Faces and Places
New name and logo for Atlanta bowl
|The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl announced its new name and logo April 21 as part of its inclusion in the new College Football Playoff. From left: Steve Riddell, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Board; Michael Kelly, College Football Playoff; Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed; Gary Stokan, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl; Steve Robinson, Chick-fil-A; and Rob Temple and Burke Magnus, ESPN.
Kicking it in Atlanta
|Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Atlanta team owner Arthur Blank at the news conference April 16 announcing the granting of an MLS franchise to Atlanta.
In support of diversity
|Commissioner Bud Selig speaks at MLB’s Diversity Business Summit on April 14 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
FishBait’s captain sounds off
|Rick Jones, founder and CEO of FishBait Marketing, stopped by the SportsBusiness Journal/Daily offices in Charlotte on April 15 to share his thoughts on sports marketing and some of the issues facing college athletics.
Cynopsis honors France
|At the April 17 Cynopsis Sports Media Awards: NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France, recipient of the Vision Award as sports executive of the year, with wife Amy and Rick Hendrick of Hendrick Motorsports.
Hall of fame day in S.F. for Dolich
|Veteran sports executive Andy Dolich was part of the class inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of Northern California on April 13 at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco. Dolich (left) with Joanne Pasternack of the San Francisco 49ers and the 49ers Foundation and her father, former Special Olympics International President and CEO Bruce Pasternack. BELOW: Dolich (center) with Comcast SportsNet’s Jim Kozimor (left) and 49ers broadcaster Ted Robinson.
A Yankee welcome
|The New York Yankees announced April 21 that Yankee Stadium will be the first home to New York City FC. From left: NYCFC’s Tim Pernetti, Jason Kreis and Claudio Reyna, retired Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera, and the Yankees’ Randy Levine and Lonn Trost.
Safe place to play
|Redskins owner Dan Snyder (second from left) and wife Tanya (right) joined with CPDC’s J. Michael Pitchford and KaBoom’s Stela Patron to build a new playground in D.C.’s Cedar Heights community on April 4.
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