Contact Us - Community Contact Us - Community Copyright 2017 http://www.nbcsandiego.com/contact-us/community Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:28:17 -0800 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:28:17 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[37th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade ]]> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 13:42:23 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/MLK+Parade1.jpg

Join us on Harbor Drive Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. for the 37th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade. This is one of the largest celebrations of its kind in the United States in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. The parade is filled with dazzling floats, phenomenal High School Bands, Drill Teams, College, Fraternities & Sororities, Churches, Peace and Youth organizations.

This parade is coordinated by the Zeta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the oldest African American fraternity in America, founded in 1906 at Cornell University in Ithica, New York. Dr. King was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha.

Come join thousands as we continue the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, January 15, at 2:00 p.m.

For more information contact Reginald Marbray at (619)-203-2014 or Brian Samuels at (309)-287-0215, or email us at info@alpha-zsl.org,

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<![CDATA[Rady Children's Week of Giving ]]> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:44:31 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Generic3.jpg

Week of Giving Schedule of Events

Join Rady Children's Hospital Auxiliary for an inspiring week as the community comes together to support the patients and families at Rady Children’s Hospital. Everyone can be involved: Community Groups, Companies, Individuals, Schools, Teams, Media, Celebrities, Pets, Police, Firefighters, etc.

 

WAYS YOU CAN GIVE: 

ONGOING FUNDRAISERS

Lipstick Surf Co. Buy a beanie and a portion of proceeds benefit the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital. https://beanies4acause.lipsticksurf.com/rady-childrens-hospital-story

 

FRIDAY, JAN.20

SAN DIEGO GULLS NIGHT & TOY DRIVE FOR RADY CHILDREN’S

Support Rady Children’s by purchasing tickets at www.sandiegogulls.com/wog.

A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Week of Giving. Bring a toy to donate atthe game for a chance to win Gulls merchandise. (7:00 p.m. at Valley View Casino Center)

 

SATURDAY, JAN. 21

SAN DIEGO SOCKERS LEGENDS NIGHT FOR RADY CHILDREN’S

Attend the Sockers Legends Night and participate in Week of Giving fundraising activities at the game. Legends night features Sockers legends of the past and present, a Sockers hat giveaway, prizes and more. (7:05 p.m. at Valley View Casino Center)

BAY CLUB RALLY FOR RADY CHILDREN’S

Check out special fundraising events all day at the Bay Club Carmel Valley.

(12000 Carmel Country Rd, San Diego, CA 92130)

 

MONDAY, JAN. 23

WEEK OF GIVING KICK-OFF PRESS CONFERENCE

Join us in launching the Week of Giving at 11:30 a.m. at Rady Children’s Hospital. Pick up your Week of Giving event guide and fundraising materials.(3020 Children’s Way, San Diego CA 92123)

 

TUESDAY, JAN. 24

FILL THE BUCKET – DAY TO DONATE

Donate to Rady Children’s wherever you see our volunteers with blue buckets

throughout San Diego County, including schools, select Starbucks stores, street

corners and many other locations and special events all week.

 

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25

HEALTHY EATING

Dine at Week of Giving participating restaurants to support Rady Children’s.

• Chipotle: on Jan.20th from 4:00 – 8:00pm at 3680 Rosecrans St. San Diego, CA 92110. Bring this flyer.

• Ruth’s Chris Steak House : on Jan.25th special fundraising lunch from 11:00am – 2:00pm at 1355 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101. Call 619-233-1422 to make your reservation

• Blaze Pizza: on Jan. 25th from 4:30 – 7:30pm at 127 N El Camino Real Suite G, Encinitas, CA 92024. Bring this flyer.

• Souplantation: on Jan. 25th all day at 17210 Bernardo Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92128. Bring this flyer.

• PizzaRev: on Jan. 25th at locations in Del Mar (7835 Highlands Village Pl, San Diego, CA 92129) and Scripps Ranch (10393 Spring Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA 92131)

• Sushi Lounge on Jan. 25th at the Poway, Rancho Bernardo and Point Loma Sushi Lounge locations

• Pieology Pizza: on Jan. 25th at all 5 San Diego Pieology locations

• iDesserts: on Jan. 26th from 11:00am – 11:00pm at 1608 India street suite 104- San Diego, CA 92101

• Helm’s Brewing Company Tasting Room: on Jan. 27th from 12:00pm – 12:00am at 4896 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107

• Luna Grill on Jan. 25th all San Diego Luna Grill locations Bring this flyer.

