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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBCSPORTSBAYAREA.COM ANNOUNCE WARRIORS-CAVALIERS 2018 NBA FINALS MULTI-PLATFORM COVERAGE

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NBC Sports Bay Area

NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBCSPORTSBAYAREA.COM ANNOUNCE WARRIORS-CAVALIERS 2018 NBA FINALS MULTI-PLATFORM COVERAGE

Region’s Deepest Sports News Team – 12 On-Air/Online Contributors –

Covering Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals

 

“SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central,” “Warriors Outsiders” and “The Happy Hour” to

Surround Each Game with 4+ Hours of News, Analysis and Commentary

 

“Warriors Playoff Central,” One-Hour Pre- and Postgame Shows,

to Originate from Oracle Arena and Quicken Loans Arena

 

 “Warriors With You” and NBCSportsBayArea.com to Provide Comprehensive

Multi-platform Warriors-Cavaliers Coverage

 

Network Coverage Presented On-Air and Live Streamed

on NBCSportsBayArea.com and via NBC Sports App

 

Original Content Throughout Playoffs Via NBC Sports Bay Area’s

Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter Platforms

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – May 30, 2018 – NBC Sports Bay Area and NBCSportsBayArea.com (@NBCSAuthentic), the home of the most comprehensive local coverage of the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors, continue their extensive season-long coverage into the 2018 NBA Finals as the Warriors match up against the Eastern Conference Champion Cleveland Cavaliers for the fourth straight season.

The network’s Warriors-Cavaliers coverage is highlighted by over four hours of live game-day coverage on SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central, Warriors Outsiders and The Happy Hour.  Throughout the NBA Finals, the network will continue to present complete Warriors coverage with daily news, preview and analysis programs; in-depth online coverage from NBCSportsBayArea.com; and enhanced social media interaction.

NBC Sports Bay Area’s Warriors-Cavaliers on-air and online details:

NBA Sports Bay Area’s Warriors-Cavaliers coverage features the region’s deepest sports on-air/online roster, a total of 12 contributors, including the Warriors Playoff Central team: Greg Papa, Garry St. Jean, Kelenna Azubuike (@KAzubuike7), Kerith Burke (@KerithBurke), Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS) and Dave Feldman (@FeldyNBCS); Warriors Outsiders Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) and Grant Liffmann (@GrantLiffmann); The Happy Hour’s Greg Papa, Ray Ratto (@RattoNBCS) and Kelli Johnson (@KJohnsonNBCS); plus, Laura Britt (@Laura_Britt_) and James Ham (@James_HamNBCS).

Warriors Playoff Central

Live Warriors-Cavaliers pregame coverage: Before the national broadcast, NBC Sports Bay Area will present comprehensive game preview and analysis, the latest team news and developments, and interviews with players and coaches on Warriors Playoff Central.   Warriors Playoff Central is a one-hour show.

Live Warriors-Cavaliers postgame coverage: After the game, Warriors Playoff Central, a one-hour show, will feature in-depth game analysis with stats and highlights, locker room interviews and a preview of the next game.

Warriors Playoff Central will air before and after each national broadcast.  For home games, the shows will originate from Oracle Arena.  For road games, the shows will originate from Quicken Loans Arena and from the Warriors Watch Parties at Oracle Arena.

The shows are anchored by three-time California Sportscaster of the Year Greg Papa with expert analysis from former Warriors general manager and head coach Garry St. Jean and former Warriors forward Kelenna Azubuike.  Additional analysis will be provided by NBCSportsBayArea.com’s Warriors Insider Monte Poole and Warriors sideline reporter Kerith Burke.

Dave Feldman, Drew Shiller, Grant Liffmann and Laura Britt will anchor the coverage from the Warriors Watch Parties.

Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com and follow @NBCSAuthentic and @NBCSWarriors on Twitter for air dates/times and channel locations for Warriors Playoff Central during the NBA Finals.

Warriors OutsidersWarriors Outsiders (@GSWOutsiders), hosted by Drew Shiller and Grant Liffmann, will provide viewers with a fresh take on each Warriors-Cavaliers game with analysis, commentary and basketball analytics. Warriors Outsiders is simultaneously synced with Facebook Live to produce a unique conversation via an interactive experience.  The show will air before and after each game.

Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com and follow @NBCSAuthentic, @NBCSWarriors, @DrewShiller and @GrantLiffmann for Warriors Outsiders air dates/times.

Additionally, Shiller and Liffmann host the Warriors Outsiders Podcast featuring game preview and analysis, opinionated commentary and lively debate.  To listen click HERE.

The Happy HourThe Happy Hour (@NBCSHappyHour), a live hour-long conversational program – hosted by Greg Papa, Ray Ratto and Kelli Johnson – regularly airs live weekdays at 5 p.m.  The Happy Hour showcases the distinctive voices and wit of Papa, Ratto and Johnson sharing their unfiltered spirited commentary, in-depth Warriors and NBA news and analysis, and lively conversation on the day’s trending sports headlines and other provocative stories.  On game day, the show will air before and after each matchup.

The Happy Hour is available across NBC Sports Bay Area’s multiple platforms:

Warriors coverage streamed live via NBCSportsBayArea.com, NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Bay Area offers live streaming of its Warriors coverage on NBCSportsBayArea.com and via the NBC Sports app.  For more information about the network’s streaming service, click HERE.

