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Sooner Jr. Commercial Nominated for Emmy
June 17, 2014

NORMAN, Okla. -- SoonerVision, the OU Athletics Department’s in-house production arm, has been nominated for a 2014 Emmy through the Heartland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for its most recent Sooner Jr. F.A.N.S. commercial.

The 28th Annual Emmy Awards Gala is scheduled for Saturday, July 12, where award winners will be announced. The Sooner Jr. F.A.N.S. commercial, produced and directed by Matt Jaques, is nominated in the category of Program Promo – Sports.

The Sooner Jr. F.A.N.S. program focuses on Fitness Fun, Academics, Nutrition and Sportsmanship (anti-bullying). The organization currently has programming in Norman, Moore, Oklahoma City, Mid-Del and Tulsa schools.

Since the start of the program in August 2011, Sooner Jr. F.A.N.S. has seen more than 90,000 youth in 106 elementary schools across Oklahoma and Texas. Assemblies are 30 minutes long, interactive and involved OU student-athletes, spirit members and mascots. Assemblies are free to any interested elementary or middle school, based upon availability. For more information or to sign up for the 2014-15 Sooner Jr. F.A.N.S. tour, please email soonerjr@ou.edu.

Founded in 1947, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and the Emmy Award stand for the best in the television industry. The National Academy is the only non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing outstanding achievement, raising industry standards and improving the quality of television. Its dedication to excellence is pursued every day by members of its 19 chapters across the country.

The Heartland chapter was formed in 1986 after an intense effort to meet the high eligibility standards of the National Academy’s national board, and serves the television industry in these markets/DMAs: Denver, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Wichita/Hutchinson, Omaha, Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Lincoln/Hastings-Kearney, Topeka, Grand Junction/Montrose, Cheyenne/Scottsbluff and North Platte.

SoonerVision would like to thank McKinley Elementary School in Norman and its staff for allowing the use of its facilities for filming and Courtney Root, a teacher at the elementary.

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