Names In The News
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 (PATCH.com, 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" (LATIMES.com, 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” (DENVERPOST.com, 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 (BOSTONGLOBE.com, 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” (INDYSTAR.com, 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 (POLITICO.com, 3/11).