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February 15, 2011 > Comcast SportsNet announces start of All-Star Teacher Award

Comcast SportsNet announces start of All-Star Teacher Award

Submitted By Jay Dela Cruz

Comcast SportsNet, the home of "Authentic Bay Area Sports," announced the start of the 2011 All-Star Teacher Award. In its fifth year, the All-Star Teacher Award recognizes middle and high school teachers in Northern and Central California for their extraordinary dedication to their students in school and in the community. The winning All-Star Teacher will be announced in June or July (date to be announced) at an on-field ceremony prior to a San Francisco Giants game from AT&T Park and live during a Comcast SportsNet telecast of Giants Pregame Live. The winning teacher will be awarded $20,000 for his or her school. Comcast SportsNet has teamed this year with Provident Credit Union to increase the grand prize for the winning teacher's school to $20,000, up from $10,000 in past years.

Nomination forms have been mailed to over 200 Northern and Central California schools and can also be found online at CSNBayArea.com. Provident Credit Union will also have online nomination forms at Providentcu.org and at all branch locations. Completed nomination forms must be received no later than Monday, February 28, 2011.

Once nominations have been received, a panel of judges will select five finalists. Voting for your favorite among the finalists can be done online at CSNBayArea.com starting April 18 and continuing through June 5. The website will also feature biographies and short videos of the five finalists. In addition, the finalists will be featured in personal video vignettes that will air on Comcast SportsNet, and they will be interviewed on select Giants Pregame Live and A's Pregame Live shows.

The panel of judges consists of community leaders who will select the finalists based on four categories: Overall Commitment; Excellence in Teaching; Rapport with Students; and Level of Distinction.

Nomination forms are available at www.CSNBayArea.com.

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