Camera fever; Teen sportscasters line up to audition for Celtics show.Byline: Anna L. Griffin
More than 30 members of the Boys & Girls Club Girls Club is a 2002 American television series created by David E. Kelley, who was also it's producer and executive producer. Only two out of a total of thirteen episodes created were broadcast on Fox Television in the United States and Global Television in Canada. of North Central Massachusetts tried out for the chance to attend a Boston Celtics game and tape an on-camera stand-up stand·up or stand-up
1. Standing erect; upright: a standup collar.
2. Taken, done, or used while standing: a standup supper; a standup bar. that will appear on Comcast SportsNet's Celtics live post-game ahow.
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2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. the company, Comcast SportsNet's Celtics telecasts reach 3.7 million homes in New England New England, name applied to the region comprising six states of the NE United States—Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The region is thought to have been so named by Capt. .
The program was held on a recent Wednesday afternoon at the Boys & Girls Club, 100 West St., as part of a kickoff of its 2007-2008 Comcast SportsNet FanCaster.
"We've done things at this club before and the city has always been very receptive receptive /re·cep·tive/ (re-cep´tiv) capable of receiving or of responding to a stimulus. to us," said Marc Goodman, senior public relations public relations, activities and policies used to create public interest in a person, idea, product, institution, or business establishment. By its nature, public relations is devoted to serving particular interests by presenting them to the public in the most manager for the New England region of Comcast.
Before the auditions were held, Comcast SportsNet's Gary Tanguay conducted a mini-TV workshop with club members to help them prepare for their auditions and learn more about working as a sports reporter.
Then it was on to the auditions.
"The kids are very excited about this," said Tony Spagnuolo, program coordinator for the Boys & Girls Club Leominster location.
"Some have been talking about this all day, and we have a lot of them who have practiced very hard so that they can be on television," Mr. Spagnulo said.
Rebekah McDonald, 12, who attends St. Anna School, was anxious to audition audition /au·di·tion/ (aw-dish´un) hearing.
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The sense, ability, or power of hearing. . "I am a big fan of the Celtics. I love basketball. This would be my dream come true. I did study the words very hard," Rebekah said. "I was a little nervous, but I did the best I could."
Luan Alves, 14, who attends Sky View Middle School, said he was also nervous about getting in front of the camera. "To say it, to rehearse re·hearse
v. re·hearsed, re·hears·ing, re·hears·es
a. To practice (a part in a play, for example) in preparation for a public performance.
b. it is one thing. Being on the camera is another."
"I think this is a great opportunity," Luan said. "I would like to win, but even if I don't, it was great." Both Luan and Rebekah said they appreciate the chance to participate in the Comcast program.
"You get to do things like this by being a Boys & Girls Club member," Rebekah said.
Nancy C. Larkin, vice president of marketing and development, Comcast SportsNet, said the company has an extensive outreach effort, and the Fancaster experience is one of them.
"People are very excited about this year's Boston Celtics team," she said.
"We're very pleased to be able to start our tour here at the Boys & Girls Club," she said. "It's going to be a difficult decision to pick our winners because we've had so many excellent auditions."
At the end of the event, the winners of the audition were announced. They are Boys & Girls Club members Michael Sicard and Kayla Vega. Their segment will be seen before the Dec. 14 Celtics game.
The Boys & Girls Club of North Central Massachusetts started its operations in Leominster in 2001. A second clubhouse was started in Fitchburg on the campus of Fitchburg State College in 2004. The clubhouses have a combined membership of more than 400.
Information on the club can be obtained by visiting the Web site www.boysandgirlsclubncm.org, or by calling (978) 665-4816.
CUTLINE: (1) Kayla Vega, 13, won the opportunity to attend a Boston Celtics game and tape an on-camera stand-up that will appear on Comcast SportsNet's Celtics Post-Game Live Show. (2) From left, Jarell Addo, 11, and Steven Coto, 12, get on-camera instructions from Comcast SportsNet's Gary Tanguay at the Leominster Boys and Girls boys and girls
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