Faces and Places
A New Milwaukee Home
The Milwaukee Bucks celebrated the opening of Fiserv Forum, the team’s new sports and entertainment venue, on Aug. 26. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by numerous guests, including current Bucks players Khris Middleton (left) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (right) and Bucks alumnus Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Nick Monroe / Milwaukee Bucks
Atlanta Park Renovation Underway
The Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee, NFL Foundation and Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation are funding a $2 million investment in and renovation of Atlanta’s John F. Kennedy Park. Organization and city leaders gathered on Aug. 22 for groundbreaking: Byron Amos, Atlanta Board of Education; Atlanta Parks and Recreation Commissioner Amy Phuong; Fulton County Commissioner Natalie Hall; Hollis Innovation Academy student athlete Marvin Scott; Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank; Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms; Atlanta City Councilmember Ivory Young; Hollis Innovation Academy Principal Diamond Jack; Atlanta Sports Council President Dan Corso; and Brett Daniels, Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee COO.
Houston Texans President Jamey Rootes answers questions from Houston Business Journal Publisher Bob Charlet at HBJ’s Fast 100 VIP Reception on Aug. 28 at the The Wynden in Houston.
Natalie Harms / Houston Business Journal
Fox Sports Southwest SVP/GM Steve Simpson, UIL Deputy Director Jamey Harrison and Cleatus the Fox Sports Robot join Texas Gov. Greg Abbott at the Capitol in Austin to display a proclamation declaring Aug. 31-Sept. 1 to be Texas Football Days.
Fox Sports Southwest
'The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived'
Executive producer Al Tapper, American Masters’ Michael Kantor, director Nick Davis and MLB’s Nick Trotta attend the Boston screening of “American Masters: Ted Williams” at WGBH Studios this summer.
Peter J. Baumgartner for WGBH
Taking Home Some Hardware
Good Karma Brands founder and CEO Craig Karmazin; Milwaukee Bucks owner Marc Lasry; Ted Kellner, co-founder and retired executive chairman of Fiduciary Management; Bucks owner Jamie Dinan and Bucks President Peter Feigin pose with the Bucks’ Fiduciary Management Gamechanger Award at the seventh annual Wisconsin Sports Awards on Aug. 22 at Fiserv Forum.
As part of the Seahawks’ Legion of Youth Powered by Boeing program, a local group of teen STEM coders, Nerdy Girls, brought their self-engineered robot to Seahawks training camp last month. The robot joined the players on the field after practice, including delivering a football to Seahawks punter Michael Dickson.
Saskia Potter / Seattle Seahawks
Celebrating the announcement of Cheez-It becoming the title sponsor of the newly named Cheez-It Bowl during a press conference on Aug. 20 at Chase Field are Fiesta Bowl Chairman of the Board Steve Leach, Cheez-It Marketing Director Jeff Delonis, Cheez-It Bowl and Fiesta Bowl Executive Director Mike Nealy and mascot Spirit.
Cheez-It Bowl / Scott Mitchell Photography
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