“This is a ride through time. Sports is its thread, but the experience covers so much terrain that you don’t have to be a sports fan to enjoy it. Even so, sports die-hards will learn a lot.”
— Mary Carillo
Emmy Award-winning sports broadcaster and Peabody Award-winning storyteller Mary Carillo narrates the vast majority of the original brief documentaries played exclusively to New York Sports Tours guests.
A New York City native and former international tennis champion, Carillo was the host of a luncheon at Keens Steakhouse to launch New York Sports Tours. At the event, she recorded a video that can be heard only by tour guests.
In 2018 in Manhattan, Carillo was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame.
“. . . you’ll enjoy the multidimensional, historically accurate, and fun view of this dynamic city . . . Mary Carillo will . . . catch you up with over 200 years of history, including the start of American football, basketball and baseball . . . You’ll learn how sports affected diverse fields like advertising, architecture, law, fashion, and politics . . .”
“New York Sports Tours . . . ties into the larger culture . . . To make it work, the organizers integrate . . . actual sites . . . archival photos and footage . . . an onboard host and recorded mini-documentaries narrated by Mary Carillo . . . touches on a colorful variety of sports-related New York characters . . . It also touches more literally on rare artifacts that are passed around for guests to hold.”
“. . . a live narrator points out sports landmarks and unsung places of significance for baseball, football, boxing and many other sports. This is accompanied by high-production mini documentaries narrated by famed sportscaster and New York City native Mary Carillo . . . not just sports but its connection to fields as varied as advertising, architecture, civil rights, entertainment, fashion and more . . .”
“. . . an intimate, multimedia ride . . .You’ll hear the voice of award-winning sports broadcaster and former tennis star Mary Carillo . . . Carillo is thrilled to be the voice of the tour.”