SBJ/May 20-26, 2013/People and Pop Culture
Faces and Places
Published May 20, 2013, Page 37
|Tennis great Chris Evert addressed the National Press Club on May 7 in Washington, D.C., as an opener for the 2013 USTA Advocacy Days, in which U.S. Tennis Association members highlight work done in communities by the organization. From left: USTA Chairman, CEO and President Dave Haggerty; First VP Katrina Adams; Evert; National Press Club President Angela Greiling Keane; and Barry Ford, USTA director of public affairs and advocacy.
D.C. legends honored at Nationals game
|Ten new members of the D.C. Sports Hall of Fame were honored before the Washington Nationals’ series finale against the Cincinnati Reds on April 28 at Nationals Park. From left: Yannick Monthe, grandson of basketball’s Elgin Baylor; football’s Bobby Beathard; John Bing, cousin of basketball’s Dave Bing; Agnes Collins, wife of late football coach Maurice “Maus” Collins; hockey’s Mike Gartner; former Senators and Redskins stadium announcer Phil Hochberg; Brad Michael, son of late sportscaster George Michael; Kimberly Topping, granddaughter of late baseball player Sam Rice; broadcaster Bob Wolff; and Mark Lerner, Nationals owner, accepting on behalf of football’s Willie Wood.
Awards night in Wisconsin
|Good Karma Broadcasting founder and CEO Craig Karmazin welcomes guests and honorees to the Good Karma-produced Wisconsin Sports Awards last month at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee.
Tanya Snyder honored
|Tanya Snyder, wife of Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder and NFL Breast Cancer Awareness spokeswoman, was honored May 8 with the Mother of the Year Award by the American Cancer Society during a luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C. She received the award from her husband at the event, where Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III helped raise $33,000 for the cause.
Out and about at ESPN upfront
|ESPN welcomed guests from the sports world as it rolled out executives and talent for its upfront presentation May 14 at Best Buy Theater in New York City. Above: From left, Sean Bratches, ESPN EVP of sales and marketing; “Monday Night Football” analyst Jon Gruden; Florida basketball coach Billy Donovan; Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer; and Eric Johnson, EVP of multimedia sales. Below: From left, “Sports Nation” host Marcellus Wiley; John Skipper, ESPN president and co-chairman of Disney and ESPN Media Networks; New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz; ESPN Executive Chairman George Bodenheimer; and Adriana Monsalve, “Nación ESPN” host.
Their view of the college sports scene
|At the college sports marketing forum hosted by Fishbait Marketing and GMR Marketing on May 14 in New York City (from left): George Pyne, IMG Sports & Entertainment; Tom Osborne, former Nebraska athletic director; Tom Lamb, Lowe’s; and Michael Kelly, BCS/College Football Playoff.
Panel discusses motorsports in Indiana
|Chip Ganassi Racing Teams and PNC Financial Services Group brought together motorsports experts May 10 in Indianapolis to discuss the effect that racing has on Indiana’s economy. From left: Members of the PNC Business of Indiana Motorsports panel Tom Weisenbach, Indiana Motorsports Association executive director; Chip Ganassi, Ganassi Racing owner; Mark Miles, Hulman & Co. CEO; and moderator Gerry Dick, with Connie Bond Stuart, PNC regional president.
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