FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 30th, 2017
CSN CHICAGO CELEBRATES “BLACK HISTORY MONTH”
Chicago, IL (January 30, 2017) – CSN Chicago (CSN), the home for the most games and the most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, celebrates “Black History Month” in February with four, locally-focused, special feature stories highlighting prominent African-American athletes and significant sports moments, airing every Sunday night in February on In the Loop Prime presented by GMC at 10:30 PM CT. CSNChicago.com will also make each feature story available for online viewing immediately after they air on CSN. “CSN celebrates Black History Month” is presented by Knauz Autopark, located at Route 41 in Lake Bluff, IL.
Note the following feature stories scheduled to appear in “CSN celebrates Black History Month” throughout the month of February:
“CHICAGO STATE WOMEN’S TENNIS: THE PERFECT SEASON” (Sunday, February 5 at 10:30 PM): Long before the historic run of two women named Venus and Serena, there was the unsung story of the 1991 women’s tennis team at Chicago State University. Seven student-athletes, who beat the odds, also beat each of their opponents to clinch a stunning 20-0 undefeated season. Twenty-five years later, the team and their head coach reunited at CSU to celebrate that season of greatness.
“SHAWN HARRINGTON” (Sunday, February 12 at 10:30 PM): As a teenager, Shawn Harrington was among the top Chicago H.S. basketball stars featured in the internationally-acclaimed 1994 documentary, “Hoop Dreams.” As an example of life coming full circle, Harrington was hired as Marshall High School’s boys basketball coach in 2007, but then tragedy sadly struck in 2014. He was shot & paralyzed in the neighborhood of Humboldt Park while driving his daughter to school. Although Harrington is confined to a wheelchair, he continues to live life to the fullest. This update of his story includes recent developments of the court case involving his shooting.
“TORRI STUCKEY” (Sunday, February 19 at 10:30 PM): Stuckey is a renowned athlete-turned-author & motivational speaker who is helping to bring Chicago communities together through the mutual sharing of life experiences. Born in Robbins, Stuckey is a former Northwestern football captain and a standout at Eisenhower High School. He was first profiled by CSN in 2015 for the work his work of improving social and education habits of students, and in this update, Stuckey will discuss the February release of his new book “His Dough, Her Cookie: The Black Woman’s Guide to Love and Marriage in the Age of Independence.”
“SPENCER ALLEN” (Sunday, February 26 at 10:30 PM): The head coach of Northwestern baseball made history in June 2015 when he was hired by the esteemed university, becoming the first black coach in the history of the Big Ten Conference. In Allen’s previous job as a coaching assistant at the University of Illinois, the baseball program won 50 games and captured its first NCAA Regional in school history.
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