Faces and Places
Clippers Community Court
The Los Angeles Clippers and Mayor Eric Garcetti, joined by members of the Jr. Clippers, cut the ribbon on the first of nearly 350 Clippers Community Courts on Oct. 5 at Normandie Recreation Center. A donation to the Department of Recreation and Parks Foundation by the Clippers and Chairman Steve Ballmer and his wife, Connie, will fund the renovations. From left: Chuck the Condor, Clippers forward Luc Mbah a Moute, Jr. Clippers alum and coach Gio Dominguez, Garcetti, L.A. Recreation and Parks GM Mike Shull and City Councilmember Gil Cedillo.
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Practice In The Park
With the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop, D’Angelo Russell shoots a half-court shot during the Brooklyn Nets Open Practice in the Park on Oct. 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Fans gathered around two outdoor courts were given shirts and autographs and posed for photos with players and team officials.
"Basketball: A Love Story"
Basketball hall of famers Charlie Scott, Nate “Tiny” Archibald, Sonny Hill and Lenny Wilkens attended the premiere of “Basketball: A Love Story” on Sept. 27 at the BAM Harvey Theater in Brooklyn. The 20-hour documentary is airing in prime time on Tuesdays on ESPN through October and early November.
Sport At The Service Of Humanity
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach (center) met with members of the Vatican’s Sport at the Service of Humanity initiative during the Olympism in Action Forum on Oct. 5 in Buenos Aires. Joining Bach are the BBC’s David Eades; the Vatican’s Monsignor Melchor Sanchez de Toca y Alameda; Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman; and Renata Simril, president and CEO of the LA84 Foundation.
MGM Eventos Productions
Are You Experienced?
Seattle Seahawks legend Steve Largent greeted fans during the kickoff activation of the American Express Experience on Sept. 23 near CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The space at 165 South Jackson St. will be open before every Seahawks home game this season, with various special guest appearances along with contributions from featured local merchants and artists.
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Walk The Walk
Gator IMG Sports Marketing executives Andrew Keown, Mike Dirmann, Christina Cilento, Jake Williams and Lee Douglas participate in Endeavor’s Walk the Walk, the company’s annual day of service on Sept. 27. The food was donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank in Orlando.
Women In Leadership
From the espnW: Women + Sports Summit on Oct. 1 at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, Calif.: Women in Leadership panelists Michele Roberts, executive director of the National Basketball Players Association; Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman; Kraft Analytics Group CEO Jessica Gelman; Titi Cole, Wells Fargo executive vice president and head of operations.
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At The Finish Line
Spartan Race CEO Joe De Sena (left) and Rakuten Marketing CEO Stuart Simmons unveiled the 2019 Spartan Finisher Kit after announcing Rakuten as Spartan’s exclusive global innovation partner at the Spartan World Championships at Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe, Calif., on Sept. 28.
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