SBJ/October 22-28, 2012/People and Pop Culture
Faces and Places
Published October 22, 2012, Page 37
|Hall of Fame golfer Phil Mickelson lines up a shot during the KPMG Chip4Charity event on the field at halftime of the NFL game between the Denver Broncos and the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mickelson’s shot Oct. 15 missed a five-foot target that would have resulted in a $1 million donation to the charity First Book, but his effort still won the group a $50,000 donation.
Full stage at WSF gala
|Women’s Sports Foundation President Laila Ali speaks at the 33rd annual Salute to Women in Sports Gala with female Olympians, Paralympians and GoGirlGo! girls. The event was Oct. 17 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.
ACC Media Day at ESPN U
|The ACC’s men’s basketball coaches, gathered for Media Day at ESPNU headquarters in Charlotte on Oct. 17, posed for a photo with ESPN and ESPNU broadcasters.
Sports at Lunch in Phoenix
|The Phoenix Regional Sports Commission recently hosted its quarterly Sports at Lunch, featuring Phoenix Suns President Jason Rowley and President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby. The question-and-answer session included a discussion related to the business side of basketball. From left: Babby, Sports Commission interim President Rob Yowell, Sports Commission past chairman of the board Don Kile, and Rowley.
PGA Tour honored
|At the Skin Cancer Foundation Gala on Oct. 9 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City: PGA Tour SVP of human resources Allison Keller and tour Chairman Victor Ganzi. Keller accepted a Skin Sense Award for the tour, honoring its work in educating about skin health.
Univision Deportes ready for road to Cup
|At Univision Deportes’ Road to the World Cup event Oct. 16 in New York City (from left): Christopher Botta of SportsBusiness Journal; Felix Fernandez, co-host of Univision’s “Republica Deportiva”; Cobi Jones, former MLS star and midfielder for the U.S. national team; Juan Carlos Rodriguez, president of Univision Deportes; Reinaldo Padua, AVP of Hispanic marketing at Cola-Cola; Manolo Zubiria, director of marketing and TV at CONCACAF; Keith Turner, president of sales and marketing at Univision; and Fernando Fiore, co-host of “Republica Deportiva.”
NBA aligns with Yao
|NBA Commissioner David Stern and Yao Ming held a news conference Oct. 14 before Game 2 of the China Games in Shanghai to announce that the NBA will support the biannual basketball game in China benefiting Yao’s charity foundation, starting next year. From left: Yao, Stern and NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver.
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