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Faces and Places

BDA has its annual Day of Difference

Woodinville, Wash.-based branded merchandise agency Bensussen Deutsch & Associates hosted its annual Day of Difference, bringing 150 BDA employees from across the country together to put together kits to be donated to domestic violence victims. Front row center: president and co-founder Eric Bensussen, CEO and co-founder Jay Deutsch and EVP of client services Barry Deutsch.
Photo: COURTESY OF BDA
Diamondbacks honor sponsors

With PetSmart’s Rookie of the Year Award at the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Most Valuable Partners Awards on Feb. 9 is Eran Cohen (left), PetSmart EVP, alongside new Diamondbacks Manager Torey Lovullo.
Photo by: SARAH SACHS / ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
Cavs’ Black Heritage Celebration

The Cleveland Cavaliers tipped off their Black Heritage Celebration presented by Hennessy last month . From left: The NAACP’s Michael Nelson, Ophelia Averitt, Hilton Smith and Roslyn Brock; Cavaliers CEO Len Komoroski; former NASA astronaut Guion Bluford Jr., the first African-American in space; and the NAACP’s Leonard James III and Ronald Glover.
Photo by: CLEVELAND CAVALIERS
It’s a V thing

ESPN’s Seth Greenberg (left) was the special guest at an event for the V Foundation for Cancer Research in Naples, Fla., last month. Former ESPN President George Bodenheimer was among the hosts for the event.
Photo by: LANE WILKINSON
Tampa Bay talk

SportsBusiness Journal/Daily Executive Editor Abe Madkour interviews Valspar Championship tournament director Tracy West before the audience at the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Business of Sports event last month at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ headquarters, One Buc Place.
Photo by: NOLA LALEYE
Year of the Rooster, and Golden Knights

In honor of Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rooster, the Mandarin Oriental presented Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley with a golden rooster last month to commemorate the team’s inaugural season: Bill Foley; Mandarin Oriental GM Donald Bowman; Golden Knights Chief Legal Officer Peter Sadowski, President Kerry Bubolz, CMO Nehme Abouzeid; and Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak.
Photo by: VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS
BS&E, Infor team up

Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment and Infor announced a deal Feb. 8 that will see data science applied to Nets team performance and fan marketing: Brett Yormark, BS&E CEO; Nets point guard Jeremy Lin; and Stephan Scholl, president of Infor.
Photo by: BROOKLYN SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Cheers to CAA Sports in Munich

At CAA Sports’ launch party recently for its new office in Munich: CAA Sports’ Andy Kenny, Matthew O’Donohoe, Dominicus Doriat, Marco Kaussler, Marc Socher and Greg Luckman.
Photo by: CAA SPORTS
They have Swimsuit covered

At the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event Feb. 16 at Center415 in New York City: SI Editor-in-Chief Chris Stone, cover model Kate Upton and SI Swimsuit editor M.J. Day.
Photo by: NICHOLAS HUNT / SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
Formula One unveiling

Sahara Force India F1 drivers Sergio Perez (left) and Esteban Ocon flank team owner Vijay Mallya at the unveiling of the team’s VJM10 Formula One car on Feb. 22 in Silverstone, England. Design house Felio Siby, a team sponsor, designed a limited-edition watch for the drivers.
Photo by: FELIO SIBY / SAHARA FORCE INDIA
Thanks for 50 years of service

Steve Nazro was honored for his 50 years as VP of events at TD Garden and Beanpot Tournament director with a ceremonial puck drop at the 65th annual Beanpot Championship game between Harvard and Boston University on Feb. 13.
Photo by: STEVE BABINEAU / TD GARDEN
Arnie Award winners

Peyton Manning, Phil Mickelson and singer Jake Owen were awarded Golf Digest’s Arnie Award, recognizing those who use golf to raise money for charity, at an event at Pebble Beach recently. With the honorees are Doug Mackenzie, Monterey Peninsula Foundation vice chairman of the board, and Jerry Tarde, Golf Digest Editor-in-Chief.
Photo: COURTESY OF GOLF DIGEST
L.A.’s finest

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was honored as Coach of the Year and Peter Ueberroth, formerly the L.A. Olympic Organizing Committee president and MLB commissioner, was given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 12th annual L.A. Sports Awards, put on by the Los Angeles Sports Council.
Photo: COURTESY OF LOS ANGELES SPORTS COUNCIL
PBR, Cordish team

Professional Bull Riders and the Cordish Cos. last month announced a new PBR bar to open at the $250 million Texas Live! Development in Arlington: Cordish VP of development Taylor Gray, PBR athlete Bonner Bolton, Texas Rangers EVP of business operations Rob Matwick and PBR CEO Sean Gleason.
Photo: COURTESY OF PBR
Lake Nona youth sports forum

At Youth Sports: A Model in Crisis at the fifth annual Lake Nona Impact Forum on Feb. 16 in Orlando: Michael Johnson, Charles Woodson, Annika Sorenstam, USTA CEO and President Katrina Adams, Andrews Institute founding partner and medical director Dr. James Andrews and Andy Odenbach, VP of sports ventures for Tavistock Group.
Photo by: ALEX MENENDEZ / AP IMAGES FOR LAKE NONA IMPACT FORUM











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