SBD/Issue 19/Sports Industrialists

Names In The News

Detroit Free Press columnist MITCH ALBOM is "writing a play" on late Tigers broadcaster ERNIE HARWELL. The play, "ERNIE," will depict Harwell "at many ages." A portion of the proceeds "will go to several of Harwell's favorite charities" (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 10/7).

Jackson Recognized By City Of
Philadelphia For Foundation Work

GIVING BACK: Habitat for Humanity is "looking to help 45 families construct new homes in conjunction with Super Bowl XLV in Arlington." Six North Texas Habitat for Humanity affiliates are "collaborating on a build that would surpass the record of 38 set" when Houston hosted Super Bowl XXXVIII (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 10/7)....The Feb. 25-28 PGA Tour Waste Management Phoenix Open this year raised $4.4M for local charities. Charitable donations were up from $4.3M in '09 (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 10/7)....Eagles WR DESEAN JACKSON has “received a resolution” from the city of Philadelphia, “recognizing him for the work of the DeSean Jackson Foundat10n in raising awareness about pancreatic cancer and working to find a cure” (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 10/7).

NAMES: NASCAR Media Group, ESPN and The 909 Group Founder MAX SIEGEL are "teaming up" for a movie about WENDELL SCOTT, the "first black NASCAR driver and race winner." The film will air on ESPN in February as part of Black History Month (ROCK HILL HERALD, 10/7)....NASCAR and Coca-Cola starting Nov. 18 will host a two-day fan fest in Miami featuring a free concert headlined by the Zac Brown Band. The fan fest will be held in conjunction with the Nov. 21 Ford 400, the final race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. The concert will be streamed live on NASCAR.com (NASCAR)....The World Golf HOF in May will induct former President GEORGE H.W. BUSH, alongside golfers ERNIE ELS, JUMBO OZAKI, DOUG FORD and JOCK HUTCHISON (JACKSONVILLE.com, 10/6)....ESPN Senior Motorsports Producer NEIL GOLDBERG was arrested Tuesday for “peering into a neighbor’s window and masturbating while she was getting dressed.” Police said that Goldberg admitted to the crime. He posted bail and is scheduled to appear in court later this month (COURANT.com, 10/6). ESPN VP/Communications MIKE SOLTYS said that ESPN is "'looking into' the matter and Goldberg will be not be involved in weekend NASCAR coverage" (USA TODAY, 10/7).

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