One voice can help usher in change.
Look no further than sports broadcaster Adam Giardino (Franklin, Mass.), who decided in the wake of nationwide protests around racial injustice to use his platform, creating something to benefit people of color in the broadcast field.
With that, the UConn graduate fell back on his decade-long experiences in minor league baseball broadcast booths, where he has first-hand knowledge of the true divide in the industry, leading to him creating the Black Play-by-Play Broadcaster Grant and Scholarship Fund.
“I think a lot of us around the country, especially white people, have had to reckon with what the Black community has been trying to tell us for a while,” noted Giardino. “As much as I wanted to be part of the larger, national discussion and protests and things like that, I also wanted to make sure I was doing something specific to help effect change.”