Washington, D.C., April 19, 2005– The Cable Television Public Affairs Association (CTPAA) today announced the winner of the 2005 ESPN Good Sports Award. Time Warner Cable of Maine's Top Pop, Maine's Best Dad Contest will receive the ESPN Good Sports award, given annually to a project that generates outstanding community involvement through education and athletics.
Time Warner Cable of Maine's Top Pop contest invited students in grades 4-12 to submit an essay describing their Dad and why he should be named one of Maine’s Top Pops. Twenty-five Dads were selected by a panel of judges and honored at a luncheon followed by a Portland Sea Dogs baseball game last June. The first 200 essay entries also received two tickets to attend the game. One "Top" student essay from each grade level - elementary, middle and high school - was chosen and the students won a HD television and one year of Digital/HD programming for their Dad. The teachers of these three students received a new computer for their classrooms. The event helped Time Warner Cable of Maine foster positive relationships with teachers, families, local municipalities, and sponsors, and demonstrate that cable is a valuable community partner.
CTPAA will honor the 2005 ESPN Good Sports Award winner during the Beacon Awards Gala, set for Tuesday, May 3 at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. The Beacon Awards Gala is one of the highlights of CTPAA’s FORUM 2005: “Expanding Cable's Connections.” FORUM is the cable industry’s annual educational event dedicated to the issues facing public affairs professionals.
CTPAA is the only national, professional organization specifically addressing the issues, needs and interests of the cable industry’s public affairs professionals. Its mission is to develop and promote public affairs excellence to help achieve industry, corporate and social goals. A strong advocate of the public affairs professional’s participation in all aspects of corporate decision-making processes, CTPAA works to enhance each member’s status and influence through skill building and professional development. For more information on CTPAA, FORUM 2005 and the 2005 Beacon Awards, see www.ctpaa.org.
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