70 youth ages 14-20 years old direct, produce and execute the broadcast operations at MiLB AAA baseball team the Durham Bulls and have been for the past 20 years.
As a part of a an Explorer Post under the Boy Scouts of America, both male and female participants fill roles ranging from the executive producer to camera operators at each home game for the Bulls, over 70 games in total each season. In all, there are 18 volunteer team members per game that fill the following roles: executive producer, director, technical director, graphics, color correction, PTZ operator, replay and camera operators. The broadcast, itself is streamed onsite to MiLB.com. In addition, in-game video operations use their camera feeds.
But, to the program advisors, it is much more than that. The program’s website says, “While we take great pride in teaching the skills needed to produce a television broadcast, we believe our greatest responsibility is to mold our young people into well-adjusted, productive, responsible individuals.”