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Faces and Places

NBA shows pride

The NBA celebrated WorldPride in New York City and Chicago on June 30. Joining the NYC Pride March were NBA, WNBA, G League and 2K League employees, friends and family, as well as employees from the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets who accompanied the league’s float for the fourth consecutive year. From left: Former WNBA standouts Teresa Weatherspoon, Chamique Holdsclaw, Ashley Battle and Taj McWilliams-Franklin. The Chicago Bulls front office staff marched alongside BMO Harris Bank employees in Chicago’s 50th Pride Parade, joined by Benny the Bull, the Luvabulls and notable local celebrities.
Photo: NBA
The NBA celebrated WorldPride in New York City and Chicago on June 30. Joining the NYC Pride March were NBA, WNBA, G League and 2K League employees, friends and family, as well as employees from the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets who accompanied the league’s float for the fourth consecutive year. From left: Former WNBA standouts Teresa Weatherspoon, Chamique Holdsclaw, Ashley Battle and Taj McWilliams-Franklin. The Chicago Bulls front office staff marched alongside BMO Harris Bank employees in Chicago’s 50th Pride Parade, joined by Benny the Bull, the Luvabulls and notable local celebrities.
Photo: NBA
The NBA celebrated WorldPride in New York City and Chicago on June 30. Joining the NYC Pride March were NBA, WNBA, G League and 2K League employees, friends and family, as well as employees from the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets who accompanied the league’s float for the fourth consecutive year. From left: Former WNBA standouts Teresa Weatherspoon, Chamique Holdsclaw, Ashley Battle and Taj McWilliams-Franklin. The Chicago Bulls front office staff marched alongside BMO Harris Bank employees in Chicago’s 50th Pride Parade, joined by Benny the Bull, the Luvabulls and notable local celebrities.
Photo: NBA

 

Former Mariners reunite

MLB Network’s Harold Reynolds, 2019 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Edgar Martinez, Dan Wilson and Mike Blowers spoke at the documentary premiere of “MLB Network Presents: The 1995 Mariners, Saving Baseball in Seattle” at the Showbox SoDo in Seattle on June 22.
Photo: Mollie Handkins / Seattle Mariners
MLB Network’s Harold Reynolds, 2019 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Edgar Martinez, Dan Wilson and Mike Blowers spoke at the documentary premiere of “MLB Network Presents: The 1995 Mariners, Saving Baseball in Seattle” at the Showbox SoDo in Seattle on June 22.
Photo: Mollie Handkins / Seattle Mariners
MLB Network’s Harold Reynolds, 2019 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Edgar Martinez, Dan Wilson and Mike Blowers spoke at the documentary premiere of “MLB Network Presents: The 1995 Mariners, Saving Baseball in Seattle” at the Showbox SoDo in Seattle on June 22.
Photo: Mollie Handkins / Seattle Mariners

 

Roone Arledge Award winner


Ben Sutton, CEO of Teall Capital Investments, participated in a panel discussion with play-by-play announcers Bill Roth of ESPN, Stan Cotten of Wake Forest and Wes Durham of the ACC Network and the Atlanta Falcons at the National Sports Media Association’s Legacy Night on June 23 at Bridger Fieldhouse at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, N.C. NSMA honored Sutton with the Roone Arledge Award and recognized his former company, ISP Sports, for its innovative approach to selling college multimedia rights.
Photo: Robert Crawford/NSMA
Ben Sutton, CEO of Teall Capital Investments, participated in a panel discussion with play-by-play announcers Bill Roth of ESPN, Stan Cotten of Wake Forest and Wes Durham of the ACC Network and the Atlanta Falcons at the National Sports Media Association’s Legacy Night on June 23 at Bridger Fieldhouse at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, N.C. NSMA honored Sutton with the Roone Arledge Award and recognized his former company, ISP Sports, for its innovative approach to selling college multimedia rights.
Photo: Robert Crawford/NSMA
Ben Sutton, CEO of Teall Capital Investments, participated in a panel discussion with play-by-play announcers Bill Roth of ESPN, Stan Cotten of Wake Forest and Wes Durham of the ACC Network and the Atlanta Falcons at the National Sports Media Association’s Legacy Night on June 23 at Bridger Fieldhouse at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, N.C. NSMA honored Sutton with the Roone Arledge Award and recognized his former company, ISP Sports, for its innovative approach to selling college multimedia rights.
Photo: Robert Crawford/NSMA

 

