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Digital Media Students Broadcast National Tournament

by Office of Marketing | November 30, 2010
Never underestimate the power of a few visionary Valley Forge Christian College students. On November 8th, digital media students Joe Carreon, Josh Davies, and Steven Jayne, along with Media Services Manager Ben Franco, loaded up their broadcasting equipment and drove down to Kissimmee, Florida, for the NCCAA National Soccer Tournament. The tournament had previously never before been video broadcast online. 

It all began, in the summer of 2009, when students Ben Franco and Frankie Fusco approached their professor, Dan Desrosiers, to voluntarily broadcast the men's basketball games during the 2009-2010 season. They had no idea that a year later they would be driving to Springfield, Missouri. to promote the college in a national tournament broadcast seen by hundreds. Even more, they did not expect Trent McGee, Creator and Director of Christian College Sports Network (CCSN), the official audio broadcaster of the NCCAA, to be watching. Trent saw their outstanding work and called to see if they would come broadcast the National Soccer Tournament in Kissimmee, Florida on November 10 - 13, 2010. They said yes, and the rest is history. 

The media contributions that Valley Forge Christian College made at this tournament not only provided the first live video streaming for CCSN's viewers, but it gave the VFCC team even more experience in their chosen field of digital media. In addition, this new relationship between the College and such a creative organization holds possibilities of a joint collaboration for other tournaments in the future. As Professor Desrosiers frequently says, "Valley Forge Christian College is a land of opportunity; if there's something you want to do, you can do it." The honor of being chosen for such exciting ministry is a perfect testimony of how student-led initiatives can reap unexpected and significant benefits.