Montclair State University’s 8th Annual Red Hawk Open will be held on Monday, September 14. In this rapidly shifting landscape, and with the health and safety of our community and staff in mind, the program for 2020 will be held virtually. Join us online at 6:30 p.m. on September 14 as we hear from our Athletics program, highlight our generous sponsors and hold the live raffle drawing.
Now more than ever, our student-athletes need your support. Sponsorship opportunities are now available. Proceeds from the Red Hawk Open support the more than 500 student athletes and 18 varsity athletic programs of the Montclair State University Athletic Department.
Your support of the Red Hawk Open helps our students excel athletically and it demonstrates to our athletes that their effort and commitment are valued by Montclair State alumni, community members and colleagues. Last year's outing raised funds to create the Red Hawk Sports Network (RHSN). The network covers all of the Red Hawks' 18 varsity athletic teams.
At a time when virtual opportunities are so important, your support keeps us online. The Red Hawk Sports Network (RHSN) launched in the fall of 2019 and is a joint venture between the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Montclair State University’s School of Communication and Media. The network covers all of the Red Hawks’ 18 varsity athletic teams, including live events through YouTube. The inaugural Red Hawk Sports Network team consists of two sports commentators: a play-by-play and color commentator and a production team that assists in producing the live stream for the games. Social media interns also help provide video and other content for the network. There are currently plans to bring in sideline reporters, sports analysts and other positions in later months.
The network will use state of the art equipment for their games. The school recently reached a deal with Pixellot, a sports-production company, to use its automated camera system to air the games. Pixellot’s innovative cameras have the unique ability to follow the action of the game using advanced auto production algorithms without the need for a camera operator. This allows for the cameras to automatically identify highlights, create replays and much more. It also automatically saves games to the cloud and can stream it live or on-demand. This system of sports production is typically only seen in Division I schools and professional sports.
Along with cutting edge technology, the school plans on expanding the network immensely in the future. Interviews, highlight packages, halftime shows, and much more are expected to be apart featured on the network as well. The RHSN is fully run by students, giving them experience in all aspects of sports journalism. Help us reach that next level by supporting the 8th Annual Red Hawk Open through one of the many sponsorship opportunities available.
You can also support the 8th Annual Red Hawk Open – Virtual Edition by purchasing raffle tickets online. This is a great way to support Montclair State Athletics and get in on the fun. For more information or questions, contact Karen Hackett, Office of Alumni Engagement, at 973-655-4207 or email@example.com.