October 2, 2008
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bill Hudock: 703-760-0051
Starbridge Media Group To Publish Custom Comic Book For The University of South Carolina Women’s Basketball Team

South Carolina Partners With Starbridge Media Group to Create “Reading Heroes” Comic Featuring Olympic Gold Medalist and Current Women’s Basketball Head Coach Dawn Staley

Starbridge Media Group, Inc. has teamed up with the University of South Carolina to produce a customized comic book in support of the University’s kids’ reading initiatives, Starbridge CEO Jamie Crittenberger announced today.

Featuring first-year women’s basketball head coach and Olympic champion Dawn Staley, the “Reading Heroes” comic will send a positive message displaying the virtues of reading and education. The comic book, targeted at elementary-age children, is a key promotional element of South Carolina’s statewide reading initiative, and will feature six local winners of the reading program.

“Bringing kids together through sports and education is a major goal of our company,” said Starbridge President Ken Hutman, who will oversee the project. “We are very excited to be partnering with the University of South Carolina on this positive educational initiative.”

The “Reading Heroes” comic will be distributed to fans at the South Carolina vs. Alabama women’s basketball game on February 15, 2009 in Columbia, SC, and the six local winners will be recognized on-court for their accomplishments.

Starbridge Media Group, Inc. is a Washington, DC-area based producer, publisher, rights owner, licensee, and sports marketing consultancy that is focused on the convergence of entertainment and sports, and in bridging domestic and international star sports brands with new and traditional forms of media.

Starbridge provides teams, athletes, brands, and rights owners with opportunities to drive incremental revenues, extend brand awareness and build fan loyalty via the creation of unique programming platforms and the maximization of core property assets. For more information on the company, visit www.starbridgemedia.com.