Faces and Places: MLB Beacon Awards
MLB salutes several with Beacon Awards
|Former Los Angeles Dodgers all-star Don Newcombe, the founding members of Earth Wind & Fire (Philip Bailey, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson), and U.S. Rep. John Lewis were all recognized with MLB Beacon Awards at a luncheon presented by Belk on Aug. 18 before the Delta MLB Civil Rights Game. From left: Civil rights activist Julian Bond, Lewis, White, Commissioner Bud Selig, Johnson, Bailey, MLB EVP of baseball development Frank Robinson, Newcombe and Paxton Baker, founding partner of the Washington Nationals and president of BET productions.
ESPN in India Day Parade
|Former Indian cricketer Anil Kumble (center) waves to paradegoers alongside Prasad Malmandi, ESPN director of digital product development (top row, second from left) and Todd Myers, ESPN programming director (top row, fourth from left) holding the ICC trophy aboard the ESPN3 and ICC World Twenty20 float at the India Day Parade Aug. 19 in New York City. ESPN3 will have exclusive live coverage of the ICC World Twenty20 tournament in the U.S. beginning Sept. 18.
Subway stacks them up
|New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck (center) helped set a Guinness World Record on Aug. 15 by leading a team of 250 that set the record for most people making sandwiches simultaneously. The sandwiches, which contained more than 190 pounds of avocado, were immediately donated to City Harvest. With Tuck at the Empire State Building are Paul Bamundo (left), Subway director of sports marketing and public relations, and Tony Pace, SVP and CMO of the Subway brand.
Putting the ball in Jordan's hand
|Michael Jordan signed his “Jumpman” golf ball on Aug. 20 for the coming “Tartan Art on the Avenue” public art exhibit in Chicago. The exhibit is part of Magnificent Moments, a charitable fundraising campaign of the 39th Ryder Cup, to be played Sept. 25-30 at Medinah Country Club.
Pump Foundation gala
|The Harold Pump Foundation celebrated its 12th annual gala benefiting the Harold and Carole Pump Department of Radiation Oncology, the Carole Pump Women’s Center, and the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Cancer Center at Northridge (Calif.) Hospital Medical Center. Honorees included (back row, from left) Joe Namath, Sandy Koufax, Mike Tuchin, Julius Erving and Dr. Mario Molina. Kneeling are founders Dana (left) and David Pump.
White Sox welcome Outdoor Channel
|“Outdoor Channel Night at U.S. Cellular Field” was held Aug. 11 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, the final installment of the Chicago summer event series held jointly by the Chicago White Sox, Outdoor Channel and Comcast’s Xfinity. From left: Kyle Danhausen of Sportco Marketing; David Williams of Comcast; Mark Zona, host of Outdoor Channel’s “Mark Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show”; Daniel Soane of Outdoor Channel; John Mazurkiewicz of Catalyst Marketing; and Christy Benson and Jason Brist of Outdoor Channel.
Pac-12 Enterprises Day
|San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (right) delivers a proclamation to Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott (center) and Pac-12 Enterprises President Gary Stevenson declaring Aug. 15 to be Pac-12 Enterprises Day in the city.
Good memory for the 49ers
|The San Francisco 49ers announced Violin Memory as a founding partner for the team’s new stadium being built in Santa Clara. From left: 49ers President Gideon Yu, 49ers CEO Jed York, Violin Memory CEO Don Basile and Violin Memory COO Dixon Doll Jr.
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