SBJ/Aug. 11-17, 2014/People and Pop Culture
Faces and Places
Published August 11, 2014, Page 28
|At the third annual BTN Big 10K race in Chicago on July 26: Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany, Archie Griffin, Stephen Bardo, Gerry DiNardo, Shon Morris, Dave Revsine, BTN President Mark Silverman and Ron Guenther.
Boras on Boras at Washington seminar
|A seminar called “The Most Powerful Man in Baseball? An Evening With Superagent Scott Boras” featured who else but Scott Boras (left), shown alongside Phil Hochberg, who led the panel discussion. The event was Aug. 4 at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington.
Omega extends time with PGA of America
|Omega announces the extension of its partnership with the PGA of America through 2022 during the PGA Championship in Louisville, Ky., on Aug. 5: PGA President Ted Bishop, Omega President Stephen Urquhart, golfer Rory McIlroy and PGA CEO Pete Bevacqua.
Cubs help with park project
|Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts and Mayor Rahm Emanuel address the Lakeview community during a ceremonial groundbreaking event at School Street Playlot on Aug. 3. The Cubs donated $1 million to the park project.
They’re in the running
|New York Road Runners President and CEO Mary Wittenberg appears with
tennis’ Caroline Wozniacki and 2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi. It was announced July 31 that Wozniacki and Keflezighi will run as Team for Kids Ambassadors at the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon on Nov. 2.
Silver visits NBA Yao School
|NBA Commissioner Adam Silver visits the NBA Yao School at the Wukesong Hi-Park in Beijing on July 31 during his first international trip since becoming commissioner.
At IAVM’s VenueConnect 2014
|The International Association of Venue Managers held its VenueConnect 2014 conference and trade show last month in Portland. Portland Trail Blazers President and CEO Chris McGowan (left), with Chris Oxley, Blazers general manager for Rose Quarter operations, participated in a Q&A session during the conference. Below: Attending the trade show: Populous’ Kurt Amundsen, Paula Yancey with PC Sports, and Populous’ Brad Clark and Adam Paulitsch.
In town for Team Turnaround
|In Washington, D.C., on July 21 for President Barack Obama’s announcement of the NBA’s commitment to Team Turnaround and other My Brother’s Keeper platforms: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, NBA liaison Isaiah Austin, Team Turnaround founder Derrick Heggans and NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum.
A gold jacket for Strahan
|Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014 enshrinee Michael Strahan and his presenter, fellow Fox Sports broadcaster Jay Glazer, take part in the presentation of Strahan’s Hall of Fame gold jacket by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Pro Football Hall of Fame President David Baker at the Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner on Aug. 1 in Canton, Ohio.
AAC’s Summer Kickoff
|American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco welcomes Houston football coach Tony Levine (left) and Memphis coach Justin Fuente to the league’s Summer Kickoff and Media Day on July 29 in Newport, R.I.
Entering: The Fray
|Select Artists Associates, represented by President Charles Johnson, produced the halftime performance by The Fray during the Guinness International Champions Cup match between Manchester United and Real Madrid at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor on Aug. 2.
Bank of the West Classic
|Women were well-represented at the Bank of the West Classic, the first women’s stop on the Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series, on an all-female TV production crew and the tournament staff: Gigi Longhini Stramm of the series; Kerry Callahan, Brigette Boginis, Chris Evert and Mary Joe Fernandez of ESPN; tournament director Kim Hall Uliasz; ESPN’s Pam Shriver; the WTA’s Pam Whytcross; tournament referee Donna Kelso; and the tournament’s Margaret Murray Turner.
Reds unveil next All-Star Game logo
|MLB, the Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati and Hamilton County officials unveil the official logo of the 2015 All-Star Game during a ceremony at Great American Ball Park on Aug. 6: Reds 2014 All-Star Todd Frazier, MLB’s Tim Brosnan, Hamilton County commissioners Todd Portune and Chris Monzel, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, and the Reds’ Bob Castellini, Walt Jocketty and Bryan Price.
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