Legion.org webcast schedule announced

The American Legion’s schedule of live-streamed events on www.legion.org is filled for the next month, including the closing ceremonies of Boys Nation Friday, July 30 (see below), finals of the National Junior Shooting Sports Championships, all 15 games of The American Legion Baseball World Series and The 92nd American Legion National Convention from Milwaukee.

"Last year's experience putting The American Legion World Series up live on the Web was a major success," American Legion National Commander Clarence Hill said. "People really enjoyed watching the games as they were being played, and I am sure they will again this year. The Legion is moving fast to the forefront of Web-based communications. It's not the only way - but it is an important way - for members and prospective members to see what we do as we are doing it, in a dynamic format."

Last year's first-ever American Legion World Series webcast drew nearly 19,000 unique visitors to the Legion Web site. The audience viewed a total of 2.4 million minutes of play in four days, exceeding expectations for the first year.

All of the live Web presentations can be viewed free of charge by visitors of www.legion.org.

Here is the remaining schedule:

  • American Legion Boys Nation Marymount University, Arlington, Va.Candidate debates in the afternoon will be live-streamed, followed by the election and post-election results.July 30, 8 a.m.-11 a.m.; 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. (EDT)

    The final Senate session of Boys Nation will be streamed live, followed by the evening assembly and farewell ceremony in the evening.

  • American Legion National Junior Shooting Sports ChampionshipsOlympic Training Facility Colorado Springs, Colo.Aug. 7, 8 a.m.-11 a.m.. (MDT)

    The final round of Precision and Sporter competition will be streamed live, with commentary, from Colorado Springs.

  • American Legion Baseball World Series - Avista Stadium Spokane, Wash. All 14 games of The American Legion World Series will be streamed live, with play-by-play announcing by longtime American Legion Baseball supporter Jim Darby and former Major League stars in the booth. To view games from last year, visit www.legion.org/legiontv and click on "Baseball."

  • 92nd American Legion National Convention - Milwaukee, Wis.:

  • The National Convention Color Guard Contest will be streamed live for the first time ever, followed by the National Band Contest.Aug. 28, 8 a.m.-11 a.m.; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. (CDT)

  • The National Convention's Patriotic Religious Service is scheduled to be streamed live. Aug. 29, 11 a.m. (CDT)

  • The American Legion National Convention Parade will be presented live on the Legion Web site.Aug. 29, 4 p.m. (CDT)

  • Opening ceremonies of the 92nd American Legion National Convention Aug. 31, 8 a.m. (CDT)

  • Aug. 30 - Sept. 1 - Watch for the first-ever "convention cam." Conventioneers can visit the camera and let their presence be known back home. The cam will be positioned at various locations through the week.