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SBD/July 7, 2014/People and Pop Culture
Names In The News
Published July 7, 2014
CHARITY STRIPE: NHL Kings G JONATHAN QUICK yesterday held a private Stanley Cup viewing fundraiser in Hamden, Conn., for Hamden Youth Hockey players and their families. The event "raised money for the Gabriella & Madelyn Education Fund," established for the daughters of late youth hockey coach JASON PAGNI, who died in a one-car crash in January. An estimated 2,000 people attended. The event raised $5,113 (HARTFORD COURANT, 7/7).
TRAVEL TALES: Bruins LW MILAN LUCIC was profiled in the BOSTON GLOBE's VIP Lounge feature. Lucic called the Bahamas his favorite vacation spot. He said that he "liked it so much that I chose to get married there." He said of where he would like to travel, "Bora Bora (an island in French Polynesia) -- but I’m finally going there this summer. I’m looking forward to it, especially since BRITTANY and I have been married for two years and haven’t really had a honeymoon" (BOSTON GLOBE, 7/6).
AWARDS & HONORS: NASCAR on Friday announced that longtime Charlotte Observer reporter TOM HIGGINS was named the '15 recipient of the Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence. He was the first beat writer to cover every race on the NASCAR schedule, a role he held from '80-97, when he retired. He will be honored during NASCAR HOF induction ceremonies on Jan. 30 (NASCAR).
NAMES: Hundreds of Red Sox fans on Saturday lined up at Fenway Park to try on DH DAVID ORTIZ’ “diamond-encrusted '13 World Series ring as part of the Red Sox Foundation’s World Series Ring Raffle” (BOSTON HERALD, 7/6)....One of Spurs F TIM DUNCAN’s jerseys from the “infamous sweatbox that was Game 1 of the NBA Finals sold for nearly $21,000 in a recent auction" conducted on NBA.com (MYSANANTONIO.com, 7/3)....UFC President DANA WHITE on Friday ran the 5K “Ulti-Man” race put on by UFC in Las Vegas (REVIEWJOURNAL.com, 7/4)….Celebrities in attendance for the gentlemen’s Wimbledon final on Sunday included DAVID BECKHAM, BRADLEY COOPER, SAMUEL L. JACKSON, SEAN CONNERY, HUGH JACKMAN and KATE WINSLET (INDEPENDENT.co.uk, 7/6).