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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, PROVIDENT CREDIT UNION ANNOUNCE WINNER OF “2017 ALL-STAR TEACHER AWARD”

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, PROVIDENT CREDIT UNION ANNOUNCE WINNER OF “2017 ALL-STAR TEACHER AWARD”

Dale Waldo of Folsom Middle School Named 2017 All-Star Teacher, $20,000 Check Presented in His Honor

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

Program Has Donated $180,000 to Local Public Schools Since Inception in 2007

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – June 28, 2017 – NBC Sports Bay Area (@NBCSAuthentic) announced today that Dale Waldo of Folsom Middle School in Folsom, Calif. is the winner of the 2017 All-Star Teacher Award, presented by Provident Credit Union (@ProvidentCU).  Waldo has been awarded $20,000 for his school.  In addition, each All-Star Teacher Award runner-up will receive $2,000 for his/her school.

(See above photo; Left to right) John Haggarty, Vice President of Marketing, Provident Credit Union; Fallon Smith, NBC Sports anchor and reporter; Heidi Parks, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Human Resources, Provident Credit Union; Matt Cain, San Francisco Giants pitcher; Dale Waldo, 2017 All-Star Teacher, Folsom Middle School; and Tom Pellack, Vice President of Marketing, NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California presented the $20,000 check during an on-field ceremony prior to this afternoon’s San Francisco Giants/Colorado Rockies game at AT&T Park.

In its 11th 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 Cindy Gershen of Mt. Diablo High School (Concord), Alia Ghabra of Alliance Academy (Oakland), Andrew Lee Seike of Lynbrook High School (San Jose), Joseph Manluco of Piedmont Middle School (San Jose) and 2017 All-Star Teacher Dale Waldo of Folsom Middle School (Folsom).

Since its inception in 2007, the All-Star Teacher Award program has donated $180,000 to public schools in Northern and Central California.  For the seventh 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

About Provident Credit Union:

Provident Credit Union is a $2.3 billion financial institution with over 108,000 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 through mortgages, auto loans, mutual funds 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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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA LAUNCHES “GIANTS OUTSIDERS” ON MONDAY, JUNE 26 HOSTED BY GRANT BRISBEE AND THERESE VIÑAL

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA LAUNCHES “GIANTS OUTSIDERS” ON MONDAY, JUNE 26 HOSTED BY GRANT BRISBEE AND THERESE VIÑAL

“Giants Outsiders,” Presented by Peet’s Coffee, to Air Live After Every 7 p.m. PT

San Francisco Giants Game Televised by NBC Sports Bay Area

 

Half-Hour Program Simultaneously Synced with Facebook Live

to Produce Fan Interaction and Show Content

 

“Giants Outsiders” Available Across NBC Sports Bay Area’s Multiple Platforms

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – June 22, 2017 – NBC Sports Bay Area (@NBCSAuthentic), “Home of the Authentic Giants Fan,” today announced the launch of Giants Outsiders presented by Peet’s Coffee, a live 30-minute multi-platform and fan-interactive show, premiering on Monday, June 26 at 11p.m. following the San Francisco Giants-Colorado Rockies game.  Giants Outsiders is the latest installment of the network’s Outsiders franchise, following the highly successful inaugural season of Warriors Outsiders.  The announcement was made by David Koppett, Vice President of Content Strategy for NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California.

Said Koppett:  "We're excited to add to our programming lineup a new perspective on Giants baseball from a pair who know the Orange and Black inside and out.  Giants fans will really enjoy interacting with Therese and Grant through a variety of platforms."

Giants Outsiders, hosted by Grant Brisbee (@mccoveychron) and Therese Viñal (@ThereseVinal), provides viewers with an entertaining and fresh take on the game with insightful analysis and spirited commentary, and emphasizes viewer interaction via fan engagement on a number of social media platforms: Twitter (@NBCSGiants, @mccoveychron & @ThereseVinal) and Facebook (facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic). Giants Outsiders is simultaneously synced with Facebook Live to produce a unique conversation via an interactive experience.

Giants Outsiders will be available across NBC Sports Bay Area’s multiple platforms:

  • Live on NBC Sports Bay Area
  • Streaming live on NBCSportsBayArea.com
  • Live audio streaming via “Listen Live” button on NBCSportsBayArea.com

Giants Outsiders will air live at 11 p.m. after every 7 p.m. Giants game on NBC Sports Bay Area (show schedule below):

Monday

June 26

vs

Colorado Rockies

Tuesday

June 27

vs

Colorado Rockies

Friday

July 7

vs

Miami Marlins

Saturday

July 8

vs

Miami Marlins

Friday

July 14

at

San Diego Padres

Monday

July 17

vs

Cleveland Indians

Tuesday

July 18

vs

Cleveland Indians

Friday

July 21

vs

San Diego Padres

Monday

July 24

vs

Pittsburgh Pirates

Tuesday

July 25

vs

Pittsburgh Pirates

Monday

July 31

at

Oakland A's

Tuesday

August 1

at

Oakland A's

Wednesday

August 2

vs

Oakland A's

Thursday

August 3

vs

Oakland A's

Friday

August 4

vs

Arizona Diamondbacks

Tuesday

August 8

vs

Chicago Cubs

Friday

August 18

vs

Philadelphia Phillies

Monday

August 21

vs

Milwaukee Brewers

Tuesday

August 22

vs

Milwaukee Brewers

Monday

August 28

at

San Diego Padres

Tuesday

August 29

at

San Diego Padres

Friday

September 1

vs

St. Louis Cardinals

Monday

September 11

vs

Los Angeles Dodgers

Tuesday

September 12

vs

Los Angeles Dodgers

Wednesday

September 13

vs

Los Angeles Dodgers

Friday

September 15

vs

Arizona Diamondbacks

Tuesday

September 19

vs

Colorado Rockies

Friday

September 29

vs

San Diego Padres

 

Giants Outsiders, Game-Day Programming Lineup on NBC Sports Bay Area:

5 p.m.              The Happy Hour                     (1 hour)

6 p.m.              Giants Pregame Live              (1 hour)

7 p.m.              Giants game                           (approx. 3 hours)

10 p.m.            Giants Postgame Live             (1 hour)

11 p.m.            Giants Outsiders                  (30 min.)

