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Volume 22 No. 11
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Faces and Places

A night of unity

More than $1 million was raised for two youth development organizations — Mentor: The National Mentoring Partnership and PeacePlayers International — at a fundraiser hosted by The Players’ Tribune on Sept. 20 at New York’s Canoe Studios. David Shapiro, CEO of Mentor; R.C. Buford, San Antonio Spurs GM and PeacePlayers International board member; Ron Shapiro, founder of Shapiro Negotiations Institute and recipient of the inaugural Unity Award; and Brendan Tuohey, PeacePlayers International co-founder and executive director.
Photo: carlos miguel saavedra / the players’ tribune
Villanova men’s basketball coach Jay Wright, pictured with his wife, Patty, presented the Inspiring Leaders award to members of the PeacePlayers Middle East girls basketball team.
Photo: carlos miguel saavedra / the players’ tribune
The NBPA’s Niveen Rasheed and Elle Hagedorn; KAGR CEO Jessica Gelman; and Benevera Health President/CEO Corbin Petro.
Photo: carlos miguel saavedra / the players’ tribune

Countdown to CFP Championship

Bay Area Host Committee Chairman and 49ers President Al Guido, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and Bay Area Host Committee Executive Board Member Ronnie Lott participated in the ceremonial flag raising outside San Jose City Hall Plaza on Sept. 28 to mark the final 100 days leading to the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship at Levi’s Stadium on Jan. 7.
Photo: san francisco 49ers

Disney stop on radio tour

ESPN Radio personalities Trey Wingo, Mike Golic and Mike Golic Jr. met with Mickey Mouse on the set of their national radio broadcast for the “Golic and Wingo” show on Sept. 27 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. On the live show the hosts discussed the biggest stories in college football and the NFL, among other topics, as part of their seven-stop radio remote tour.
Photo: taylor regulski

Football season in Paris

Michael Jordan was the guest of Paris Saint-German President Nasser Al-Khelaifi in the Le Carré lounge during PSG-Stade de Reims match on Sept. 26 at Parc des Princes in Paris. Nike’s Jordan Brand and Paris Saint-German launched their first collection, including two kits, footwear and apparel, on Sept. 13.
Photo: getty images

Into the future

Dallas Influencers in Sports and Entertainment hosted a panel discussion on “The Future of College Football,” presented by the ServPro First Responders Bowl on Sept. 21 at Big Game USA in Dallas. From left: Moderator Rachel Lindsay, Big 12 Conference Commissioner Bob Bowlsby; Conference USA Commissioner Judy MacLeod; Keurig Dr Pepper CMO Andrew Springate; Gina Lehe, senior director of external relations and brand for College Football Playoff; and Cotton Bowl CMO Michael Konradi.
Photo: creagh cross

All charged up

Scott and Emma Dixon stop for red carpet photos in front of his Chip Ganassi Racing No. 9 PNC Indy car at the premiere of “Born Racer,” the documentary that followed the champion IndyCar driver before and after his spectacular crash at the Indy 500. The Sept. 25 premiere was held at the IMAX theater in the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis.
Photo: indycar

Party at the Rose

Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations; Spectrum Reach President David Kline, NFL hall of famer Eric Dickerson and NBA hall of famer and Spectrum SportsNet Lakers analyst James Worthy attend the Spectrum Reach Party on Sept. 25 at The Rose in Los Angeles.
Photo: aaron nardi photography

Off the field, in the booth

New York Mets third baseman David Wright joined SNY’s Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez in the booth after coming out of his final game on Sept. 29 to talk about his emotional night and to reflect on his career with the only MLB team he played for.
Photo: marc levin / new york mets

Bringing home the gold 

Retired Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of USA Basketball, and Dawn Staley, USA women’s national team head coach, hold the championship trophy alongside the team’s coaching staff after the U.S. won the gold-medal game against Australia at the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup on Sept. 30 in San Cristobal de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain.
Photo: getty images

Salute to Woodson

Former Michigan star Charles Woodson, a 2018 College Football Hall of Fame inductee, was honored during a National Football Foundation Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute, presented by Fidelity Investments, at the Wolverines’ Sept. 22 game in Ann Arbor. From left: Michigan AD Warde Manuel; Woodson; College Football Hall of Fame coach Lloyd Carr; and Kathy Murphy, NFF vice chairwoman and Fidelity Investments president of personal investing.
Photo: michigan athletics

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