Names In The News
Former Purdue student TYLER TRENT, who has a "rare form of bone cancer, became such a national sensation during the Boilermakers' victory over Ohio State last month that there was a significant rise in donations supporting cancer research." Trent will now "have his own bobblehead, with a portion of the proceeds from each sale going to cancer research." The Bobblehead HOF is selling the doll on its website for $30. The Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment at Purdue "will receive $2 from the proceeds of each bobblehead sold, while The V Foundation for Cancer Research will get $3 for each sold" (ESPN.com, 11/15).
HIS LATEST TRICK: TONY HAWK is the co-founder of a new brand agency called D/CAL in downtown Detroit and San Diego, billed as a "hybrid brand consultancy and creative agency." D/CAL is "pitching itself as an agency that can help companies achieve similar brand endurance." Launched last month, the agency's client list "so far includes" juice maker Drought, health and wellness products manufacturer HoMedics Inc., government tech app provider CityBase and the Tony Hawk Foundation (CRAINSDETROIT.com, 11/14).
SPREADING AWARENESS: Former NFLer TIM GREEN, who "became a lawyer, television commentator and author after his playing days, revealed that he has been diagnosed with ALS." After retirement, Green "earned his law degree and worked in television" on "Fox NFL Sunday," "GMA," and "A Current Affair." Green will appear on "60 Minutes" Sunday, as the show "will serve as the kickoff of Green's fundraising effort to fund ALS research" (ESPN.com, 11/15).
HONORS & AWARDS: Former U.S. Soccer President ALAN ROTHENBERG, the Chair & CEO of the '94 World Cup organizing committee and the "architect" of MLS' launch in '96, received the Duncan Revie Award as "part of the opening ceremony" at Soccerex USA in Miami on Thursday (SOCCERAMERICA.com, 11/15)....The MLB Rangers on Thursday recieved the Allan H. Selig award -- the league's "highest award for 'philanthropic excellence'" -- for the organization's work on the Richard Greene Scholars program (DALLASNEWS.com, 11/15)....Sociologist, civil rights activist and former 49ers consultant HARRY EDWARDS was inducted as a member of the San Jose Sports HOF on Wednesday night (MERCURYNEWS.com, 11/15).
NAMES: LPGAer TIFFANY JOH is “organizing her fellow players at the CME Group Tour Championship to donate money" for victims of the California wildfires. Joh "sent out a tweet asking for $20 for every birdie a player made Thursday through Sunday" (NAPLESNEWS.com, 11/15)....Cavaliers Owner DAN GILBERT’s Rock Holdings has “purchased the websites Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com” from N.Y.-based media firm IAC (FREEP.com, 11/15)....LSU and former football coach LES MILES “agreed to a lump-sum settlement” that would pay Miles $1.5M of the remaining $6.5M he was owed through ’23 after his firing in ’16 (THEADVOCATE.com, 11/15)....NASCAR driver JIMMIE JOHNSON was featured in the Wall Street Journal’s weekly “House Call” series (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 11/16).