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Lee County Schools to debut ‘Game of the Week’ on TV99

By Staff | Aug 26, 2009

This year, Lee County Public Schools is doing something it has never done before. Cable TV Station (TV99) will be covering a varsity football game every week during the regular season. Staff and Lee County high school interns from TV99 will visit a different school each week, complete with a Play-By-Play and Color Analyst.

While it may not be “Monday Night Football,” it will allow the district to bring attention to local athletes more than just a quick highlight here or there. The “Game of the Week” was developed to showcase and promote the spirit of sportsmanship and fair play in athletic contests and to provide Lee County students with real life communications and television broadcast experience. It also provides “hands on” experiences for TV99’s student-interns.

The staff will cover the game in its entirety on Friday night, then have the package ready to air on TV99 the following Monday at 7 p.m. (on Comcast Channel 99).

The schedule for the “Game of the Week” is as follows:

Aug. 28 – Cape Coral High at Riverdale High

Sept. 4 – Cypress Lake High at Fort Myers High

Sept. 11 – Dunbar High at Lehigh Senior High

Sept. 18 – Estero High at Lemon Bay High (out of county)

Sept. 25 – North Fort Myers High at Fort Myers High

Oct. 2 – Mariner High at Island Coast High

Oct. 9 – South Fort Myers High at North Fort Myers High

Oct. 16 – Riverdale High at Dunbar High

Oct. 23 – North Fort Myers High at Mariner High

Oct. 30 – East Lee County High at Cypress Lake High

Nov. 6 – Ida S. Baker High at Cape Coral High

Nov. 11 – East Lee County High at Dunbar High