Faces and Places
Lynx will sport Mayo Clinic name
|The Minnesota Lynx announced a sponsorship with Mayo Clinic that includes the team’s jerseys. At the Target Center March 17 were the Lynx’s Roger Griffith, Cheryl Reeve, Maya Moore and Monica Wright, WNBA President Laurel Richie and Mayo Clinic’s Dr. John Wald.
Snider honors Flyers coach at Xfinity Live
|Philadelphia Flyers Chairman Ed Snider (center) attended the unveiling of a statue of Flyers hall of fame coach Fred Shero outside Xfinity Live in Philadelphia with Shero’s son, Ray (left), and grandson, Chris, on March 15.
U.S. Open Partner Summit
|The U.S. Tennis Association’s U.S. Open Partner Summit on Feb. 25 included Rick Singer of IBM; Lew Sherr of the USTA, ESPN’s Mary Joe Fernandez; the USTA’s Gordon Smith, Ralph Lauren’s Talbot Logan and Michele Carr of American Express.
|Don Shula (left) and Miami Heat President Pat Riley (right) presented Heat star LeBron James with the Don Shula Sports Legend Award at the Reid and Fiorentino Call of the Game Dinner and Celebrity Golf Classic on March 17 in Miami.
Shamrock shakes it for a milestone
|Shaking it up for their firm’s fourth anniversary was the crew at Shamrock Sports Group: Andrew Losee, Chad Kelley, Eben Strout, Rob Coppola, president and founder Brian Corcoran, Tim Renyi, Lindsay Dunlap, Andy Labesky and Ben Rapaport.
Prepping Phoenix for Super Bowl
|The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee on March 18 outlined activities that will take over 12 blocks of downtown Phoenix and serve as the hub for Super Bowl XLIX. From left: David Rousseau and Jay Parry of the committee and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Councilwoman Kate Gallego, Vice Mayor Jim Waring and Councilman Michael Nowakowski.
Big East Basketball Roundtable
|Big East Conference Commissioner Val Ackerman hosted experts at the conference’s Basketball Roundtable on March 14 at Madison Square Garden. From left: Art Hyland of the NCAA, the Brooklyn Nets’ Billy King, Georgetown’s Jack DeGioia, Ackerman, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, Fox Sports 1 analyst Stu Jackson, and Big East senior adviser Tom Jernstedt.
Boston owners show up to hear Silver
|NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was the keynote speaker March 12 at the Chief Executives’ Club of Boston luncheon, in association with the Boston College Carroll School of Management. From left: Boston Bruins principal Charlie Jacobs, Boston Celtics managing partner Wyc Grousbeck, Silver and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.
New digs for CSE
|Mark Wright of AT&T (left) and Andrew Saltzman of PlayOn! Sports (right) joined CSE founder and owner Lonnie Cooper as CSE opened its new headquarters in Atlanta on March 25.
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