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TNT to Televise Capital One’s The Match: Champions for Change

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Thursday, November 19th, 2020
Categories: News

– Phil Mickelson & Charles Barkley vs. Stephen Curry & Peyton Manning –
Friday, Nov. 27, with Exclusive Live Companion Content Available on Bleacher Report

Capital One’s The Match to Benefit Historically Black Colleges and Universities;
WarnerMedia to Also Donate One Million Meals Through Feeding America

Brian Anderson, Trevor Immelman, Andre Iguodala, Cheyenne Woods & Gary McCord to Call Live Event;
TNT’s Pre-Match Coverage to Feature Cari Champion, Michelle Wie & Eli Manning

B/R to Premiere “Cart Cam” Live Stream with Eli Manning and Taylor Rooks, Featuring Candid Moments & Conversations with the Competitors, Along with House of Highlights Showdown on B/R App

Turner Sports will present Capital One’s The Match: Champions for Change, Friday, Nov. 27, at 3 p.m. ET, with exclusive live event coverage available on TNT and live companion content – highlighted by an originally produced “Cart Cam” stream – leading up to and during the event through Bleacher Report and the B/R app. Capital One’s The Match: Champions for Change will feature World Golf Hall of Famer Phil Mickelson and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley facing three-time NBA Champion Stephen Curry, a near scratch golfer, and two-time Super Bowl Champion Peyton Manning in modified alternate shot match play at Stone Canyon Golf Club in Oro Valley, Ariz.

Capital One’s The Match: Champions for Change will uniquely contribute toward and highlight diversity, equality and inclusion at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Through its association with the event, WarnerMedia will make donations to Morehouse College, Howard University, Alabama A&M, Hampton University and Winston-Salem State University, primarily helping to fund golf or sports journalism programs. Additionally, the four golfers have selected Jackson State (Mickelson), Tuskegee (Barkley) and Howard (Curry), along with Grambling State, Southern University at New Orleans and Lane College (Manning), to be the recipients of their donations.

WarnerMedia, in coordination with Wheels Up, will also be contributing one million meals through Feeding America this holiday season, while using the platform of the event to help raise additional awareness and funding for hunger relief efforts.

TNT’s live coverage of Capital One’s The Match will be hosted by Brian Anderson, who will provide play-by-play alongside Trevor Immelman and Andre Iguodala, with on-course reporters Cheyenne Woods and Gary McCord. Special guests will also make appearances, joining the telecast via Cisco Webex.

Capital One’s The Match will once again feature a series of on-course challenges, aimed at driving additional funding for HBCUs. For each of those holes, there will be a minimum of $100,000 and up to $2,500,000 (on select holes) donated if a golfer is able to sink a hole-in-one. Additional information on these challenges will be shared leading up to the event.

Live event coverage airing on TNT will once again feature unprecedented access with all players having open mics throughout the competition including the capability to communicate directly with other golfers and the broadcast commentators. Production highlights will include state-of-the-art live drone coverage and Toptracer shot tracking technology.

Additional highlights include:

“Cart Cam presented by Capital One” Exclusively in B/R App
In addition to TNT’s presentation, Bleacher Report will exclusively offer live “Cart Cam” coverage – beginning at 3 p.m.– providing viewers a companion experience in the B/R app. Hosted by Taylor Rooks with Eli Manning as the on-course, in-cart correspondent, B/R’s “Cart Cam” stream will follow Mickelson, Barkley, Curry and Manning throughout all 18 holes, capturing candid moments and providing opportunities throughout the competition for Rooks and Eli to engage with the golfers in between holes. The B/R app will also offer direct access to TNT’s coverage of Capital One’s The Match: Champions for Change, which fans will be able to watch by logging in with their TV Everywhere credentials.

The Pre-Match Show Presented by Autotrader
TNT will also televise Capital One’s The Match Pre-Match Show, Presented by Autotrader leading up to the event at 2 p.m., with an inside look at the four competitors and preview the day’s action. The hour-long show, live from Stone Canyon Golf Club, will be hosted by Cari Champion with Eli Manning – the two-time Super Bowl MVP and younger brother of Peyton – and LPGA star Michelle Wie, among others.

House of Highlights Showdown
B/R will tee off the day’s coverage at 1 p.m., with the House of Highlights Showdown from Stone Canyon Golf Club’s popular 19th hole. The pre-event competition, streamed live exclusively on the B/R app and hosted by Marcelas Howard, will feature social media influencers Jesser, Kristopher London, Tristan Jass and MMG in a closest-to-the-pin contest with the winner walking away with a $100,000 prize. House of Highlights will make donations to Bennett College and Spelman College in association with the pre-event exhibition. Following the live contest, content will be available across B/R and House of Highlights social channels, with the full video available on demand via HOH’s YouTube page.

About Stone Canyon
The Stone Canyon Golf Club, owned by Mickelson Golf Properties, is considered one of golf’s preeminent desert settings and regularly ranks among the best courses in the country. Stone Canyon’s 18 uniquely designed golf holes are situated at the base of the picturesque Tortolita Mountains, offering views of the Santa Catalina Mountains in all directions. Capital One’s The Match will be closed to the public.

Marketing & Sales Partners
Turner Sports is proud to be working with a number of marketing partners to host Capital One’s The Match: Champions for Change. Capital One has been the title sponsor of The Match series since it began, and the company is returning to collaborate on a number of social, digital and broadcast integrations leading up to and during the live event. To learn more about the company and its commitments to change banking for good, visit https://www.capitalone.com/about/our-commitments/.
Ford Motor Company, Michelob ULTRA and Progressive Insurance will serve as presenting sponsors of Capital One’s The Match. Cisco and DraftKings will serve as content integration partners, with AT&T, Callaway Golf, E-Z-GO, Stephen Curry’s OXIGEN Water, Taco Bell and Wheels Up as associate sponsors of the event.

Capital One Contributes to HBCUs
Capital One will make donations to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and United Negro College Fund (UNCF) – both organizations support and fund scholarships and programs for public and private HBCUs – as well as Florida A&M and North Carolina A&T.

The media agreement with WarnerMedia and Turner Sports was completed in partnership with SPORTFIVE, which represents Mickelson and is the tournament organizer. The event is being co-operated with Excel Sports Management.

About Turner Sports
Turner Sports, a division of WarnerMedia, is an industry leader in the delivery of premium sports content across all platforms, widely recognized for its long-standing partnerships with the NBA, Major League Baseball and NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. The Turner Sports portfolio includes two of the most popular digital destinations for young sports fans in Bleacher Report and House of Highlights, along with the B/R Live streaming platform and ELEAGUE, a leading gaming and esports entertainment brand. Turner Sports co-manages NBA Digital – comprised of NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE Pass, the NBA App and NBAGLEAGUE.com – as well as NCAA.com and the NCAA March Madness Live suite of products.

Visit the Turner Sports online pressroom for additional press materials; follow Turner Sports on Twitter at @TurnerSportsPR.

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