11:30 p.m.       Giants Raw                             (30 min.)

Grant Brisbee has been the lead writer for McCovey Chronicles , a Giants-themed site, since 2005, and he has served as a national baseball writer for SB Nation since 2011.  Brisbee has been featured as a Giants correspondent for MLB Now on MLB Network, and he is a frequent guest on KNBR radio.  In 2015, he was awarded the Society for American Baseball Research Analytics Conference Research Award in the "Contemporary Baseball Commentary" category for his article "Rumors, rumors, every where, nor any drop to drink" about his experience at the 2014 Baseball Winter Meetings.  A native of Burlingame, Calif., Brisbee graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Career Writing.

In 2015, Therese Viñal joined the Giants as an in-stadium host.  She is also a host and public announcer for Stanford University athletics.  Previously, Viñal was an associate web producer for NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California (formerly CSN Bay Area and CSN California).  Her anchor/reporter experience includes positions with Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area in San Jose and NBC 24 in Toledo, Ohio.  A Bay Area native, Viñal is a graduate of Presentation High School in San Jose. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  While at CU, Viñal was a four-year varsity letter winner in volleyball, a first-team All-Academic for the Big 12 Conference, and an honoree of the Big 12 Conference Good Works award.

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.

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 43 million homes. Aligned within Eastern and Western Divisions, the NBC Sports Regional Networks are: CSN New England, CSN Philadelphia, TCN, CSN Mid-Atlantic and SNY; and NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California, CSN Chicago and CSN Northwest. For additional information, visit comcastsportsnet.com. For more information on NBC Sports Group properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios, headshots and logos, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.

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GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS CHAMPIONSHIP PARADE AND RALLY TO AIR LIVE THURSDAY BEGINNING AT 9 A.M. PDT ON NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBCSPORTSBAYAREA.COM & NBC SPORTS APP

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GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS CHAMPIONSHIP PARADE AND RALLY TO AIR LIVE THURSDAY BEGINNING AT 9 A.M. PDT ON NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBCSPORTSBAYAREA.COM & NBC SPORTS APP

Network’s Comprehensive Season-Long Warriors Coverage Culminates

With Over Six Hours of Live Celebratory Coverage

 

NBC Sports Bay Area to Broadcast Live from Exclusive Television Set at the Henry J. Kaiser

Convention Center; Plus, Only Network with Exclusive “Blue Carpet” Interviews

 

Region’s Deepest Sports TV News Team – 14 Anchors and Reporters –

Covering Championship Parade and Rally

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – June 13, 2017 – NBC Sports Bay Area and NBCSportsBayArea.com (@NBCSAuthentic), “Home of the Authentic Warriors Fan,” celebrates the 2017 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors with comprehensive multi-platform coverage of the Championship Parade and Rally at the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center beginning Thursday at 9 a.m. PDT.  NBC Sports Bay Area will present more Warriors Championship Parade and Rally coverage than any other local or national outlet, with over six straight hours of live celebratory coverage – featuring a dedicated television set at the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center and exclusive “Blue Carpet” interviews; 14 anchors and reporters covering the festivities from the convention center, key locations along the parade route and the network studios; complete highlights and interviews from the day’s festivities and a comprehensive look back at the Warriors’ championship season on The Happy Hour and online at NBCSportsBayArea.com.

Additionally, NBC Sports Bay Area’s coverage of the Warriors Championship Parade and Rally 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 re-air the parade and rally later in the evening (June 15) at 6 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.  Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com for additional air dates and times.

Follow NBC Sports Bay Area on social media for enhanced Warriors Championship Parade and Rally coverage –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic & @NBCSWarriors; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com//NBCSAuthentic – and the network’s roster of on-air/online contributors (see below).

NBC Sports Bay Area’s coverage is anchored by the region’s deepest sports TV roster, a total of 14 on-air contributorsRos Gold-Onwude (@Rosgo21), Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller), Grant Liffmann (@GLiffmann) and Oakland hip hop legend Too $hort (@TooShort) anchoring from the network’s exclusive television set at the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center; Gold-Onwude with exclusive “Blue Carpet” interviews with players, coaches, front office executives and other dignitaries; Greg Papa, Garry St. Jean, Kelenna Azubuike (@KAzubuike7) and Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS) from the network’s studios; special guest reporter and Oakland rapper Mistah FAB (@MistahFAB); Mindi Bach (@MBachNBCS), Kelli Johnson (@KJohnsonNBCS), Jim Kozimor (@KozNBCS) and Fallon Smith (@FallonSmithNBCS) stationed along the parade route with live reports and an inside look at the celebration; 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.

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 43 million homes. Aligned within Eastern and Western Divisions, the NBC Sports Regional Networks are: CSN New England, CSN Philadelphia, TCN, CSN Mid-Atlantic and SNY; and NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California, CSN Chicago and CSN Northwest. For additional information, visit comcastsportsnet.com. For more information on NBC Sports Group properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios, headshots and logos, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.

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