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Strike Ten Entertainment named MIKE HENNESSY to the position of Dir of Tournaments & Events. Hennessy had served as Exec Dir of the Bowling Proprietors Association of Ohio since '80, and the Greater Dayton BPA since '66 (Strike Ten)....Cohn & Wolfe/New York has named KAREN VONDER MUELEN as Account Supervisor, Sports & Event Marketing (Cohn & Wolfe)....The Brewers named MATT GRONIGER as Manager of Corporate Sales and LIZ KRUEGER as Assistant Dir of Media Relations (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 10/21).
NIKE donated $600,000 over three years in support of increasing child literacy in Oregon (Nike)....Magic Senior Exec VP PAT WILLIAMS has a new book out, "The Magic of Team Work" (BOSTON GLOBE, 10/22)....MARV ALBERT will be sentenced tomorrow in Arlington, VA (WASHINGTON POST, 10/23). ...Broncos RB TERRELL DAVIS will be Denver's celebrity participant on a "Wheel of Fortune" show that will air during Super Bowl week (DENVER POST, 10/23)....Packers DE REGGIE WHITE is teaming with the Shooting Gallery to produce "Barnstormin,'" a family-oriented football movie. White, who wrote the outline for the film, will also have the starring role (REUTERS/VARIETY, 10/22). ...VENUS WILLIAMS is profiled in PEOPLE. Williams wants to open a clothing store for young people with her mother ORACENE, and her sister, SERENA (PEOPLE, 10/27 issue)....The Orioles' ERIC DAVIS was awarded MLB's '97 ROBERTO CLEMENTE AWARD, given to the player "who best exemplifies the game of baseball both on and off the field" ("CNN/SI," CNN, 10/22).