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Volume 20 No. 42
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Faces and Places

Sportscasters, sportswriters honored by their own

The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association held its annual Hall of Fame banquet on June 10 at Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C. LEFT: Mitch Albom (left) receives his Hall of Fame plaque from his Detroit Free Press sports editor, Gene Myers. ESPN’s Dick Vitale was also inducted; CENTER: National Sportscaster of the Year Dan Patrick (left) with master of ceremonies Karl Hales; RIGHT: Association Executive Director Dave Goren (left) with the National Sportswriter of the Year, SI’s Peter King.

Maryland Lottery hits it big

Football hall of famer and former Baltimore Raven Jonathan Ogden made an appearance recently at the Maryland Lottery’s 40th anniversary celebration to announce the “Keno with J.O.” promotion, through which the lottery will activate its sponsorship of the Ravens. From left: Marc Bluestein, Aquarius Sports and Entertainment founder and president; Stephen Martino, director of the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency; and Ogden.

USOC’s international outreach

The U.S. Olympic Committee entertained more than a hundred international guests June 4 at the Loeb Boathouse in New York City’s Central Park. The event was a prelude to the International Forum on Sport for Peace and Development, held June 5-6 at the United Nations headquarters. From left: USOC CEO Scott Blackmun, U.S. Olympic Foundation trustee Jonathan Ledecky and IOC presidential candidate from Singapore Ng Ser Miang.

Advertising Educational Foundation recognizes Hill

David Hill, News Corp. senior EVP, was among the honorees June 11 at the Advertising Educational Foundation’s Honors Night dinner at University Club in New York City. From left: Hill; Paula Alex, Advertising Educational Foundation CEO; and Rino Scanzoni, GroupM chief investment officer.

Road Runners’ sponsors gather in New York City

New York Road Runners welcome sponsors of the 2013 ING New York City Marathon to the NYRR Partner Forum, which was held June 4 at Le Parker Meridien in New York City. From left: John Gassner, NYRR VP of business development and strategic partnerships; Adam Ragsdale, ING sponsorship director; Suzanne Sullivan, ING head of sponsorships and cause-related marketing; Bill Logee, ASICS America Corp. marketing manager of running events; Karen List, The New York Times director of agency/industry relations/sports marketing; Mary Wittenberg, NYRR president and CEO; and Sam Martin, Timex Group USA senior brand manager of sport.
Photo by: NYRR

Bulls dig in on new practice facility

The Chicago Bulls held a groundbreaking ceremony on June 10 for the team’s new practice facility, adjacent to the United Center. From left: John Paxson, EVP of basketball operations; general manager Gar Forman; coach Tom Thibodeau; Chicago Alderman Walter Burnett Jr.; Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel; Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf; and Michael Reinsdorf, president and COO, were on hand to celebrate the new venue, scheduled for completion in time for the 2014-15 season.

The Cowboy way

Nationwide Insurance CMO Matt Jauchius (center) presents Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones (left) and Pro Bowl defensive end DeMarcus Ware with Nationwide flags during a partnership announcement June 11 at the Cowboys’ Valley Ranch headquarters and practice facility. Nationwide will sponsor the Cowboys and use Ware as an endorser.

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