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Faces and Places: Maxwell Football Club Awards Dinner

Bodenheimer, King win Maxwell Football Club Awards

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George Bodenheimer (right), ESPN and ABC Sports president, accepts the Francis "Reds" Bagnell Award for contributions to football from ESPN analyst and Maxwell Football Club President Ron Jaworski at the club's 74th annual awards dinner March 4 at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City, N.J.




















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From left: Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie; Jaworski; Jay Snowden, Harrah’s Casino Resorts Atlantic City president and GM; and Sports Illustrated senior football writer Peter King, honored with the Harrah’s Broadcast Award.























Chalk Talk in Orlando

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Orlando Magic President Alex Martins (left) talks with Ed Durso, ESPN executive vice president of administration, during ESPN’s NBA Chalk Talk luncheon March 4 at Amway Center in Orlando.





































Kicking off LPGA stop in Singapore

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At the Fairmont Hotel before the HSBC Women’s Champions event last month at the Tanah Merah Country Club in Singapore (from left): LPGA Commissioner Michael Whan; HSBC Singapore CEO Alex Hungate; players Jiyai Shin of South Korea, Michelle Wie of the U.S., Yani Tseng of Taiwan, Paula Creamer of the U.S. and Ai Miyazato of Japan; HSBC Group head of sponsorship Giles Morgan; and IMG SVP Robbie Henchman.























Honor for ESPN's Wolff brings out big names

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ESPN International EVP Russell Wolff was Sports for Youth Honoree of the Year at UJA-Federation of New York’s Sports for Youth Luncheon on March 8 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. From left: NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, NBA Commissioner David Stern, Wolff, ESPN and ABC Sports President George Bodenheimer, and John Ruskay, EVP and CEO of UJA-Federation of New York.






















CIAA commish, N.C. governor at tourney

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CIAA Commissioner Leon Kerry and North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue attended the CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament on March 5 at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.



















City, state officials help Swofford open ACC Hall

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Opening the ACC Hall of Champions at the Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum Complex on March 2 were (from left) War Memorial Commission Chairperson Florence Gatten, Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau board Chairman Dick Grubar, Greensboro City Manager Rashad Young, ACC Commissioner John Swofford, N.C. Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton, Greensboro Mayor William Knight, and state Sen. Don Vaughan.

























Las Vegas Marathon gets nighttime nod

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KEVIN THOMPSON
At the March 8 announcement of a nighttime start for the 2011 Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon (from left): Competitor Group President Scott Dickey, Las Vegas Events President Pat Christenson, Clark County Chair Susan Brager and Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman with showgirls.























A strumming good birthday cake before Philly show

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Jon Bon Jovi (center) accepts a guitar birthday cake before taking the stage at sold-out Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on March 2, his 49th birthday. Celebrating with him are (from left) Global Spectrum regional VP Tim Murphy; Comcast-Spectacor VP of public relations Ike Richman, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, Comcast-Spectacor President Peter Luukko, and Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres and keyboardist David Bryan.





















Teams, companies gather for networking and career conference

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Participating on the “Managing Sport Organizations” panel at the Sports Industry Networking and Career Conference March 4-5 in Washington, D.C., were (from left) Ripken Baseball EVP Jeff Eiseman, Octagon SVP Nancy Morton, Washington Wizards/Mystics COO Greg Bibb and moderator Lisa Delpy Neirotti of George Washington University.
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“Traditional vs. Social Media” panelists included (from left) Lagardère Unlimited EVP Dennis Spencer, Washington Redskins media relations assistant Matt Taylor, Comcast SportsNet executive producer Andy Siegel, Swanson Communications President Kelly Swanson, Activ8Social co-founder Steve Cobb and Enrico Campitelli, founder of The700Level.com.


















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