Boom founder and president Lawrence Gunnells will be the guest color commentator tonight for the West Creek vs Springfield baseball game as a part of Boom Sports Media’s new educational partnership with West Creek High School.
Tonight’s game can be watched on West Creek CTV on YouTube, starting at 6:30 PM.
“We are excited about the opportunities to work with West Creek students and Mr. (Matt) Fischer,” Gunnells said of the invitation. “This is new ground for us, but it is definitely a part of our mission, to participate in programs with the schools that provide real world education opportunities.
Fischer will do the play-by-play for tonight’s game. Fischer and his students use live streaming of West Creek events for teaching real world skills in videography and broadcasting. Boom Sports Media will be utilizing students for videography assignments this spring to provide more opportunities for on-the-job training.
This past weekend, Boom and West Creek partnered to cover the West Creek Ribbon Race, a track and field event that included several local high school teams. Interviews with athletes and coaches are being posted this week and next week from the event. Most of the interviews and action footage clips were produced and are being edited by West Creek students.
PICTURED: Lawrence Gunnells interview West Creek track coach Josh Stoeckl on Saturday at WCHS’s Ribbon Race.