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Faces and Places

A Royals award

Walz Tetrick Advertising President/CEO Charlie Tetrick and Kansas City Royals VP Mike Bucek pose with the Clio Award won for the franchise’s “Raised Royal” murals campaign on May 21 in New York City.


UFC, AirAsia put fight into flight

With AirAsia’s first UFC-branded plane at Sydney Airport on May 27 are AirAsia representatives with Leanne Chu, UFC events and partnership activation director of Asia; UFC lightweight Kevin Lee; Ben Rynjah, AirAsia regional branding manager; and UFC VP Asia-Pacific Kevin Chang. AirAsia is UFC’s official airline in Asia and Australia. The AirAsia Airbus A330-300 will fly in both regions.


Conversation with Mavericks CEO Marshall

The Black Sports Professionals of North Texas hosted a conversation with Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynthia “Cynt” Marshall at the SMU Cox School of Business. From left: Lundy Marketing Group’s Larry Lundy, Marshall, Learfield’s Nicole Britenriker and the Frisco Rough Riders’ Breon Dennis.


New on the Block

Good City Brewing is the first anchor tenant of the Entertainment Block opening in spring 2019 next to the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center. Milwaukee Bucks SVP Alex Lasry, Good City co-founder Dan Katt, Bucks President Peter Feigin and Good City co-founder David Dupee toast outside the arena on May 31.


Celebrating Super Bowl nod

Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Chairman David Rousseau, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Cardinals President Michael Bidwill at Sanctuary Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz., on May 23 after NFL owners selected Phoenix as the host region for Super Bowl LVII in 2023.
Photo: Arizona Cardinals FOOTBALL CLUB


Triathlon ready for LA 2028

At Shoreline Aquatic Park in Long Beach, Calif., the proposed site of the triathlon competitions for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games: IPG360’s Sean Moran, Jeff Marks, Dan Etna and Dave Cogan; USA Triathlon CEO Rocky Harris; LA 2028 CEO Gene Sykes; USA Triathlon President Barry Siff; and Long Beach Vice Mayor Rex Richardson.


Stepping into their swings 

Colorado professional athletes from the Avalanche, Broncos, Nuggets and Rockies participated in UCHealth’s second annual Healthy Swings: Charity Home Run Derby on May 11 at Coors Field. UCHealth contributed $53,200 to the Gold Crown Foundation based on the hits from each player.
Photo: UCHealth / Jamie Schwaberow, Clarkson Creative

LASEC honors L.A.'s Hershiser

Former Dodgers standout and current broadcaster Orel Hershiser received the LASEC Sports & Entertainment Ambassador Award of Excellence on May 7 at the 19th annual L.A. Sports & Entertainment Commission Golf Classic at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades. LASEC President Kathy Schloessman and board member Bob Graziano (right) presented the award to Hershiser.
Photo: LASEC


Deloitte renews with USGA

Deloitte and the USGA announced the renewal of a multiyear professional-services sponsorship on May 18 when the U.S. Open Trophy was displayed at Deloitte’s Midtown Manhattan office. From left: Sarah Hirshland, chief commercial officer, USGA; Steve Gallucci, Tri-State managing partner, Deloitte; and Pete Giorgio, sports consulting leader, Deloitte.


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