Sunoco Debuts "Essence Of Racing" Campaign Executive Transactions Isiah Thomas Expected Backlash Over Hiring FanDuel Brings On Most Of Zynga Sports Team Georgia Approves Increased Athletic Budget Kentucky Adding Ribbon Boards At Rupp IndyCar Ponders How To Attract Fans Long Term Jeff Gordon Hired As Full-Time Analyst For Fox Danica's Sponsorship Status To Be Telling For NASCAR Classified Advertisements
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Repucom Int'l Senior VP TOM BOEHM is no longer with the company (THE DAILY)....The Double-A Southern League Jacksonville Suns promoted CHRISTIAN GALEN to Field Operations Dir, and named BRIAN DELETTRE Videography Dir, BRETT ANDREWS Merchandise Dir, R.C. REUTEMAN Sponsorship Sales Manager, KAREN GILES Business Administrative Assistant and YOGI BREWINGTON and RICHARD O'NEILL account execs. The Century Club of San Diego named Tiger Woods Foundation Operations Manager ANDREW HARMATYS Operations Dir (SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, 4/8 issue).
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Boston Mayor THOMAS MENINO yesterday was "in the Red Sox box" during the team's home opener against the Orioles. Also at the game were Celtics Managing Partner & CEO WYC GROUSBECK and wife, CORINNE, Managing Partner STEVE PAGLIUCA, Senior VP/Corporate Partnerships & Business Development TED DALTON, chef TODD ENGLISH, Solamere Capital Managing Partner TAGG ROMNEY, Dolphins Senior VP & Chief Revenue Officer JIM RUSHTON, Bank of America Global Strategy & Marketing Officer ANNE FINUCANE, New Balance Chair JIM DAVIS and ESPN's BILL SIMMONS (BOSTON HERALD, 4/9).
AWARDS & HONORS: The Basketball HOF yesterday announced AAU Chair of Boys' Basketball BOO WILLIAMS, Basketball HOFer MAGIC JOHNSON and Univ. of Tennessee women's basketball coach emeritus PAT SUMMITT are the '13 winners of the Mannie Jackson Basketball Human Spirit Award (DAILYPRESS.com, 4/8)....Hockey HOFer MARK MESSIER, fomer NHLer PAUL HENDERSON and Coyotes Development Coach DAVE KING yesterday were recipients of the Order of Hockey in Canada (CP, 4/8).
NAMES: MLS Revolution D KEVIN ALSTON has "taken an indefinite leave of absence to receive treatment for a form of leukemia" (BOSTON HERALD, 4/9)....Indians 1B NICK SWISHER has "donated $75,000" to Cleveland-based Providence House, which protects children from abuse and neglect (OHIO.com, 4/9)....Fox NFL analyst MICHAEL STRAHAN, Basketball HOFer DENNIS RODMAN and DONALD TRUMP attended WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium on Sunday (N.Y. POST, 4/9)....Jaguars President MARK LAMPING will be the keynote speaker at the Military Appreciation Luncheon hosted by the Clay County (Fla.) Chamber of Commerce on May 17 (JACKSONVILLE.com, 4/5).