Wednesday, December 19, 2018

A Few of My Favorite Things

Three upcoming events are worthy of your attention in the New Year - baseball, eSports and country music. (My job does not lack for variety!) 

Tickets are on sale!!! Did someone say stocking stuffers???

Archway Foundation Night of Champions. January 26.

Durham Bulls alum and Clayton NC's favorite son, Chris Archer, is holding his annual Archway Foundation Gala here at the DBAP in the PNC Triangle Club. The Pittsburgh Pirates ace has recruited a few of his MLB buddies to attend - Brent Honeywell, Marcus Stroman and Willy Adames.

Chris has a particular interest in homeless youth, and he's planning to make that a focus of his foundation’s work in our community. The Bulls are cheering him on!

Triangle eSports Championship. February 10.

I am the most unlikely person in our company to be working on eSports. Is there an AARP league? But I'm a believer. eGaming is no longer a childhood pastime that young folks outgrow. It's now adult recreation, and it's booming! There are 800K gaming consoles in our TV market according to Nielsen. 77K people read a video game story on in the past 120 days.

Capitol Broadcasting Company has partnered with the Kramden Institute, the Triangle Literacy Council and the Durham Sports Commission for a February tournament at the Durham Armory. Check out the website for info and tickets.

Kramden and TLC are trailblazers. These progressive nonprofits view eSports as a way to promote digital inclusion and literacy. And we are cheering them on!

Nashville Songwriters at DPAC. April 6.

They've written hits for Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Toby Keith and Carrie Underwood. Nine of Nashville's top songwriters bring their guitars and share their behind-the-scenes stories from Music Row. It's laid back and "unplugged"...a unique musical experience. DPAC website.

The concert is a benefit for Kidznotes, The NC Boys Academy and Voyager Academy Friends of the Arts. Yes, we are cheering them on, too!