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Holiday Gifts: Time off, creature comforts
Published December 17, 2012, Page 42
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University of Denver
As for giving, each year my husband, Gary, and I look forward to presenting a special Denver Pioneer gift to the staff. We are so proud to be associated with the university and we truly appreciate the hard work and dedication of all who make DU Athletics great.
JOIE CHITWOOD III
Daytona International Speedway
■ An iPhone for my 11-year-old son. Although peer pressure doesn’t usually work on me, I had no idea that every sixth-grader except my son already had one.
■ The book “Go Like Hell,” by A.J. Baime, to anyone with an interest in motorsports. One of the best books I have read.
Executive vice president
and sports group president,
Vice president of television and emerging media,
Vice president of social marketing,
For my 4-year-old: Kids’ ski boots that adjust full sizes to grow with her feet, bongos, and a GoPro HD helmet camera so she can document her years learning to ski.
Senior vice president of operations and administration,
CBS Sports Network
Gifts I hope to receive: Microsoft Surface (in January when the Professional version comes out). I’m looking forward to a tablet with a usable keyboard! Also, “Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey Into the Afterlife,” by Dr. Eben Alexander.
What to buy: Lego will do quite well this year due to what we are getting for the kids, and my wife should enjoy the items from the Sundance Catalog and her iPad Mini.
President and COO,
Executive producer and vice president of production,
I will be getting jewelry for my wife — you can never go wrong with that. My son just graduated from college and is starting to get into golf. I plan on getting him some golf equipment.
Grand Valley State University
Gifts I’m giving: I’ve already given each of our coaches the book “Lead … for God’s Sake!” by Todd Gongwer, as well as “Wooden on Leadership,” by John Wooden and Steve Jamison.
Vice president of public relations,
Executive vice president of sports marketing,