Faces and Places
Inaugural Illinois Golf Day
|The inaugural Illinois Golf Day took place Sept. 13 at the new Ronald McDonald House – Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. From left: Illinois PGA President Casey Brozek, PGA of America CEO Joe Steranka, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Ryder Cup General Chairman Don Larson.
Front Row, Mango take in rugby match
|At Aviva Premiership Rugby featuring London Irish vs. Gloucester on Sept. 8 at Madejski Stadium, Reading, U.K. (from left): Mark Wise, Front Row Marketing Services & Analytics director of strategy and insights; Chris Lencheski, Front Row president; Richard Marsh, London Irish Rugby Club commercial director; Rick Gorne, Mango Sports Management president; and Tim Gilbride, Mango director.
Gold medalists join USA Today event
|Olympic women’s soccer gold medalist Heather O’Reilly (left) and Olympic swimming gold medalists Missy Franklin (center) and Katie Ledecky (second from right) join USA Today Sports columnist Christine Brennan and USA Today Sports Media Group President Tom Beusse at USA Today’s 30th anniversary gala at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. USA Today also unveiled its redesigned logo and print and digital layouts at the event Sept. 13.
|Chicago White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf (left) joined Charlotte Knights owner Don Beaver on Sept. 14 for the groundbreaking ceremony for the Knights’ new downtown home, BB&T Ballpark. The Knights are the Class AAA affiliate of the White Sox.
Selig, stars Stand Up
|MLB Commissioner Bud Selig (center) at the Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon Sept. 7 with Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet of “Modern Family.” MLB is a partner of the initiative, which raised more than $81 million for cancer research through the telethon.
Executive Women's Day at East Lake
|Sept. 18 was Executive Women’s Day at the Tour Championship by Coca-Cola at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. A breakfast panel included former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia CEO Lisa Gersh and Bea Perez, Coca-Cola VP and chief sustainability officer. Among those in the group photo are the Eastlake Foundation Crew Teens (front).
In the house for Giants-Cowboys
|At the New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys game Sept. 5 at MetLife Stadium (from left): Fox Business Network senior correspondent Charles Gasparino; Genesco Sports Enterprises CEO John Tatum; Playbook CEO Reed Bergman; PepsiCo Americas Beverages CEO Al Carey; and Fox Sports studio analyst Michael Strahan.
White Sox receive Patterson Award
|The Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy was presented to members of the Chicago White Sox organization — Stacy Tsihlopoulos (left), Marty Maloney (second from left), Jerry Reinsdorf (fourth from left), Christine O’Reilly (third from right) and Scott Reifert (right) — at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, N.J., on Sept. 13. Presenting the award were Carlette Patterson (third from left), president of Patterson Sports Ventures, and Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Also honored were the Notah Begay III Foundation and the Women’s Sports Foundation.
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