Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Governors' Cup w/a side of Scholarship Awards

What did you do this weekend? I watched 27 innings of play-off baseball at the DBAP, and I’ve eaten enough popcorn to impact the price of corn futures. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it.

Bottom line: The Bulls are headed to the International League Governors' Cup Championship after defeating Louisville in the first round. Game one of the finals is in Columbus Tuesday, but we return home for game three on Thursday…and into the weekend if necessary. More baseball. More popcorn.

The Bulls - already the dominant IL team in this decade - may wrap up 2010 with a bang...and more championship bling!?!

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Speaking of champions, we recognize the talented teenagers who bring you Bulls the season winds down.

We dipped into our brand new scholarship fund at the Triangle Community Foundation last week and awarded five, one thousand dollar grants for college expenses to veterans of Post 50, the Explorer Post that produces our in-house video and television broadcasts.

THANK our major contributors: Bulls' parent company, Capitol Broadcasting and our television sponsors: NC GreenPower, Chick-fil-A and 1-800-PACK-RAT.

The envelope please...ta-da...

Melissa Chamberlain - This is Melissa’s second season with the Post. She graduated Agape Corner Boarding School and is currently attending Durham Technical Community College with a 4.0 GPA, studying Arts and Communications.

James Trasatto - This is James’s third season with the Post. He is a graduate of Apex High School with a 4.1 GPA and attends North Carolina State University studying in the College of Management.

Roy “Bart” Nixon - Roy is finishing his third season with the Post. He is a graduate of the Sonshine Academy Homeschool with a 3.6 GPA and is attending Western Carolina University; studying Communication with a concentration in Sports Broadcasting.

Alex Revelle - This is season #3 for Alex. He is a graduate of the Durham School of the Arts with a 3.4 GPA and is attending NC A&T State University; studying Journalism & Mass Communications.

David Cordoze - David has completed his fourth season with the Post. He is a graduate of Jordan High School with a 3.9 GPA and is attending Elon University studying Communications.

Left to Right: George Habel, Eric Spencer (advisor), Alex Revelle, Bart Nixon, James Trasatto, Melissa Chamberlain, Mike Birling (Bulls GM), Charlotte Claypoole (advisor), Ken Bland (advisor)

You can support the Post 50 Scholarship Fund. Is it sublime or ridiculous? Buy a rubber duck for ten bucks. Find out more; click here.

Explorer Post 50 is a youth-based television broadcasting program that provides students, ages 14-20, with a unique and invaluable opportunity to gain exceptional experience in the field of television broadcasting. This program is supported and sponsored by the Durham Bulls, Fox 50 and Capitol Broadcasting Company.

The Mission - Explorer Post 50 is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of youth by providing personal growth through education, hands-on training, and career development opportunities within the communications industry. Capitol Broadcasting Company is dedicated to assisting members of Post 50 in achieving their potential, increasing their self-confidence, and developing interpersonal communication skills, while becoming socially responsible and caring community leaders.

Now in its 12th season of broadcasting, Post 50 provides the live broadcast of Durham Bulls and USA Baseball games on FOX 50’s RTN station, as well as the in-house video feed within the ballpark. Also, Post 50 provides Bulls highlights for TV5 newscasts.