SBJ/February 18-24, 2013/People and Pop Culture
Faces and Places
Published February 18, 2013, Page 37
|Executives from the St. Louis Cardinals and The Cordish Cos. broke ground Feb. 8 on the Ballpark Village project next to Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis. From left: Cordish development director Chase Martin, Cardinals VP and general counsel Mike Whittle, Cardinals Chairman and CEO Bill DeWitt Jr., Cardinals President Bill DeWitt III, attorney David Richardson, Cordish VP of development Blake Cordish, city Comptroller Darlene Green, Mayor Francis Slay and Alderwoman Phyllis Young.
Liberty Mutual salutes Team USA
|Liberty Mutual Insurance President and CEO David Long (fourth from left) and Chief Communications Officer Paul Alexander (fourth from right) are joined by (from left) Team USA curler Tracy Sachtjen, two-time Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan, Team USA curler John Benton, two-time gold medal gymnast Aly Raisman, three-time World Cup adaptive snowboarding medalist Amy Purdy, and two-time U.S. Paralympics alpine skiing medalist Heath Calhoun at Liberty Mutual’s “Team USA One Year Out Celebration.” The event was Feb. 7 in Boston.
First run for Diamondbacks
|Arizona Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall (right) welcomes David Fitzgerald, Phoenix campus VP for the University of Phoenix, as he crosses the finish line at the first D-backs Race Against Cancer. The event Feb. 9 finished in front of Chase Field.
Oakley backs Paddock
|Oakley launched a line of Bonner Paddock signature sunglasses at an event Feb. 9 at Oakley headquarters in Foothill Ranch, Calif. Oakley’s Dane Howell (left) joins Paddock, who last year became the first person with cerebral palsy to complete the Ironman World Championship. Oakley supports Paddock’s OM Foundation, which benefits children with disabilities.
Grizzlies' Randolph honored
|Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph on Feb. 8 was awarded the Kia Community Assist Award for January in recognition of his efforts in the community and his philanthropic and charitable work. From left: Roy Dodson, district sales manager, Kia Motors; NBA Cares Ambassador Bob Lanier; Randolph; and Greg Campbell, Grizzlies president of business operations.
Honoring NFL Films' Sabol
|NFL Films hosted “The Guts and Glory of Football,” an event honoring late NFL Films President Steve Sabol at Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on Feb. 12. From left: ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly, and Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie.
Golf Digest at PGA Merchandise Show
|Golf Digest debuted the launch of its new video initiative, Golf Digest TV, at the PGA Merchandise Show last month in Orlando. From left: Peter King Hunsinger, Golf Digest Cos. president; Stina Sternberg, Golf Digest Cos. global golf director; Benoit Vincent, TaylorMade Golf chief technical officer; Sean Toulon, TaylorMade EVP of product creation; Tim Rosaforte, Golf World senior writer; Mark King, TaylorMade CEO and president; and Dan Robertson, Golf Digest publisher.
Photo by: PRESTON MACK
NASCAR road show hits Atlanta …
|At the Road to Daytona Fueled By Sunoco Tour stop at CNN Center in Atlanta on Feb. 11 (from left): NASCAR President Mike Helton; Robin Meade of CNN Headline News; Clint Bowyer, driver of the No. 15 5-hour Energy Toyota; and Miss Sprint Cup Jaclyn Roney.
… and Jacksonville, too
|Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown (center) speaks to the media during the Road to Daytona Fueled By Sunoco Tour stop at City Hall in Jacksonville. Joining him Feb. 12 were Marcus Jadotte (left), NASCAR VP of public affairs and multicultural development, and Joie Chitwood III, Daytona International Speedway president.
New car for American LeMans
|At the unveiling of the BMW Z4 GTE race car Feb. 12 at Daytona International Speedway (from left): Jay O’Connell, Bobby Rahal, Jens Marquardt, Gordon McDonnell, Scott Atherton, Ludwig Willisch, Jim France, Mike Helton and Ed Bennett. The car will compete this year in American Le Mans Series and next year in the merged Grand-Am/ALMS series.
Silver on hand for Mount Union event
|The ninth annual Mount Union Sport Sales Workshop & Job Fair drew students from 24 colleges in 10 states Feb. 8 at Quicken Loans Arena and Progressive Field in Cleveland. Ticket sales managers from more than 80 teams were sales trainers for the event. From left: Len Komoroski, Cleveland Cavaliers president; NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver; Jim Kadlecek, director of the event; and Brad Sims, Cavaliers chief revenue officer and EVP.
Sleeves make comeback in NBA
|The Golden State Warriors and Adidas unveiled the Warriors’ new short-sleeve uniforms, a first for the modern NBA, at a press conference Feb. 11 at Oracle Arena. From left: Warriors coach Mark Jackson; Rick Welts, Warriors president and COO; Lawrence Norman, Adidas global basketball VP; and Warriors forward Harrison Barnes.
Greensboro honors Bobcats' Whitfield
|Greensboro, N.C., native and Bobcats Sports & Entertainment President and COO Fred Whitfield received the key to the city Feb. 12, when he was the guest speaker at Jones Elementary School. From left: District 3 City Councilman Zack Matheny; Whitfield’s father, Fred Whitfield Sr.; Whitfield; Whitfield’s mother, Janol Whitfield; and Greensboro Mayor Pro Tem Yvonne Johnson.
Making a point in Charlotte
|Bellator MMA Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney discussed Bellator and the business of mixed martial arts with staff members of SportsBusiness Journal, SportsBusiness Daily and SBD Global at their offices in Charlotte on Feb. 13.
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