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November 22, 2010

CONTACT: Kenneth Borden 202.671.0057, Kenneth.Borden@dc.gov

District Knowledge Network (DKN) To Air Turkey Bowl

Washington, DC - The District Knowledge Network (DKN) will televise the District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association's (DCIAA) Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowl football championship game on DKN on Friday, November 26 at 7pm and again on both Saturday, November 27 and Sunday, November 28 at noon. Featuring a matchup between the Dunbar Crimson Tide and the H.D. Woodson Warriors, DCIAA's annual Turkey Bowl guarantees a robust, varsity level clash between the best of District of Columbia Public Schools' (DCPS) emerging young talent.

"DKN televised the Abe Pollin City Title Games to our viewers this past March," noted OCT Director Eric E. Richardson. "As we present our premier telecast of the Turkey Bowl on DKN, it gives us all great pleasure at OCT to continue to expand our offering of world-class, championship competition - and further examples of personal excellence found here in the District - to our audience both young and mature."

"These two competing teams are comprised of young men who have wholeheartedly dedicated themselves to personal development, concentration, attention, academics, nutrition, physical fitness and teamwork," said DCPS Director of Athletics Marcus T. Ellis. "These characteristics promote the nurturing of leadership skills that will serve these adolescents well on their path to maturity and self-sufficiency."

The District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association (DCIAA) is the public high school athletic league in Washington, DC. The league was founded in 1990. DCPS competes in the DCIAA league in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis and track and field. The Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowl has been a longtime Washington tradition since 1969, when the first game was played between Coolidge H.S. and McKinley Technical H.S.


The District Knowledge Network (DKN) is the public education channel of the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). DKN is operated by the DC Office of Cable Television and supported by DCPS and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE). DKN is designed to provide innovative resources and support to students, parents, teachers and community members. DKN is presented on Comcast channel 99, RCN channel 18 and Verizon channel 12.


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