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Faces and Places

Billie Jean King and Friends

From “A Conversation with Billie Jean King & Friends” on July 26 at Hagan Arena in Philadelphia: Karina LeBlanc, former member of the Canadian women’s national soccer team; King; Valerie Camillo, president of business operations for the Philadelphia Flyers and Wells Fargo Arena; and former WNBA player Lindsey Harding, now a player development coach for the Sacramento Kings. The group spoke about gender equality in professional sports.
Photo: Philadelphia Business Journal
From “A Conversation with Billie Jean King & Friends” on July 26 at Hagan Arena in Philadelphia: Karina LeBlanc, former member of the Canadian women’s national soccer team; King; Valerie Camillo, president of business operations for the Philadelphia Flyers and Wells Fargo Arena; and former WNBA player Lindsey Harding, now a player development coach for the Sacramento Kings. The group spoke about gender equality in professional sports.
Photo: Philadelphia Business Journal
From “A Conversation with Billie Jean King & Friends” on July 26 at Hagan Arena in Philadelphia: Karina LeBlanc, former member of the Canadian women’s national soccer team; King; Valerie Camillo, president of business operations for the Philadelphia Flyers and Wells Fargo Arena; and former WNBA player Lindsey Harding, now a player development coach for the Sacramento Kings. The group spoke about gender equality in professional sports.
Photo: Philadelphia Business Journal

 

State of diversity in sport

From the first event collaboration between Dallas Influencers in Sport and Entertainment and Black Sports Professionals North Texas, a panel discussion on the state of diversity and inclusion in sports, on July 18 at the Dallas Morning News auditorium: Kern Egan, president, Americas, Lagardère Plus, and DISE chair; Jennifer Cho, EVP/GM Southwest, Weber Shandwick; Nancy Lieberman, head coach of the Big3 Power team; Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynthia Marshall; Richard Lapchick, director, The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport; and Larry Lundy, president, LMG Marketing Group, and president, Black Sports Professionals North Texas.
Photo: Courtesy of Kern Egan
From the first event collaboration between Dallas Influencers in Sport and Entertainment and Black Sports Professionals North Texas, a panel discussion on the state of diversity and inclusion in sports, on July 18 at the Dallas Morning News auditorium: Kern Egan, president, Americas, Lagardère Plus, and DISE chair; Jennifer Cho, EVP/GM Southwest, Weber Shandwick; Nancy Lieberman, head coach of the Big3 Power team; Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynthia Marshall; Richard Lapchick, director, The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport; and Larry Lundy, president, LMG Marketing Group, and president, Black Sports Professionals North Texas.
Photo: Courtesy of Kern Egan
From the first event collaboration between Dallas Influencers in Sport and Entertainment and Black Sports Professionals North Texas, a panel discussion on the state of diversity and inclusion in sports, on July 18 at the Dallas Morning News auditorium: Kern Egan, president, Americas, Lagardère Plus, and DISE chair; Jennifer Cho, EVP/GM Southwest, Weber Shandwick; Nancy Lieberman, head coach of the Big3 Power team; Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynthia Marshall; Richard Lapchick, director, The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport; and Larry Lundy, president, LMG Marketing Group, and president, Black Sports Professionals North Texas.
Photo: Courtesy of Kern Egan

 

Diversity in Tennis

From the first Diversity in Tennis Networking Luncheon held at the BB&T Atlanta Open on July 22: J. Wayne Richmond, USTA managing director, major events; Jessica Parrish, commercial credit leader/SVP, BB&T; Stacey Allaster, USTA chief executive, pro tennis; Linda Clark, VP, tournament relations, Americas, ATP Tour; and Martin Blackman, USTA GM, player development.
Photo: Daniel Shirey
From the first Diversity in Tennis Networking Luncheon held at the BB&T Atlanta Open on July 22: J. Wayne Richmond, USTA managing director, major events; Jessica Parrish, commercial credit leader/SVP, BB&T; Stacey Allaster, USTA chief executive, pro tennis; Linda Clark, VP, tournament relations, Americas, ATP Tour; and Martin Blackman, USTA GM, player development.
Photo: Daniel Shirey
From the first Diversity in Tennis Networking Luncheon held at the BB&T Atlanta Open on July 22: J. Wayne Richmond, USTA managing director, major events; Jessica Parrish, commercial credit leader/SVP, BB&T; Stacey Allaster, USTA chief executive, pro tennis; Linda Clark, VP, tournament relations, Americas, ATP Tour; and Martin Blackman, USTA GM, player development.
Photo: Daniel Shirey

