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Posted on: June 10, 2020

M-NCPPC and Bowie State University Create Play More TV

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 18, 2020
MEDIA CONTACT: KIRA CALM LEWIS, 301-446-3327 - Kira.CalmLewis@pgparks.com

 M-NCPPC and Bowie State University Create Play More TV  
Partnership Features a Fun and Informative Family Show for Prince George’s County Residents

RIVERDALE, MD –  The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County announces a partnership with Bowie State University to create Play More TV. Play More TV is a fun and informative family show for the residents of Prince George’s County that features various programs, performances, and services to help keep residents active while in the comfort of the home.    

“This partnership with Bowie State University provides another way for us to connect with our patrons and provide recreational and educational activities that showcase the services we offer. We’ll continue to provide ways to engage with our community during this time of social distancing,” says Bill Tyler, Director of the M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation.

The first two episodes of Play More TV, intended for children, include segments such as teaching American Sign Language, “no-bake” cooking demonstrations, arts, and craft projects, choreographed dance routines, and more. Play More TV will expand its programming to include fitness, art, and nature projects for adults.  

“Bowie State University & BSU-TV appreciate the opportunity to partner with this special program,” states Dr. Otis Thomas, Chair and Professor, Bowie State University Department of Communications. 

Play More TV airs on the BSU-TV station, on Comcast 74, and Verizon 43 channels at 8 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m. 9:30 p.m., 12:30 a.m. and 4 a.m. For more information about Play More TV and other Department of Parks and Recreation virtual programs and activities, visit the Online Resource Center at pgparks.com.

The Department of Parks and Recreation delivers an award-winning park system through progressive, innovative leadership and a commitment to the community and the environment in Prince George’s County. For more on the Department of Parks and Recreation, visit www.pgparks.com and stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, and Instagram. The M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and services.

WBSU Bulldog Nation Radio and BSU-TV provide high-quality media production of campus projects, sporting, and special events, as well as community and educational programs. While audiences access this engaging content through worldwide streaming, BSU communication students access something even more valuable – a first-rate education. 

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