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Brian Burke FP

Leafs’ Burke honored

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fs President and GM Brian Burke (top photo) accepts the inaugural “Stay Close” Sports Leadership Award at the Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays awards dinner in New York City. PFLAG honored Burke at the dinner Oct. 11 for his support of his late son, Brendan, who publicly disclosed he was gay in 2009. Above photo, among the crowd of 300 to salute Burke (second from right) were N HL Commissioner Gary Bettman (left), New York Rangers President and GM Glen Sather (second from left), and former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, whose son Drew Tagliabue is PFLAG VP.

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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.

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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.


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 C
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.

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