Great sportsmanship makes this a show worth watching
Daryl Navarro interviewed Miss Colorado Hannah Porter for his T.V. show Colorado SportsConnection. Porter played football for Arapahoe High School as a freshman, and went on to win the Miss Colorado
pageant in 2012. “It’s so easy to root for good people,” stated Navarro.
By Amy Shanahan, photo courtesy of Daryl Navarro
Daryl Navarro is a familiar face to those who shop at Castle Pines Jewelers in the Village shops, but there is much more to Navarro than meets the eye. Every Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m., Navarro can be seen hosting a sports-related television program called Colorado SportsConnection on Channel 3, KCDO.
Colorado SportsConnection focuses on the positive aspects of high school through professional athletes, and others who have a significant impact on sports. Now in its third season, the show only features athletes and sports related figures who portray a positive public image. “I noticed that a lot of athletes were being featured in a negative way,” remarked Navarro. “I was interested in finding people who bring a positive light to their sport and to their life.”
Navarro, a resident of Castle Rock, has always had a passion for sports. Athletics played a huge part in his childhood, as he played through high school and always enjoyed being around the game. Navarro is an avid horseman and he currently trains horses and gives lessons.
Navarro studied broadcasting and communications at Metro State, and throughout his career he knew this was something he wanted to pursue. Colorado SportsConnection became his passion and to this day, he seeks out the guests, produces his own show, and secures his own advertisers and sponsorships. Littleton and Castle Rock Adventist Hospital have sponsored the program from its inception, and students from the film program at Rock Canyon High School, under the leadership of teacher Jim McClurg, have often helped with the filming and editing.
Navarro is truly excited by his TV show, and his energy and passion for portraying sports and athletes in a positive light shines through. “The best part of this job without a doubt is getting to meet real people all the time,” stated Navarro.
One of Navarro’s most memorable and favorite interviews was with T.R. Ellis, the head volleyball coach at Chaparral High School in Parker (and a Castle Pines resident). Ellis’ team won back-to-back championships in 2010 and 2011. “I really enjoyed getting to know her. She is a great person on and off the court,” Navarro remarked. “She does everything the right way and it shows. Her players are very mature young ladies with integrity and she is the perfect role model for a coach.”
Navarro is always looking for athletes and others involved in the world of athletics who possess excellent qualities in sports and life. If you know of an outstanding person that you would like to see featured, contact Daryl Navarro at 303-995-9779 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.