SBD/Issue 181/Sports Industrialists
Names In The News
Published June 3, 2010
|Orioles Owner Peter Angelos Has Donated $10M
To Univ. Of Baltimore's Planned Law School
Orioles Owner PETER ANGELOS has donated an additional $5M to the Univ. of Baltimore's planned law school, "bringing his total contributions to the project" to $10M. Angelos "has covered two-thirds of the campaign for the project, which was already set to bear his parents' names as the John and Frances Angelos Law Center." The latest donation "sets the stage for a groundbreaking" on Aug. 26 (BIZJOURNALS.com, 6/3)....Univ. of Kentucky men's basketball coach JOHN CALIPARI has donated $1M to Streets Ministries, which "works to help underprivileged children in Memphis" (Memphis COMMERCIAL APPEAL, 6/2).
AWARDS & RECOGNITION: The Coyotes' DON MALONEY was named GM of the Year yesterday at the NHL GM meetings in Philadelphia (CP, 6/2). Meanwhile, Hockey HOFer MARK MESSIER yesterday was at Wachovia Center to "narrow down the finalists for his NHL Leadership award" to Penguins C SIDNEY CROSBY, Sabres G RYAN MILLER and Coyotes RW SHANE DOAN. The winner will be announced at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas on June 24 (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 6/3).
NAMES: Pro Football HOFer JOHN MADDEN and NFL Network's STEVE MARIUCCI yesterday hosted the Madden-Mariucci Battle of the Bay Charity Bocce Tournament. The event drew officials "from almost every Bay Area pro franchise." The A's "noticeably were absent despite being invited" (OAKLAND TRIBUNE, 6/3)....WWE wrestler CHRIS JERICHO will host ABC's upcoming extreme game show, "DOWNFALL." Jericho is repped by APA and manager BARRY BLOOM (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 6/3)....N.Y. officials and community activists “raised concerns” yesterday about Pro Football HOFer EMMITT SMITH’s “plan to build a hotel and retail project in Harlem, questioning whether the accompanying jobs and wages will benefit the neighborhood.” Smith and his development group are seeking almost $20M in federal tax-exempt financing (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 6/3)....Former NFLer ROGER CRAIG will be Grand Marshal of the NASCAR weekend at Infineon Raceway June 18-20 (MOTORSPORT.com, 6/2)....Rays 3B EVAN LONGORIA is featured on the cover of Stack magazine’s current issue, “offering tips and tidbits about his workout regime” (ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, 6/3).
IN MEMORY: Longtime Univ. of Tennessee Assistant AD HAYWOOD HARRIS passed away yesterday at the age of 80 (KNOXVILLE NEWS-SENTINEL, 6/3).