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SBJ/October 15-21, 2012/People and Pop Culture
Faces and Places
Published October 15, 2012, Page 28
|Students in the Illinois State University Graduate Sport Management program met with representatives from the St. Louis Blues, Fox Sports Midwest, the Missouri Valley Conference, Anheuser-Busch and others during a visit to St. Louis on Oct. 4. Mike O’Keefe (fourth from the right), vice president of sales for the St. Louis Rams, served as host to the students and gave them a tour of the Edward Jones Dome prior to the Rams-Cardinals game that night.
Tiny, Globetrotters raise Barclays roof
|From left: Mitch Modell; “Tiny” Sturgess, the all-time tallest Harlem Globetrotter at 7-foot-8; Leverage Agency President Ben Sturner; and fans in the locker room at halftime of the Globetrotters’ Oct. 7 game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Making an IMPACT for children
|ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale was the guest speaker at Game Day Gala, Team IMPACT’s inaugural fundraising event, Oct. 4 at the Westin Boston Waterfront. More than 600 supporters turned out to support the organization’s mission to pair children who are facing adverse health issues with vibrant, team-based collegiate support networks. From left: Vitale; Wendi Nix, ESPN reporter and emcee for the night; and Dan Kraft, Team IMPACT founding member and EVP of The Kraft Group.
Running of the bulls
|Minutes before the chutes open at the Professional Bull Riders Philadelphia Invitational on Oct. 6, Joe Sheridan (right), Global Spectrum’s assistant general manager at Wells Fargo Center, greets PBR Chairman/CEO Jim Haworth.
From Oregon to Singapore and beyond
|MBA students and faculty from the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center at the University of Oregon attend the 2012 Formula One Singtel Singapore Grand Prix as part of the program’s Asia Study Tour. In its seventh year, the two-week trip included stops in Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore.
L.A. teams represented at Legends Club
|At the Oct. 4 Northern Trust Open Legends Club Dinner at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., (from left) Stan Kasten, president and CEO of the Los Angeles Dodgers; Jeanie Buss, EVP of business operations of the Los Angeles Lakers; Jerry West, executive director of Northern Trust Open; and Rick Waddell, chairman and CEO of Northern Trust.
Fiesta Bowl Committee hears from Bidwill
|Arizona Cardinals President Michael Bidwill was the featured speaker at the Fiesta Bowl Committee Meeting at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort. From left: Steve Whiteman, Fiesta Bowl chairman of the board; Ron Minegar, Arizona Cardinals COO and EVP; Robert Shelton, Fiesta Bowl executive director; Bidwill; and Brett Benton, Fiesta Bowl Committee chairman.
New Time Warner Cable ride
|Celebrating the unveiling of the Kasey Kahne No. 5 Time Warner Chevrolet on Oct. 10 in Charlotte (from left): Carol Hevey, Time Warner Cable East region EVP; Kahne; and Jeff Hirsch, Time Warner Cable EVP and CMO.
Jaguars brass checks out Chelsea
|Jacksonville Jaguars team President Mark Lamping (left) and owner Shahid Khan visited EPL club Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge stadium Oct. 10 while in London for the announcement of the Jaguars’ 2013 game at Wembley Stadium vs. San Francisco.
Pelé joins Revolution for announcement
|The New England Revolution and Sovereign | Santander announced their multiyear agreement making Sovereign | Santander the official bank of the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium on Sept. 27. To celebrate the new partnership, international soccer star Pelé participated in a charity clinic on the field. From left: Revolution coach Jay Heaps, Pelé, Sovereign Bank CEO Jorge Moran and Revolution President Brian Bilello.
NASCAR down to business
|Norris Scott, NASCAR VP of partnership marketing, speaks at NASCAR’s first “Business Series” event, designed to bring sponsors together with small businesses. The event was held Oct. 10 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte.
Monterey Peninsula Foundation hits milestone
|The Monterey Peninsula Foundation, host of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, celebrated surpassing $100 million in all-time charitable contributions through the tournament on Oct. 9 at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club in Pebble Beach, Calif. Accepting a flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol, sent by U.S. Rep. Sam Farr, are (from left) Peter Ueberroth, Monterey Peninsula Foundation vice chairman; Steve John, foundation CEO; Clint Eastwood, foundation chairman; and Andy Pazder, PGA Tour EVP and COO.
Sun Life, Cubs reward student
|Chicago high school student Yaneza Aguinaga was surprised with a $5,000 college scholarship for her and a $50,000 grant for her supporting nonprofit organization, Christopher House, at a Sun Life Rising Star Awards presentation recently at Wrigley Field. From left: Sun Life voluntary benefits practice leader Stephen Barreca, Sun Life group manager Mike Whalen, Yaneza and Theo Epstein, Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations.
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