December 18, 2009
What child wouldn't trade their entire Yu-Gi-Oh card collection or suitcase full of Hotwheels for a chance to wake up on Christmas morning and find themselves as the star of the SportsCenter Highlight Reel?
Whether slamming it home over LeBron or kicking one through the five-hole of Hope Solo. Whether stepping to the plate with the sacks full and two outs in the ninth or running one back from three-yards deep in the end zone, there isn't one of us who hasn't dreamed of capturing their own personal Kodak moment of achievement on ESPN.
The unfortunate thing for most of us, is that those amazing moments are reserved for a very special few and SportsCenter is only 60 minutes long. For most of us, our highlights will be left as cuttings on the editing room floor. Or not.
Thanks to ESPN technology and BostonsportsU18.com , your child can wake up on the morning of the 25th as the star of their own ESPN Top Plays.
"I am always looking for something different to buy my kids for Christmas and, unfortunately, always settle for video games, and other toys that they stop playing with after a month," explains Mike Winn,who is the General Manager at Absolute Broadcasting and the creator of BostonsportsU18.com. "This year, I created the ESPN DVD for my son who's team won the nine-year old State Baseball Tournament this past summer and it came out great."
"It was really easy and It really looks like he was on ESPN. Seriously, I liked the product so much, I put it on the site."
The DVD allows parents to showcase their child's sports photos with authentic SportsCenter graphics and commentary by ESPN's Karl Ravech and is sure to be amongst your child athletes most revered gifts this holiday.
"I make a little off each sale," added Winn, "but I am not sure that it will be enough to buy me lunch. If I get enough for 2 sandwiches maybe we can finally meet up for lunch!"
Winn developed BostonsportsU18.com as a sports web site for the passionate Boston Sports Fan under the age of 18. The site contains sports blogs, pictures, videos, training and even nutrition tips and games.
Winn explains on the popular site, "Boston Sports U18 offers kids a fun way to enjoy the local teams. This group of fans have grown up during the most successful time in Boston Sports History. With three Super Bowls Championships, one NBA Championship and two World Series Championships, the young fan of Boston Sports has truly been spoiled over the past ten years."
The site also gives the opportunity for younger sports journalists to meet, interview and write about local sports stars as Winn and the site have close relationships with the Lowell Spinners, the Boston Red Sox Class A affiliate, and several other local teams.
Winn has recently started Boston Sports Woman , the premier on-line lifestyle magazine for Boston women. The site features interviews with star athletes, hometown heroes and other key figures as well as the latest health, fitness and nutrition resources, product reviews, community events and entertainment guides.
To purchase your ESPN Highlight DVD, visit the Boston Sports U18 site and click the ESPN icon in the top right hand corner. The code for BSU18 is Boston and earns the shopper a 20% discount off of the $40. list price. Team DVD's are available for only $50 and gift cards are available.
Said Winn, "My son may or may not ever be Jacoby Ellsbury, but there's nothing wrong with letting him make believe."
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