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Volume 20 No. 42
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Faces and Places: Tiffany partners with USSA

Tiffany blue & Gold Pass

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced a new partnership Sept. 13 linking Tiffany & Co. with the USSA Gold Pass, good for unlimited skiing at any resort in America. From left: USSA Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer Andrew Judelson, X Games gold medalist Jen Hudak and Tiffany & Co. VP of business sales Tom O’Rourke.

ESPN, Bosh at Fashion Week

At Fashion’s Night Out at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City on Sept. 7 (from left): Steven Binder, ESPN The Magazine VP, publishing director and sales; ESPN The Magazine fashion editor Samantha Rubin; NBA player Chris Bosh; and ESPN The Magazine Senior Editor Otto Strong.

Faces in the crowd, NASCAR edition

The Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal final at the U.S. Open on Sept. 12 drew NASCAR drivers to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City. Brian Vickers (top) and Jimmie Johnson with wife Chandra were among those in the stands.

Workin' at the car wash

The NASCAR Car Wash Co. opened the first of seven licensed Chicago-area car washes Sept. 15 in Romeoville, Ill. From left: NASCAR Car Wash CEO Dan Dyer, drivers Trevor Bayne and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and NASCAR VP of licensing and consumer products Blake Davidson.

Nice hoodie, Chris

NFL Network, in collaboration with Boston Parks and Recreation, adorned iconic statues in the city to celebrate a new documentary series, “A Football Life,” that debuted on the channel last week. For the opportunity to put historical figures like Christopher Columbus in a New England Patriots Bill Belichick hoodie on Sept. 14, NFL Network made a donation to the parks department’s Fund for Parks and Recreation in the Patriots and Belichick’s honor.

White Sox entertain Illinois State group

The Chicago White Sox played host to the Illinois State University sport management graduate program and several industry executives for an educational afternoon and networking event. Front row (from left) Daron Jones, University of Wisconsin athletics; Todd Fischer, State Farm Insurance; Tom Sheridan, Chicago White Sox; and students Andrea Travelstead, Britt Erps and Jessica Judge. Back row (from left) Student Paul Kabbes; Chris Todd, Navigate Marketing; Phil Bedella, Comcast SportsNet; Chad McEvoy, Illinois State; and students Don Vedeen, Lauren Benson, Kyle Brant, Mark Steiner and Mike Lusson.

LPGA helps with hair donation for cancer patients

LPGA Tour professionals and 200 volunteer hair donors teamed up to create wigs for women living with cancer recently at the Pantene Beautiful Lengths event at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G. Here LPGA Tour player Kris Tamulis gets her hair cut by tour cohorts (from left) Samantha Richdale, Moira Dunn, Wendy Ward, Danah Bordner and Jackie Gallagher-Smith.

The Legends Ball benefits International
Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum

Tennis champions, industry leaders and supporters of the game gathered Sept. 9 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City for The Legends Ball, which raises funds to support the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum.

Top photo: 2011 Hall of Fame inductee and longtime WTA employee Peachy Kellmeyer (left), Hall of Fame & Museum Chairman Christopher Clouser and Stacey Allaster, WTA chairman and CEO.

Above: Mark Ein (left), Legends Ball co-chair and owner of the Washington Kastles World TeamTennis franchise, with tennis legends Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi. Agassi was a 2011 inductee.

NHL shows its style

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly (left) and Commissioner Gary Bettman attend a cocktail reception hosted by Versace for NHL stars Sept. 7 at the Versace Boutique in New York City.

Passing the torch at L.A. Sports Council

Scott London (left) of KPMG recently was elected chairman of the Los Angeles Sports Council, only the third chairman since the organization was launched in 1988. With him is Alan Rothenberg, who remains an officer of the organization as immediate past chair.

Evert welcomes back Ellesse

Tennis legend Chris Evert, who endorsed sportswear brand Ellesse during her playing career, played host to the relaunch celebration for the brand Sept. 9 at Town Tennis Club in New York City. From left: Evert, Ellesse CEO Byron Hero and Ellesse President and COO Carolyn Siskovic.

Howie Long honored as 'Hometown Hall of Famer'

Former All-Pro defensive end Howie Long (second from left) was recognized as a “Hometown Hall of Famer” and presented with a commemorative plaque Sept. 7 at the Boys & Girls Club in Charlestown, Mass. Presenters included Mark LaNeve (left), Allstate executive vice president of marketing sales and operations; Josh Kraft (second from right), Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston Nicholas president and CEO; and George Veras, Pro Football Hall of Fame Enterprises president and CEO.

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