Tuesday, August 23, 2016

SNY Kidscaster Announced

Hey kid, here's a tie for ya...

SNY Announces Winner of 2016 Kidcaster Contest
Presented by New York’s 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan
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8-year-old James Aronstein to Appear in the SNY Booth
Monday, August 29th Versus the Miami Marlins
[New York] August 22, 2016 – SNY, the official television home of the New York Mets, has announced that third grader James Aronstein of New York City has won the network’s Kidcaster Contest presented by New York’s 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan. Aronstein will appear in the SNY broadcast booth alongside SNY’s critically acclaimed team of Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez, and Ron Darling on Monday, August 29th to assist in calling a half-inning of the Mets-Marlins matchup at Citi Field. 
At eight years old, Aronstein is the network’s youngest ever Kidcaster Contest winner. Despite his age, the first time entrant was impervious to the bright lights during the contest’s final round at the SNY studio in Manhattan, where Aronstein captivated SNY’s panel of judges with his baseball knowledge and enthusiasm. Aronstein is the eighth winner of SNY’s popular Kidcaster Contest joining past winners Kyle Singh (2009), KaraAnne Galante (2010), Jacob Resnick (2011), J.J. Post (2012), Johnny Gadamowitz (2013), Lucas Simms (2014), and Dante Sasso (2015). 
The Kidcaster Contest hits a home run with the Mets’ youngest fans as it offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for kids to showcase their love for the Mets and brings attention to the importance of saving for college for the next generation of college students through the contest’s affiliation with New York’s 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan. Debuting in 2009, SNY’s Kidcaster Contest presented by New York’s 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan winners have delivered some of the most memorable play-by-play moments for the Kidcaster and viewers alike since the program’s inception.
For more information about New York’s 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan, obtain a Program Brochure and Tuition Savings Agreement at ny529plan.com or call 1-877-NYSAVES.
SNY is the official television home of the New York Mets, Jets and all things New York sports. SNY features unparalleled, exclusive access to the New York Mets with more than 125 live telecasts each season as well as other Emmy Award winning Mets entertainment programming. As the official TV home of the New York Jets, SNY delivers more than 300 hours of exclusive year-round content devoted to Gang Green. SNY is also the official TV home of the UConn Huskies Men’s and Women’s basketball programs, televising over 450 hours of UConn programming annually, including more than 20 live games. As New York’s leader in local sports TV coverage, SNY delivers the most comprehensive access to all of the Tri-State area’s professional and collegiate sports teams through five nightly sports and entertainment programs from SNY’s street-level studio in the heart of Manhattan. SNY’s programming roster also includes classic sports programming, critically acclaimed original entertainment shows, and exclusive interview and magazine programs. Founded by Sterling Entertainment Enterprises, Time Warner Cable and Comcast, SNY is available to viewers throughout New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and northeastern Pennsylvania, and nationally on DIRECTV, Verizon FiOS, Comcast Cable, and AT&T U-Verse. For additional details on the network, visit www.sny.tv. 

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