Because of coronavirus precautions being taken north of the border, the Toronto Raptors have played its “home” games in Tampa, Florida instead of Scotiabank Arena this season.
When Jamal Murray, Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets visit Tampa to face the Raptors, fans in Canada watching on TSN will be treated to a very special broadcast.
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) March 8, 2021
Appropriate on International Women’s Day, the Raptors announced that the March 24 broadcast of Toronto-Denver will be an all women broadcast. Kia Nurse, who recently became part of the Phoenix Mercury via the five-team blockbuster that included the Seattle Storm, Minnesota Lynx, New York Liberty and Dallas Wings will provide color commentary alongside Meghan McPeak doing play-by-play.
Kayla Grey will provide sideline reporting with Kate Beirness and Amy Audibert hosting and also giving analysis.
— Kia Nurse (@KayNurse11) March 8, 2021
More. Of. This. Please.
Yes, we’re making a point. We hope this leads to more recognition of the many roles women play in pro sports.
–John Wiggins, Raptors Vice President, Organizational Diversity and Inclusion (release)
Kate, Kayla and Kia are gifted broadcasted and valuable contributors to TSN’s fan-favourite Raptors all season long. Along with Amy and Meghan, these uniquely talented women will come together as a tribute to the power of women in sport.
–Nathalie Cook, VP, TSN and RDS (release)