Faces and Places
IMG College goes big in Storrs
|Announcing the largest local property deal in IMG College history July 26 in Storrs, Conn. (from left): IMG College regional VP Rex Hough, UConn Alumni Association Executive Director Lisa Lewis, Webster Bank President and COO Jerry Plush, and UConn AD Warde Manuel.
French on the New York pitch
|At the Ligue de Football Championship at Red Bull Arena (from left): Chris Lencheski, Front Row Marketing Services president; Redha Chibani, Ligue de Football Professionnel international development manager; Sébastien Janodet, Ligue De Football marketing director; match consultant Joe Fraga; and John Dato, Front Row Marketing Services project coordinator. Olympique Lyonnais defeated Montpellier Herault in the July 28 game, the traditional beginning of the French soccer season.
Angels postgame show
|The Goo Goo Dolls performed after the Los Angeles Angels’ July 28 game in an event produced by Select Artists Associates. SAA production manager Gary Penington hung with Goo Goo Dolls lead singer John Rzeznik at the show.
|The new logo for Glory Foods’ “Race to Feeding America” campaign was unveiled at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina in Charlotte, where Glory Foods also donated 43,000 pounds of food July 30 to support child hunger efforts.
From left: Dan Charna, vice president of operations for Glory Foods; Lucio Guerrero, vice president of communications for Feeding America; NASCAR Sprint Cup driver David Ragan of Front Row Motorsports; Kay Carter, executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina; and NASCAR Sprint Cup driver David Gilliland, of Front Row Motorsports.
RBI luncheon and Selig's big day
|MLB Commissioner Bud Selig (center) celebrated his 78th birthday at the 20th Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series Welcome Luncheon July 31 at Target Field. He was joined by (from left) longtime Twins player Tony Oliva and hall of famers Paul Molitor, Rod Carew and Bert Blyleven.
Attendees toast NHRA Sponsor Summit
|NHRA hosted its annual Sponsor Summit at Sonoma, Calif., in late July. From left: Al Rondon, senior marketing manager, Coca-Cola North America; Tom Fredrickson, chief administrative officer and GM, Lucas Oil Products; NHRA President Tom Compton; and Ben Reiling, director of motorsports, Coca-Cola North America.
D.C. United welcomes PSG
|At D.C. United’s VIP reception ahead of its international friendly with Paris Saint-Germain of France’s Ligue 1 on July 28 at RFK Stadium (from left): D.C. United coach Ben Olsen, Paris Saint-Germain manager Carlo Ancelotti, D.C. United managing partner Jason Levien and PSG executive Sebastien Wasels. The teams played to a 1-1 draw.
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