BOSTON – Fox Sports Net New England and Junior Achievement have teamed up to enhance their annual “Job Shadow” program this year, by sending a New England student to the Daytona 500 in Daytona, FL, to witness the inner workings of NASCAR racing teams and sports television production.
Working with New Hampshire International Speedway and Junior Achievement of New Hampshire, FSN has arranged for student John Miller, 14, of Merrimack, NH to travel to one of the largest NASCAR events of the year, the Daytona 500, with his father Richard, and Fox Sports Net on Friday, February 15. While in Daytona, the student will shadow the television production teams from Fox Sports Net’s NASCAR This Morning (Sundays at 10:30 beginning Feb 10) and Totally NASCAR (weeknights at 6 beginning Feb. 11); and do a practice television interview with Supercuts (Busch Series) race team Kerry Earnhardt and owners Terry Bradshaw and Armando Fitz. The weekend will be topped off with the student’s appearance on NASCAR This Morning on Sunday, February 17 shadowing the United Parcel Service racing team (Winston Cup) of Dale Jarrett and experience the secrets of the pit crew in a “behind-the-scenes” tour of the garage. Back at home, the experience will be featured on Fox Sports Net’s New England Sports Tonight at 6:30 p.m.
“We are thrilled to be providing this spectacular chance for a young person to witness real life sports drama in the making and the opportunity to talk to some of the many people who make it all happen,” said David Woodman, Senior Vice President/ General Manager of Fox Sports Net New England. “These job shadows have garnered a terrific response from students, teachers and parents and most importantly, our employees. They’re happy to spend the time for the next generation of sportscaster and production gurus.”
Fox Sports Net enters its third year of supporting Junior Achievement’s “Groundhog Day Job Shadow” initiative, which is part of a national Job Shadow initiative supported by NewsCorp and Monster.com. Locally, the program kicks off on Friday, February 1 when Fox Sports Net will welcome 20 Students from Everett High School’s
Television and Production class to experience television from the other side of the camera. By shadowing employees of Fox Sports Net as they go through a typical day, students will see first hand how the skills they learn in school relate to the workplace. The program also helps students establish career goals by exposing them to a variety of job choices.
“Job Shadow Day is a valuable way to teach students about the world of work and we’re proud to be providing this opportunity to the young people of the Boston area,” said Bill Annino, President of Junior Achievement of Northern New England.
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest and fastest-growing organization dedicated to educating young people about business and economics to prepare them for the workforce. Locally, JA reaches over 61,000 students in the Boston area.
Fox Sports Net New England, the largest regional cable network in New England, reaches more than 3.7 million households in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Fox Sports Net New England is managed by Rainbow Sports Networks, a division of Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. Fox Sports Net New England’s programming includes Boston Celtics, local and national sports news, and Hockey East along with select NASCAR and PGA Tour coverage.
Fox Sports Net reaches more than 77 million households nationwide and is a service of National Sports Partners, equally owned by Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. and Fox Entertainment Group. Rainbow Sports Networks incorporates Rainbow’s 50% ownership of Fox Sports Net and Fox Sports National Advertising and the ownership and management of Fox Sports Net regional networks in five of the nation’s largest markets: Chicago, Florida, Ohio, New England and San Francisco.