Voices of D.C. Sports: Local Broadcasters Help to Feed the City Through New Initiative

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The Coronavirus pandemic forced all professional sports leagues to be put on hold or suspend their respective seasons. In the DMV, local sports broadcasters are coming together through the initiative, Voices of D.C. Sports: Helping to Feed the City, Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) announced on Monday.

A total of 14 broadcasters will take part in this launch:

Washington Capitals:

Joe Beninati, NBC Sports Washington Capitals play-by-play announcer
Al Koken, NBC Sports Washington Capitals reporter and host
Craig Laughlin, NBC Sports Washington Capitals analyst
Alan May, NBC Sports Washington Capitals studio analyst
John Walton, Capitals Radio play-by-play announcer

Washington Nationals:

Dave Jageler, Nationals Radio play-by-play announcer
FP Santangelo, MASN Nationals color analyst
Charlie Slowes, Nationals Radio, play-by-play announcer

Washington Redskins:

Larry Michael, Washington Redskins play-by-play announcer

Washington Wizards:

Caron Butler, NBC Sports Washington Wizards analyst
Glenn Consor, NBC Sports Washington and Wizards Radio analyst
Drew Gooden – NBC Sports Washington Wizards color analyst
Dave Johnson, Wizards Radio play-by-play broadcaster and D.C. United play-by-play announcer
Justin Kutcher, NBC Sports Washington Wizards play-by-play announcer

Through Cameo, a personalized video shoutout platform, fans are encouraged to ask for video messages from a sports personality by a $25 donation. All proceeds will benefit DC Central Kitchen, the Capital Area Food Bank, and Martha’s Table. You can text DCSPORTS to 44321 to make a donation as well.

Sports Broadcasters’ Cameo Introductions

Al Koken

John Walton

Alan May

Justin Kutcher

Dave Jageler

Joe Beninati

Craig Laughlin

Larry Michael

Glenn Consor

From MSE

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About Capital Area Food Bank

The Capital Area Food Bank works to address hunger today and create brighter futures tomorrow for the nearly half a million people across the region experiencing food insecurity. As the anchor in the area’s hunger relief infrastructure, the food bank provides over 30 million meals to people in need each year by supplying food to 450+ nonprofit organizations, including Martha’s Table, SOME – So Others Might Eat, DC Central Kitchen, Food for Others, Manna, and others. Through these partnerships, the food bank supports 10 percent of the region’s mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, and grandparents. To learn more, visit: capitalareafoodbank.org, or find the Capital Area Food Bank on Facebook at facebook.com/CapitalAreaFoodBank, and Twitter at @foodbankmetrodc.

About DC Central Kitchen

DC Central Kitchen (DCCK) is an iconic nonprofit and social enterprise that combats hunger and poverty through job training and job creation. The organization provides hands-on culinary job training for individuals facing high barriers to employment while creating living wage jobs and bringing nutritious, dignified food where it is most needed. DCCK’s social ventures include serving scratch-cooked farm-to-school meals in DC schools, delivering fresh, affordable produce to corner stores in neighborhoods without supermarkets, and operating a fast-casual cafe. DCCK has been featured in national media including The Washington Post, The Atlantic, National Geographic, PBS NewsHour, and more. To learn more, visit www.dccentralkitchen.org or follow @dccentralkitchen on Instagram.

About Martha’s Table

Martha’s Table believes every child, regardless of zip code, should have the opportunity to thrive and realize their greatest success in life. For the past 40 years in the District of Columbia, Martha’s Table has supported strong children, strong families and strong communities by increasing access to high-quality education, nutritious food and family supports. Through their Joyful Food Markets, Martha’s Table brings the joy of healthy eating to more than 50 elementary schools in D.C.’s Wards 7 and 8 every month. Martha’s Table has long relied on the generosity and passion of volunteers—and they have more than 18,000 volunteer opportunities to fill each year. Now, during this difficult time, Martha’s Table is doubling down on its mission and continues to stand alongside DC residents with an unprecedented level of support, including increased access to meal sites and grocery distribution. For more information on their response efforts and program updates, visit: https://marthastable.org/covid19/.

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is a fiction writer based out of the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area and an online student attending Full Sail University. She got her start in the entertainment industry at age seven as an actress. At the young age of nine, Della wrote a psychological thriller short story that sparked her interest in creative writing. She comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for sports. In her spare time, Della enjoys photography, traveling, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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