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Volume 21 No. 2
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Faces and Places

Phoenix FC finds home at ASU

Phoenix FC finds home at Arizona State
Phoenix FC, a franchise member of the USL Pro league, announced an agreement with Arizona State University to play home games at Sun Devil Soccer Stadium in Tempe starting with the club’s inaugural season this year. At a news conference Dec. 11 (from left): Steve Patterson, ASU VP for university athletics; Dave Robertson, Phoenix FC coach; Tim Thomas, Phoenix FC president; and Rui Filipe Bento, Phoenix FC general manager.

Big Papi swings for the fairways

The fifth annual David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic presented by Vitaminwater took place Dec. 6-9 at Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic. Proceeds from the event, held at the Sanctuary Resort and Punta Espada Golf Club in Punta Cana, benefit the David Ortiz Children’s Fund, which provides pediatric health care to children in New England and the Dominican Republic. With the Red Sox’s Ortiz (center) are Radegen Sports Management team members (from left) Jonathan Lampert, director of client marketing; Alex Radetsky, president and founder; Joe Sullivan, VP of operations; and Angelo Solomita, VP of business and legal affairs.
Photos by: CHAZ NIELL

Bilas talks hoops at Wendy's HQs

ESPN basketball analyst Jay Bilas recently traveled to Wendy’s headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, for an event to celebrate the beginning of college basketball and a new agreement between ESPN, the Los Angeles Athletic Club and Wendy’s around the John R. Wooden Award. From left: Emil Brolick, Wendy’s Corp. CEO; Bilas; Eric Johnson, ESPN EVP of multimedia sales; Sean Hanrahan, ESPN SVP of marketing solutions; Craig Bahner, Wendy’s Corp. CMO; Steve Hathaway, Los Angeles Athletic Club president; and Tricia Betron, ESPN SVP of multimedia sales.
Photos by: ESPN

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