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Wanted: A New Jersey Super Bowl
Attending a May 12 “sendoff party” for their bid to bring Super Bowl XLVIII to the New York City area were Jets owner Woody Johnson (left) and Giants owners Steve Tisch (center) and John Mara.
The Boston Bruins and TD Garden unveiled a bronze statue in front of the arena depicting Bobby Orr flying through the air after scoring “The Goal” that clinched the Bruins’ 1970 Stanley Cup championship. From left: Statue proponent Dan Flynn, 1970 Bruins coach and current team exec Harry Sinden, owner Jeremy Jacobs, sculptor Harry Weber, Orr, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and TD Garden President John Wentzell.
Coke’s Perez honored
Paul Swangard, managing director for the University of Oregon Warsaw Sports Marketing Center, presents the 2010 Warsaw Sports Business Woman of the Year award to Bea Perez, chief marketing officer for Coca-Cola North America. Perez was honored at the 14th annual Women in Sports Business Symposium on May 6 in Eugene, Ore.
Boston Celtics owner WycGrousbeck and wife Corinne (above) were co-chairs for the Perkins Possibilities Gala, held May 6 to benefit the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Mass. Among the Boston-area figures on hand (right) were Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner (left) and nightclub owner Patrick Lyons.
Dressed to Dream in D.C.
The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation hosted the fifth annual Dream Gala, its biggest fundraiser of the year, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor on May 8. From left: Owners Edward Cohen, Mark Lerner, Debra Lerner Cohen, and Marla Lerner Tanenbaum, Dream Foundation director.
Scanning their hard cards to gain admission to the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte on its opening day May 11 (from left): Teresa Earnhardt, Ron Hornaday Jr., Jack Ingram, Darrell Waltrip, Lesa France Kennedy, Brian France, Richard Petty and Junior Johnson.