Singleton E:60 piece set to air Tuesday on ESPN at 9:30 p.m.

Singleton E:60 piece set to air Tuesday on ESPN at 9:30 p.m.

Singleton E:60 piece set to air Tuesday on ESPN at 9:30 p.m.

CHARLESTON, S.C. – ESPN has announced that the award-winning E:60 will air its feature on Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, mother of CSU sophomore baseball player Chris Singleton, on Tuesday night (Aug. 4) at 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. Coleman-Singleton was one of the nine victims in last month's tragedy at Emanuel AME in downtown Charleston. 

The piece centers on Chris and his relationship with his mother, a track coach at nearby Goose Creek High School. Chris and his family spoke exclusively with award winning E:60 and ABC correspondent Bob Woodruff. CSU head baseball coach Stuart Lake, high school and CSU teammate Cody Smith, and a number of Chris' friends and summer league coaches also spoke with E:60 for the piece.  

Following the tragedy, Charleston Southern University established the Singleton Memorial Fund. Funds will be used to meet Chris's educational expenses at CSU. It is Chris's wish that any remaining funds be applied to the planned CSU baseball enrichment center in memory of Ms. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton. 

Chris will be a sophomore at CSU in the fall. He played in 50 games in the Bucs' outfield as a freshman. His best performance came in an extra-innings win at Clemson in April, going 4-for-5 with the game-winning RBI. The win was CSU's first against the Tigers.    

E:60's commitment to journalistic excellence has been recognized by just about every award the industry has to offer.  In 2015, E:60 has won three Sports Emmys, the Television Academy Honors, a NAMIC Vision Award,  a PRISM Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award, and an the RFK Award for Journalism – a first for ESPN. From investigative and human interest stories to in-depth athlete profiles, E:60, for the past eight years, has told stories that show why sports matter. 

In the E:60 summer line-up, NFL profiles include Dallas Cowboys, All Pro Jason Witten, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans, the newest Miami Dolphin Ndamukong Suh and Heisman Trophy candidate, Ezekiel Elliott of the Ohio State Buckeyes and one of the most misunderstood bad boys within the league – DeAngelo Hall. 

About E:60 

E:60 continues to innovate long-form storytelling, enterprise reporting and production technique.   E:60's veteran team of reporters contributing to E:60 include Jeremy Schaap,  Lisa Salters, Tom Rinaldi, Chris Connelly,  and Jeffri Chadiha. E:60 is led by Executive Producer Andy Tennant and Coordinating Producer Michael Baltierra. Since 2007 E:60 has reported from Kenya, Sudan, India, Dominican Republic, Morocco, Mexico, Senegal, Philippines, Netherlands, Haiti, Costa Rica, South Africa, Ukraine, Serbia, Bolivia, Venezuela, Panama, Liberia, and the Middle East. 

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