SBJ/April 23-29, 2012/People and Pop Culture

Faces and Places: First Tee in D.C.

National Golf Day in Washington

Representatives from golf organizations told their story to elected leaders in Washington, D.C., on the fifth annual National Golf Day, April 18 (from left): PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem, Ashley Diggs and Elise Ann Polk of The First Tee Scholars Class of 2012, and Joe Barrow Jr., CEO of The First Tee.
Photo by: STAN BADZ / PGA TOUR






















PBR makes stop in Indianapolis

The Professional Bull Riders conducted the Built Ford Tough Invitational presented by Super Duty on April 14-15 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. PBR Chief Executive Officer Jim Haworth (center) was joined before the event by Greg Schenkel (left), VP of communications for Pacers Sports & Entertainment, and Marty Bechtold, booking director for Live Nation Events and Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Photo by: FRANK MCGRATH

























Snider honored at Maryland

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh (left) presents Comcast-Spectacor Chairman Ed Snider, class of 1955, with the President’s Distinguished Alumni Award. The presentation occurred during an awards gala in College Park, Md., on April 14.
Photo by: COMCAST-SPECTACOR



































All aboard the Blueshirt Line

The New York Rangers unveiled a custom-branded Grand Central-Times Square shuttle train April 3 at Grand Central Terminal to celebrate the arrival of the NHL’s Stanley Cup playoffs. Three shuttle cars will be wrapped inside and out with Rangers branding for the month of April. From left: Rangers hall of famers Mark Messier and Rod Gilbert; Howard Jacobs, MSG Sports EVP of marketing and sales; and another Rangers hall of famer, Adam Graves.
Photo by: REBECCA TAYLOR / MSG PHOTOS
























Watch party at MSG

The Madison Square Garden Co. and Tissot announced a new marketing partnership April 12 naming Tissot the first official timepiece of Madison Square Garden. From left: New York Rangers hall of famer Adam Graves; Sharon Buntain, Tissot U.S. president; former New York Knicks all-pro player Larry Johnson, recently hired into the Knicks’ front office; and Greg Economou, MSG Sports EVP of corporate sales and solutions.
Photo by: ANGELA CRANFORD / MSG PHOTOS
























Henderson collects Kia award

Charlotte Bobcats player Gerald Henderson received the Kia Community Assist Award for March for his efforts in the community. At the presentation April 15 at Time Warner Cable Arena (from left): Bobcats Sports & Entertainment President and COO Fred Whitfield, Kia Motors district sales manager Stephen Marsland, Henderson and NBA Cares ambassador and hall of famer Bob Lanier.
Photo by: NBA























Another party coming to New Orleans

At the news conference April 16 for the announcement that New Orleans will play host to the 2014 NBA All-Star Game (from left): New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, new owner Tom Benson, NBA Commissioner David Stern, Gayle Benson and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.
Photo by: NBAE / GETTY IMAGES



















‘Magic/Bird’ hits Broadway

At the April 11 premiere of the Broadway play “Magic / Bird”  at the Longacre Theater in New York City (from left): Magic Johnson, producers Tony Ponturo and Fran Kirmser, NBA Commissioner David Stern and Larry Bird.
Photo by: NBA PHOTOS / GETTY IMAGES




















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