Grants Made in Conjunction with NBC Sports Regional Networks’ Multi-Platform TOMBOY Initiative on Gender in Sports
10 Boys & Girls Clubs across the Country to Receive $5,000 Each
Stamford, Conn. – March 9, 2017 – Comcast NBCUniversal has announced a $50,000 donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in conjunction with TOMBOY , NBC Sports Regional Networks’ multi-platform documentary project on gender in sports. Ten Boys & Girls Clubs across the country, which operate in markets with NBC Sports Group locations, will each receive a $5,000 grant to be used towards the purchase of sporting equipment.
The donation was presented last night by David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Corporation, to Lisabeth Marziello, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia, at CSN Philadelphia’s TOMBOY symposium at Drexel University’s School of Sports Management.
“Comcast NBCUniversal has been a proud supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs of America for more than 15 years,” said Cohen. “We believe sports teach critical life lessons like teamwork, leadership, and discipline. We hope this donation furthers the opportunities children have to participate in sports and helps build greater futures for them.”
The $5,000 grants will be received by:
|Location||Boys & Girls Club|
|New England||Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester|
|New York City||Madison Square Boys & Girls Club|
|Philadelphia||Boys & Girls Clubs of South Philadelphia|
|Washington||Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington|
|Chicago||Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago|
|Portland, Ore.||Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland|
|San Francisco||Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco|
|Stamford, Conn.||Boys & Girls Club of Stamford|
|Orlando, Fla.||Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida|
|Minneapolis||Boys & Girls Club of Twin Cities|
TOMBOY (sponsored by GEICO), the first integrated initiative across NBC Sports Regional Networks, select NBC Owned Television Stations and NBCSN, is a multi-platform documentary that aims to elevate the conversation about female participation in sports. The documentary is told through the voices of many of the world’s most prominent female athletes, broadcasters, and sports executives, including longtime champion for gender equality and women’s tennis icon Billie Jean King.
“TOMBOY engages our fans and communities on the topic of women in sports,” said Ted Griggs, President, Group and Strategic Production & Programming Leader for NBC Sports Regional Networks. “Thanks to Comcast NBCUniversal, this donation allows us to enable more young girls and boys the opportunities to play sports, and potentially change the conversation for the future.”
“Boys & Girls Clubs of America encourages all kids and teens, boys and girls, to be leaders in all that they do whether it’s sports, STEM or other passions,” said Jim Clark, President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “Thank you to Comcast NBCUniversal for continuing to provide incredible support for our Club members, enabling them to achieve a great future.”
Viewers can find the latest TOMBOY news, airdates and interviews, tailored to their regional athletes, across each CSN network’s website and social media handles. Join the conversation using #CSNTOMBOY, and find additional information on Twitter and Facebook using @CSNTOMBOY.
The donations were organized through NBC Sports Champions, the pro-social initiative of NBC Sports Group. Since 2015, NBC Sports Champions has actively participated in this partnership, teaching youth about the technology used to broadcast sports events to millions of people. NBC Sports Group has provided more than 300 Club youth across the country with all-access passes to prestigious sporting events and shows, including Sunday Night Football, Football Night in America, NASCAR XFINITY Series, Stanley Cup, Super Bowl, the Rio Olympics and more.
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 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 CSN Bay Area, CSN 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.
ABOUT COMCAST CORPORATION
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ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA
For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,300 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://www.bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–