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Faces and Places

WISE launches Las Vegas chapter with event at UFC

The new Las Vegas chapter of Women in Sports and Events held its launch event June 6 at UFC’s corporate campus in Las Vegas. WISE also announced new chapters in Utah and Greater Raleigh this month.
Photo by: ZUFFA LLC
Bears Care

Bears Care, the charitable arm of the Chicago Bears, hosted its annual black tie charity gala at Soldier Field on May 20. Bears play-by-play voice Jeff Joniak, who was master of ceremonies, was on stage with local traffic anchor Roz Varon, who spoke about her own battle with cancer.
Photo by: CHICAGO BEARS
Brain Trust donations

Former NFL players Leonard Marshall and Matt Hasselbeck announced brain pledge donations to the Concussion Legacy Foundation at the 2017 Brain Trust hosted by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs last month in Boston: the foundation’s Chris Nowinski; Marshall; Dr. Ann McKee, VA Boston Healthcare System; and Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin.
Photo by: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
Vatican’s sports effort comes to Villanova

The Vatican’s Sport at the Service of Humanity effort, which started in October with a two-day conference established by Pope Francis in Rome, continued June 7-8 at Villanova University with sessions related to collegiate sports. Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman offers a keynote on “A Vision for a Holistic Collegiate Athletics Experience.”
Photos by: VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY
Bishop Paul Tighe and Monsignor Melchor Sanchez de Toca y Alameda from the Vatican, Villanova VP for mission and ministry Barbara Wall, Villanova President the Rev. Peter Donohue, Villanova AD Mark Jackson, Ackerman and the Rev. Pat Kelly of Seattle University.
Warner winners

At the Pop Warner Little Scholars All-America Scholars Banquet on May 27 in Philadelphia: ESPN’s Mike Golic and his wife, youth football advocate Christine Golic, Gold Football Award recipients; New England Patriots offensive tackle Nate Solder, Inspiration to Youth Award winner; and Pop Warner Executive Director Jon Butler.
Photo by: GERARDO MOTA / POP WARNER
Opening night

The Jacksonville Jaguars and sister company Bold Events celebrated the opening of Daily’s Place, with a 5,500-seat amphitheater and indoor practice facility, over Memorial Day weekend. Team owner Shad Khan welcomed a sellout crowd to the inaugural concert, featuring Tedeschi Trucks Band.
Photos by: RICK WILSON / JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
 
Facility named for Boston Red Sox exec and wife

Longtime Boston Red Sox executive Larry Cancro and wife Luise (right) were on hand June 9 as Melmark New England’s Cancro Center for Adult Services, serving those with autism spectrum disorders, was dedicated in their honor. From left are Larry Cancro’s niece, Emma Brown; his sister, Susan Brown; and Larry and Luise’s daughter, Laura Marie. Their daughter Lisa is a member of Melmark New England’s adult community, and Larry is chairman of the board of directors.
Photo by: MELMARK NEW ENGLAND
SportsNet LA hosts ballpark outing

Special Olympics athletes and SportsNet LA’s Kelli Tennant and Jerry Hairston Jr. gathered on the Spectrum SportsNet LA set at Dodger Stadium on May 21, when Spectrum SportsNet LA hosted a group of the organization’s softball athletes at the Dodgers game.
Photo by: SPECTRUM SPORTSNET LA











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