Faces and Places
NFF, NYAC open home for Campbell Trophy
|The National Football Foundation and the New York Athletic Club cut the ribbon April 21 on a new section of the club’s Hall of Fame to showcase the foundation’s William V. Campbell Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth. From left: NYAC Athletic Director Cedric Jones, former NYAC Athletic Chairman Brian Healy, NYAC Secretary Richard Tashjian, NYAC Captain Christopher Cassell, NYAC President Dominic Bruzzese, NFF board member John Mack, NFF President and CEO Steve Hatchell, and NFF board members Jack Ford and Dave Shakespeare.
San Francisco swingers
|LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan, Swinging Skirts Golf Team Chairman Johnson Wang and San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee tee up at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic pro-am April 23.
D.C. sports royalty honored
|New Washington, D.C., Sports Hall of Fame members were honored at the Washington Nationals’ game April 27: Ted Lerner, George Solomon, Lefty Driesell, Olaf Kolzig, Johnny Holliday, Michael Weiss and Chris Weller, with hall co-chairs Charlie Brotman and Andy Ockershausen, and the Nats’ Mark Lerner, who presented the awards.
Global perspective at USF
|The NBA’s John Paul Basile (left) and baseball player Rinku Singh (second from right) discussed the business of sports at the FICCI-IIFA Global Business Forum in Tampa on April 25. The University of South Florida’s Bill Sutton (right) moderated the talk. Also shown is USF’s Kaushal Chari, one of the event organizers.
Cardinals football and fun
|The Arizona Cardinals kicked off their Big Red Rib & Music Festival at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 24 with a live special, “Cardinals Spring Tailgate,” on Fox Sports Arizona. On stage are hosts Ron Wolfley and Paul Calvisi and Cardinals President Michael Bidwill.
|At the Legends of Basketball Philanthropy Awards Gala on April 26 at Mohegan Sun, Arnie Fielkow, National Basketball Retired Players Association president and CEO, presents the group’s Lifetime Achievement Award to civil rights activist Richard Lapchick.
Best of Wisconsin
|The Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers and the University of Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan stop with Kenny Dichter and Gary Spitalnik of membership aviation company Wheels Up on the red carpet at the Wisconsin Sports Awards on April 24 at the Kern Center in Milwaukee.
13.1 for Belichick
|New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick finished the St. Jude Country Music Nashville Half-Marathon presented by Nissan with fiancée Linda Holliday on April 26.
Students headed for Wells Fargo Center
|Brittany Greene (second from left) and Tyler Booker (second from right) accept congratulations from Todd Crosset of the McCormack Sport Management Department at UMass and Rachel Meyrowitz of the Mullins Center. Comcast-Spectacor is providing scholarships for UMass students Greene and Booker to become summer interns at the Wells Fargo Center.
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