• Rubio’s: on Jan. 29th from 11:00am – 2:00pm and 5:00 – 7:00pm at all San Diego Rubio’s locations

 

THURSDAY, JAN. 26

KEEP KIDS SAFE

Visit Kohl’s on Balboa Avenue for safety demonstrations presented by Frank Subaru and learn how to keep kids safe in and around cars while supporting the Center for Healthier Communities at Rady Children’s. (12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Kohl’s in the Balboa Mesa Shopping Center, 5505 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92111)

 

FRIDAY, JAN. 27

ANIMALS GIVING

Bring your pets to PetSmart and meet the dogs from the PetSmart

Paws for Hope therapy program at Rady Children’s. Get prizes and giveaways

when your pet donates. (12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at PetSmart in the Stonecrest Plaza, 3396 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA 92123)

 

SATURDAY, JAN. 28

SAFE SKATEBOARDING SHOWCASE HOSTED BY YMCA KRAUSE FAMILY SKATEPARK

Come to the Safe Skateboarding Showcase highlighting helmet safety. Make a donation and meet action sports athletes, get autographs, win raffle prizes and more. (11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 3401 Clairemont Dr. San Diego, CA 92117)

 

SUNDAY, JAN. 29

SPORTS SUNDAY AT THE KING’S CRAFT COFFEE

Enjoy coffee and refreshments with professional athletes at The King’s Craft Coffee in Poway for the Week of Giving Sports Sunday Festival. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Rady Children’s throughout the day. (12:00 – 2:00pm at 14530 Espola Road, Poway, CA next to North County Soccer Park)

YOUTH SPORTS SUPPORT RADY CHILDREN’S

Youth sports teams will be collecting donations for Rady Children’s at their gamesthroughout the county.

 

MONDAY, JAN. 30

TEE UP FORE RADY CHILDREN’S AUXILIARY

Tee Up Fore Rady Children’s Auxiliary Golf Tournament at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. Register a foursome at: app.eventcaddy.com/events/teeupforerady

WEEK OF GIVING FINALE

Watch NBC 7 San Diego for highlights of the Week of Giving’s most successful and creative community fundraisers.

 

TUESDAY, JAN. 31

LAST CHANCE TUESDAY

Today is the final day to make your Week of Giving donation. Text Rady to 91999 to give or donate on Facebook today. An announcement will be made at 5 p.m. of the total amount raised for the Week of Giving.

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<![CDATA[Millions of Airline Miles Needed for Make-A-Wish San Diego]]> Fri, 16 Dec 2016 06:55:22 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/WIF16Blank1.jpg

CALL NOW: 619-578-0566

Last year the Wishes in Flight Mile-A-Thon on NBC7 collected over 3.5 million airline miles for Make-A-Wish San Diego.

In 2016, Make-A-Wish San Diego estimates it will need more than 25 million airlines miles to fulfill the more than 140 wishes that will involve travel this year.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a unique program that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

  • Impact of Wishes – based on a 2011 study conducted by Make-A-Wish America…
  • 89% of doctors, nurses, social workers and child life specialists say they believe that the wish experience can influence wish kids’ physical health.
  • 74% of wish parents observed that the wish experience marked a turning point in their own children’s response to treatment.

Friday, December 16th from 6A-7P Make-A-Wish and NBC 7 will again partner to collect as many airline miles as possible from Delta Airlines and United Airlines. The Wishes in Flight Mile-A-Thon kicks off a year of collecting donated miles to keep sending Wish Kids on the trips of their dreams.

Donating to the Mile-A-Thon is easy, just have your frequent flier number ready and know how many miles you have to donate.  NBC 7 will cover the Mile-A-Thon all day long during newscasts and donors can expect some exciting giveaways throughout the day.

The miles donated will never expire and will be used to grant wishes to children in San Diego.

You can also donate your miles anytime online on the Make-A-Wish website. Make sure you know your frequent flier account number and the number of miles you want to donate when you log on.


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<![CDATA[NBC 7 Announces 21st Century Solutions Grant Winners for 2016]]> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:25:00 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/21-Cent-NBC-7-logo3.jpg

 NBC 7 SAN DIEGO AND NBCUNIVERSAL FOUNDATION AWARD $100,000 TO THREE NONPROFITS IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY

 SAN DIEGO,CA – (November 21, 2016) – NBC 7 San Diego/KNSD, in partnership with the NBCUniversal Foundation, today announced that three San Diego nonprofit organizations will receive a total of $100,000 as part of the 21st Century Solutions grant challenge.

In the San Diego market, the following organizations are the recipients of a 21st Century Solutions grant:

Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank – $50,000

The Warehouse Energy Conservation Plan is a no food wasted/energy efficient model that will help the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank (JCSDFB) with energy cost savings so that they can continue to provide for low-income clientele. More space is needed to help house and provide massive quantities of highly nutritious food for over 400,000 very low-income San Diego residents. The Warehouse Energy Conservation Plan aims to install LED lighting, energy-efficient refrigeration controls, 1,400 solar panels on the roof, and a state-of-the-art recycling and composting center at the Food Bank. By doing so, the JCSDFB will save hundreds of thousands of dollars and be able to spend those resources on millions of meals for their low-income clientele.

The New Children’s Museum – $25,000

The New Children’s Museum Innovators Lab will be a permanent open workshop space that provides tools, technology, manufacturing equipment and educational opportunities to the public. Makerspaces allow community members to design, prototype and manufacture items using tools and equipment that would otherwise be inaccessible or unaffordable such as 3-D printers, laser cutters, digital fabrication machines, industrial sewing machines, and computer-aided design (CAD) software. They will primarily market this STEAM education makerspace to school groups (grades 3 – 8).

