HARTFORD, Connecticut (April 25, 2014) – On Thursday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m., CPTV Sports will air coverage of the 2014 Great Charity Challenge, an equestrian event featuring teams of riders who face off in competition to raise money for the charities they represent. Filmed in February 2014, riders include Laura Kraut, Todd Minikus, Alex Crown and 10-time Olympian, Ian Millar. The event took place at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida.
"This is the seventh equestrian event we’ve highlighted on CPTV Sports,” stated Bob Yalen, director of CPTV Sports. “Horseback riding – whether it’s jumping, dressage or Western – has always been popular in Connecticut and we are excited to showcase this unique event for the community.”
CPTV Sports is Connecticut’s only 24-hour local sports network, covering statewide high school sports, college match-ups, professional sports competitions and more.
CPTV Sports is made possible by presenting sponsor Columbia Dental and exclusive radio partners 97-9 ESPN and Fox Sports Radio 1410.
CPTV Sports is available on Comcast cable channel 966 (with Comcast Danbury, Bethel and Ridgefield on channel 256); Cox Communications cable channel 805; Cablevision channel 139; Charter channel 223; Thames Valley channel 87 and MetroCast Channel 418. The channel is also available digitally over the air at channels 24.3 (Hartford), 49.3 (Bridgeport), 53.3 (Norwich) and 65.3 (New Haven). CPTV Sports will be available on AT&T U-Verse Fall 2014.
About CPTV Sports
A not-for-profit channel owned and managed by Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), CPTV Sports is Connecticut's only 24-hour local sports network broadcasting Connecticut high school, college and professional sports. CPTV Sports brings viewers games from the state's high schools, including live coverage of CIAC state championships, and coverage from Yale, Sacred Heart, CCSU and other
state universities. Professional and semi-professional teams such as the Connecticut Sun (WNBA basketball), New Britain Rock Cats (MiLB baseball), CFC Azul (PDL soccer), and the Connecticut Wildcats (AMNRL rugby) give viewers a chance to see the best professional competition in the state, while coverage of unique events such as horse show jumping, Little League baseball, auto racing, roller derby, bowling, women's fast-pitch softball, dog shows, robotics, spelling bees, CSL soccer, and the Nutmeg State Games provides a broad range of competitions throughout the state. For additional information, visit www.CPTVSports.org.
CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN). It is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including original documentaries, public affairs shows and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11.5 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 450,000 households each week. For more information, visit cptv.org.