Jan. 3, 2013
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Siena Women's Basketball's Third Annual BlueShield of Northeastern New York Kid's Day Game will be televised throughout the state of New York on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel. The Saints host MAAC rival Fairfield Thursday, Jan. 10 in an 11:30 a.m. tip-off at the ARC.
With the addition of this game, the Saints now have a total of six television broadcasts this season. Five home games are covered by Time Warner Cable SportsChannel plus the Saints' game Jan. 17 at Saint Peter's will be broadcast on ESPN3.
The Saints have already had two home games televised on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel this season and following the Fairfield broadcast will have two more against Iona Jan. 31 (7 p.m.) and Feb. 10 vs. Marist (2 p.m.).
Time Warner Cable SportsChannel offers its coverage in the Capital District on channel 50 (standard definition) and channel 1803 (high definition), as well as On Demand 48 hours after the final buzzer on channel 1003. Games also air live across the rest of the state. Check local listings for exact channel listings for Time Warner Cable SportsChannel, as the position varies by location.
Nearly 2,000 local schoolchildren from 10 Capital Region-area schools are expected to be in attendance for the game Thursday. Kid's Day is part of Siena Athletics' BlueShield of Northeastern New York Saints in the Community program.
As part of the program, coaches and student athletes from both the men's and women's basketball teams will be making return visits later this month to the schools that attend the game as part of the Saints' "Adopt-A-School" program. During the visits, the Saints will preach the importance of hard work and strong academics while also interacting with students through games and basketball drills.
As part of the game, BlueShield will have their Healthy Zone cruiser at the game which includes various activities for those in attendance and will be giving away magnets and doing a t-shirt toss. Additionally, there will be a game at halftime and during timeouts with the students involving healthy trivia questions and activities and student athletes from the men's basketball team will also be in attendance.