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NBC Sports Philadelphia airs documentary on 2008 World Champion Philadelphia Phillies

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NBC Sports Philadelphia airs documentary on 2008 World Champion Philadelphia Phillies

“World Champions: The Story of the ’08 Phillies” Premieres Sunday at 8 p.m., Additional Content on NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com

Documentary Kicks off Champions Week featuring Phillies, Eagles and Villanova Championship Parade Replays

Philadelphia, PA (JULY 11, 2018) – NBC Sports Philadelphia – home of the Authentic Fan – looks back at the golden age of the Philadelphia Phillies from those who made it happen in “World Champions: The Story of the ’08 Phillies.”  The documentary premieres on Sunday, July 15 at 8 p.m., followed by an airing of the 2008 Phillies World Championship parade. The Philadelphia Eagles Championship Parade, as well as the 2016 and 2018 Villanova parades, cap off Champions Week on NBC Sports Philadelphia.

In “World Champions: The Story of the ’08 Phillies,” the architects of the team shed light on the key decisions that laid the foundation of that 2008 championship roster, and how they added the final pieces to the puzzle. The stars of that era also discuss if they should have won more than one World Series.

Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Cole Hamels, Charlie Manuel, Pat Burrell, Shane Victorino, Jayson Werth, Brad Lidge, Brett Myers and many others share the inside stories behind the magical moments that we all remember.

“World Champions: The Story of the ’08 Phillies” premieres on Sunday, July 15 at 8 p.m.  Additional replays are listed below:  

Wednesday, July 18 – 7pm on NBCSP
Thursday, July 19 – 8pm on NBCSP+
Friday, July 20 – 11pm on NBCSP+
Saturday, July 21 – 5pm on NBCSP
Sunday, July 22 – 5:30pm & 10pm on NBCSP
Sunday, July 29 – 5:00pm on NBCSP

Fans wanting more on the “World Champions: The Story of the ’08 Phillies” documentary, including a special preview, exclusive videos, stories and podcasts, fans can check out NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com. Additional content will be added throughout the viewing schedule.

Champions Week Parades on NBC Sports Philadelphia
Sunday, July 15, 9pm – 2008 Philadelphia Phillies World Championship Parade
Monday, July 16, 8pm – 2017 Eagles Championship Parade
Tuesday, July 17 – 8pm – 2018 Villanova Parade
Tuesday, July 17 – 9:30pm – 2016 Villanova Parade
Wednesday, July 18 – 8pm – 2008 Philadelphia Phillies World Championship Parade

About NBC Sports Philadelphia: 
NBC Sports Philadelphia and NBC Sports Philadelphia+
, part of NBC Sports Group, provide award-winning sports news, analysis, live game coverage and original programming to nearly three million viewers in the Philadelphia area, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. Together the networks present more than 500 live game broadcasts annually, featuring the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, MLB’s Philadelphia Phillies, MLS’s Philadelphia Union, NCAA and high school events, plus extensive coverage of the Philadelphia Eagles. NBC Sports Philadelphia broadcasts pre/post-game coverage and the most comprehensive local and regional sports news available. The networks’ news and original programming teams have been distinguished with numerous Emmys and Edward R. Murrow Awards, and handle sports coverage for Philadelphia's NBC10 affiliate WCAU-TV.  NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com, also provides Philly sports fans with the most comprehensive and dedicated 24/7 online local sports destination that includes live streaming of Sixers basketball, Flyers hockey and Phillies baseball. The site is the go to source for up-to-the-minute sports news, game previews/recaps, highlights, numerous multimedia video clips, blogs and top-notch coverage from “Insiders” for the city’s favorite pro teams. NBC Sports Philadelphia can be found on multiple social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat (@NBCSPhilly).

NBC Sports Regional Networks is NBC Sports Group’s portfolio of nine regional networks that delivers more than 2,200 live sporting events and original content to more than 35 million homes. Aligned within Eastern and Western Divisions, the NBC Sports Regional Networks are: NBC Sports Boston, NBC Sports Philadelphia, NBC Sports Philadelphia +, NBC Sports Washington, NBC Sports Washington + and SNY; and NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California, NBC Sports Chicago and NBC Sports Northwest. For more information on NBC Sports Group properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios, headshots and logos, please visit www.NBCSportsGroupPressBox.co

NBC Sports Regional Networks present: 'Fair Play: Youth Sports in America,' an inside look at the multi-faceted world of organized sports

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NBC Sports Regional Networks present: 'Fair Play: Youth Sports in America,' an inside look at the multi-faceted world of organized sports

• Students, Coaches, Professional Athletes and Scholars Discuss the Benefits & Challenges of Youth Sports

• One-Hour Documentary Premieres Locally on NBC Sports Philadelphia on June 29 at 10:30 p.m.

