SBJ/March 5-11, 2012/People and Pop Culture
Faces and Places: Fun times in Florida
Published March 5, 2012, Page 29
Getting fit for Jam Session opening
|From the Opening Ceremonies and Fit Youth Celebration Tip Off event at NBA All-Star Jam Session on Feb. 22 at the Orange County (Fla.) Convention Center (back, from left): NBA Cares ambassador Bob Lanier, NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, NBA Commissioner David Stern, Orlando Magic owner Dan DeVos, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orlando Magic President Alex Martins.
Magic hosts NBA Partners reception
|Magic CEO Alex Martins (left) and wife Juliet Martins and Commissioner David Stern attend the NBA Partners Welcome Reception in Jernigan’s restaurant at the Amway Center in Orlando on Feb. 24.
Talking tech at annual summit
|Participating in a panel discussion on “The New Internet” during the 13th annual NBA All-Star Technology Summit at the Waldorf Astoria in Orlando on Feb. 24 (from left): Earvin “Magic” Johnson, chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises; Larry Irving, president and CEO of consulting firm the Irving Group; and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
Heat's Arisons at practice
|Miami Heat owner Micky Arison (right) sits with son Nick Arison, CEO of the Heat, on Feb. 25 in Orlando during practice for the NBA All-Star Game.
|NBA all-star Derrick Rose arrives at an event Feb. 26 at Foot Locker Center Court in Florida Mall in Orlando to celebrate the launch of the adizero Rose 2.5 during All-Star Weekend. Rose talked to media about his partnership extension with Adidas and signed autographs for fans.
All-star sub makers
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver and Subway endorser Carl Edwards (right) and Subway spokesman Jared Fogle (left) surprise customers by serving free sandwiches at a Daytona Beach, Fla., Subway restaurant on Feb. 23. The restaurant chain pulled into town for the Daytona 500 with its Footlong Nation Mobile Tour vehicle, giving fans a chance to Skype, play video games and receive gift cards.
|The team from NASCAR official partner DRIVE4COPD gathers at the NASCAR Garage Bar & Grill Fueled by DRIVE4COPD on Feb. 26 at Daytona International Speedway.
France family portrait
|From left: Jim France, Betty Jane France, Brian France and Lesa France Kennedy stand with a statue of Bill France Jr. at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 22.
Sprint for the stars
|Sprint CEO Dan Hesse poses with actress Jane Lynch (left) and Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover model Kate Upton before the originally scheduled start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 on Feb. 26 at Daytona International Speedway.
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