PHILADELPHIA (March 9, 2017) – Continuing throughout Women’s History Month, CSN Philadelphia elevates the conversation about gender in sports with the airing of TOMBOY, a multi-platform documentary project, told through the voices of many of the world’s most prominent females athletes, broadcasters, and sports executives. A special one-hour TOMBOY, airs on CSN Philadelphia on Monday, March 13 at 10 p.m.
Notable figures appearing in TOMBOY include legendary champion for gender equality/tennis icon Billie Jean King, Little League World Series pitching sensation Mo’ne Davis, four-time World Cup-champion skier Lindsey Vonn, Basketball Hall of Famer Ann Meyers-Drysdale, and among others. In the last 40 years, the number of females participating in sports has nearly doubled, with two out of every five girls today choosing to play sports, according to the Women’s Sports Foundation. The documentary discusses reasons why some girls aren’t playing sports, as well as increases the awareness and conversation about the participation of women in sports.
Complete list of air dates for TOMBOY in the Philadelphia market:
Monday, March 13 at 10 p.m. – CSN
Tuesday, March 14 at 9 p.m. – TCN
Friday, March 17 at 4 p.m. – TCN
Friday, March 17 at 10:30 p.m. – CSN
Saturday, March 18 at 2 p.m. – TCN
Saturday, March 18 at 4 p.m. – CSN
Wednesday, March 22 at 4 p.m. – TCN
Friday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. – CSN
Saturday, March 25 at 7 p.m. – NBC 10
Tuesday, March 28 at 10:30 p.m. – TCN
Thursday, March 30 at 3 p.m. – NBCSN
Sunday, April 2 at 6 p.m. – COZI TV
Last evening, CSN Philadelphia hosted a TOMBOY symposium hosted by Drexel University’s School of Sports Management. The event, hosted by Emmy–Award winning anchor Amy Fadool, consisted of a sneak preview screening and panel discussion featuring Deborah Slaner Larkin, Chief Advocacy Office, Women’s Sports Foundation; Tina Sloan Green, co-founder, Black Women in Sports Foundation; Lara Price, Senior Vice President, Philadelphia 76ers; Dr. Ellen Staurowsky, Professor, Sport Management at Drexel University; Dr. Sommer Hammoud, Surgeon, Rothman Institute Sports Medicine Surgeon, and Director of Rothman’s Female Sports Medicine Program and Dr. Benjamin Braslow, parent and coach of 11-year old multisport athlete Brooke Braslow. The Q&A was facilitated by CSN Philadelphia’s Sarah Baicker.
As part of this event, and in conjunction with the TOMBOY initiative, Comcast Senior Executive Vice President David L. Cohen presented a $50,000 donation to the Boys & Girls Club of America to be used to purchase sports equipment for children who attend the Boys & Girls Clubs. Lisabeth Marziello, Chief Executive Officer Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia, accepted the contribution.
The symposium can be viewed here:
For additional TOMBOY content, including original on-camera interviews and career stories, podcasts, documentary trailers, and much more, viewers are urged to visit CSNPhilly.com/TOMBOY. Social media users can also join the conversation and find additional information by utilizing the hashtag #CSNTOMBOY on Twitter and Facebook and by visiting @CSNTOMBOY.
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