Posts tagged ‘Sports & Entertainment Marketing’

May 24, 2012

Phillies vs. Nationals Game Review

  By Nicholas Miller and Michael Honick, Class of 2013

As  captains of our school’s Action Team, we recently attended a Phillies game with 11 classmates thanks to the tickets we received through the Major Leagues Baseball Players Trust and Volunteers of America Foundations. We had a wonderful time – we all had fun and bonded with each other during the game. We took pictures, made jokes with each other, and ate food together during the game.  Savuth Yin had never attended a major league game before so he was glad to receive a ticket to join us.

The Philadelphia Phillies had their ace Cole Hamels (6-1) on the mound Wednesday night when they took on the Washington Nationals who had Edwin Jackson (1-1) starting pitching for them. Cole Hamels pitched extremely well for the Phillies as he did not let up a hit until the sixth inning.  He finished the game strong for the Phillies going 8 innings and letting up only 4 hits, walking 3 batters, and striking out 8 batters while not letting up any runs. Edwin Jackson did not pitch so well for the Nationals; Jackson went 7 innings and he gave up 7 hits and 3 earned runs while walking 2 batters and striking out only 4 batters.

 The three earned runs were earned by Mike Fontenot’s single to right fielder Bryce Harper and Carlos Ruiz scored. The second run came off when Shane Victorino doubled on a line drive to right field and Hunter Pence scored. The last earned run came off a Juan Pierre sacrifice bunt and Mike Fontenot scored. Then the Washington Nationals made a pitching change and in came Henry Rodriguez from the bullpen in the top on the 9th inning.  He gave up one run that was off a homerun by Phillies centerfielder Shane Victorino.

The Phillies then replaced Cole Hamels with their closer Jonathan Papelbon and he gave up one run while striking out 2 batters to end the game.  The one run he gave up came off a homerun by the Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche. The final score was the Philadelphia Phillies 4 and the Washington Nationals 1. The winning pitcher was Cole Hamels who moved to a pitching record of (7-1) and the losing pitcher was Edwin Jackson whose record became (1-2).

Thank you to Mrs. Kirby, MLB Players Trust and Volunteers of America for providing us this opportunity to go to a game.  Watch for photos from the game to be posted soon.

May 24, 2012

Win tickets to Drake concert


Our Sports & Entertainment Marketing students are once again raffling concert tickets as a fundraiser – this time for DRAKE’s Club Paradise Tour.

 See Rochel Henry, Tom Coulson or any student in the junior class of SEM for a chance to win these tickets.  For $2.00 you could win two tickets to the concert on June 9th, 7:00 pm at the Susquehanna Bank Center.

May 14, 2011

I spoke to actor Freddie Highmore!

By Sandybel Cedeno, Class of 2013

Our Sports & Entertainment Marketing class was recently offered the opportunity to participate in a nationwide conference call with actor Freddie Highmore as I was the lucky one who got to interview him with many other kids from different places in the U.S.  We were able to ask him questions and here are the questions and his answers:

Q: Is your character George any different than you?  He said that he can relate to George.

Q: How was it growing up in a family of show business?   He said he always felt in his place.   His mom (an agent) might have been an agent to other people, but to him that was still his mother and that’s how he sees her as well as his father (an actor).  He lived a usual life with friends, family and school, and was always able to combine the life in high school and at his university with his acting career because people never really saw him as being any different from themselves so that helped.

Q: How did your acting career begin?  He said he started with small parts in TV shows then continued into little films. Then from there it took off to bigger parts and well-known movies.

Q: How do you feel about being an actor?  He said he feels lucky to do what he does.   He has a usual life back home while being able to be an actor. His usual life helps him remember who he is and that he’s just like anybody else. This helps him stay on the right track.

Q: How do you think teens and other audiences will react to the movie?  He said the movie represents the reality of life and everyone goes through almost all the same things his character will be going through in the movie.

Q: What’s it like on the set of the movie?  He said its exciting!  Inspiring!  The movie was actually really short which made them have to be working every day.   New York City helped capture the real affect of the whole experience of everything.

Q: How was it working with Emma Roberts?  He said it was fantastic!  They got along very well. This helped with the intimate parts in the movie.  He said it was a wonderful experience.

Q: What’s the best part of getting to work with other people and professionals?   He said  it’s great and he enjoys being able to meet the other actors and see how professional people are in real life. One example was with Johnny Depp and he stated he’s a great person.

Q: What’s the best part of acting?  He said the best part is being able to get into his character and meet other actors.

The movie which was originally titled, “HOMEWORK,” will be called “THE ART OF GETTING BY” and it will be coming out soon!   I thought it was really cool getting to speak with Freddie on the phone.  I hope you don’t miss out on seeing this movie!  I know I can’t wait to see it!