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Volume 21 No. 6
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Faces and Places

Red Bulls Pride Night

The New York Red Bulls hosted their first Pride Night at Red Bull Arena on Aug. 12. At a pregame panel discussion: Christian Fuscarino, Garden State Equality; Tanya Williams, Authentic Coaching and Consulting; retired NBA player Jason Collins; the Red Bulls’ Amy Scheer and Marc de Grandpre; former WNBA player Sue Wicks; the NHL’s Jessica Berman; and Chris Mosier of the You Can Play Project.
Photo by: NEW YORK RED BULLS
Big East focuses on social and digital

At the Big East Conference Social and Digital Summit on Aug. 15: NBA VP of emerging media Bob Carney, Russell Stevens of the MIT Media Lab for Social Machines; Big East CMO Ann Wells Crandall, Commissioner Val Ackerman, MLB VP of marketing Barbara McHugh, and New York Rangers director of digital Adam Skollar.
Photo by: BIG EAST CONFERENCE
Pairing up for Mobil 1

ExxonMobil teamed with NASCAR and the NBA to bring fans an experiential event called Mobil 1 Annual Protection: “The Drive,” bringing back stars of the brand’s TV spot, NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick and NBA hall of famer Dikembe Mutombo. They capped off the event by giving one fan a drive through the streets of Manhattan with Harvick at the wheel of his street legal No. 4 Mobil 1 Annual Protection Ford Fusion.
Photo by: MOBIL 1 ANNUAL PROTECTION
A-Rod opens UFC Gym

At the grand opening of the UFC Gym in Kendall, Fla., on Aug. 10: UFC Gym President Adam Sedlack, gym owner and former MLB all-star Alex Rodriguez, UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and UFC Gym CEO Mark Mastrov. Rodriguez bought the Kendall location, his first, along with the developmental rights to Miami-Dade County in March.
Photo by: ZUFFA INC.
PGA Championship food pros

Levy chef de cuisine and vice president Robin Rosenberg and director of sales for golf Melissa Matthews on duty at the PGA Championship at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte last month.
Photo by: DON MURET / STAFF
Culinary Challenge

At Spectra by Comcast Spectacor’s inaugural Culinary Innovative Summit in Rosemont, Ill., Aug 8-11, Scott Swiger, VP of culinary excellence (second from left) presides over the Spectra by Comcast Spectacor Culinary Challenge with regional executive chef Bob St. Lawrence (left) and Effie Speigler, executive chef for Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
Photo by: CHARLES CHERNEY / SPECTRA BY COMCAST SPECTACOR
Predators execs salute McGraw

David Kells (left), senior vice president of booking for the Nashville Predators and Bridgestone Arena, and president and CEO Sean Henry hold a commemorative jersey for Tim McGraw. The country star and his wife, Faith Hill played two sold-out shows Aug. 4-5 at the arena.
Photo by: DON MURET / STAFF

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