Sportscaster Jessie Garcia to appear in Three Lakes
The Three Lakes Historical Society will present sportscaster Jessie Garcia Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Reiter Center in Three Lakes.
Garcia is one of the first female sportscasters in the Midwest and co-host of “The Mike McCarthy Show.” She will share tales from 20 years spent covering Wisconsin’s sports teams.
Admission is free. A book signing and the historical society’s annual raffle drawing will follow the presentation.
A self-proclaimed “terrible athlete,” Garcia reported on Green Bay football during the Holmgren, Rhodes, Sherman and McCarthy years. Her book, My Life with the Green & Gold, also features up-close and personal stories about other teams and athletes she’s covered, from the Badgers and Brewers to Wisconsin Olympians such as Bonnie Blair and Casey FitzRandolph.
Garcia’s expertise is capturing behind-the-scenes, human-interest stories. In My Life with the Green & Gold, she shares a personal and humorous insider’s look at many Wisconsin sports heroes from the perspective of a female sports journalist and working mom who has ridden the adrenaline rush to be on the air at 5 a.m., 10 p.m. and any hour in between, all while juggling the many demands of family life. Not many parents can say they’ve changed their child’s diaper in the tunnel at Lambeau Field, but Jessie Garcia can.
For more information on the Aug. 12 presentation, call 715-546-2295.