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  • EVENT & ATTRACTION NOTES

              As a gesture to the "inconveniences" at Saturday's
         Preakness, the MD Jockey Club will offer a number of perks
         to racing fans on Belmont Stakes day June 6, including free
         grandstand admission, free grandstand and clubhouse parking,
         free programs and half-price concessions, exclusive of
         alcohol and tobacco (Baltimore SUN, 5/20)....Kaleidoscope
         Sports & Entertainment will handle marketing, sponsorship
         sales, event management, tournament operations, hospitality
         services and PR for the fifth annual Jackie Robinson
         Foundation Invitational Golf Classic at the Wilshire Country
         Club in L.A. on August 17 (KS&E). 
               
    

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  • FROM THE X FILES: BROWN WANTS SUMMER GAMES IN SAN FRANCISCO

              S.F. Mayor Willie Brown "wants to lay claim" to the X
         Games, and "is pulling out all stops to land" them in his
         city in '99 and 2000, according to Chuck Finnie of the S.F.
         EXAMINER.  Brown said the X Games are "what the young people
         are into.  Skateboarding, rock climbing, oddball sports that
         attract people from all over the world."  Brown named Kofi
         Bonner, his chief economic advisor, to work with police and
         city officials to "whip together a formal bid" for the games
         by next month.  Other cities in the running to host the next
         two Summer X Games include St. Petersburg, Providence,
         Denver and Seattle (S.F. EXAMINER, 5/19).
    
    

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  • RINKS AROUND THE WORLD: NHL TO HELP CREATE MORE ICE TIME

              NHL Senior VP Steve Solomon told Bill Halls of the
         DETROIT NEWS that the league's new deal with Mentmore
         Holdings to build ice and in-line rinks nationwide is a
         "combination of research and our instinct.  It became clear
         that there is a need for ice time and there is not a
         sufficient amount of ice."  The league has been "pleased
         with public response" to the first ice rink, in Birch Run,
         MI, and plans to build 100 rinks around the U.S.  Birch Run
         Manager Greg Scott: "We have people who drive an hour and a
         half to two hours all the time.  In fact, we've had people
         drives as many as seven hours to come here.  It's in use
         from 6 a.m. to midnight every day" (DETROIT NEWS, 5/21).
              
    

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