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Pac-10’s Scott speaks at Warsaw Center series
At the quarterly Sports Business Radio-Warsaw Center Sports Executive Speaker Series event May 26 in Portland (from left): Paul Swangard, Warsaw Sports Marketing Center managing director; Pac-10 Commissioner Larry Scott; and Brian Berger, host of Sports Business Radio.
Jaws for a cause, with help from his family
“Monday Night Football” analyst Ron Jaworski was the host for his annual Celebrity Golf Challenge, to benefit the United Way Jaws Youth Fund, on May 16-17 at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. Jaworski enjoyed the Pairings Party with (from left) his daughters Jess Myers and JoleenJaworski and wife Liz Jaworski.
U.S.World Cup bid
USA Bid Committee Honorary Chairman President Bill Clinton, Chairman Sunil Gulati (left) and Vice Chairman Carlos Cordeiro discuss the
USAbid campaign for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup at the board of directors meeting May 25 in Harlem, N.Y.
Marketing summit checks out home of Sox
Guest speakers gathered before a Sports Marketing 2.0 Summit event May 25 at U.S. Cellular Field: Front row (from left): Lauren Pasquale, U.S. Olympic Committee; Pat Coyle, Coyle Media; JaschaKaykas-Wolff, Webtrends; Jeremy Thum, Chicago Bulls; Kyle Ragsdale, SB Nation; William Flaiz, Razorfish. Back row: Jim Sofranko, Groupon; Ryan Huzjak, Chicago Bears; Mike Maguire, ESPN; Bryon Morrison, The Marketing Arm; David Perlmutter, the Perl Group; Kevin Zellmer, KickApps; Ed Gold, State Farm.
Magic says thanks
Orlando Magic Chief Operating Officer Alex Martins (right) and the Magic’s front office staff were on the streets downtown last Wednesday morning to thank the team’s fans for their support during the 2009-10 season. Martins and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer spoke to fans in front of City Hall.
PGA of America welcomes KitchenAid
On hand May 26 to announce KitchenAid’s presenting sponsorship of the Senior PGA Championship, beginning in 2011 (from left): PGA of America President Jim Remy; PGA of America CEO Joe Steranka; Jeff Noel, corporate vice president of communications and public relations for Whirlpool Corp.; Deborah O’Connor, senior manager of brand experience for KitchenAid; and golfer Tom Watson. The announcement took place at the Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colo., where the Senior PGA Championship was played that week.
Bon Jovi in the (new) house
Jon Bon Jovi and New York Jets owner Woody Johnson celebrated the opening of the New Meadowlands Stadium backstage, moments before Bon Jovi took the stage for the inaugural concert at the facility May 26.