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Celtics give kids a place to learn and play
The Boston Celtics dedicated a new Learn and Play Center at the Boston Centers for Youth and Families Tobin Community Center on June 9, renovated by NBA Cares, HP, State Farm and the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation. Among Celtics, community leaders and kids are (from left) co-owner WycGrousbeck, NBA Commissioner David Stern, co-owner Stephen Pagliuca, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver and President Rich Gotham.
Cup day at CAA
From left: CAA Sports clients Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, CAA partner David O’Connor and co-head of CAA Hockey Pat Brisson show off the Stanley Cup at CAA’s Los Angeles office on June 14.
Green Bay Packers President Mark Murphy and “Lombardi” co-producer Tony Ponturo talk during a daylong visit June 21 by the team behind “Lombardi” to the Packers and Lambeau Field.
Kelly talks to Irish fans at Chicago event
At the Notre Dame ISP Sports Network Brian Kelly Luncheon at Smith & Wollensky’s on June 14 in Chicago (from left): Doug Gillin, ISP Sports executive vice president and chief sales officer; Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly; and Patrick McCarthy, ISP Sports vice president and Chicago national sales account manager.
MillerCoors’ double play
Two of MillerCoors’ sponsorships intersected when Penske Racing driver Kurt Busch threw out the first pitch at a recent Milwaukee Brewers game. From left: Andy England, MillerCoors CMO; NASCAR driver Kurt Busch; MillerCoors’ Jackie Woodward and Ryan Luckey; and Penske Racing’s Jonathan Gibson.
Kicking it at Fenway
Boston Red Sox players and execs and their families kicked the soccer ball around Fenway Park on Father’s Day to promote the exhibition soccer match between the Scottish Premier League’s Celtic Football Club and Sporting Clube de Portugal to be played at Fenway on July 21. From left: Promoters Jon Sheiman and Charlie Stillitano of CAA Sports; soccer hall of famer Giorgio Chinaglia; Sam Kennedy, Red Sox executive vice president and COO and Fenway Sports Group president; and Billy Hogan, co-managing director of Fenway Sports Group.
Is that Tim Lincecum or Team Lincecum at Battle of the Bay Charity Bocce Tournament?
From left: Russ Stanley and Larry Baer of the San Francisco Giants; Lee Hammer of KNBR-AM; the Giants’ Mario Alioto; Ted Griggs of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area; and broadcaster F.P. Santangelo.