Names In The News
Former Univ. of Minnesota Ticket Operations Dir BRENT HOLCK was sentenced to 21 months in prison for "stealing $361,336" from the school over five years. From April '12 through January '17, Holck would "cancel ticket sales to games after they'd taken place and deposit the refunded money into his own accounts." He also "issued game tickets and parking passes to acquaintances, who then sold them and kicked back most of the proceeds to Holck" (TWINCITIES.com, 5/6).
NAMES: Esports organization Immortals raised $30M in Series B funding, with investors including AEG, Lionsgate, the MILKEN Family, DC United co-Chair STEVE KAPLAN, former eBay and HP CEO MEG WHITMAN and March Capital Partners (FORTUNE.com, 5/6)....ALBA TULL, wife of Steelers investor THOMAS TULL, developed the "innovative fitness studio" Ramp 'N' Rize, which "opened its doors" in Sewickley, Pa., on May 4. For the ribbon-cutting, Tull was joined by Steelers LB and Ramp 'N' Rize shareholder RYAN SHAZIER (TRIBLIVE.com, 5/4)....RICHIE KEEN has been "tapped to direct an esports comedy at Legendary Pictures that has WILL FERRELL attached to star" (DEADLINE.com, 5/3)....LINDSEY VONN and her boyfriend, Predators D P.K. SUBBAN, were “spotted partying together and showing some PDA at Miami megaclub E11even over the weekend" (NYPOST.com, 5/6)....CANELO ALVAREZ “celebrated his victory over DANIEL JACOBS Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena with a Hennessy toast at KAOS, a sold-out post-fight party headlined by Puerto Rican reggaeton superstar OZUNA.” Golden Knights RW ALEX TUCH also was in attendance (LASVEGASSUN.com, 5/6).