SBJ/October 18-24, 2010/People and Pop Culture
Faces and Places
Published October 18, 2010
Foundation’s Salute to Women in Sports
Women’s Sports Foundation founder Billie Jean King (at left) and the foundation’s president, Olympic softball player Jessica Mendoza, stop for photos outside the 31st annual Salute to Women in Sports Awards. The event was Oct. 12 at The Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Above, King (lower right) takes the stage with women athletes.
Revolution in Paris
NBA Commissioner David Stern and Erich Stamminger, Adidas head of global brands, displayed the new NBA Revolution 30 New York Knicks uniform in Paris on Oct. 6, as the Knicks took on the Minnesota Timberwolves during NBA Europe Live presented by EA Sports.
A kiss for the Saints’ Mr. Benson
New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson received a congratulatory kiss from National Catholic Education Association President Karen Ristau on Oct. 4 during the presentation of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award, given to Benson for his philanthropy for Catholic education in New Orleans and San Antonio. At right is Sister Kathleen Coughlin of the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, who nominated Benson.
Head’s up for the postseason
Tim Brosnan, MLB EVP of business, and Christina Miller, Turner Sports SVP of strategy, marketing and programming, showed off a 12-foot, 600-pound bobblehead outside MLB headquarters in New York City on Oct. 6 to promote MLB postseason coverage on TBS.
Winner at Cards
Arizona Cardinals President Michael Bidwill speaks at the Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s annual dinner at the Arizona Biltmore. Bidwill was honored at the dinner Oct. 7 with the organization’s Distinguished Service Award for his work in the local business community.