GetSportsFocus UPGRADE

Hello, my name is Alforde Joaquin and I am the executive producer for GetSportsFocus also known as GSF for short. I started GSF to create a platform for student-athletes and also to provide opportunities to aspiring journalists.

GetSportsFocus started out as an independent online media outlet based in San Jose, California covering the top high school teams and student-athletes in the Peninsula and South Bay Area.

Over the years, GSF has grown to not just highlighting athletes but producing award winning documentaries and segments. Thanks to the dedication of our crew, the production quality and value of our work are starting to gain momentum towards our next set of goals.

Due to COVID-19 and the “Unforeseen Business Circumstances” it has brought out, to GSF as a whole and our sponsors, we are asking you for some additional financial help to keep us moving forward. This year was supposed to be a big year for GSF with major documentaries in the works intended for Netflix distribution, sports camps and tournaments scheduled throughout the Spring and Summer seasons but unfortunately had to be cancelled.

Our goal is to raise $79,500 in the next five months. The money raised will be used to stay in operation, pay our freelancers, upgrade equipment which was our main goal this summer, provide opportunities for student-athletes to participate in our GSF Sports Camps during the extended period of no high school sports and also to budget our work travel plans when high school sports return in December.

Thank you in advance for your contribution and financial support. And please check back with us and our progress in the weeks to come. We will be giving updates on our social media as well regarding current documentary series and projects we are currently working on. Follow us @GetSportsFocus on Facebook, IG, Twitter and TikTok.

One of my former intern suggested I talk about the Emmy trophies...
I was fortunate enough to get recognized for my work as a videojournalist when I started working for KICU/KTVU right out of SJSU. I actually received one or two for the four years I worked there. The awards were cool. I earned 6 total Emmys, one for each of these categories: Feature Story, Editing, Videography, Short Documentary Director and the one I'm most proud of was Sound Mixing. LOL. I've always wanted to be a DJ but mixing nat-sound to create a powerful presentation where you can understand what is going on without watching a scene is something I have been able to execute really well. During my short years working in television land, I also received a few Bay Area wide awards for the same categories. During my second year working at KICU/KTVU, I received an Edward R. Murrow Award which is like a regional or national kind of recognition for journalism. Most recently, the San Francisco Bay Area Press/Photographer's Club recognized our work for the production of our first docuseries about the Gilroy HS Wrestling team, "Gilroy Wrestling". Like I said, awards are cool but the motivation is mentoring individuals to develop and perfect their craft. One of the biggest rewards I get is when one of our former intern or volunteer gets a job in the industry using their experience at GetSportsFocus and we've had several outstanding individuals that moved on over the years.
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