Faces and Places
Earthquakes break ground
|At the San Jose Earthquakes’ groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 21 for a new San Jose stadium, thousands of fans claimed shovels and dug in at the stadium site. In attendance were, left to right: Earthquakes managing director Michael Crowley; head coach Frank Yallop; John Doyle, Earthquakes general manager of soccer operations; Earthquakes managing partner Keith Wolff; John Fisher and Lew Wolff, Earthquakes co-owners; and MLS Commissioner Don Garber.
Aldean and ivy
|Jason Aldean attended a press conference at Wrigley Field on Oct. 18 announcing his 2013 concert in Chicago. Aldean will perform at the stadium on July 20, 2013. With Aldean is Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts.
Drive for Autism event
|Blake Sports Group clients Mark Messier (left) and Mike Keenan (right) pose with New York Stock Exchange CEO Duncan Niederauer at the Drive for Autism golf tournament on Oct. 15 at Somerset Hills Golf Club in Bernardsville, N.J. The event raised money for the Newmark School, a state-approved, private school for children with learning disabilities and behavioral disorders. Niederauer spearheaded the event and worked with Blake Sports Group on the execution.
Louisville students visit Indianapolis
|Graduate and undergraduate students in the University of Louisville Sport Administration program met with representatives from the NCAA and Indiana Sports Corp. before touring Lucas Oil Stadium on Oct. 23. Students posed in front of the NCAA National Headquarters after touring the Hall of Champions and meeting with various members of the NCAA.
|Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (left) and Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson talk before their teams’ game at Bank of America Stadium on Oct. 21 in Charlotte.
Welcome to This House, Mr. Commish
|Kevin Plank (left), Under Armour chairman and CEO, and NBA Commissioner David Stern participate in the UA Speaker Series on Oct. 18 at Under Armour’s Baltimore campus.
Rising Stars gather in Chicago
|The inaugural Partnership Activation Rising Star retreat took place Oct. 12-14 in Chicago. The Rising Stars initiative is designed to recognize the future leaders of the sports business industry. At Gatorade headquarters (from left): Tom Prochaska, Gatorade; Sean O’Hara, Fighting Illini Sports Properties; Nathan Zimmerman, Sheplers; Sydney Golden, Washington Kastles; Justin Kadis, FanBridge; Andres Lares, Shapiro Negotiations Institute; Jason Belzer, Game Inc.; Chris Farrell, Leverage Agency; and Brian Gainor, Freshwire.
|The Columbia University Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2012 was inducted Oct. 18 in the university’s Low Library Rotunda. Inductee Robert Kraft poses with M. Dianne Murphy, director of intercollegiate athletics and physical education at Columbia University.
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