c)(3) organization. More information about Coaching Corps can be found at www.coachingcorps.org.

About NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California:

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii.  NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year.  NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic.

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, PROVIDENT CREDIT UNION ANNOUNCE WINNER OF “2018 ALL-STAR TEACHER AWARD”

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NBC Sports Bay Area

NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, PROVIDENT CREDIT UNION ANNOUNCE WINNER OF “2018 ALL-STAR TEACHER AWARD”

 

Cori Starr of Northgate High School in Walnut Creek Named 2018 All-Star Teacher,

$20,000 Check Presented in Her Honor

 

Each All-Star Teacher Award Runner-Up to Receive $2,000 for His/Her School

 

Program Has Donated $200,000 to Local Public Schools Since Inception in 2007

                                                                                                                                  

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – June 21, 2018 – NBC Sports Bay Area (@NBCSAuthentic) announced today that Cori Starr of Northgate High School in Walnut Creek, Calif. is the winner of the 2018 All-Star Teacher Award, presented by Provident Credit Union (@ProvidentCU).  Starr has been awarded $20,000 for her school.  In addition, each All-Star Teacher Award runner-up will receive $2,000 for his/her school.

In its 12th year, the All-Star Teacher Award recognizes middle and high school teachers in Northern and Central California for their extraordinary dedication to their students and significant presence within their communities.  An esteemed panel of judges selected this year’s finalists based on four categories: Overall Commitment; Excellence in Teaching; Rapport with Students; and Level of Distinction.  This year’s five finalists are: Craig Bryant of Albany High School (Albany), Jennifer Click of Edison High School (Fresno), Sergio Hernandez of Katherine R. Smith Elementary (San Jose), Michael Ruibal of Black Diamond Continuation High School (Pittsburg) and 2018 All-Star Teacher Cori Starr of Northgate High School (Walnut Creek)

Since its inception in 2007, the All-Star Teacher Award program has donated $20,000 to public schools in Northern and Central California.  For the eighth straight year, NBC Sports Bay Area has teamed up with Provident Credit Union to award the winning teacher’s school $20,000, up from $10,000 in past years.

This year’s elite panel of judges consists of Doug Bartlett, Senior Marketing Director, BART; Benito Delgado-Olson, Executive Director and Founder, K to College; John Haggarty, VP Marketing of Provident Credit Union;  Lorena Hernandez, Director of Community Investment, Comcast California; Detra Paige, Director of Community Relations, Oakland Athletics;  and Sue Petersen, Executive Director of the Giants Community Fund.

All-Star Teacher Award recipients:

2007    Michael Meneses – Presidio Middle School, San Francisco

2008    Allen Nakamura – Alameda High School, Alameda

2009    Jessica Schelegle – Sacred Heart School, Saratoga

2010    Zachary Swan – Jefferson High School, Daly City

2011    Robert “Corky” Black – Oak Grove High School, San Jose

2012    Dr. Paul Ricks – Hopkins Junior High School, Fremont

2013    Ruben Modesto – John H. Pitman High School, Turlock

2014    Nicole Ellwood – Twin Hills Charter Middle School, Sebastopol

2015    Carmen Kotto – South Valley Middle School, Gilroy

2016    Scott Krijnen – Castillero Middle School, San Jose

2017    Dale Waldo – Folsom Middle School, Folsom

2018    Cori Starr – Northgate High School, Walnut Creek

 

About Provident Credit Union:

Provident Credit Union is a $2.4 billion financial institution with over 114,000 members and 19 community branches in the Bay Area. The Redwood Shores-based credit union has proudly served the Bay Area since 1950. The full-service credit union offers everything from checking and savings accounts to mortgages, auto loans, credit cards, and home and auto insurance.  Provident began as the California Teachers Association Credit Union and expanded over the years to include those who live and work in the surrounding counties of the Bay Area and beyond. More information is available at www.providentcu.org.

About NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California:

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii.  NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year.  NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com//NBCSAuthentic.

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GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS CHAMPIONSHIP PARADE TO AIR LIVE TUESDAY BEGINNING AT 9:30 A.M. ON NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBCSPORTSBAYAREA.COM & NBC SPORTS APP

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NBC Sports Bay Area

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS CHAMPIONSHIP PARADE TO AIR LIVE TUESDAY BEGINNING AT 9:30 A.M. ON NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBCSPORTSBAYAREA.COM & NBC SPORTS APP

Network’s Season-Long Warriors Coverage Culminates With

5+ Hours of Live Celebratory Coverage

 

Network Coverage Presented On-Air and Live Streamed

on NBCSportsBayArea.com and via NBC Sports App

 

Region’s Deepest Sports News Team – 13 On-Air/Online Contributors –

Covering Warriors Championship Parade

 

Original Content Throughout Parade Via NBC Sports Bay Area’s

Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter Platforms

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – June 10, 2018 – NBC Sports Bay Area and NBCSportsBayArea.com (@NBCSAuthentic), “Home of the Authentic Warriors Fan,” celebrates the back-to-back NBA Champion Golden State Warriors with comprehensive multi-platform coverage of the Warriors Championship Parade beginning Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.

NBC Sports Bay Area will present more Warriors Championship Parade coverage than any other local or national outlet, with over five straight hours of celebratory coverage – featuring 13 anchors and reporters covering the festivities; a live pre-parade show; coverage from key locations along the parade route; exclusive “Blue Carpet” interviews; highlights and interviews from the day’s festivities and a comprehensive look back at the Warriors’ championship season on The Happy Hour, Warriors Championship Parade Raw and online at NBCSportsBayArea.com.

NBC Sports Bay Area’s coverage of the Warriors Championship Parade will be available online and streamed live on NBCSportsBayArea.com and on the NBC Sports app.  Fans can watch live coverage from anywhere in the U.S with unauthenticated access.

NBC Sports Bay Area will present original content surrounding the Warriors Championship Parade across various social media platforms: Facebook (facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic); Instagram (NBCSAuthentic); Snapchat (NBCSAuthentic); and Twitter (@NBCSAuthentic & @NBCSWarriors).

NBA Sports Bay Area’s coverage is anchored by the region’s deepest sports on-air/online roster, a total of 13 contributors: Kerith Burke (@KerithBurke) with exclusive “Blue Carpet” interviews with players, coaches, front office executives and other dignitaries;  Warriors Outsiders Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) and Grant Liffmann (@GrantLiffmann), Kelenna Azubuike (@KAzubuike7), Kelli Johnson(@KJohnsonNBCS), Laura Britt (@Laura_Britt_), Dave Feldman (@FeldyNBCS), Jim Kozimor (@KozNBCS) and special guest reporter and Oakland rapper Mistah FAB (@MistahFAB) with live reports from the parade; Greg Papa, Garry St. Jean and Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS) anchoring from the network’s studios; and Papa, Johnson and Ray Ratto (@RattoNBCS) with a special post-parade edition of The Happy Hour.

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii.  NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year.  NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic.

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