Faces and Places
Ripken Foundation honors Under Armour
|MLB veteran Bill Ripken (left) and hall of famer Cal Ripken Jr. (right) joined Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank (second from left) and two youth participants in the Badges for Baseball program at the ninth annual Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation Aspire Gala on Feb. 22 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. Plank accepted the Aspire Award on behalf of Under Armour. The event raised more than $2 million, which will support Ripken Foundation programming that benefits at-risk youths across the United States.
Helton introduces Chevrolet SS
|NASCAR President Mike Helton speaks during the unveiling of the new Chevrolet SS production car at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 16.
LPGA tees off in Singapore
|Before the HSBC Women’s Champions at the Sentosa Golf Club on Feb. 26 in Singapore (from left): LPGA players Paula Creamer and Yani Tseng; Alex Hungate, HSBC Singapore group general manager and CEO; LPGA players Suzann Pettersen and Angela Stanford; and Giles Morgan, HSBC global head of sponsorship and events.
Lerner speaks at SINC Conference
|Mark Lerner, vice chairman and principal owner of the Washington Nationals, was a keynote speaker at the Sports Industry Networking and Career Conference Feb. 8 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Lerner (center) was welcomed by SINC Conference co-founders Lisa Delpy Neirotti and Jeremy Silkowitz.
Geist at annual MLB upfront
|Willie Geist, co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” speaks during MLB Advanced Media’s second annual fan upfront Feb. 26 in New York City. MLBAM announced its suite of products for the coming season, including a new seat upgrade initiative as part of its At The Ballpark app.
|Honda Center President and CEO Tim Ryan (left) and Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry (right) present UFC President Dana White with a custom poster before the sold-out UFC 157 at Honda Center on Feb. 23.
Shine on, Niners
|SunPower Corp., the Santa Clara Stadium Authority and the San Francisco 49ers announced on Feb. 26 that SunPower is the official and exclusive solar technology partner of the 49ers and the new Santa Clara Stadium. SunPower CEO Tom Werner (center) delivers the first high-efficiency SunPower solar panel to 49ers CEO Jed York (right) and President Gideon Yu.
The duck and the trucks
|Previewing the traveling exhibitions for CSE’s activation of Aflac’s Heisman Trophy, NASCAR and PGA Tour sponsorship programs in Atlanta on Feb. 21 (from left): Aflac’s William Morgan, Chuck Flannagan, Sean Kelly, Michele McMullin and Danny Fleishman, CSE’s Doug Manning and Rachel Oja, and Aflac’s Shonda Marshall.
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