Faces and Places
Fun foursome at Pro Am Jam
|At the Denny & Mark Pro Am Jam at the Daniel Island Club in Charleston, S.C., on Oct. 22: NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin, Hootie and the Blowfish guitarist Mark Bryan, actor Bill Murray and NASCAR owner Joe Gibbs. The event raised more than $150,000 for the Denny Hamlin Foundation.
Belk and SEC mark commitment to bowl
|Belk Chairman and CEO Tim Belk, with SEC Commissioner Mike Slive, Charlotte Sports Foundation Executive Director Will Webb and Belk EVP Jon Pollack, announced a six-year deal for his retail chain to continue title sponsorship of the Belk Bowl. Slive was at Belk headquarters in Charlotte on Nov. 4 to formalize an agreement giving the conference a spot in the game.
Russell on hand for statue unveiling
|Unveiling a statue of Celtics hall of famer Bill Russell at Boston City Hall Plaza on Nov. 1: The Sager Family Foundation’s Bobby Sager, Celtics hall of famer Tommy Heinsohn, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, Russell, artist Ann Hirsch, and Celtics co-owners Stephen Pagliuca and Wyc Grousbeck.
Better stick to hoops, Mr. President
|Chicago Blackhawks owner and chairman Rocky Wirtz laughs as President Barack Obama pretends to swing a hockey stick during a celebration of the 2013 NHL champions in the East Room of the White House on Nov. 4.
NYRR salutes ING
|New York Road Runners presented ING with a Tiffany & Co. tray to commemorate 11 years of ING’s title sponsorship of the New York City Marathon at a sponsor reception Nov. 1 at Robert in New York City: Phil Margolis, Dana Ripley and Suzanne Sullivan of ING; NYRR’s Mary Wittenberg; Ann Glover of ING; and Michelle Doti Taylor and Peter Ciaccia of NYRR.
Kain fills exec-in-residence spot at UMass
|Bob Kain, senior adviser for CAA Sports and former president and co-CEO of IMG, served as the Mark H. McCormack Executive-in-Residence at the Isenberg School of Management, UMass Amherst Oct. 29-31. With Kain (center) are department faculty Mark McDonald, Janet Fink, Neil Longley, Glenn Wong, Steve McKelvey, department Chair Lisa Masteralexis and Todd Crosset.
A Warriors welcome
|Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob gives the keynote speech at the Warriors’ partner summit on Nov. 4 at Oracle Arena.
|The Orlando Magic held a news conference Nov. 1 at Amway Center marking the team’s 25th anniversary. Magic SVP Pat Williams; Nick Anderson, the team’s first draft pick; and Magic CEO Alex Martins were among those on hand.
Tanks very much
|Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank poses with Olympic champion Michael Phelps and former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis in front of industrial tanks that feature the likenesses of Lewis, Phelps and Baltimore Orioles hall of famer Cal Ripken Jr. next to Under Armour’s Baltimore campus near the Inner Harbor.
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