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Clubbing in Phoenix
Phoenix Suns President and CEO Rick Welts (right) and FlexPrint CEO Frank Gaspari were joined by Suns Dancers and The Gorilla for the unveiling of the new FlexPrint Club at US Airways Center. It happened before the Suns’ home opener on Oct. 29.
McManus inducted into Broadcasting & Cable hall
At the 20th annual Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame event Oct. 27 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City, from left: CBS broadcaster Jim Nantz; inductee Sean McManus, president of CBS News and CBS Sports; Bill McGorry, chairman of the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame; and Louis Hillelson, VP/group publisher of Broadcasting & Cable. Also inducted was former Anheuser-Busch sponsorship executive Tony Ponturo.
NHL hardware for AHL president
Lester Patrick Trophy honoree Dave Andrews, president of the American Hockey League, receives his trophy from NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman at TD Garden on Oct. 27. The award, which honors service to hockey in the U.S., also went to Boston Bruins President Cam Neely, Boston University coach Jack Parker and Boston College coach Jerry York.
Big honor for Mutombo
Dikembe Mutombo received the 2010 Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy on Oct. 19 in Princeton, N.J., at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation headquarters. From left: RWJ Foundation’s Joe Marx, Patterson Sports Ventures’ Carlette Patterson, Dikembe Mutombo Foundation’s Mireille Kanda; RWJ Foundation’s David Colby and Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, Mutombo, award director Alisha Greenberg and RWJ Foundation’s Fred Mann.
CBS College GM Steve Herbst (left); Army’s 1958 Heisman Trophy winner, Pete Dawkins (center); and CBS News and CBS Sports President Sean McManus were aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid at Pier 86 in New York City for the kickoff of Armed Forces Salute Week on CBS College Sports.