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Loukoumi Dream Day Series Virtual Discussion with Bob Costas

February 27, 2021

NEW YORK – The Loukoumi Dream Day series presents a Virtual Conversation with Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Bob Costas on Saturday, March 27, 12 Noon EST.

Register online and receive the complimentary Zoom login: https://www.loukoumifoundation.org/dreamday-bob-costas.

Also to be discussed during the Zoom event, The Loukoumi Foundation's exciting new partnership with Pitch In For Baseball & Softball as they collect equipment donations and accept grant applications to build a field of dreams for a school or community in need.

Greek-American Bob Costas has won 29 Emmy Awards during his career and has been recognized with many other awards and nominations in the categories of hosting, play-by-play, writing, journalism, news, and entertainment. He is the only broadcaster in television history to win Emmys for news, sports and entertainment.

Costas was named the National Sportscaster of the Year a record eight times. He is a member of the broadcaster’s wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame, and the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame. Among his many honors, Costas was also selected for the Walter Cronkite Award for distinction in journalism.

Costas has also hosted a dozen Olympics for NBC. He was also part of the coverage of eight Super Bowls, seven World Series, ten NBA Finals, and the Kentucky Derby 17 times. 

Over the past four decades, Costas’ work, both in and out of sports for NBC, HBO, and the Major League Baseball Network, has won widespread praise. He is often referred to as his generation’s most respected sports broadcaster.

Costas was born in Queens and grew up on Long Island, raised by his father who was of Greek descent with roots in Kalymnos and his mother who was of Irish descent. He attended Syracuse University. His professional career began at KMOX radio in St. Louis in 1974 and his network career with NBC in 1980.

More information is available online: https://www.loukoumifoundation.org.

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