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University to host camp for sports announcing and sports journalism

The camp is hosted by former voice of the Pittsburgh Pirates Lanny Frattare

Teghan Simonton Feb 8, 2019

Waynesburg University will offer its annual Sports Announcing & Sports Journalism Camp, hosted by Lanny Frattare, beginning Monday, June 17, to Friday, June 21. The cost is $500, and students who are current sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school are eligible to attend.

Frattare, former voice of the Pittsburgh Pirates and assistant professor of communication at Waynesburg University, said high school students will learn practical skills for a career in sports broadcasting and sports journalism. 

Camp sessions will include topics such as interviewing techniques, play-by-play announcing and writing game coverage. The week will conclude with a trip to Washington, Pennsylvania, where campers will practice what they have learned at a Washington Wild Things baseball game.

“The Waynesburg University Sports Announcing and Sports Journalism Camp provides high school students with the rules for effective announcing and provides them with hours of practical experience behind the microphone,” said Frattare. “We want to have the campers experience the realities of broadcasting to know if they might enjoy a career as a sportscaster.”

Guest speakers at this year’s camp will include Bill Hillgrove, voice of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the University of Pittsburgh; John Steigerwald, former WTAE and KDKA sports anchor; Paul Steigerwald, former voice of the Pittsburgh Penguins; and Mark Kaboly, senior Steelers writer for The Athletic Pittsburgh.

Space is limited, and campers will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. A non-refundable $100 deposit is due April 26, and the remaining cost is due May 24.

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