Faces and Places
‘The Making of an Olympian’
|Women in Sports and Events Los Angeles played host to “The Making of an Olympian,” presented by Red Bull North America and IMG Action Sports, March 26 at the Red Bull headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif. From left: WISE Los Angeles’ Shelley Taniguchi, Oakley’s Liesl Holtz, Olympic ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson, Jen Lau of IMG Action Sports, a WISE Los Angeles advisory board member; Red Bull North America’s Ashley Smeltzer and Olympic ski slopestyle competitor Kaya Turski.
Diamondbacks do it again
|The Arizona Diamondbacks’ eighth annual Evening on the Diamond at Chase Field on March 27, benefiting the team’s foundation, raised a record $1.9 million. Speaking to the crowd were managing general partner Ken Kendrick (left) and President and CEO Derrick Hall.
Columbus’ coaching tree
|The Greater Columbus Sports Commission held its fourth annual The Women’s Sports Report, presented by OhioHealth, to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day and Columbus’ line of basketball coaches. From left: Ohio Dominican coach Lynsey Warren, Capital University coach Dixie Jeffers, GCSC Executive Director Linda Shetina Logan, New York Liberty assistant coach Katie Smith, Ohio State coach Kevin McGuff and Fox Sports Ohio reporter Allie Clifton, who emceed the breakfast.
Syracuse students visit L.A.
|Syracuse University Falk College sport management majors recently spent their spring break in Los Angeles meeting executives from AEG, NASCAR Entertainment, the Rose Bowl, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Mandalay Sports, Fox Sports, ESPN, Santa Anita Park, the Sports Museum of Los Angeles and more.
|ESPN Milwaukee presented “The Business of Sports: Doing Good Is Good Business” panel March 25. From left: the University of Wisconsin’s Barry Alvarez, Houston Texans defensive end and former Wisconsin player J.J. Watt, Craig Karmazin of Good Karma Broadcasting, Green Bay Packers fullback John Kuhn, and the Milwaukee Brewers’ Teddy Werner.
Driving new tech
|Golf Channel and Sony Corp. exes gathered at Golf Channel’s Orlando studios March 26 to commission a new video archiving technology. From left: Golf Channel’s Ken Botelho, Dan Overleese and Mike McCarley; and Sony’s Shoji Nemoto and Matt Soga.
College hoops at the Garden
|Madison Square Garden hosted a luncheon March 26 as the East Regional of the NCAA tournament prepared to return to the Garden for the first time since 1961. From left: MSG Network’s Al Trautwig, MSG Sports’ Joel Fisher, former University of Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun, basketball hall of famer Oscar Robertson and MSG Sports’ Dave Howard.
Bidwill on business
|Arizona Republic business writer Craig Harris (left) discusses the NFL with Arizona Cardinals President Michael Bidwill at the Society of American Business Editors and Writers 2014 conference March 28 in Phoenix.
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