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Volume 20 No. 42
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Faces and Places: Title IX anniversary

Celebrating Title IX’s 40th anniversary

(From left) Tennis legend and Women’s Sports Foundation founder Billie Jean King; professional golfer Cheyenne Woods; Sharon Byers, Coca-Cola SVP of sports and entertainment marketing; NCAA President Mark Emmert; and Olympic gold medalists Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Summer Sanders join Coca-Cola and NCAA to honor the 40th Anniversary of Title IX at Jazz at Lincoln Center on June 18 in New York.

An Emmy comes to Atlanta

Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez (center) receives an Emmy from Jeff Genthner (right), senior vice president and general manager of Fox Sports South and SportSouth. Gonzalez won the Southeast Regional Emmy in Programming Excellence — Interview/Discussion for “In My Own Words: Fredi Gonzalez.” Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz also was on hand to see Gonzalez receive his award.

WISE honors Women of the Year, Champion

Women in Sports and Events honored executives from NFL Network, MLB and NBA as Women of the Year, and presented its Champion Award to CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus during a luncheon June 19 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York. (From left) Kim Williams, COO, NFL Network; Marla Miller, SVP, special events, MLB; McManus; Gail Hunter, SVP, events and attractions, NBA; and WISE President Kathy Francis.
Photo by: WISE

Frazier hosts ‘MSG Vault’ screening

A special screening of “Before He Was Clyde,” the latest episode from MSG’s Emmy Award-winning “MSG Vault”series, was shown on June 14 at Clyde Frazier’s Wine and Dine in New York City. (From left) Dan Ronayne, EVP and GM, MSG Networks; Walt “Clyde” Frazier, Knicks legend and MSG broadcaster; Steve Norris and Patrick Monninger of Manhattan Chrysler Jeep Ram Dodge; and Al Trautwig, MSG broadcaster.
Photo by: MSG PHOTOS

The French connection in New York City

The French Football Association took the French Championship Trophy to New York as part of a promotional tour for the July 28 matchup between Montpellier and Lyon at Red Bull Arena. (From left) John Dato, marketing consultant with Front Row Marketing Services; Daniel Boulud, chef and president of the Association des Lyonnais de New York; Lionel Costa, in charge of match activities for the Association des Lyonnais de New York; Joe Fraga, match consultant; and Sébastien Janodet, marketing director, Ligue de Football Professionals.

A preview of 2018 Games venue

During the International Ski Federation Congress at the end of May, USSA President and CEO Bill Marolt visited the Alpensia Nordic Center, one of the 2018 Olympic venues at Pyeongchang, South Korea. Alpensia will be the main center for the 2018 Winter Olympics, site of the opening and closing ceremonies.
Photo by: USSA / TOM KELLY

NASCAR gathers awards

Norris Scott (left), NASCAR VP of partnership marketing, receives an American Business Award from Michael Gallagher, president of the American Business Awards, at the awards ceremony at Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on June 18. NASCAR After The Lap won an award for Best Consumer Event, while the NASCAR Fuel for Business Council won for Best Association Event or Meeting. At a separate ceremony held on May 16, NASCAR After the Lap also won a Brand Innovators Award for Experiential Marketing.

Prestige Pavilion opens

Sebastian Coe (right), chairman of the London Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games, and Andrew Burton, CEO of Prestige Ticketing, open the Prestige Pavilion, London 2012’s official on-site hospitality venue, at the Olympic Park on June 20.

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