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OnQ - Gators Football Program
OnQ features the Garfield Gators football program for children ages 5 - 14.



PITTSBURGH—The Garfield community gets a little brighter each July when boys and girls ages 5-14 participate in the Garfield Gators football program as players and cheerleaders. “The Swamp,” (the Gators’ home field at Fort Pitt School) serves as a second home to many of the players in this Allegheny County Midget Football League (ACMFL) team. The men and women who coach these young people serve as role models in a neighborhood where economic, environmental and social challenges are commonplace.

WQED-TV’s OnQ will feature coaches, players and those who have succeeded on Tuesday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m. Bob Jones who is in charge of Garfield Youth Sports along with three friends and fellow Garfield natives, started the program to provide the neighborhood children a place where academics, discipline and personal accountability are encouraged. Defensive Cornerback for the University of Notre Dame got his start as a Gator and owes his success to these men and the program. The community, schools and children have a lot of hope for the future thanks to the Garfield Gators midget football program.

OnQ is WQED’s nightly newsmagazine show, the only one in the region and one of five in the country. In its 10th year, OnQ features stories about the region’s culture, business, history and human interest topics. A multiple Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award winning program, OnQ was the first news and information program to broadcast in high-definition (HD) in the Pittsburgh market.

WQED Pittsburgh, honored with the 2007 and 2006 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award for

Station Excellence, was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. WQED creates, produces and distributes quality programs, products and
services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within its community and around the world. WQED Pittsburgh is one of the first broadcasters in the country to be fully high-definition (HD) in its studio and field production capabilities. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED-DT; WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED-HD; WQEX-TV (A ShopNBC affiliate); WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; a publishing division that includes PITTSBURGH MAGAZINE; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org); and The WQED Education Department.


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