Names In The News
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation is giving $17.5M to the Atlanta BeltLine for new development, marking the "largest one-time, private donation in the organization's history" (ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION, 8/28)....The Revolution and Chelsea together have distributed $4M in proceeds to 16 organizations "dedicated to combating antisemitism and discrimination." The two clubs raised the money as part of "The Final Whistle on Hate" charity match at Gillette Stadium in May (PROSOCCERUSA.com, 8/27).
IT'S A WINNER: The USTA Foundation's annual gala on Monday night raised $1.3M. A lunch with ALEC BALDWIN and KATIE COURIC was auctioned for $25,000, and HUGH JACKMAN sent a video tribute to Int'l Tennis HOFer ROD LAVER. Spotted at the gala were former NFLer TIKI BARBER, MIKE TYSON and designer VERA WANG (N.Y. POST, 8/28).
TIME TO EAT: The former Ciao Bella Restaurant in Baltimore's Little Italy -- which RAY LEWIS became a partner in last month -- reopened Monday as Lew Gambino's, "after both Lewis and the GAMBINO family that owns it." There is a "plethora of Lewis, Ravens and other Maryland sports memorabilia hanging on the walls, which replaced the former Italian design of the space" (BIZJOURNALS.com, 8/26)....Bengals DE CARLOS DUNLAP on Saturday will hold a grand opening for his new fast casual restaurant in Miami called Honey Uninhibited (MIAMI HERALD, 8/27).
NAMES: The WNBA has given Washington Mystics G NATASHA CLOUD its Dawn Staley Community Leadership Award for outstanding efforts in the community throughout the '18 season and most recent offseason (WNBA)....Grizzlies Manager of Business Operations & External Affairs KANDACE STEWART is "joining a council that will regulate Tennessee's new online-only sports betting law." Stewart will serve a term on the new sports betting board through June 30, 2021 (AP, 8/27)....Texans DE JADEVEON CLOWNEY has fired his agent, BUS COOK, after becoming "frustrated with his unresolved status as trade discussions continue" (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 8/27)....ESPN's MARK TEIXEIRA will be inducted into the Maryland State Athletic HOF on Nov. 7 (BALTIMORE SUN, 8/28)....Pro Football HOFer RON MIX has been “disbarred by the State Bar of California.” The announcement came three years after Mix “plead guilty to a federal tax charge” in K.C. (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 8/28)....Patriots QB TOM BRADY and CB STEPHON GILMORE both appeared in a recorded video message for QUINN WATERS, the 3-year-old son of a Massachusetts police officer who was “diagnosed with a brain tumor earlier this year” (BOSTON GLOBE, 8/28)....Capitals RW T.J. OSHIE and wife, LAUREN, will welcome their third child in March of next year (NBCSPORTSWASHINGTON.com, 8/27).