Faces and Places: Pair of aces
Pair of aces in Vegas
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Former UNLV men’s basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian (left) and HBO Sports President Ross Greenburg attended the premiere of the new HBO Sports documentary, “Runnin’ Rebels of UNLV,” on Feb. 18 in Las Vegas.
Daytona takes it to the (food) bank
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Executives from International Speedway Corp. and its concessions and merchandise subsidiary, Americrown Service Corp., donated an estimated 7,500 pounds of food after the Daytona 500 to Second Harvest Food Bank on Feb. 21. From left: Americrown executive chef Brian Lee, Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III, Americrown production sous chef Paul Miller and Americrown catering general manager Jim Crowl.
Romney checks out Daytona
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At the Daytona 500 on Feb. 20, from left: Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops founder and CEO; Chip Ganassi, owner of Earnhardt Ganassi Racing With Felix Sabates; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; and Rob Keck, former head of the National Wild Turkey Federation.
Brunch with Bobby
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Before the Daytona 500 on Feb. 20 at the NASCAR Industry Business and Brunch sponsored by Bank of America, Jeff Elliott, SVP of global sponsorship marketing for BofA, met NASCAR hall of famer Bobby Allison.
NBA has a fan at Fox
News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch was among the fans taking in the NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 20 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Hot list hosts
Golf Digest hosted a party celebrating the 2011 Golf Digest Hot List Feb. 17 at Chelsea Piers Golf Club sponsored by Glenmorangie and MasterCard. From left: Michael Robichaud, MasterCard VP of global sponsorships; Glenmorangie VP Brian Cox; and Tom Bair, VP and publishing director, the Golf Digest Properties.
Tiffany salutes USA Basketball
Tiffany & Co. celebrated its partnership with USA Basketball at a “breakfast at Tiffany’s reception” Feb. 20 in Beverly Hills, Calif. From left: Tom O’Rourke, Tiffany & Co. VP of business sales; USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo; Chris Heck, SVP of NBA and USA Basketball; and Jeff Marks, Premier Partnerships managing director.