SBJ/February 20-26, 2012/People and Pop Culture
Faces and Places
Published February 20, 2012, Page 37
|The Greater Columbus Sports Commission held its second annual The Women’s Sports Report, presented by KeyBank and its Key4Women program, to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day and the 40th anniversary of Title IX. From left: Columbus Crew reporter Ashleigh Ignelzi, Fox Sports Ohio studio host Dionne Miller, three-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Smith of the Seattle Storm and commission founder and Executive Director Linda Logan.
Curling comes to Philly
|The Philadelphia region hosted the USA Curling National Championships at IceWorks Skating Complex in Aston, Pa., Feb. 11-18, and athletes, coaches, officials and partners enjoyed a welcome reception Feb. 10 at the Field House restaurant in Philadelphia. From left: Lauren Oreskovich, Local Organizing Committee co-chairman; Larry Needle, executive director, Philadelphia Sports Congress; Leland Rich, past president, USA Curling; Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter; USA Curling CEO Rick Patzke; IceWorks co-owner Jim Watson; organizing committee Chairman Lisa Shaw and member Sean Bianchini.
Keepsake for an AHL captain
|AHL President and CEO Dave Andrews (right) presents 2012 AHL All-Star Classic honorary captain Bill Barber with a framed photo during the AHL Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony on Jan. 30 at Caesars Circus Maximus Theater in Atlantic City, N.J. Barber is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and coach of the 1998 Calder Cup Champion Philadelphia Phantoms.
Return of Hot Stove Cool Music Roundtable
|Theo Epstein, Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations, and Hall of Fame baseball writer Peter Gammons hosted the annual Hot Stove Cool Music Baseball Roundtable presented by Greenberg Traurig LLP at Fenway Park’s State Street Pavilion on Jan. 30. From left: Greenberg Traurig shareholder Gary Greenberg, Boston Red Sox EVP and GM Ben Cherington, Epstein, Pittsburgh Pirates GM Neal Huntington and Greenberg Traurig shareholder Bob Sherman. The roundtable is a special addition to the Hot Stove Cool Music event series, which raised more than $300,000 for Epstein’s Foundation To Be Named Later.
McCormick honored by stadium managers
|Mike McCormick, principal at McCormick & Associates in Greenwood, Mo., received the Stadium Managers Association Lifetime Achievement Award at the group’s annual conference Feb. 8 in Palm Springs, Calif. McCormick (second from right) was joined by previous Lifetime Achievement Award winners (from left) Ron Labinski, Populous founder; Bill Wilson, former Qualcomm Stadium manager; and Rick Nafe, vice president of operations for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Setting up the season in San Diego
|San Diego Padres Vice Chairman and CEO Jeff Moorad (third from left) joins (from left) broadcaster Mark Grant, first baseman Yonder Alonso, outfielder Cameron Maybin and catcher Nick Hundley during one of the many FanFest Forums on Feb. 11. The event drew almost 18,000 to Petco Park.
Ohio University claims NSF Case Cup Competition
|Sports MBA and sports master’s program students from 10 schools, along with directors and judges, participated in the NSF Case Cup Competition at the National Sports Forum in Oklahoma City Jan. 30-Feb. 1 (above). The winning team (below) represented Ohio University (from left): Director Jim Kahler, Danny DuChene, Allie Pisching, Hallie English and Brett Brecheisen.
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