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Volume 25 No. 66
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Names In The News

Allen is planning to spend more time working on his charitable endeavors in the years ahead

The WALL STREET JOURNAL's Alexandra Wolfe profiled former NBAer RAY ALLEN, who, along with his wife, SHANNON, is working to "expand their organic fast-food chain, Grown, which has three locations in Florida and Connecticut." Allen this month is also coming out with a memoir, "FROM THE OUTSIDE," co-written by MICHAEL ARKUSH. Allen also plans to "spend more time working on his charitable endeavors, including on is nonprofit that builds computer labs in inner-city schools and on raising awareness of Holocaust history" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 3/10).

HELPING HANDS: Several Dolphins players yesterday attended a "free youth football clinic, held in conjunction with players from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School football team" that involved about 50 varsity and junior varsity players "helping kids age 7-16" (South Florida SUN SENTINEL, 3/12). Meanwhile, Gold Medal-winning swimmer RYAN LOCHTE on Friday made an "unannounced visit" to the high school (South Florida SUN SENTINEL, 3/12).

AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS: The Pac-12 this year expanded its Hall of Honor to "include both men and women from any sport." On Friday, this year's 12 inductees were introduced at halftime of the Arizona-UCLA conference tournament semifinal. The class was headlined by former CHERYL MILLER, MATT BIONDI and KERRI WALSH JENNINGS (S.F. CHRONICLE, 3/10).....Teall Investments Founder & Chair BEN SUTTON JR. has been appointed to the White House Historical Association BOD (Teall).

NAMES: The KRAFT family's Partners in Patriotism charity this year will give $5,000 scholarships to five graduating Foxboro high school seniors (, 3/9)....U.S. Sen. BERNIE SANDERS (I-Vt.) “paid a visit to Camelback Ranch” yesterday to see the Dodgers. Sanders was in town for a rally in Phoenix and “did not address the players" (, 3/11)....JOHN BOWLEN, the son of Broncos Owner PAT BOWLEN, was “sentenced Thursday in California to three years probation and ordered to pay $2,415 in fines and court costs for a DUI charge. He was also “ordered to complete a DUI education program” (, 3/9)....A new documentary, "RIDE: ONE MAN'S ADVENTURE," chronicles Rockies announcer JERRY SCHEMMEL's 468-mile bike ride last summer on U.S. Route 50 that raised money for Paws for Purple Hearts (DENVER POST, 3/11)....Free agent S NATE EBNER signed NEIL CORNRICH as his new agent (, 3/10)....U.S. skier GUS KENWORTHY will be the “celebrity grand marshal” of the 10th annual Miami Beach Gay Pride parade on April 10 (MIAMI HERALD, 3/10)....PEYTON MANNING on Saturday joined singer THOMAS RHETT onstage during Manning’s annual “Celebration of Caring Gala” (, 3/11)....JOHN MCENROE on Thursday “sold a 34-foot-wide painting inspired by serial killer CHARLES MANSON” for $10.4M at a Phillips auction in London (BLOOMBERG NEWS, 3/9)....Vox Media Chair & CEO JIM BANKOFF and BILL SIMMONS on Saturday were spotted at a dinner hosted by the media company in Austin. They were in town for the SXSW conference (, 3/11).