Warriors With YouWarriors With You (#WarriorsWithYou) a live multi-platform, half-hour show hosted by Warriors reporter Kerith Burke and Warriors Insider Monte Poole – will be presented throughout the playoffs on Facebook Live.  Kelenna Azubuike will join the show during road games.  Warriors With You will deliver a comprehensive breakdown of the Warriors-Cavaliers series, the latest team developments and insider reports.  Fans will have the opportunity to interact with Burke, Poole and Azubuike during the shows via Facebook Live.

NBCSportsBayArea.com – NBCSportsBayArea.com delivers complete Warriors-Cavaliers coverage and showcases Warriors Insider Monte Poole, Senior Insider Ray Ratto and NBA reporter James Ham, and provides insightful analysis and breakdown, daily insider reports and special web-exclusive videos.  NBCSportsBayArea.com is the most extensive local source for exclusive online video, player and coach interviews, press conferences and content from Warriors Playoff Central, The Happy Hour, Warriors Outsiders, and Warriors Insider Podcast, which offer news and analysis from the region’s most informed local lineup of award-winning reporters, analysts and personalities.

NBC Sports Bay Area Social Media – NBC Sports Bay Area will present original content throughout the NBA Finals across various social media platforms: Facebook (facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic); Instagram (NBCSAuthentic); Snapchat (NBCSAuthentic); and Twitter (@NBCSAuthentic & @NBCSWarriors).  Plus, NBC Sports Bay Area will present live game-day content from Oracle Arena and Quicken Loans Arena.

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 “2019 ALL-STAR TEACHER AWARD”

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, PROVIDENT CREDIT UNION ANNOUNCE WINNER OF “2019 ALL-STAR TEACHER AWARD”

 

Katie Humann of Adams Middle School in Brentwood, Calif. Named 2019 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

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – June 24, 2019 – NBC Sports Bay Area announced today that Katie Humann of Adams Middle School in Brentwood, Calif. is the winner of the 2019 All-Star Teacher Award, presented by Provident Credit Union.  Humann 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 13th 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: Marquel Coats, Greenleaf TK-8 (Oakland), Awele Makeba, Skyline High School (Oakland), Bill Schrier, Carmel High School (Carmel), Matt Tate, Sierra High School (Manteca) and 2019 All-Star Teacher Katie Humann.

 

Since its inception in 2007, the All-Star Teacher Award program has donated funds to public schools in Northern and Central California.  For the ninth 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, SupplyBank.org; 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

2019:  Katie Humann – Adams Middle School, Brentwood

 

About Provident Credit Union:

Provident Credit Union is a $2.7 billion financial institution with over 120,000 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.  The MyTeams by NBC Sports app provides live steams of the games and pre-and postgame shows, 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; and Facebook: facebook.com//NBCSAuthentic.

 

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA, OAKLAND A’S AND SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS HOST SECOND ANNUAL “BATTLE OF THE BAY ART SHOW”

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA, OAKLAND A’S AND SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS HOST SECOND ANNUAL “BATTLE OF THE BAY ART SHOW”

Open Call to Northern California Artists – Submissions: Today to July 9th

 

A’s & Giants-Themed Art Exhibit During Bay Bridge Series,

August 13-14 at Oracle Park and August 24-25 at the Oakland Coliseum

 

“The Bridge,” Trophy Awarded to Winner of A’s-Giants Bay Bridge Series,

on Public Display at Show

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – June 21, 2019 – NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California – “Home of Authentic Bay Area Sports” – and the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants today announced the second annual Battle of the Bay Art Show and an open call to Northern California artists.  The A’s and Giants-themed art exhibit takes place during the Bay Bridge Series – August 13-14 at Oracle Park and August 24-25 at the Oakland Coliseum. For video highlights and photos from last year’s art show, click HERE.

 

Northern California artists are encouraged to submit their artwork for consideration at: NBCSportsBayArea.com/BattleOfTheBayArt.  Submission dates: Today to July 9th

 

The Battle of the Bay Art Show will take place adjacent to Oracle Park’s Giants Vault (located inside the Lefty O’Doul Gate) and at the Oakland Coliseum’s Championship Plaza.  The exhibit is accessible to all fans inside the ballpark.  To purchase game tickets for August 13-14 at Oracle Park click HERE, for August 24-25 game tickets at the Oakland Coliseum, click HERE.  Admission to the art show is free with the purchase of a ticket to the game.

 

The Battle of the Bay Art Show will feature A’s and Giants-themed art, including legends, current players, mascots, stadiums and abstract representations. Art will be in various art forms: oil and acrylic paintings; graphite, ink and spray paint art; photography; and sculpture. The artists will have the opportunity to sell their artwork, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Oakland A’s Community Fund and the Giants Community Fund. 

 

Fans will have the opportunity to take a photo with The Bridge – the official trophy to be presented to the winner of the A’s and Giants Bay Bridge Series – at the Battle of the Bay Art Show.  The Bridge is made with steel salvaged from the original East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. 

 

Last season, the A’s were the inaugural winner of The Bridge, winning four of their six regular-season match-ups with the Giants.  The A's clinched the trophy on July 22 when Marcus Semien scored the winning run on Matt Chapman’s walk-off hit, beating the Giants 6-5 in 10 innings in the rivals' final interleague contest.

 

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