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Faces & Places

Foxwoods out front for New York Liberty
The New York Liberty announced Foxwoods Resort Casino as the team’s new premier partner June 2. At Madison Square Garden were (from left) Carol Blazejowski, president and GM, New York Liberty; Anthony Sebastian, Elders Council secretary-treasurer, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation; Priscilla Brown, Elders Council chairwoman; Donna Orender, WNBA president; Joyce Walker, Elders Council vice chairwoman; Scott O’Neil, MSG Sports president.

Pujols Family Foundation honored before Cardinals game
Fox Sports Midwest and the St. Louis Cardinals recognized the Pujols Family Foundation’s five years of community service during a pregame ceremony at Busch Stadium on May 22. From left: Fox Sports Midwest SVP and GM Jack Donovan; Cardinals SVP and GM John Mozeliak; Cardinals VP of community relations Michael Hall; Pujols Family Foundation Executive Director and CEO Todd Perry; Lewis Reed, president of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen; U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill; foundation President Deidre Pujols; Cardinals first baseman and foundation founder and Chairman Albert Pujols; Fox Sports Midwest broadcaster Rick Horton.

College football hall inductees
Standing outside the Nasdaq Marketplace in New York City’s Times Square just before the National Football Foundation’s news conference announcing the College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2010 on May 27, from left: ESPN’s Rece Davis, new inductees Desmond Howard and Barry Alvarez, and National Football Foundation COO Matthew Sign.

WISE winners
Women in Sports and Events honored three industry leaders at its 16th annual awards luncheon June 9 at New York City’s Marriott Marquis Hotel. From left: WISE founder and President Sue Rodin; luncheon host Andrea Joyce of NBC Sports; and WISE Women of the Year Jean Afterman, vice president and assistant general manager of the New York Yankees; Roxanne Jones, vice president, ESPN Publishing; and Jennifer Storms, senior vice president, Gatorade Sports and Event Marketing.

Turner’s Miller honored
Christina Miller (right), SVP of Cartoon Network Enterprises and Turner Sports, speaks during Kids in Distressed Situations’ fourth annual Women in Industry Luncheon on June 8 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. She was among three women in the fashion and media industries honored.

Attending the luncheon were (from left) Sal Petruzzi, SVP of public relations for Turner ad sales and Turner Sports; Elizabeth Casanas, VP of human resources, ad sales for Turner Broadcasting System; and David Levy, president of sales, distribution and sports, Turner Broadcasting System.

‘Lombardi’ marquee up
The marquee on the front of the Circle in the Square theater was officially unveiled June 4, in advance of the Oct. 21 opening of the new play “Lombardi.”  Taking part in the ceremony were (from left) producers Tony Ponturo and Fran Kirmser, the NFL’s Tracy Pearlman and “Lombardi” director Tommy Kail.

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