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Names In The News

Golf HOFer GREG NORMAN will join SportsBusiness Journal Nov. 1-2 as a featured speaker at the Stadium Sports Marketing Symposium in Crowne Plaza Times Square in N.Y. Norman will discuss athlete branding, marketing, growing his eponymous company and other interests off the golf course (THE DAILY).

BUYING IN: Wild coach BRUCE BOUDREAU and his wife, CRYSTAL, have "become minority owners" in the U.S. Premier Hockey League Blue Ox expansion team in Coon Rapids, Minn. Crystal Boudreau said, "We asked: Is it financially viable? Yes. Can we have control? Yes. And that was important because it's our reputation on the line." USPHL, the "largest amateur league in the country," is geared for 16-to-20-year-olds "pursuing the next level of hockey" (ESPN.com, 8/21).

Clinton-Dix' foundation aims to help children
from low-income families in Green Bay
NAMES: Packers S HA HA CLINTON-DIX started the Ha Ha's HERO Foundation this year which "aims to improve the lives of children from low-income families in the Green Bay area." HERO is an acronym for "Hope, Education, Resources and Opportunity" (AP, 8/22)....Ravens coach JOHN HARBAUGH "canceled practice" yesterday to "take his team on a tour of the Pentagon and a visit to Arlington National Cemetery" (Baltimore SUN, 8/22)....Bengals QB ANDY DALTON on Sunday took about 50 families to Ohio-based amusement park Kings Island as a part of the Andy and Jordan Dalton Foundation's "King for a Day" event (ESPN.com, 8/21)....Heat rookies C BAM ADEBAYO and Gs DERRICK WALTON JR. and MATT WILLIAMS JR. "greeted students on the first day of school" at Jesse J. McCrary, Jr. Elementary School in Miami and "handed out school supplies" (MIAMI HERALD, 8/22)....As a part of the "Summer of Yes" series on NBC's "Today," the net's MEGYN KELLY and AL ROKER surprised Vikings fan JACQUE YANEFF with a chance to meet Vikings GM RICK SPIELMAN for a day at the team's training camp in Mankato, Minn. (NBC).