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

Faces and Places: NYRR Partner Forum

Three cheers for NYRR sponsors

At the New York Road Runners Partner Forum in Manhattan on July 12 (from left): Mary Wittenberg, NYRR president and CEO; Adam Ragsdale, ING U.S. Financial Services sponsorship manager; Bill Logee, Asics marketing manager for running events; Paul Bamundo, Subway director of sports marketing, public relations and partnerships; Jeff Jones, United Airlines senior manager of sponsorship; Keith Meyer, Timex manager of event marketing and sponsorship; and Ann Wells Crandall, NYRR EVP of business development and strategic partnerships.
Photo by: NEW YORK ROAD RUNNERS
























AHL salutes winners

American Hockey League President and CEO Dave Andrews (center) presents Kerry Bubolz (left) and Mike Ostrowski of the Lake Erie Monsters with an award marking the Monsters’ leading the Western Conference in overall ticket sales growth. The presentation was made at the league’s awards gala, held at its annual meeting June 27 at Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Photo by: MELISSA CARUSO / AHL
























Basketball summit in D.C.

At the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., July 16 for the U.S. men’s basketball team’s exhibition game vs. Brazil (from left): USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo, Nike Brand President Charlie Denson, NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, President Barack Obama, Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis and USA Basketball Executive Director Jim Tooley.
Photo by: NBAE / GETTY IMAGES
























Ganassi's drivers meet sponsors

Chip Ganassi gathered with his race teams’ drivers at the organization’s partnership summit this month in Chicago. Back row (from left): Memo Rojas, Scott Dixon, Drew Pensyl of sponsor Novo Nordisk, Graham Rahal and Charlie Kimball. Front row (from left): Scott Pruett, Juan Pablo Montoya, Ganassi, Dario Franchitti and Jamie McMurray.
Photo by: EDWARD FOX PHOTOGRAPHY
























NFL-Wharton Prep Leadership Program kicks off

The NFL-Wharton Prep Leadership Program welcomed a select group of 36 high school student athletes June 25-27 for a leadership program at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Pictured with the participants are the NFL’s Kyle Johnson and Taunita Stevenson and the Wharton Sports Business Initiative’s Ken Shropshire and Derrick Heggans.
Photo by: TOMMY LEONARDI
























A lot off the top

Miami Marlins left fielder Logan Morrison and team President David Samson (below) had their heads shaved before the team’s game July 14 as part of the Marlins Charity Partner Weekend benefiting Miami Children’s Hospital.
Photos by: ROBERT VIGON / MIAMI MARLINS (2)















































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