Names In The News
Dolphins Owner STEPHEN ROSS pledged $1M to "immediate and long-term rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma." The team is also "helping to provide volunteers through the Miami Dolphins Special Teams powered by AARP Foundation." The volunteers are to be "deployed in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties." In addition, the Dolphins have partnered with the AARP Foundation on a "dollar for dollar matching campaign," with 100% of the money raised "going directly into the community" (PALMBEACHPOST.com, 9/13).
THE REAL MVP: Seven-year-old HAILEY DAWSON, who has a robotic hand, will "throw out the first pitch for Game 4 of the World Series." Dawson was born with a birth defect called Poland Syndrome, and has "made it her mission to throw out the first pitch at every MLB ballpark." She has "thrown out the first pitch" for the Orioles, Mets, Brewers, Mariners, A’s, Twins and Tigers (USA TODAY, 9/14).
NAMES: Detroit Mayor MIKE DUGGAN said that he has tapped Cavaliers Owner DAN GILBERT to "recruit what he hopes will be a regional team to present a single proposal to convince" Amazon to "build a second headquarters" in the city (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 9/14)....The family of former NHLer JEFF PARKER, who died Monday and was among a group of former players suing the league over its approach to head injuries and brain trauma, "plans to donate his brain to researchers" at Boston Univ. (TSN.ca, 9/13)....Goldman Sachs “plans to invest” $233M to join Under Armour Founder, Chair & CEO KEVIN PLANK’s development firm Sagamore Development in “remaking Port Covington.” The Port Covington site is “next to 50 acres on which Baltimore-based Under Armour is building" a new world HQ (BALTIMORESUN.com, 9/13)....Patriots S DEVIN MCCOURTY this week “suited up as a sous chef in Boston Medical Center’s demonstration kitchen, prepping a healthy snack for adult and pediatric patients with sickle cell disease” (BOSTON GLOBE, 9/14).
IN MEMORY: Former WADA Chair GARY WADLER died Tuesday at the age of 78. He was a “founding member” of WADA in ’00, and at one point he “led the committee that determined what substances would be on the agency’s banned list” (N.Y. TIMES 9/14).