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Toronto Raptors announce all-female broadcast team for March 24 game against Denver Nuggets

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History will be made later this month.

When the Toronto Raptors host the Denver Nuggets on March 24, women will hold every on-air role for the game, making it Canada's first all-female broadcast.

Play-by-play will be led by Meghan McPeak alongside TSN analyst Kia Nurse of the Canadian national team and WNBA's Phoenix Mercury. TSN host and reporter Kayla Grey will handle sideline duties. TSN's Kate Beirness and Amy Audibert, Raptors 905 analyst, will host the show and provide analysis.

The game will start at 7:00 p.m. ET on TSN.

"We wanted to highlight the contributions that women make individually - across so many broadcasts - by bringing them all together," John Wiggins, Raptors vice-president of organizational diversity and inclusion, said. "Yes, we're making a point. We hope this leads to more recognition of the many roles women play in pro sports.

"And we especially hope that one of the takeaways from this is for girls at home who see Meghan or Amy or Kayla, and think - hey, I could do that. There's a place for me in sports."

The broadcasters will participate in virtual events to share their experiences and impart advice in front of young fans and community groups, as well as a virtual panel with students from Ryerson's Sport Business programs.

Nurse will also participate in a contest asking Huddle Up Bullying Prevention Program students in elementary and high school to share their female role models, with the winner receiving a virtual class visit.

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