SBJ/June 4-10, 2012/People and Pop Culture

Faces and Places: Intersport Activation Summit

About 450 people attended the first Intersport Activation Summit last week in Chicago. Highlights included touring Wrigley Field and seeing a Cubs game, and hearing from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts.

Attendees pose for a group picture on the grass at Wrigley Field after watching the Chicago Cubs play the San Diego Padres on Wednesday afternoon.
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Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts answered questions during lunch Wednesday at Wrigley Field. Ricketts touched on everything from his first meeting with his wife at Wrigley to his two years of ownership and the recent controversy over the team’s renovation plans for the ballpark.
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, at the conference for an on-stage interview with Intersport’s Charlie Besser, collected the trophy that he won May 23 as Executive of the Year at the Sports Business Awards.
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SBJ/SBD Executive Editor Abraham Madkour and Publisher Richard Weiss presented the award to Goodell.
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Intersport's Charlie Besser and Goodell.
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Heath Price-Khan of the Miami Marlins, Nicole Peters of the Cleveland Browns and Michelle Fogle of the Houston Texans
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Jon Levine of Xerox and Evin Dobson of GroupM ESP
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Will Bortz of Taco Bell, Blaise D’Sylva of Anheuser-Busch, Brette Sadler of UFC and Matthew Gizzi of ESPN
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United for D.C. accepts award

D.C. United President and CEO Kevin Payne and board President Stephen Zack of United for D.C., the team’s charitable arm, receive the President’s Council of Fitness, Sport and Nutrition Community Leadership Award, along with board members and foundation staff. The foundation was honored for its work promoting healthy lifestyles at halftime of the D.C. United game on May 26 as part of United for D.C. Day festivities.
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New Toyota unveiled

NASCAR President Mike Helton (front right) and Toyota Racing driver Kyle Busch (left of Helton) helped unveil the 2013 Toyota Camry NASCAR race car on May 22 in Salisbury, N.C. Also on hand were Lee White (front left), Toyota Racing Development president; Joe Gibbs Racing owner Joe Gibbs (front center), Brad Daugherty (back left), an owner of JTG Daugherty Racing; Michael Waltrip (back, third from left), owner of Michael Waltrip Racing; and the rest of the Toyota Racing family.
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Wisconsin Sports Awards afterparty

Attending the Wisconsin Sports Awards afterparty at Apartment 720 in Milwaukee on May 10 (from left): Steve Dupee, GMR Marketing VP; Keith Williams Good Karma Broadcasting VP; Greg Busch, GMR Marketing EVP; Steve Politziner, Good Karma Broadcasting VP; Tim Colligan, Good Karma Broadcasting national sales manager; Shane Blackman, ESPN Milwaukee GM.





















First class at Ohio University

Ohio University’s Professional Master of Sports Administration Class of 2012 recently gathered on campus during Ohio’s annual Symposium weekend. This was the first class to graduate from Ohio’s new professional program.
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Harbor masters

Officials from the 73rd Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid stand on the No. 1 tee at The Golf Club at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Mich. The event ran May 24-27. From left: Allen Wronowski, president, PGA of America; Jeff Fettig, chairman and CEO, Whirlpool Corp.; Tom Watson, 2011 Senior PGA champion; Jack Nicklaus, Harbor Shores course designer; Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder; and Joe Steranka, CEO, PGA of America.
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