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Volume 24 No. 236
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Names In The News

Panthers QB CAM NEWTON's eponymous foundation recently became the "lead sponsor" of the show "And In This Corner: Cassius Clay," a production about the early years of MUHAMMAD ALI's life. Newtonlast week "visited the cast" of the show, put on by the Children's Theater of Charlotte, with a "group of kids as part of a foundation event." Ali "has been Newton's role model" (ESPN.com, 2/12)....The Clark County School District in Las Vegas announced an initiative to bring the sport of street hockey "to 63 middles schools in partnership with the Golden Knights and the NHL" (LAS VEGAS SUN, 2/13)....Five Dolphins players, including DT NDAMUKONG SUH, recently "visited troops at Camp Bondsteel" near Kosovo (PALMBEACHPOST.com, 2/12)....Dolphins S MICHAEL THOMAS yesterday “began a spring internship” working for U.S. Rep SHEILA JACKSON LEE (D-Texas) (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 2/13)....The Cleveland-based Web.com Tour Finals DAP Championship yesterday "donated $224,023 to the LeBron James Family Foundation" (CRAINSCELEVELAND.com, 2/12)....Actress CHARLIZE THERON has been named the Honorary Starter and PEYTON MANNING was named the Honorary Pace Car Driver for Sunday’s Daytona 500 (DIS)....Country singer COLE SWINDELL will perform at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 19 before the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race. Swindell also "will co-host driver introductions" (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 2/13).