On Monday, August 29, New York Film Academy veteran students enjoyed an evening at Angel stadium watching the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim take on the Cincinnati Reds. This was made possible by a generous ticket donation from the Angels organization. The Angels have a history of supporting military service members through their community relations department and look forward to any opportunity to provide a night of entertainment to the military service members and veterans.
NYFA veteran students were able to enjoy a night of camaraderie and took the ball game as a chance to forget about the often intense workload that comes with the various courses of study in the visual and performing arts. Veterans Coordinator Michael Kunselman, a Navy veteran himself, helmed the event along with fellow Navy veteran and Athletics Director Eric Brown who stated, “It is always great to step away from the daily routine and give our veteran students a well-deserved night out to cut loose and enjoy themselves with fellow veterans.” Additionally, Kunselman mentioned that this is was a special opportunity for many of the veterans as this was the first time many of them have attended a major league ball game. He believes that there are a lot of organizations out there who are happy to host veterans as a reminder that their service to the Nation will never go unnoticed.
Many of the veteran students at NYFA are acquiring the skills and tools to use not only in film and television, but also in production, writing and photography. The rigorous course curriculum can all be applied to the entertainment industry to include broadcasting televised baseball games.
We are grateful for the support that the Anaheim Angels provide to our military and the veteran students attending the New York Film Academy.