NAMI San Diego – $25,000

ALFRED is a mobile app that will give residents of San Diego county suffering from mental illness access to health, wellness, and the ability to connect with family and friends. Currently, NAMI San Diego serves 16,377 participants through our existing program. With the addition of ALFRED, NAMI San Diego anticipates the program growth to serve a total of 370,000 participants. Each of the children, youth, families, parents and seniors who enter this program will equally benefit from the mobile app. This app will be replicable in other regions, other than San Diego county and used universally.

“The winning organizations put forth programs that address our community’s emerging and ongoing needs in creative ways, including reducing food insecurities, embracing technology for education and providing innovative mental health solutions” said Dick Kelley, General Manager, NBC 7 San Diego.

For the fifth consecutive year, the 21st Century Solutions grant challenge is awarding a total of $1.2 million to 30 nonprofits in 10 markets across the country served by the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, including in San Diego. Each of the NBCUniversal-owned stations promoted the initiative locally and created a community panel to review and select the final grant recipients. One winning organization and two runners-up are being awarded grants in each city. To see the full list of winners click here or visit nbcuniversal.com. 

The grants support impactful programs that offer bold, new ideas that move communities forward. Winners are being awarded in the following categories: Media, Technology for Good, Civic Engagement, Jobs and Economic Empowerment, Education, and the Environment.

About NBC 7 San Diego

NBC 7 San Diego / KNSD provides coverage San Diego counts on with more than 34 hours of local news and programming every week. Including exclusive news franchises NBC 7 Investigates and Down to Earth with Dagmar. In addition, NBC 7 is proud to produce local shows Politically Speaking & SoundDiego. We also provide special offers from The GOODS and our digital channel COZI TV airs classic television shows from decades past. NBC 7 is San Diego’s media leader with the largest social following and the largest multiplatform digital audience. In addition, NBC 7 proudly collaborates with many local non-profit organizations and campaigns to give back to the community we proudly live in and serve.

 

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MEDIA CONTACTS

Charisma Deberry

619-200-7568

Charisma.deberry@nbcuni.com

 

 

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<![CDATA[Fantasy on Ice]]> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:43:34 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/CxghfsQUUAAyEMR.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[NBC 7 Honored by Make a Wish]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:12:23 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Make-a-Wish-Award-KNSD-111616.jpg NBC 7's Monica Dean accepts an award recognizing our station's efforts to help the Make a Wish organization.]]> <![CDATA[Junior Achievement San Diego ]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 12:35:30 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/SanDiegoCo_green_gold.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[Inspirational Teacher of the Month]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:26:35 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ISOMPIC2012.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[Inspirational Student of the Month]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:24:08 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/196*120/ISOM+logo.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[Greg Bledsoe Named Anchor of NBC 7 News Today]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:05:34 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NewsToday_July2016.jpg

NBC 7 San Diego / KNSD has announced that Greg Bledsoe will co-anchor the station’s weekday newscasts NBC 7 News Today and NBC 7 News Midday,  alongside Marianne Kushi.

Bledsoe, who succeeds longtime anchor Jason Austell, assumed his new role on Monday, July 18. He joins a dynamic and enterprising team of journalists that help viewers across San Diego County start their day by providing the latest breaking news, up-to-the-minute weather forecasts and local traffic reports.

“Greg has worked really hard to sharpen his skills as a journalist since he joined our station more than 15 years ago,” said Greg Dawson, Vice President of News for NBC 7 San Diego. “He’s advanced his education to become a certified Meteorologist, helped encourage a culture of enterprising journalism in the newsroom, and continuously exhibits the character and professional traits that are akin to nationally-recognized journalists. It has helped him become one of the most well-liked people in our newsroom. I couldn’t be more proud than to see him take this next step.”

“Between the people you see on television, and everyone working so hard behind the scenes, I’ve always felt like there was a strong family feeling with our morning show. I’m really excited to be a part of that family,” added Bledsoe.

Bledsoe, who joined NBC 7 San Diego in 2001, is an award-winning journalist who has held various on-air roles with ascending responsibility since he joined KNSD more than 15 years ago. Most recently, he worked as the station’s weekend news anchor and meteorologist and has also worked as a general assignment reporter. A sixteen-time Emmy award winner for writing, editing, reporting and photography, Bledsoe has also been recognized with multiple national awards from the National Press Photographer's Association (NPPA), including being named the NPPA's Solo Video Journalist of the year in 2011 and 2012.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado's School of Journalism and a certification in Meteorology from Mississippi State University.

About NBC 7 San Diego

NBC 7 San Diego / KNSD provides coverage San Diego counts on with more than 34 hours of local news and programming every week. Including exclusive news franchises NBC 7 Investigates and Down to Earth with Dagmar. In addition, NBC 7 is proud to produce local shows Politically Speaking & SoundDiego. We also provide special offers from The GOODS and our digital channel COZI TV airs classic television shows from decades past. NBC 7 is San Diego’s media leader with the largest social following and the largest multiplatform digital audience. In addition, NBC 7 proudly collaborates with many local non-profit organizations and campaigns to give back to the community we proudly live in and serve.

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