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Volume 24 No. 156

Sports Industrialists

          The AHL's Board of Governors announced the league has
     reached an agreement on a new six-year contract with AHL
     President & CEO DAVID ANDREWS (AHL)....ProServ promoted TODD
     WAKS to Dir of Client Business Development (ProServ). 

          Team Mouse co-founders MARC ANDRES and BRADLEY
     SCHLACHTER are profiled in FORBES under the header "Computer
     Jocks."  Team Mouse has projected $5M in '97 sales (FORBES,
     9/22 issue)....Lakers Coach DEL HARRIS will appear on ABC's
     "Over the Top" tomorrow, playing a minister (William Morris
     Agency).....In San Antonio, plans were announced for the
     establishment of The Carver Complex and education-community
     center on San Antonio's east side, with major funding from
     THE DAVID ROBINSON FOUNDATION.  Robinson is donating $5M
     overall to the center (The Carver Complex).

          ROBERT ERB, Dir of Sports Marketing at adidas, and PAT
     WILLIAMS, Senior Exec VP of the Magic, will be two of the
     featured keynote speakers for the '98 National Sports Forum. 
     JON SPOELSTRA, author of "Selling Ice to Eskimos," will lead
     two pre-conference sessions entitled "Revitalizing Your
     Ticket Sales" and "Spoelstra on Sponsorship."
          WHERE AND WHEN: The National Sports Forum, the largest
     conference dedicated to team marketing and sales, will be
     held January 18-20 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston. 
     The conference registration fee is $645.  The pre-conference
     sessions are an additional $395.  If you register by October
     15 you will receive a free copy of the "1998 Sports Market
     Place Directory," published by Frankin-Quest.  For more
     info, contact Seaver Marketing at 619-467-6753.  THE DAILY
     is the official publication of the National Sports Forum.