SBJ/June 18-24, 2012/People and Pop Culture
Faces and Places: Nomaaaaar!
Published June 18, 2012, Page 41
|ESPN hosted a “Chalk Talk” at media agency MPG’s Boston office featuring former Boston Red Sox great and current ESPN analyst Nomar Garciaparra and ESPNBoston.com writer Mike Reiss. From left: Heather Brady, MPG account director; Garciaparra; Tricia Betron, ESPN SVP of multimedia sales.
Turkey ready to welcome WTA’s year-end tourney
|In Istanbul, Turkey, June 11 to officially launch the 42nd edition of the WTA’s year-end event, the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships–Istanbul (from left): WTA CEO and Chairman Stacey Allaster; Varol Civil, TEB; player Agnieszka Radwanska; Ayda Uluc, Turkish Tennis Federation; player Caroline Wozniacki; and tournament director Markus Guenthardt.
Pop Warner winners
|At the 52nd annual Pop Warner All-American Scholastic Banquet on May 26 at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort (from left): Pop Warner Executive Director Jon Butler with honorees Darlene Cavalier, founder of ScienceCheerleader.com; former New England Patriots offensive tackle Matt Light; Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy; and NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith. Pop Warner honors more than 9,000 young athletes as All-American Scholars at the banquet, and recognizes notable professional athletes and industry leaders who serve as role models.
Kings, Fox celebrate long-term deal
|Fox Sports and the Los Angeles Kings celebrated their new long-term TV agreement before Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 4. From left: Fox Sports West host and reporter Patrick O’Neal; Kings TV analyst Jim Fox; Luc Robitaille, Kings president of business operations; Fox Sports West SVP and GM Steve Simpson; Kings play-by-play announcer Bob Miller; and Kings governor Tim Leiweke.
A premiere for Premier at the Dolby Theatre
|The Dolby Theatre sign was unveiled to the public June 11 in an event featuring a short performance by Cirque du Soleil and a demonstration of the new Dolby Atmos technology. From left: Stephanie Cheng, Premier Partnerships senior director of marketing services; Premier Partnerships CEO and President Randy Bernstein; Ramzi Haidamus, Dolby Laboratories EVP of sales and marketing; Ray Dolby, Dolby Laboratories founder and director emeritus; and Erin Prober, Premier Partnerships manager of marketing services. Premier Partnerships helped bring about the Hollywood venue’s naming-rights agreement.
|New York Jets coach Rex Ryan (left) joins NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly at Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final at the Prudential Center on June 2.
|Also at Game 2, Bill Cowher (left), “NFL Today” analyst and former Pittsburgh Steelers coach, meets up with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.
High-performance GMs in Tampa
|Tampa Bay GMs Mark Dominik (left, Buccaneers), Andrew Friedman (second from left, Rays) and Steve Yzerman (right, Lightning) were honored by Tampa Bay Sports Commission Executive Director Rob Higgins (second from right) for serving as co-chairs for the 2012 Tampa Bay Sneaker Soiree. The event was May 31.
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