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SBD/Issue 245/Sports Industrialists
Names In The News
Published September 3, 2010
TIGER WOODS has "taken out a $54.5 million mortgage on his Florida waterfront estate." Documents filed last month show that Woods "will make payments to an entity called JRD Florida Ventures, a Virginia company whose registered agent is an attorney with the firm that represented" Woods' ex-wife ELIN NORDEGREN in their divorce (USA TODAY, 9/3).
|Jordan, Bobcats Donated $250,000
To Charlotte-Area Schools
HONORS & AWARDS: The NHL will award the Lester Patrick Trophy for outstanding service to hockey in the U.S. to AHL President & CEO DAVE ANDREWS, among others (AHL)....The Davey O'Brien Foundation will award its '10 Davey O'Brien Legends Award to ESPN broadcaster BOB GRIESE. The award recognizes a former QB who has "made a significant contribution to the game of football, distinguished himself as an extraordinary leader and demonstrated exemplary conduct" (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 9/3).
BE LIKE MIKE: A CHARLOTTE OBSERVER editorial states the announcement that the Bobcats and team Owner MICHAEL JORDAN are donating $250,000 to Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools "was a welcome return to the community-mindedness we came to expect from the Hornets." The Bobcats are "setting an example for others to get involved in bigger ways to help with community needs" (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 9/3).
NAMES: San Antonio sports promoter MIKE LAVENDER has been charged with "one count of online harassment-spoofing" for using a "fake Twitter account to badger a television reporter." Lavender, who has worked as an announcer at Spurs games, was released from jail after posting $3,500 bail (SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS, 9/3)....Red Sox Chair TOM WERNER, Celtics Managing Partner STEVE PAGLIUCA and Fenway Sports Group co-Managing Dir MARK LEV played in Thursday's Deutsche Bank Championship Pro-Am (BOSTON GLOBE, 9/3)....Tennis player JELENA JANKOVIC Thursday played pingpong with fashion mogul STUART WEITZMAN in his N.Y. showroom (N.Y. POST, 9/3).