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Faces and Places: NYU Society Awards
Published April 30, 2012, Page 30
|At the fifth annual Sports Business Society Awards at New York University recently (from left): George Martin, Lauren Beam Philanthropy Award; Peter Honig of Van Wagner, an Ambassador of the Year winner; Steve Tisch of the New York Giants, Lalia Rach Profile in Excellence; Brian Smith of the New York Yankees, an Ambassador of the Year winner; and Ted Shaker, Graduate Sports Business Society Media Award.
Olympians ring true at Nasdaq
|Olympic diving legend Greg Louganis, U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun, 2012 Olympic diving hopeful Brittany Viola and 1948 Olympic diver Sammy Lee join several staff members from the USOC, national governing bodies and Team USA sponsors after ringing the Nasdaq closing bell April 17 in New York City.
Jeep jumps aboard with USA Basketball
|At the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica, Calif., on April 20, to announce the new partnership between the Jeep Brand and USA Basketball (from left): Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball chairman; Kim Adams House, Jeep Brand head of advertising; and Jim Morrison, Jeep Brand director of product marketing.
NASCAR’s green scene
|Miss Sprint Cup Jaclyn Roney, wearing her Earth Day firesuit, joins Mike Lynch (center), managing director of Green Innovation for NASCAR, and John Berwald of Paradise Nursery in Kansas City to celebrate NASCAR’s Earth Day efforts at Kansas Speedway with the NASCAR Green flag. NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway took place on Earth Day, April 22.
Net gains at U.N. Foundation event
|At the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets Campaign Networking reception at the United Nations in New York City on April 23 (from left):NBA global ambassador Dikembe Mutombo, U.N. Foundation CEO Kathy Calvin, Princess Astrid of Belgium, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his wife, Yoo Soon-taek, retired NBA star Shaquille O’Neal, U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Malaria Ray Chambers, Variety Publisher Brian Gott, and Herve Verhoosel of The Roll Back Malaria Partnership.
49ers, guests have their eyes on the future
|The San Francisco 49ers held the official groundbreaking for their new stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on April 19. From left: Former Santa Clara Mayor Patricia Mahan, 49ers CEO Jed York, Santa Clara Mayor Jamie Matthews and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.
Atlanta summit draws team, college officials
|Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Atlanta Sports Council held the second annual Business of Sports Summit on April 13 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Above (from left:) Derek Schiller and John Schuerholz of the Atlanta Braves; Pete Canalichio and Marynell Meadors of the Atlanta Dream; Jim Smith and Rich McKay of the Atlanta Falcons; and Bob Williams and David Lee of the Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena. Below (from left): Canalichio, Cheryl Levick of Georgia State University and Vaughn Williams of Kennesaw State University.
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