SAN FRANCISCO, CA — FOX Sports Net, KNBR 680AM, and the San Francisco Giants have teamed up for a fifth straight season on the “Stay in School Challenge,” a program that rewards students with perfect school attendance. As a result, over 1,600 tickets to the Giants/Houston Astros game on Sunday, June 18th were sent to students with perfect school attendance.
The way the challenge works is simple. Students from grades 6-12 sent in their perfect attendance reports (no unexcused absences) for March 1-May 15 to FOX Sports Net. They were rewarded with a chance to win a pair of Giants tickets and a FOX Sports Net sweatshirt, and all students received a limited edition Shawn Estes baseball card.
“FOX Sports Net is proud to team with KNBR and the Giants to support kids and education,” said Jeff Krolik, Senior Vice President and General Manager of FOX Sports Net Bay Area. “We hope the ‘Stay in School Challenge’ will reinforce the message that going to school is the best way to secure a successful future.”
Created in 1996, the “Stay In School Challenge” has sent over 70,000 students from 400 Northern California schools to ballgames. In 1997, the program was recognized nationally by winning the prestigious Beacon Award, a cable television community affairs award.
FOX Sports Net reaches more than 70 million households nationwide. FOX Sports Net is a service of National Sports Partners, equally owned by Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., and FOX Entertainment Group.
FOX Sports Net Bay Area is a service of Rainbow Sports, a division of Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. Rainbow Sports has been dedicated to “Home Team” fans for nearly 20 years. Rainbow Sports incorporates all of Rainbow’s sports assets, including its 50 percent ownership of FOX Sports Net and FOX Sports National Advertising, the Madison Square Garden Properties, and the ownership and management of seven regional sports networks in six of the nation’s largest markets — Chicago, Florida, New England, New York, Ohio and San Francisco.
Jay dela Cruz