49ers pride

Nearly 150 members of the 49ers Pride fan-affinity group and team front office staff participated in the San Francisco Pride parade on June 30. From left: Camila Hammer, Levi’s Stadium operations coordinator; Jill Brophy; Renee Pagano; Roxana Cruz; Ashley Vind, Levi’s Stadium guest services coordinator; and Hannah Gordon, 49ers chief administrative officer and general counsel.
Photo: San Francisco 49ers
Nearly 150 members of the 49ers Pride fan-affinity group and team front office staff participated in the San Francisco Pride parade on June 30. From left: Camila Hammer, Levi’s Stadium operations coordinator; Jill Brophy; Renee Pagano; Roxana Cruz; Ashley Vind, Levi’s Stadium guest services coordinator; and Hannah Gordon, 49ers chief administrative officer and general counsel.
Photo: San Francisco 49ers
Nearly 150 members of the 49ers Pride fan-affinity group and team front office staff participated in the San Francisco Pride parade on June 30. From left: Camila Hammer, Levi’s Stadium operations coordinator; Jill Brophy; Renee Pagano; Roxana Cruz; Ashley Vind, Levi’s Stadium guest services coordinator; and Hannah Gordon, 49ers chief administrative officer and general counsel.
Photo: San Francisco 49ers

 

A new crown for Royals

The Kansas City Royals and their agency Walz-Tetrick Advertising won a Clio Award for the franchise’s “Blacklight Billboard.” With the award are Walz-Tetrick President/CEO Charlie Tetrick (left) and Brad Zollars, Royals senior director of marketing and advertising.
Photo: Walz-Tetrick Advertising
The Kansas City Royals and their agency Walz-Tetrick Advertising won a Clio Award for the franchise’s “Blacklight Billboard.” With the award are Walz-Tetrick President/CEO Charlie Tetrick (left) and Brad Zollars, Royals senior director of marketing and advertising.
Photo: Walz-Tetrick Advertising
The Kansas City Royals and their agency Walz-Tetrick Advertising won a Clio Award for the franchise’s “Blacklight Billboard.” With the award are Walz-Tetrick President/CEO Charlie Tetrick (left) and Brad Zollars, Royals senior director of marketing and advertising.
Photo: Walz-Tetrick Advertising

 

McCormack alums gather

The Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently held their annual alumni breakfast at NACDA in Orlando.
Photo: McCormack Department photo
The Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently held their annual alumni breakfast at NACDA in Orlando.
Photo: McCormack Department photo
The Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently held their annual alumni breakfast at NACDA in Orlando.
Photo: McCormack Department photo

 

Emmy winners

The Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented the Detroit Tigers with an Emmy Award on June 15 for the “Call to the Hall” feature on Alan Trammell and Jack Morris being selected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Accepting the award for the Tigers were Stan Fracker, Nicholas Austin and Matthew Sonefeld.
Photo: Detroit Tigers
The Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented the Detroit Tigers with an Emmy Award on June 15 for the “Call to the Hall” feature on Alan Trammell and Jack Morris being selected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Accepting the award for the Tigers were Stan Fracker, Nicholas Austin and Matthew Sonefeld.
Photo: Detroit Tigers
The Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented the Detroit Tigers with an Emmy Award on June 15 for the “Call to the Hall” feature on Alan Trammell and Jack Morris being selected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Accepting the award for the Tigers were Stan Fracker, Nicholas Austin and Matthew Sonefeld.
Photo: Detroit Tigers

 

Environmental leadership

The Green Sports Alliance awarded the United States Tennis Association its annual Environmental Leadership Award on June 19 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The award, custom made by renowned woodworker Tak Yoshino, includes special recognition of Billie Jean King’s efforts in spurring on the greening movement at the home of the U.S. Open, the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. From left: Jackie Ventura, Green Sports Alliance board member; Lauren Tracy, USTA director of strategic initiatives; and Scott Jenkins, Green Sports Alliance board chair.
Photo: Cambrae
The Green Sports Alliance awarded the United States Tennis Association its annual Environmental Leadership Award on June 19 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The award, custom made by renowned woodworker Tak Yoshino, includes special recognition of Billie Jean King’s efforts in spurring on the greening movement at the home of the U.S. Open, the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. From left: Jackie Ventura, Green Sports Alliance board member; Lauren Tracy, USTA director of strategic initiatives; and Scott Jenkins, Green Sports Alliance board chair.
Photo: Cambrae
The Green Sports Alliance awarded the United States Tennis Association its annual Environmental Leadership Award on June 19 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The award, custom made by renowned woodworker Tak Yoshino, includes special recognition of Billie Jean King’s efforts in spurring on the greening movement at the home of the U.S. Open, the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. From left: Jackie Ventura, Green Sports Alliance board member; Lauren Tracy, USTA director of strategic initiatives; and Scott Jenkins, Green Sports Alliance board chair.
Photo: Cambrae

 

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