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Faces and Places

Back-to-school bash in Boston

Garden Neighborhood Charities, the philanthropic arm of the TD Garden, held its first Back-to-School Celebration in partnership with The Salvation Army and the city of Boston on the arena floor Aug. 21. The event combined a school supply distribution with interactive family-friendly exhibit booths. From left: Hugh Lombardi, TD Garden GM; Amy Latimer, Boston Bruins / TD Garden SVP of sales and marketing; Charlie Jacobs, Boston Bruins principal; Boston Mayor Thomas Menino; Maj. Ivan Rock, Salvation Army of Massachusetts general secretary; and Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Boston Public Health Commission director.

After the Lap

The 2012 NASCAR After the Lap logo sponsored by Ford and Coca-Cola was unveiled at the launch event Aug. 16 at the Ford Dearborn truck plant in Dearborn, Mich. From left: Mike Kozak, NASCAR senior director of partnership marketing; Jamie Allison, Ford Racing director; NASCAR driver Greg Biffle; Jack Roush, CEO and co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing; Jaclyn Roney, Miss Sprint Cup; and NASCAR drivers Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards.

BNP Paribas Showdown announcement

Attending an announcement for the sixth annual BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden on Aug. 24 in New York City were (from left) Jerry Solomon, StarGames executive producer and president; Michele Sicard, BNP Paribas managing director of corporate communications; tennis players Victoria Azarenka, Juan Martin Del Potro and Serena Williams; and Joel Fisher, EVP of MSG Sports. The event will take place March 4 at Madison Square Garden.
Photo by: MSG PHOTOS

Milwaukee group meets at Miller Park

The Milwaukee Sports Marketing Professionals held their meeting Aug. 23 at Miller Park. From left: Kevin Kluender, University of Wisconsin; Drew Olson, ESPN Milwaukee; Jonathan Norman, GMR Marketing; Mike Grahl, Milwaukee Bucks; Greg Matzek, WTMJ / Packers Radio Network; and Caitlin Moyer, Milwaukee Brewers.

Salute from Chargers

The San Diego Chargers held their annual Bud Light Honoring Our Heroes event at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar on Aug. 17. It was the sixth straight season for the event, in which the Chargers visit MCAS Miramar to show their gratitude and appreciation for the armed services. From left: Josh McCormick, Anheuser-Busch military sales; Maj. Gen. Steve Busby; Rocky Sickmann, Anheuser-Busch director of military sales; Chargers coach Norv Turner; Col. J.P. Farnam; Kurt Martin, Anheuser-Busch San Diego director of sales and marketing.

Big league security

MLB, MLS and the NBA, NFL and NHL talked about their continuing partnership with the Department of Homeland Security and its “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign at a news conference Monday at Nasdaq MarketSite in New York City on Aug. 27. From left: Mark Graff, Nasdaq OMX Group chief information security officer; Bob Greifeld, Nasdaq OMX Group CEO; Dennis Cunningham, NHL EVP of security; U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke; Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano; Jerome Hauer, Homeland Security advisory for New York state; NBA Commissioner David Stern; Metropolitan Transportation Authority COO Nuria Fernandez; MLS Commissioner Don Garber; and Jeff Miller, NFL VP of security.
Photo by: NASDAQ

Virginia Beach pitch

At left, after presenting the initial proposal for an 18,500-seat arena for Virginia Beach, Va., on Aug. 28 (from left): Michael Evans, Live Nation president of arenas; Wilson Howard, Live Nation Southeast division president; Warren Harris, Virginia Beach economic development director; and Comcast-Spectacor President Peter Luukko.

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