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Ball State Sports Link Assists Nathan's Playroom

MUNCIE, IND. - Ball State Sports Link, the nation's first fully immersive sports media and production program, continues its community mentorship in 2012 by assisting Nathan's Playroom and the 2012 Playroom Classic.

Sports Link's Kaite Hargitt, Joey Buschur, Kelly Page and Toney Williams all participated.

Nathan's Playroom is a 501(c)(3) public benefit charity providing support services focused on the siblings of seriously or chronically ill children.  These services currently include toy based care packages, as well as the development of a pilot program for an in-facility toy room at a local children's hospital.  The organization also plans to create a network for online peer-to-peer support for the siblings it serves.

In addition to creating a video feature on the event, students from Ball State Sports Link particpated in the 2012 Playroom Classic at the Decatur Central High School Performing Arts Center in Indianapolis.  The Playroom Classic included a chili dinner, playroom games for children and a live concert from Nashville's Adam Craig Band.

The community outreach continues part of Ball State Sports Link's mission to assist in the community.  Students hosted over 75 students on campus last Fall from the Muncie Buley Center for one-on-one mentoring and a tour of Ball State's production facilities.

About Ball State Sports Link:
Ball State Sports Link allows students to write, report, shoot, produce and host a variety of sports programs. The program is the first and only academic program in the nation where students are totally immersed in sports and electronic media.

During the semester, students will produce a broad range of media from live remote productions, live-to-tape events, television programs (WIPB-TV, Comcast Indiana, ESPN Networks, Fox Sports Net, Cardinal Vision 57), student-athlete features and webcasts.   

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