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Faces and Places

Erasing the stigma

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver presents Kevin Love with the Champion Award at the fifth annual Change Maker Awards on May 1 at Carnegie Hall. The award recognized Love for his work to break the stigma around mental health and raising awareness of the need for early intervention to help kids lead healthy lives.
Photo: getty images


Breaking the ice

The Skating Club of Boston President Joe Blount, 1984 Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton, 1956 Olympic gold medalist Dr. Tenley Albright and The Skating Club of Boston CEO Doug Zeghibe participate in an “ice-breaking” ceremony on May 13 for the group’s new training facility, a 180,000-square-foot, three-rink building that will open next summer in Norwood, Mass.
Photo: carly gillis photography


Making an impact

Team IMPACT co-founder Dan Kraft; New England Patriots players David Andrews, Kyle Van Noy and Rob Ninkovich; and Team IMPACT co-founder Jay Calnan join Larry Prout Jr. and Jude Stamper, child matches with the University of Michigan football and basketball programs, respectively, at Team IMPACT’s annual gala on May 1 at Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.
Photo: david silverman


Monster Jam

Greater Orlando Sports Commission CEO Jason Siegel and Scott Breault, Planet Fitness Southeast VP of marketing, pose in front of the Pirate’s Curse Monster Jam Truck ahead of the Monster Jam World Finals, which was held in Orlando for the first time on May 10-11.
Photo: courtesy of uproar pr


The MECCA in Milwaukee

Bucks and Fiserv Forum President Peter Feigin (far right) celebrate the opening of The MECCA Sports Bar and Grill across from the arena on May 3 with (from left) Executive Chef Matt Kerley, former Bucks player Jon McGlocklin, who played in the arena that the restaurant is named after, and Bucks GM Jon Horst.
Photo: milwaukee bucks

Make your pitch

Ralph Sampson, basketball hall of famer and SeventySix Capital Athlete Venture Group member; God Shammgod, Dallas Mavericks player development coach; Kiotti Brown, DJ at 97.9 The Box in Houston; SeventySix Capital Managing Director Chad Stender; and Matthew Growney, senior adviser and head of special projects at Puma, serve as judges for the Ralph Sampson Pitchfest by Puma and SeventySix Capital in Houston on May 2.
Photo: getty images


Running buddies

From the TCS New York City Marathon Partner forum on May 8 at the NYRR RunCenter: TCS New York City Marathon race director Jim Heim; Christine Burke, VP, strategic partnerships, NYRR; Kristen Mackenzie, marketing manager, New Balance; Michelle Taylor, head of sports sponsorships, Tata Consultancy Services; NYRR President/CEO Michael Capiraso; Chris Miller, divisional VP, global brand strategy and innovation, Abbott; and two rising NYRR ambassadors.
Photo: nyrr


Keeping the Linc

The Philadelphia Eagles and Lincoln Financial Group announced an extension of the stadium naming rights for Lincoln Financial Field through the 2032 NFL season on May 9. From left: Lincoln Financial Group President/CEO Dennis Glass; Philadelphia Eagles Chairman/CEO Jeffrey Lurie; Lisa Buckingham, chief people, place and brand officer, Lincoln Financial Group; and Eagles President Don Smolenski.
Photo: philadelphia eagles


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