SBJ/June 3-9, 2013/People and Pop Culture

Faces and Places

Jaws rounds up stars for charity golf

At the 2013 Ron Jaworski Celebrity Golf Challenge, which raised money for football analyst Jaworski’s foundation, Jaws Youth Playbook (from left): Basketball hall-of-famer Julius Erving, football analyst Herm Edwards, golfer Michelle Wie, Jaworski and Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco.
Photos by: SHAMUS LAHMAN






















Upfront time for ESPN Deportes

ESPN Deportes brought a big lineup for its upfront presentation May 15 in New York City (from left): Soccer analyst Alexi Lalas, “SportsCenter” anchor Hannah Storm, correspondent Pedro Gomez, soccer analyst Jared Borguetti, boxing analyst Julio Cesar Chavez, baseball commentator Ernesto Jerez, program host Adriana Monsalve, soccer analyst Mario Kempes, program host Carolina Guillen, program co-host Bernardo Osuna, boxing analyst Juan Manuel Marquez, baseball analyst Ozzie Guillen and soccer analyst Fernando Palomo.
Photo by: JOE FARAONI / ESPN

























Dalai Lama visits Portland

Chris McGowan (left), Portland Trail Blazers president and CEO, and general manager Neil Olshey (center) met the Dalai Lama during his Environmental Summit on May 11 at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland. Among other gifts, McGowan and Olshey presented the Dalai Lama with a No. 14 Trail Blazers jersey (he’s the 14th Dalai Lama) and a Trail Blazers hat.
Photo by: JUSTIN BRADY / ROSE QUARTER























Welcome to Paris

At the 2013 French Open players party, held recently at the U.S. Embassy in Paris (from left): U.S. Ambassador to France Charles Rivkin, ATP Tour No. 8-ranked player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Tennis Channel Chairman and CEO Ken Solomon.
Photo by: FRED AND SUSAN MULLANE
























Suffolk University honors Kraft

Robert Kraft (center), chairman and CEO of the Kraft Group, was honored by Suffolk University with an honorary doctor of public service degree during commencement ceremonies at Boston’s Bank of America Pavilion on May 19. Reebok founder Paul Fireman was also among those honored. From left: Suffolk University President James McCarthy, Kraft and Andrew Meyer Jr., chairman of the university’s board of trustees.
Photo by: SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY


























Stern on hand as Collins is honored

Attending the GLSEN Respect Awards at Gotham Hall in New York City on May 20 (from left): Actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, NBA player Jason Collins and NBA Commissioner David Stern. Collins was presented with the 2013 Courage Award.
Photo by: STEVEN FREEMAN / NBAE VIA GETTY IMAGES























IMG College welcomes partners

IMG College played host to more than 550 university and business partners at the IMG College Partner Symposium delivered by UPS recently in Atlanta. From left: Ron Rogowski, UPS VP of global brand and sponsorship; Hunter Nickell, IMG College SVP of partnership management and business development; Rich Luker, founder of Luker on Trends and the ESPN Sports Poll; and Ben Sutton, IMG College president.
Photo by: ZOOMWORKS
























Impact of Sports in Philadelphia

At The Impact of Sports Presented by Rothman Institute on May 22 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia (from left): Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., Comcast-Spectacor President Peter Luukko, Philadelphia 76ers CEO Adam Aron and Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman.
Photo by: IKE RICHMAN






















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