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Faces & Places: NHL teams with Autism Speaks

NHL teams with Autism Speaks, school for charity event

Autism Speaks and The Gillen Brewer School teamed with the NHL for the first Face-Off for a Cure dinner gala March 21 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan. Top photo, from left: Event co-chairs Henry Schacht and Paul Tagliabue, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, MC Peter Alexander and Autism Speaks President Mark Roithmayr. Bottom photo, from left: Roithmayr; Larry Cancro, Boston Red Sox SVP of Fenway Affairs; Colgate women’s hockey coach Scott Wiley; ECAC Hockey Commissioner Steve Hagwell; Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke.

McManus speaks at McCormack event

Sports executives, athletes, academics and members of the Mark McCormack family gathered at the New York Athletic Club on March 1 to celebrate the new partnership between the McCormack family, the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management at the Isenberg School of Management and the UMass Amherst Libraries. From left: Todd McCormack; Sean McManus, CBS Sports chairman and the keynote speaker; and Howard Katz, SVP of NFL media and operations and COO of NFL Films.

This party's been Jimmered

Learfield Sports and IMG were co-hosts for the 2011 Men’s College Basketball Championship Tip-Off Party at The Corinthian in Houston on April 1. From left: Clyde Lear, chairman and founder of Learfield; AP’s player of the year Jimmer Fredette of BYU; and IMG College President Ben Sutton.

Wharton program on college hoops biz

At the Wharton Sports Business Initiative’s “State of the Business of College Basketball” on April 2 in Houston (from left): Greg Byrne of Arizona,  Joe Potter of IMG College, Jerome Allen of Penn, Scott Rosner and Derrick Heggans of Wharton, Burke Magnus of ESPN and Karl Hicks of the ACC.

Norman pitches apparel

Golfer and sports executive Greg Norman made an appearance March 26 at the Macy’s at the Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., to promote his clothing line Greg Norman for Tasso Elba.

D-Backs collect UN award

Arizona Diamondbacks managing general partner Ken Kendrick (left) and President and CEO Derrick Hall (right) accept the United Nations NGO Positive Peace Award from Celebrate Positive’s Scott Pederson for the club’s work in the community at the organization’s annual Evening on the Diamond fundraising event at Chase Field on March 26 to benefit the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation..

SEME and heard in D.C.

At the eighth annual Sports Events Marketing Experience in Washington, D.C., March 25-26 (from left): Jimmy Lynn, JLynn Associates managing partner; Jon Achar, ESPN VP of creative marketing services, a keynote speaker at the event; and Matt Winkler, SEME executive director and Georgetown associate dean, Sports Industry Management graduate program.

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