 

Supporting youth sports

At the announcement of the Miami Dolphins Foundation pledge of $1.5 million over five years to Baptist Health Foundation in support of Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute’s Youth Athletic Outreach Program: Gold Coast Pop Warner Football Commissioner Jerold Smith; Gold Coast President Chuck Harper; Wendy Reilly Gentes, assistant VP, Baptist Health Foundation; Nelson Lazo, CEO, Doctors Hospital and Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute; Bo Boulenger, EVP/COO, Baptist Hospital South Florida; Tom Garfinkel, Dolphins vice chairman, president and CEO; Dr. John Uribe, chief medical executive of Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute; Dr. Michael Swartzon, Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute; Miami Edison Senior High School and Dream Center of Liberty City Youth Football players.
Photo: Miami Dolphins
At the announcement of the Miami Dolphins Foundation pledge of $1.5 million over five years to Baptist Health Foundation in support of Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute’s Youth Athletic Outreach Program: Gold Coast Pop Warner Football Commissioner Jerold Smith; Gold Coast President Chuck Harper; Wendy Reilly Gentes, assistant VP, Baptist Health Foundation; Nelson Lazo, CEO, Doctors Hospital and Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute; Bo Boulenger, EVP/COO, Baptist Hospital South Florida; Tom Garfinkel, Dolphins vice chairman, president and CEO; Dr. John Uribe, chief medical executive of Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute; Dr. Michael Swartzon, Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute; Miami Edison Senior High School and Dream Center of Liberty City Youth Football players.
Photo: Miami Dolphins
At the announcement of the Miami Dolphins Foundation pledge of $1.5 million over five years to Baptist Health Foundation in support of Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute’s Youth Athletic Outreach Program: Gold Coast Pop Warner Football Commissioner Jerold Smith; Gold Coast President Chuck Harper; Wendy Reilly Gentes, assistant VP, Baptist Health Foundation; Nelson Lazo, CEO, Doctors Hospital and Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute; Bo Boulenger, EVP/COO, Baptist Hospital South Florida; Tom Garfinkel, Dolphins vice chairman, president and CEO; Dr. John Uribe, chief medical executive of Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute; Dr. Michael Swartzon, Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute; Miami Edison Senior High School and Dream Center of Liberty City Youth Football players.
Photo: Miami Dolphins

 

Sports equity roundtable

California first partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom and LA84 Foundation hosted a sports equity roundtable on July 24 in Los Angeles: World Surf League Women’s Commissioner Jessi Miley-Dyer; Rachel Grushkin, director of marketing, Fox Sports Networks; Molly Schaus, former U.S. women’s hockey team Olympian and an executive with Anaheim Ducks; Martha Saucedo, EVP, AEG; LA84 Foundation President/CEO Renata Simril; Newsom; Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles Sparks player and president of WNBPA; Sparks President/COO Danita Johnson; XFL Los Angeles President Heather Brooks Karatz; Wasserman EVP Jennifer van Dijk; Julie Su, secretary of the California Labor & Workforce Development Agency.
Photo: Juan Ocampo
California first partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom and LA84 Foundation hosted a sports equity roundtable on July 24 in Los Angeles: World Surf League Women’s Commissioner Jessi Miley-Dyer; Rachel Grushkin, director of marketing, Fox Sports Networks; Molly Schaus, former U.S. women’s hockey team Olympian and an executive with Anaheim Ducks; Martha Saucedo, EVP, AEG; LA84 Foundation President/CEO Renata Simril; Newsom; Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles Sparks player and president of WNBPA; Sparks President/COO Danita Johnson; XFL Los Angeles President Heather Brooks Karatz; Wasserman EVP Jennifer van Dijk; Julie Su, secretary of the California Labor & Workforce Development Agency.
Photo: Juan Ocampo
California first partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom and LA84 Foundation hosted a sports equity roundtable on July 24 in Los Angeles: World Surf League Women’s Commissioner Jessi Miley-Dyer; Rachel Grushkin, director of marketing, Fox Sports Networks; Molly Schaus, former U.S. women’s hockey team Olympian and an executive with Anaheim Ducks; Martha Saucedo, EVP, AEG; LA84 Foundation President/CEO Renata Simril; Newsom; Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles Sparks player and president of WNBPA; Sparks President/COO Danita Johnson; XFL Los Angeles President Heather Brooks Karatz; Wasserman EVP Jennifer van Dijk; Julie Su, secretary of the California Labor & Workforce Development Agency.
Photo: Juan Ocampo

