The Atlanta Gladiators announced today that the team’s episode of Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Georgia Traveler series will air Thursday, June 16th at 8:00 PM EST. Now in their ninth season, Georgia Traveler takes the viewer on exciting adventures found throughout the state of Georgia in search of food finds, getaways, outdoor activities, family fun, and local legends. Host Phil Proctor, 30-year television veteran and Emmy Award Winner, spent an afternoon with the Gladiators back in December for the show. Lacing up the skates for the first time, Proctor learn the basics from Gladiators Captain Derek Nesbitt, Alternate Captain Tyler Murovich, and defenseman Ian Barteaux. The footage from the Georgia Traveler visit, as well as interviews with all three Gladiators players and footage from the teams annual Teddy Bear Toss game, will comprise Thursday nights episode. When the day wrapped, he [Proctor] could not stop talking about how much fun he had, said GPB Producer Shantel Copeland. He said that being a hockey player for a day was one of the most fun times he has had doing Georgia Traveler. The players were great teachers and you can tell they love what they do. Gladiators Senior Director of Digital, Media, and Game Operations Christina Johnson felt similarly about the experience. Having the crew from Georgia Traveler with us after practice couldnt have been more exciting, she said. Phil and Shantel were so easy to work with, and definitely made our non-television stars feel comfortable. Watching Phil interact with our three players was wildly entertaining and I think will really help make the segment. Those interested in seeing the Gladiators episode of Georgia Traveler can catch its premiere Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 8:00 PM EST on GPB. Check local listings for channel information. ABOUT GEORGIA PUBLIC BROADCASTING:As one of the largest PBS stations in the nation, Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB Media), has been creating content worth sharing for over 50 years. With nine television stations, 18 radio stations and a multi-faceted digital presence, GPB strives to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of our viewers and listeners with programming that includes statewide radio news, current affairs, high school sports, educational resources for teachers and students and enlightening programs about our state like Georgia Outdoors and Georgia Traveler. ABOUT THE ATLANTA GLADIATORS:The Atlanta Gladiators 14th season kicks off at the Infinite Energy Arena on Friday, October 14th against the Toledo Walleye at 7:35 PM. For ticket information, visit the official team website at www.atlantagladiators.com or call the main office line at 770-497-5100.The Gladiators are members of the ECHL, the nations premier AA hockey league. All home games are played at the 11,355-seat Infinite Energy Arena, located just off I-85 on Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth where parking is always free. The Gladiators have established an unrivaled commitment to excellence, maintaining a distinctive reputation for affordable and family-friendly sports entertainment and consistently ranked as one of the top Things To Do in the Atlanta area and across the North Georgia region.For all the latest team news, contests, and more visit AtlantaGladiators.com, or like the Gladiators on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AtlantaGladiators), follow the team on Twitter (www.twitter.com/ATLGladiators), Instagram (www.instagram.com/atlgladiators) or Snapchat (www.snapchat.com) at gladshockey . -###-
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