SBJ/July 17-23, 2017/People and Pop Culture

Faces and Places

McCormack alums at NACDA

Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management alumni joined Associate Department Chair Steve McKelvey (far right) for a networking breakfast event at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Conference in Orlando: Jonathan DeAndrade, Ben Rosenfeld, Gloria Nevarez, Ryan Pierce, Leigh Torbin, Jack Woodbury, Thorr Bjorn, Noreen Morris, Mark Wilson, James Paquette, Leslie Wurzberger, Casey Stark, Craig Fink, Todd Nebeker, Amy Coleman and Jamie DiLoreto.
Photo: COURTESY OF UMASS
NFF ceremony

The National Football Foundation presented Clemson University with the MacArthur Bowl, its national championship trophy for the FBS, at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta last month: NFF President and CEO Steve Hatchell, College Football Hall of Fame CEO Dennis Adamovich, Coach Dabo Swinney and Athletic Director Dan Radakovich.
Photo by: KAT GODUCO
Ice to pitch

The New York Red Bulls welcomed the New Jersey Devils’ Nico Hischier, No. 1 overall pick in last month’s NHL draft, to Red Bull Arena for the club’s match versus NYC Football Club presented by Audi: Red Bulls GM Marc de Grandpre, Hischier, Red Bulls midfielder Sean Davis and Sean Lyons, senior director of region operations for Audi of America.
Photo: COURTESY OF NEW YORK RED BULLS
Women of Fox Sports event

Nearly 50 college students and recent grads attended the second annual Women of Fox Sports Leadership Series sales training event June 24 at Fox Studios in Los Angeles. Among those providing inspiration were Karina Herold of Pepperdine University, Lindsay Amstutz of Fox Sports, Alex Mallen of the PGA Tour, Rachel Grushkin of Fox Sports and Lagen Nash of Fox Networks Group.
Photo: COURTESY OF FOX SPORTS
Big East summit

Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman and former WNBA and Tennessee basketball standout Chamique Holdsclaw, now a mental health advocate, attend the conference’s inaugural Mental Health Summit last month at Georgetown University.
Photo: COURTESY OF BIG EAST CONFERENCE
Hurling coming to Fenway in November

Fenway Sports Management, American International Group, the Gaelic Players Association, the Gaelic Athletic Association and the city of Boston held a kickoff event June 27 at Fenway Park to announce the return of hurling for a doubleheader Nov. 19: Dublin hurler Gary Maguire, Boston Red Sox President Sam Kennedy, FSM Managing Director Mark Lev, U.S. GAA Vice Chair Bernie Connaughton, Clare hurler Bobby Duggan, AIG Boston Managing Director Tom Allen, GPA CEO Dermot Earley, Galway hurler Johnny Glynn and Tipperary hurler Daire Quinn.
Photo: COURTESY OF FENWAY SPORTS MANAGEMENT
L.A. legends

The LA84 Foundation welcomed Joan Benoit Samuelson, winner of the first women’s Olympic marathon in 1984, and Anita DeFrantz, IOC member and LA84 president emeritus, to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Court of Honor on June 21. LA84 President and CEO Renata Simril, DeFrantz and L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas.
Photos by: LA84 FOUNDATION
Joan Benoit Samuelson with her plaque.
A homer for D.C. kids

Washington, D.C., nonprofit Horton’s Kids played host to numerous politicos at its annual Home Runs for Horton’s Kids at Nationals Park on June 21. Nationals mascot Screech with U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson.
Photos by: JENN REID PHOTOGRAPHY
The charity’s development director, Billy Fettweis and Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut.











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