10th Annual
         Triangle Sportscaster Camp

July 6th - 8th, 2009; Raleigh, NC
Email TriangleSportscasterCamp@gmail.com to register or for details or call (919) 291-7918.

Patrick Kinas, Camp Founder & Director 

I dreamed of becoming a sportscaster from about the time I uttered my first word.  Like many kids who share this dream, I would "announce" games in my bedroom while playing my favorite (and only) board game - Strat-O-Matic Baseball.  I barricaded myself in my bedroom for thousands of hours over about a 10-year span calling games, keeping stats and even changing the standings boards that hung on my walls.  My parents probably thought I was borderline commitable, and secretly wished that I had followed a more traditional career path like my older brothers and sister, yet they realized that nothing would stand in my way of pursuing a career in sports broadcasting.  As supportive as they were, they were at a loss on how to help.  They didn't know any sportscasters.  They knew that WGN wouldn't hire an 11-year-old intern.  Moreover, there were no such things as camps for future sportscasters anywhere near my Pontiac, IL hometown.  Long story short, they were helpless to help. 

Over my time in the Triangle, I've been approached countless times by young aspiring broadcasters and numerous parents about shadowing me during a broadcast because of their interest in sportscasting.  Well, coupling that with the fact that there are so many outstanding broadcast resources in the Triangle allowed me the opportunity to put this camp together.

Hence, the Triangle Sportscaster Camp was born. 

Patrick Kinas is beginning his 8th season as the play-by-play voice of the Durham Bulls (Triple-A, Tampa Bay Rays).  Kinas has called the last two Olympic Games for Westwood One Sports, calling all 32 gold medal races in swimming at the Rio Summer Olympic Games in 2016.  Then in PyeongChang, South Korea, Kinas was the host of the Opening & Closing Ceremonies, as well as doing play-by-play for Figure Skating and Short Track Speed Skating, conducting interviews with the best athletes in the world from Team USA legends Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky to International stars Usain Bolt and Yuzuru Hanyu.

This past December, Kinas was hired by NBC Sports, calling Short Track and Long Track Speed Skating for NBC Sports Network and the Olympic Channel for the 2018-19 season.  This summer, Kinas will be broadcasting select pro swimming events for the network.

In the fall and winter, Kinas continues his play-by-play work for Westwood in college football and basketball.  He has has done regular contract TV play-by-play work for ESPN, CBS College, the ACC Network, MASN and CSS, along with serving as the national radio voice for the East West Shrine Game.  Additionally, Kinas has called the North Carolina High School state football/basketball/volleyball/swimming championships statewide for Time-Warner Cable since March, 2012.

Kinas received his undergraduate degree with honors from Millikin (IL) University, and Master's Degree from Northwestern (IL) University.

** Instructor Lineup Subject To Change **
Triangle Sportscaster Camp
Durham, NC  27701
(919) 291-7918
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