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Volume 21 No. 34
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Faces and Places

In celebration of golf

U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth of Kentucky speaks during golf industry leaders’ visit to Capitol Hill for National Golf Day on April 25. INSET: As part of the event, 175 volunteers participated in a community service project that focused on beautifying and preserving the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The four hours of work saved the National Park Service nearly four months of labor.
Photo: WE ARE GOLF (2)

 

A debut for 'Being Serena'

Turning out for the HBO premiere of the new documentary series “Being Serena” on April 25 in New York City: HBO Sports SVP Peter Nelson; HBO Chairman and CEO Richard Plepler; tennis icon Serena Williams; Mark Shapiro, WME-IMG co-president and executive producer of “Being Serena.” The series debuted on May 2.
Photo: STARPIX / HBO

 

Prime Time fundraiser

Prime Time, a celebrity waiter fundraising event hosted by Seattle Seahawks GM John Schneider and his wife, Traci, raised more than $675,000 on Arpil 19 for Ben’s Fund, which gives grants to families affected by autism.
Photo: COURTESY OF ROD MAR / SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

 

Brain trauma discussion

George Washington University’s Robert Turner; Rebecca Carpenter, director of “Football’s Hidden Secret: Requiem for a Running Back”; Maryland State Delegate Terri Hill; and GWU’s Dr. Ken Fine participated in “Sport-related Brain Trauma Head On: A Film Screening & Panel Discussion” on April 12 at GWU in Washington, D.C.
Photo: Yang Jiang

 

A day at Sedona

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, basketball Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo, Freeport-McMoRan President and CEO Richard Adkerson and Cardinals President Michael Bidwill attend the McCain Institute’s annual Sedona Forum on April 21. Fitzgerald spoke on the topic of philanthropy.
Photo: ARIZONA CARDINALS FOOTBALL CLUB

 

UMass reunion

University of Massachusetts alumni — PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan, CAA Sports co-head Howard Nuchow and ESPN EVP Burke Magnus — catch up backstage on day one of the CAA World Congress of Sports conference on April 17 in Los Angeles.
Photo: TONY FLOREZ PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Live from the LIU's 'The Chat'

Michael Palmer (center), NFL VP and chief information security officer, recently visited Long Island University (Brooklyn) where he spoke with marketing students and was the featured guest of “The Chat.” The live interview, conducted by hip-hop artist L.A. Sunshine, was livestreamed to two area high schools.
Photo: COURTESY OF LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY

 

Thunder hosts area teams

The Oklahoma City Thunder hosted an Innovation & Technology Roundtable at the Thunder Launchpad powered by MidFirst Bank on April 19 with members from surrounding professional teams, including the Dallas Stars, Sporting Kansas City, the Texas Rangers, the USL’s Oklahoma City Energy FC and the Pacific Coast League’s Oklahoma City Dodgers.
Photo: COBY VAN LOAN / OKC THUNDER

 

Twins staff on a mission

Minnesota Twins front office staff stopped at the lookout point of Puente Atirantado in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, on April 17 between volunteer events. They spent the morning with the Cardinal Sports organization, serving lunch, visiting with kids who participate in the after-school program and donating $15,000 to help their efforts. They spent the afternoon at Hogar Forjadores de Esperanza, which provides housing for displaced and abused children and women. After donating $20,000 to the home, Twins staff stripped paint and prepped to have the home repainted.
Photo: BARBARA MCHUGH / MLB PHOTOS

 

Pre-draft huddle in Arlington

Former NFL standouts Andre Reed, Daryl Johnston and Terrell Davis take the stage at Ticketmaster’s NFL draft pre-party April 26 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Photo: AP IMAGES FOR TICKETMASTER

 

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