CHSAA and Denver Broncos to host second annual media day

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(Ryan Casey/CHSAANow.com)

AURORA — The Denver Broncos, in partnership with the Colorado High School Activities Association, are hosting its second annual High School Media day on Friday, August 9, in the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse at the UCHealth Training Center in Englewood.

The event is adding two special sessions — a prep sports media round table (9:30 a.m.) and an hour-long press conference for all non-football fall sports (11-noon). Following these two additions, the football event will mirror what was presented last year, featuring 20 of the best high school football teams in the state across all classifications, and will provide sports media members with a one-stop shop to visit with the top programs.

“We are excited that we will be able to add the non-football sports component to this Media Day and thank the Denver Broncos for extending their hospitality to athletes in all our fall sports. This is a great opportunity for the media to hear from representatives from all fall sports,” CHSAA Commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green said.

The media round table features a chance for the media to learn about important CHSAA initiatives such as the new Mental Health Initiative that is garnering attention across the nation.

All participants in attendance wearing game jerseys/uniforms and will be available for interviews including both time on the podium and one-on-one opportunities.

All media personnel interested in participating in the activities that day should RSVP with the CHSAA office (Laikyn Cooper lcooper@chsaa.org and Bert Borgmann bborgmann@chsaa.org) prior to August 8 to reserve a spot.

CHSAA commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green and all CHSAA assistant commissioners who administrate the fall sports will be available for interviews, as well. Adam Bright (Football), Jenn Roberts-Uhlig (Cross country, Spirit), Bethany Brookens (Volleyball, Boys Tennis), Bert Borgmann (Softball, Gymnastics), Tom Robinson (Boys Golf), Justin Saylor (Boys Soccer, Field Hockey) are the sport administrators.

Teams will rotate through other breakouts during the event: Media Relations 101 session with the Broncos Public Relations staff, including education on how social media can positively and negatively impact their reputation and high school experience; a photography session with professional photographers who will take head shots and group shots of all players and coaches; as well as a facility tour.

A list of the fall sport participants and coaches who will be attending the Media Day, will be forwarded next week.