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Volume 23 No. 29
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Faces and Places

Boarding at Gate 42

Ahead of his induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Yankees superstar Mariano Rivera holds a plaque that dedicates Gate B42 at JFK Terminal 4 in his honor on July 16. The plaque was made from an airplane window.
Photo: Getty Images for Delta Air Lines

 

Youth sports briefing

Olympic track medalist Ato Boldon speaks as (left to right) Potomac Valley Thunder basketball player Nora Fairbanks-Lee, Clay Walker of the National Fitness Foundation, Trish Sylvia of the National Center for Safety Initiatives and Pop Warner Coach Charles Elliott listen during the National Council of Youth Sports’ congressional briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on July 16.
Photo: Mike Theiler

 

Baseball field revival

Former Royals players Dennis Leonard and Mark Teahen and executives from the Detroit Tigers Foundation, Royals Charities and Omaha Stormchasers present a check to city leaders at Haworth Park in Bellevue, Neb., to refurbish youth baseball fields destroyed in recent flooding. The presentation came before the first MLB game in Nebraska on June 13 between the Tigers and Royals at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha.
Photo: Major League Baseball

 

Supporting youth softball

MLB SVP/Baseball Operations Kim Ng; Jaellyn Barrios, winner of the Jennie Finch Empowerment Award presented by Arm & Hammer; and Olympic softball gold medalist Jennie Finch at the awards presentation during the Softball Elite Developmental Invitational at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex on July 16 in Vero Beach, Fla.
Photo: Steven Martine / MLB Photos via Getty Images

 

Shootout for Soldiers

The NLL New York Riptide supported the Shootout for Soldiers lacrosse event that raised $150,000 for Veterans at the Town of Oyster Bay Field of Dreams in Massapequa, N.Y., on July 18. From left: Matthew Perlungher, Nassau County police officer and Nassau County Police Activity League Police Officer Director; Riptide EVP and GF Sports CRO Jim Burda; Riptide coach/GM Regy Thorpe; NCPAL President Mike Nelson; Nick Alvarado, Nassau County police officer and NCPAL Police Officer Director.
Photo: Angela Cranford

 

Women Trailblazers

From the Adweek Women Trailblazers event on July 16 in New York City: Adweek staff writer Diana Pearl; Philadelphia 76ers CMO Katie O’Reilly; Johanna Faries, commissioner of the Call of Duty League, Activision Blizzard Esports; and NASCAR EVP and CMO Jill Gregory.
Photo: Sean T. Smith and David Nicholas / Adweek

 

A new star on the West End

FC Cincinnati managing owner and CEO Carl H. Lindner III, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, FCC President Jeff Berding and Populous Senior Principal Jonathan Mallie reveal the final rendering of FC Cincinnati’s West End Stadium on July 16 at the project’s local architecture partner, Elevar Design Group. The stadium is on schedule to open in March 2021 in downtown Cincinnati.
Photo: Brett Hansbauer / FC Cincinnati
 

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