SBJ/Aug. 4-10, 2014/People and Pop Culture

Faces and Places

Awarding innovation

The first InStadium Experience Innovation Awards were presented July 21 at the Sports and Entertainment Alliance in Technology Conference in Miami. InStadium’s Pat Coyle (left) and Barrett Davie (right) are pictured with winners Kevin Cote, Golden State Warriors, digital media; Sean Flynn, Miami Marlins, game presentation; Zain Pasha, Sporting Innovations, information technology; Mary Pink, Iowa State University, marketing; and David Peart, Pittsburgh Penguins, sponsorship sales. Winners not pictured: The Warriors’ Kenny Lauer and the Marlins’ Larry Blocker.
Photo by: DENIS BANCROFT


























Fight Network kickoff

Undefeated WBO middleweight champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin, unbeaten world heavyweight contender Charles Murray, UFC star Frankie Edgar, boxing great Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and Fight Network CEO Len Asper were part of FN’s kickoff event in New York City on July 26.
Photo by: ANTHEM MEDIA GROUP
























It’s still Rock ’n’ Roll to me

Competitor Group executives Bill Pedigo and Dana Allen, Olympic bronze medalist Shalane Flanagan, and Competitor’s Josh Furlow and Mark Buntz kick off the first Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Festival at a VIP party during the Billy Joel concert on July 18 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The festival continued July 19 with a 5K and Sunday with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon presented by HumanaVitality.
Photo by: RYAN BETHKE / COMPETITOR GROUP

























Take a seat

Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer sit in the first two seats installed in the new lower bowl of the Citrus Bowl on July 25. A new lower bowl with chair-back seats is part of stadium reconstruction underway.
Photo by: FLORIDA CITRUS SPORTS
























Celebrating Sixers Night

The Philadelphia Freedoms of Mylan World TeamTennis hosted Sixers Night at their match against the Boston Lobsters July 22 at the Pavilion at Villanova University. Sixers legend Darryl Dawkins, Dream Team member Davida and CEO Scott O’Neil presented Freedoms owner and WTT co-founder Billie Jean King with a personalized Sixers jersey.
Photo by: JEREMY MESSLER / NBA PHOTOS
























Carrying the message to future messengers

Speaking to aspiring young journalists at the Shirley Povich School of Sports Journalism Summer Camp on July 24 at the University of Maryland are: the Baltimore Ravens’ Kevin Byrne, Comcast-Spectacor’s Ike Richman (Class of 1988), Monumental Sports and Entertainment’s Kurt Kehl, and the University of Maryland’s Rose DiPaula.
Photo by: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND






















Fenway hosts Run to Home Base

Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner was one of 2,600 runners and walkers, including 500 actively serving military and family members, to participate in the fifth annual Run to Home Base presented by New Balance, on July 19 at Fenway Park. The event benefits the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program, which treats veterans and families dealing with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries.
Photo by: BOSTON RED SOX


























Hays partners with NYCFC

At the announcement July 28 of Hays as the official recruitment partner of MLS franchise New York City FC are NYCFC’s Tim Pernetti, Hays’ Sholto Douglas-Home, newly signed player Frank Lampard and NYCFC’s Claudio Reyna.
Photo: COURTESY OF NEW YORK CITY FC






















Lunch is on us

The Philadelphia Eagles recently held a lunch for the construction crew working on the Lincoln Financial Field revitalization. The workers were joined at the lunch (fully catered by partners Acme, Dietz & Watson, Dunkin’ Donuts, Snapple, Coca-Cola, Rita’s Water Ice and Frito-Lay) by Eagles GM Howie Roseman, President Don Smolenski and players Earl Wolff, Connor Barwin, Bennie Logan and Emmanuel Acho.
Photo by: PHILADELPHIA EAGLES























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