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

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NBC Sports Philadelphia

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

Philies announcers Tom McCarthy, John Kruk and Ben Davis to call Phillies game from stands as part of Authentic Fan Night

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NBC Sports Philadelphia

Philies announcers Tom McCarthy, John Kruk and Ben Davis to call Phillies game from stands as part of Authentic Fan Night

PHILADELPHIA- (June 15, 2018) – As part of NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Authentic Fan Night at the Phillies Tom McCarthy, John Kruk and Ben Davis will call the game from the first row of Section 138, along the third base line. Highlights of this special broadcast will include visits from The Phanatic, Gregg Murphy interacting with the Authentic Fans and a number of other fun surprises.

“Phillies fans join us in section 138 as TMac, Ben and myself will be announcing the game in the stands,” said Kruk. “It was a great experience last year from the right field bleachers, so this year down the left field line should be more fun, or more dangerous! Hope to see you all there!”

The June 19th game is the second Authentic Fan Night of the season. Earlier this year NBC Sports Philadelphia and the Phillies announced six Authentic Fan Nights throughout the season. In addition to a discounted ticket package, fans receive a limited edition Phillies Authentic Fan hat, plus they are highlighted throughout the night’s broadcast and in-stadium.

Fans can purchase tickets for the June 19 game here: Authentic Fan Ticket Package.

During the past four seasons, the broadcasters have called the game from various locations in the ballpark including the outfield, above the bullpen, behind the Phillies on-deck circle, and from Harry the K’s restaurant.

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 (@NBCSportsPhilly).

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.com

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

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NBC Sports Philadelphia

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

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

• One-Hour Documentary Airs on NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBCSN and NBC Owned Stations

• RSNs to Host “Fair Play Days” at Boys & Girls Clubs Across the Country With $250,000 Grant from United Way Worldwide

• The Conversation Starts Today at NBCSports.com/FairPlay

Stamford, Conn. – May 31, 2018 – NBC Sports Regional Networks today 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. 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 will also host 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, are hosting 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 contest is open from June 1 to June 15 on NBCSports.com/FairPlay, and is open to athletes 13 and older. Students must be nominated by a parent, guardian, coach or adult. 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.

PREMIERE DATES:

Fair Play: Youth Sports in America will premiere in each market of the NBC Sports Regional Networks, and will encore nationally on NBCSN. Fair Play: Youth Sports in America will also air locally on NBC Owned Television Stations.

NETWORK/STATION
DATE
TIME

NBC Sports Bay Area
July 1, 2018
4:30 p.m. PT

NBC Sports California
June 29, 2018
10:30 p.m. PT

NBC Sports Chicago
June 29, 2018
7:30 p.m. CT

NBC Sports Boston
June 29, 2018
8 p.m. ET

NBC Sports Washington
June 29, 2018
10 p.m. ET

NBC Sports Philadelphia
June 29, 2018
10:30 p.m. ET

NBC Sports Northwest
June 29, 2018
9 p.m. PT

SNY
July 1, 2018
5 p.m. ET

San Francisco / KNTV
July 8, 2018
10 a.m. PT

Chicago / WMAQ
July 8, 2018
1:30 p.m. CT

Philadelphia / WCAU
July 8, 2018
2:30 p.m. ET

Boston / WBTS
July 8, 2018
2:30 p.m. ET

Washington / WRC
July 8, 2018
2:30 p.m. ET

New York / WNBC
July 8, 2018
2:30 p.m. ET

Los Angeles / KNBC
July 1, 2018
11 a.m. PT

Miami / WTVJ
July 1, 2018
12 p.m. ET

San Diego / KNSD
July 1, 2018
4:30 p.m. PT

Dallas / KXAS
July 1, 2018
11:30 p.m. CT

ABOUT NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS

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, 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 NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.