Press Release
TSSAA Girls' Volleyball and Soccer Games on WKNO2


Contact: Teri L. Sullivan
WKNO-TV Promotions Manager
901-729-8735
tlsullivan@wkno.org

 WKNO to Air Tape-Delayed Coverage of 2012 Girls’ Volleyball and Soccer Championships Tournaments

Memphis, Tennessee (October 29, 2012) – The Tennessee Channel on WKNO2 will air tape-delayed coverage of girls’ volleyball and soccer tournaments Nov 3-4 and Nov 10-11. See below for exact schedule. WKNO2 is available over the air on Channel 10.2 and on Comcast Digital Cable Channel 910.

“The Girls’ Volleyball and Soccer Championship Tournaments are a celebration of athletic achievement and a fitting end to a great year,” said Bernard Childress, Executive Director for TSSAA. “We are proud to have the events broadcast for families and fans of the student athletes that are not able to make it to the events.”

“Tennesseans value their youth and local sports,” said Michael J. LaBonia, WKNO President and CEO. “We are pleased to partner with the TSSAA Network to be able to bring these games to our viewers.”

The airing of these games is part of a deal between the Tennessee public television stations and the TSSAA Network, which is a partnership between the TSSAA and PlayOn! Sports.

SATURDAY, November 3, 2012
Girls’ Volleyball| Division II – Class A| 5:00 p.m.
Girls’ Volleyball| Division II – Class AA| 6:30 p.m.
Girls’ Volleyball| Division I – A| 8:00 p.m. – Featuring St. Agnes Academy!

Sunday, November 4, 2012 
Girls’ Volleyball| Division I –Class AA| 1:00 p.m.
Girls’ Volleyball| Division I –Class AAA| 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 10, 2012
Girls’ Soccer| Division II – Class A| 5:00 p.m.
Girls’ Soccer| Division II – Class AA| 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 11, 2012
Girls’ Soccer| Division I – Class A-AA| 1:00 p.m.

Girls’ Soccer| Division I – Class AAA| 3:00 p.m.

The events will also be available for LIVE viewing on the TSSAAnetwork.com video portal. The State Volleyball and Soccer Championship events are presented by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA), BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Inc., the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office and the TSSAA Network. 

About PlayON! Sports:
PlayON! Sports is an Atlanta-based digital media company and technology provider specializing in the production, distribution, and monetization of professional-quality, low-cost video content. PlayON! Sports' proprietary technology platform includes video production capabilities and a multiplatform distribution system. For more information, contact PlayON! Sports at info@playonsports.com, or visit www.playonsports.com.

About Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA):
The mission of the TSSAA is to serve its members by providing leadership and coordination for the administration of interscholastic athletics, which will enhance the educational experiences of students. The TSSAA will promote participation and sportsmanship to develop good citizens through interscholastic athletics, which provide equitable opportunities, positive recognition and learning experiences to students while maximizing the achievement of educational goals. For more information, contact the TSSAA at tssaa@tssaa.org, or visit www.tssaa.org.

 For inquiries for media interviews with the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) or the TSSAA Network, please contact Jai Ferrell at jai@playonsports.com or (404) 293-4782 or Matthew Gillespie at mgillespie@tssaa.org or (615) 889-6740.

About WKNO:
WKNO is a non-profit, private foundation serving the Mid-South for more than 56 years. An important community resource, WKNO uses the power of non-commercial public broadcasting to provide the Mid-South with quality educational and cultural programs that inform, entertain, and inspire. For more information: wkno.org

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