• The Conversation Continues Today at NBCSports.com/FairPlay

Philadelphia, PA (June 25, 2018) – Earlier this year, NBC Sports Regional Networks announced the launch of Fair Play: Youth Sports in America, a multi-platform documentary project that explores the $15 billion organized youth sports industry. Told through the voices of students, coaches, professional athletes and scholars, Fair Play: Youth Sports in America will air in June and July across all NBC Sports Regional Networks, on NBCSN and on NBC Owned Television Stations, and premieres locally on NBC Sports Philadelphia on Friday, June 29 at 10:30 p.m. The special is presented by GEICO.

Fair Play: Youth Sports in America follows NBC Sports Regional Networks’ successful first cross-platform documentary about gender in sports, TOMBOY.

“We look forward to bringing this story of youth sports participation to viewers across the country,” said Ted Griggs, President, Group and Strategic Production & Programming Leader for NBC Sports Regional Networks. “Fair Play: Youth Sports in America will showcase the intricate world of youth sports, shining a light on both the benefits and sometimes difficult aspects, while providing realistic recommendations for parents and athletes alike.”

The one-hour documentary features an extensive list of interviewees, including Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry; San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija; two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion Carli Lloyd; University of Connecticut women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma; senior writer for TIME Sean Gregory; Positive Coaching Alliance Executive Director Darrell Johnson; and Executive Director at The Aspen Institute, Tom Farrey.

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

The initiative will once again have several elements that extend beyond the on-air documentary. NBC Sports Regional Networks have created a dedicated national website, NBCSports.com/FairPlay, which features podcasts, articles, and interviews with youth sports organizers and participants to foster an engaging digital conversation in advance of the documentary’s television debut.

In partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and United Way World Wide, each RSN also hosts in-market “Fair Play Days,” an organized day to inspire and encourage Club kids at the Boys & Girls Clubs to play sports and get active. United Way Worldwide is also announcing a United Way Healthy Lifestyle Grant in the amount of $50,000 each to select Clubs at their events, totaling $250,000.

In addition, to honor student-athletes across the country, the RSNs and SportsEngine Inc., the leading software provider of sports life management solutions for teams, clubs and leagues, hosted a contest in each market to celebrate young individuals who demonstrate determination, perseverance, and who serve as a positive influence through their participation in sports and academics. The winner will have his/her story showcased on-air and across the network’s social and digital platforms.

Viewers can find the latest news, content and interviews using #FairPlayNBCS, and at NBCSports.com\FairPlay.

Fair Play: Youth Sports in America premieres on NBC Sports Philadelphia on Friday, June 29th at 10:30 p.m.  Additional air dates are listed below:

NBC Sports Philadelphia:

June 29 at 10:30 p.m. (premiere)
June 30 at 10 p.m.
July 1 at 5:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.
July 2 at 6:30 p.m.
July 4 at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.
July 8 at 10 p.m.
July 13 at 8:30 p.m.
July 14 at 2 p.m.
July 15 at 5 p.m.

NBC Sports Philadelphia+

June 30 at 6 p.m.
July 4 at 6 p.m.
July 6 at 10 p.m.
July 19 at 9 p.m.

NBC10

July 8 at 2:30 p.m.

NBCSN

July 16 at 10:30 p.m.
August 1 at 1 p.m.

Invitation to Cover Fair Play Day- June 21 at 2 p.m.

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Invitation to Cover Fair Play Day- June 21 at 2 p.m.

*** MEDIA ALERT AND INVITATION TO COVER***

What: NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Fair Play Day, in conjunction with the Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia
Featuring Inspiration Speeches from NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Barrett Brooks, Ricky Bottalico and Marc Jackson 

When: Thursday, June 21 at 2 p.m.

Where: The Boys & Girls Club on Philadelphia
2901 Bridge St., Philadelphia, PA 19137

Details: In conjunction with Fair Play: Youth Sports in America, NBC Sports Regional Networks’ one-hour documentary that explores the multi-faceted world of youth sports, NBC Sports Philadelphia will host a “Fair Play Day,” to engage and inspire community youth through sports. 

NBC Sports Philadelphia and 150 members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia will collaborate to execute both inspirational conversation, and a variety of activity through various sports skills stations. 

Fair Play: Youth Sports in America premieres on NBC Sports Philadelphia on Friday, June 29th at 10:30 p.m.  Additional air dates are listed below: 

NBC Sports Philadelphia:

June 30 at 10 p.m.
July 1 at 5:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.
July 2 at 6:30 p.m.
July 4 at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.
July 8 at 10 p.m.
July 13 at 8:30 p.m.
July 14 at 2 p.m.
July 15 at 5 p.m.

 

NBC Sports Philadelphia+

June 30 at 6 p.m.
July 4 at 6 p.m.
July 6 at 10 p.m.

July 19 at 9 p.m.

For more details, including the documentary trailer, special locally-produced video features, podcasts, and much more, please visit NBC Sports Regional Networks’ dedicated FAIR PLAY section at NBCSports.com/FairPlay

Join the conversation using #FairPlayNBCS