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Fox Sports’ Award-Winning Series Returns With Episode Highlighting History Of HBCU Marching Bands


LOS ANGELES – FOX Sports’ award-winning series VOICES, featuring diverse sports stories impacting our communities and culture, returns with an all-new episode spotlighting sports icons who have paved the way premiering Sunday, April 14 at 2:00 PM ET on FOX. 

Hosted by FOX NFL Reporter Kristina Pink, the special episode celebrates the indelible legacies and impact of various trailblazing athletes including Major League Baseball (MLB) greats Jackie Robinson and Reggie Jackson, Angel City FC’s Madison Hammond, collegiate women’s basketball star Caitlin Clark and the Minnesota Vikings’ Camryn Bynum.

To honor Jackie Robinson and commemorate the 77th anniversary of his historic Major League Baseball debut that broke the color barrier, VOICES features an essay tribute to the baseball legend voiced by six-time MLB All-Star and World Series champion CC Sabathia. The episode also profiles MLB Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson’s Mr. October Foundation.


The organization, which provides access to STEM education for underserved youth in the communities of NYC, Detroit, Oakland, and St. Louis, also creates pathways for employment.

Additionally, viewers will be introduced to Angel City FC’s star defender Madison Hammond, the first Native American to play in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), showcasing this historic representation and how Hammond has become a role model for young aspiring indigenous female athletes around the world.

The new VOICES episode will also feature a vignette on Iowa Hawkeyes point guard and basketball phenom Caitlin Clark and her epic run to the 2024 NCAA women’s basketball national championship that captivated audiences and set a new precedent for women’s sports.

The episode also follows Minnesota Vikings Safety Camryn Bynum to his home nation of the Philippines to introduce the impactful work he does to raise awareness about the hardships in his community through the Bynum Faith Foundation, which provides long-term support and disaster relief with a mission to restore hope, faith and love to underserved communities primarily in the Philippines and the U.S. Viewers will also learn about his recently launched Camp Beezy, a football training camp in Manila bringing American football to young athletes in the Philippines.

Lastly, viewers will get an exclusive sneak peek into the history and culture of the marching band at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), one of the most heralded organizations on HBCU campuses.

Featuring interviews with band leaders from Tennessee State University and Virginia State University with performances by these schools along with Florida A&M University (FAMU), Southern University, Alabama State University, Norfolk State University, Jackson State University, Langston University, Texas Southern University, Morgan State University, audiences will witness the pride, musicianship, passion and showstopping acts seen across campuses today.

For more information, visit FOX Sports Press Pass and follow @FOXSportsPR on Twitter.

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About FOX Sports

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple websites, joint-venture businesses, and several licensing relationships. 

FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus, and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats, and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform, Caffeine jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports, and live entertainment content.

Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio are FOX’s interests in the joint-venture business Big Ten Network, and a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.

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Joanna Salini, FOX Sports

Joanna.Salini@FOX.com



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