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Faces and Places: NBA All-Star Game
Published February 25, 2013, Page 28
|As part of the All-Star FIT Youth Celebration presented by Exxon Mobil, (from left) NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, Houston Rockets CEO Tad Brown, NBA Commissioner David Stern, Houston Mayor Annise Parker and NBA Cares Ambassador Bob Lanier pose with local children at the NBA All-Star Jam Session at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
Rings for U.S. gold medalists
|Tiffany & Co. presented members of the U.S. men’s and women’s teams with championship rings for their gold-medal performances at the 2012 Summer Olympics during State Farm All-Star Saturday Night on Feb. 16 at Toyota Center in Houston.
|NBA Commissioner David Stern volunteered Feb. 15 at the Houston Food Bank as part of the NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service with support from SAP and State Farm.
BBVA salutes Rising Stars
|All-Star Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder joined Angel Cano (left), BBVA Group COO and president, and Manolo Sanchez, BBVA Compass president and CEO, before the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge on Feb. 15.
Cisco executive and Stern
|Cisco SVP and CMO Blair Christie with NBA Commissioner David Stern attend an NBA All-Star 2013 reception.
Sprite at work
|LeBron James joined Kimberly Paige (left), VP of Sprite trademark, Coca-Cola North America, and Ellen Lucey, director of sports marketing, Coca-Cola North America, during an appearance to unveil a refurbished gymnasium at the Boys & Girls Club of Houston on Feb. 16.
Sprint execs visit with league brass
|At an NBA All-Star 2013 reception (from left): Mark Tatum, NBA EVP of global marketing partnerships; Sprint CMO Bill Malloy; Steve Gaffney, Sprint vice president of corporate marketing; WNBA President Laurel Richie; and NBA Commissioner David Stern.
SAP is in the house
|After the launch of the new NBA.com/Stats site, powered by SAP’s HANA platform, SAP SVP Steve Peck joined NBA Commissioner David Stern at an NBA All-Star 2013 reception.
Coming soon: ‘Nine for IX’ docs
|ESPN Films and espnW on Feb. 19 announced the film slate for “Nine for IX,” a documentary series focused on stories of women in sports told through the lens of female filmmakers. From left: Heidi Ewing, Annie Sundberg, Ricki Stern, John Skipper, Rachel Grady, Hannah Storm and Shola Lynch.
Spurs take home ad award
|The San Antonio Spurs won the National Sports Forum ADchievement Award for the Best Sports TV Spot recently at the National Sports Forum in Orlando. The winning spot was developed and produced by PM Group and sister company Quarter Moon Productions. From left: Brian Papson, director of marketing, Spurs Sports & Entertainment; Fran Yanity, PM Group president and COO; and Sheri Barros, Spurs Sports & Entertainment marketing manager.
NESN’s Red Sox crew visits Amica
|NESN’s Red Sox announcers and executives paid a visit to Amica Insurance at its Lincoln, R.I., headquarters Feb. 15 as part of NESN’s Spring Training Kickoff Tour. From left: John O’Leary, NESN general sales manager; Don Orsillo, NESN Red Sox play-by-play announcer; Jerry Remy, NESN Red Sox color analyst; Paul Pyne, Amica EVP and COO; Robert DiMuccio, Amica chairman, president and CEO; Jenny Dell, NESN Red Sox reporter; Lisa Magnes, NESN account executive; and Peter Morton, NESN local sales manager.
IMG College at hall ceremony
|IMG College was a silver sponsor at the Black College Football Hall of Fame’s Enshrinement Ceremony on Feb. 16 in Atlanta. Cory Moss, managing director of The Collegiate Licensing Co., an affiliate of IMG College, poses with CLC employees (from left) Yvette Simmons, Brittel Lloyd and Ashtyn Montgomery.
|Tiffany & Co. held a private VIP cocktail party Feb. 15 in the Tiffany Lounge at the Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles, where the PGA Tour’s Northern Trust Open was being played. From left, with the Northern Trust Open trophy: Dennis Blake, Blake Sports Group founder and CEO; Rick Smith, pro golf instructor and host for the evening’s Q&A session; and Darren Blake, Blake Sports Group partner and COO.
Latimer at Women in Sport celebration
|TD Garden President Amy Latimer gives the keynote speech at the Massachusetts celebration of National Women and Girls in Sport Day. Latimer was introduced by NESN’s Naoko Funayama and addressed a crowd of more than 200 young female athletes from across the state at Faneuil Hall in Boston on Feb. 1.
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