Faces and Places
Premiere gathering for ‘Big Break Florida’
|Cast members of the Golf Channel reality show “Big Break Florida” gathered at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia on Feb. 19 for an airing of the premiere episode: Lauren Sullivan, Mary Narzisi, Kylee Duede, Sadena Parks, Jackie Stoelting and Lindsay Aho. In the back row are Paul Eckert of Omni Scottsdale Resort and Paul Schlegel and Jay Kossoff of Golf Channel.
Suited up for the SI Swimsuit soiree
|SI managing editor Chris Stone, model Chrissy Teigen, Swimsuit editor M.J. Day, models Lily Aldridge and Nina Agdal and SI Publisher Brendan Ripp attend the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 50 Years of Swim in NYC Celebration at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Beach House Feb. 18 in New York City.
NBA Yao School opens in Beijing
|Former NBA star Yao Ming and NBA China CEO David Shoemaker present a basketball to Billy Singleton of the NBA Yao School at the school’s opening ceremony Feb. 22 in Beijing.
Bear with them
|Johnny Morris of Bass Pro Shops and PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem were among those on hand Feb. 25 for the announcement that Morris’ Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Mo., will play host to the Champions Tour’s Big Cedar Lodge Legends of Golf in June.
Opening night for SportsNet LA
|TWC Sports’ Dan Finnerty, TWC Sports Regional Networks’ Mark Shuken, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Bob Wolfe and Peter Guber and TWC Sports’ David Rone celebrate the launch of SportsNet LA, the new home of the Dodgers, on Feb. 25.
A 3M introduction
|Roush Fenway Racing founder, CEO and co-owner Jack Roush (in hat) and 3M Racing NASCAR driver Greg Biffle (speaking) unveil the 3M Mobile Innovation Center during the Daytona 500 weekend at Daytona International Speedway.
Amway’s in the game
|Tyler Kupper of USA Today Sports Media Group, Andy Gamm of Amway North America and Bill Norris of Norris Sports Group unveiled Amway’s new deal with USA Today Sports Media Group as title sponsor of the group’s college football coaches’ poll and the AFCA Coaches’ Trophy on Feb. 19.
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