Braves Partner with Register and Bee for Junior Journalist Competition

Winner to Cover Home Game During 2018 Season

By Danville Braves | April 12, 2018 11:07 AM

The Danville Braves and Danville Register & Bee are teaming up to give one local high school student a chance to be a journalist for the day at a D-Braves' 2018 home game. The contest is open to all students with a passion for journalism at area high schools; to enter, simply submit a 500-word personal statement about your work in journalism and your career goals to danvillebraves@braves.com.

One winner will be chosen from a panel of judges to serve as the Danville Braves Junior Journalist during a TBD game in the 2018 season. The grand prize includes the opportunity for a one-on-one interview with a D-Braves player or coach of your choosing, a chance to watch and cover batting practice from the D-Braves dugout, and the opportunity to sit in the D-Braves press box and cover the team's game that night, plus get post-game interviews from players and coaches.

"Cultivating the next generation of journalists is important for our democracy and communities across America," Danville Register & Bee general manager Keven Todd said. "This is a great initiative on the part of the Danville Braves to support and promote the ambitions of an aspiring young journalist."

The deadline for entry is Friday, June 1, 2018. The Junior Journalist's articles will be published online at dbraves.com and in the Danville Register & Bee. For more information, please contact the Danville Braves at 434.797.3792.

The Danville Braves are the Rookie (Advance) affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. The D-Braves began play in 1993 and will celebrate their 25th anniversary during the 2018 season. The D-Braves play in the Appalachian League, which consists of 10 teams across North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. For more information about the Danville Braves, please visit www.dbraves.com or call 434.797.3792. You can follow the D-Braves on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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