Rowan University Telethon Benefits Special Olympics of New Jersey

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GLASSBORO, New Jersey -- The Rowan Television Network  (RTN CH5) is a student run closed circuit television station at Rowan University within the  College of Communications & Creative Arts. They are hosting a 5 hour LIVE Telethon tonight from 6 to 11  to benefit the Special Olympics of New Jersey.


Rachael Willamson:
"The Rowan Television Network works hard every year putting on TV shows in our studios as well as sporting events and special events but the telethon is defiantly our largest production."

Morgan Litzas:
"The Telethon is a 5 hour LIVE production that the Rowan Television Network puts on annually every spring. It's in its 9th year so this year we chose Special Olympics of New Jersey."

"We chose them because we really wanted to do a sports theme to kind of change it up a bit but to also because we kind of fell in love with the people we spent time with in Rowan Unified Sports and we went out to Special Olympics sporting events and shot a couple times and it gives a lot of people satisfaction in their lives. It gives people the opportunity to have fun and to participate in something and friendly competition and the thing that kind of makes our hearts melt is the Special Olympics Athlete's Oath and it says Let me win. But if I cannon win, let me be brave in the attempt. And that just says it all. It's good competition and good fun."

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Christopher Winkler:
"The Rowan Television Network gives students the opportunity to apply their knowledge outside of the classroom and we always talk about having content that matters, so the Telethon is the perfect opportunity to have content that can possibly make a difference in seeking a lot of donations from the community for a charitable cause we tie that really good interest together with the students ideas about production and it all comes together in a nice event."

"You can watch the telethon on line on RTNTELETHON.COM it will be embedded on the home page."

"We work really hard, and I hope this brings attention to the Special Olympics so people can fall in love with these people that we've met just like we have.



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