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Volume 24 No. 159

Events Attractions

          Filmmaker Michael Moore was in Portland, OR, to screen
     and discuss his film "The Big One," which includes an
     interview with Nike Chair Phil Knight.  Before the film,
     Moore read a letter from Nike Dir of PR Lee Weinstein which
     criticized the film.  Weinstein wrote: "This is no 'Roger &
     Me.' Let's face it, Moore needs a hit" (PORTLAND BUSINESS
     JOURNAL, 10/20 issue)....Dallas-based Streetball Partners
     Int'l was retained by Southwestern Bell to develop, produce
     and operate the Southwestern Bell Cotton Bowl Football Fest
     at the State Fair of Texas.  The event ran during the Fair,
     September 26-October 19, and attracted 150,000 (SPI). 

          Spalding Sports Worldwide will unveil the official
     indoor/outdoor WNBA basketball at the Hoop-It-Up World
     Finals in Venice Beach, CA, October 24-25.  Hoop-It-Up, the
     3-on-3 street basketball Tour, will host seven women's and
     seven men's teams this weekend.  The World Finals will
     feature the Hoop-It-Up women's amateur champions playing
     against a team of WNBA players, including Lisa Leslie, Tina
     Thompson, Michelle Edwards and Tamecka Dixon.  The men's
     amateur champs will take on a team consisting of Spud Webb,
     Michael Cooper, Bobby Jones and Orlando Woolridge.  The
     event is presented by TX-based Streetball Partners (SPI).