 

Orlando All-Star lineup

After hosting the MLS All-Star Game on July 31, Orlando has its sights set on hosting a World Cup game in 2026. At an event leading up to the All-Star Game, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Greater Orlando Sports Commission President Jason Siegel and MLS Commissioner Don Garber gather at Exploria Stadium.
Photo: Courtesy of Greater Orlando Sports Commission
After hosting the MLS All-Star Game on July 31, Orlando has its sights set on hosting a World Cup game in 2026. At an event leading up to the All-Star Game, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Greater Orlando Sports Commission President Jason Siegel and MLS Commissioner Don Garber gather at Exploria Stadium.
Photo: Courtesy of Greater Orlando Sports Commission
After hosting the MLS All-Star Game on July 31, Orlando has its sights set on hosting a World Cup game in 2026. At an event leading up to the All-Star Game, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Greater Orlando Sports Commission President Jason Siegel and MLS Commissioner Don Garber gather at Exploria Stadium.
Photo: Courtesy of Greater Orlando Sports Commission

 

Cannabis partnership

At the July 24 announcement of UFC’s partnership with Canada-based Aurora Cannabis: Jeff Novitzky, UFC SVP, athlete health and performance; Dr. Jason Dyck, chair, global scientific oversight committee; UFC President Dana White; Aurora CEO Terry Booth; Dr. Duncan French, UFC VP, performance – UFC Performance Institute; Aurora Chief Commercial Officer Darren Karasiuk.
Photo: Zuffa Inc.
At the July 24 announcement of UFC’s partnership with Canada-based Aurora Cannabis: Jeff Novitzky, UFC SVP, athlete health and performance; Dr. Jason Dyck, chair, global scientific oversight committee; UFC President Dana White; Aurora CEO Terry Booth; Dr. Duncan French, UFC VP, performance – UFC Performance Institute; Aurora Chief Commercial Officer Darren Karasiuk.
Photo: Zuffa Inc.
At the July 24 announcement of UFC’s partnership with Canada-based Aurora Cannabis: Jeff Novitzky, UFC SVP, athlete health and performance; Dr. Jason Dyck, chair, global scientific oversight committee; UFC President Dana White; Aurora CEO Terry Booth; Dr. Duncan French, UFC VP, performance – UFC Performance Institute; Aurora Chief Commercial Officer Darren Karasiuk.
Photo: Zuffa Inc.

 

Orioles Insider Evening

Baseball hall of famers and Orioles legends Eddie Murray (far left) and Brooks Robinson (far right) posed with Orioles minor leaguers DL Hall, Cadyn Grenier and Blaine Knight at an Orioles Insider Evening on July 25 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Photo: Baltimore Orioles
Baseball hall of famers and Orioles legends Eddie Murray (far left) and Brooks Robinson (far right) posed with Orioles minor leaguers DL Hall, Cadyn Grenier and Blaine Knight at an Orioles Insider Evening on July 25 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Photo: Baltimore Orioles
Baseball hall of famers and Orioles legends Eddie Murray (far left) and Brooks Robinson (far right) posed with Orioles minor leaguers DL Hall, Cadyn Grenier and Blaine Knight at an Orioles Insider Evening on July 25 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Photo: Baltimore Orioles

 

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