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Faces and Places

Welcome to the neighborhood

The Los Angeles Kings hosted a ribbon-cutting event on Sept. 4 to welcome two new partners — Keck Medicine of USC and Meyer Institute of Sport — to the Toyota Sports Performance Center in El Segundo, Calif. Among those pictured are Kings executives Luc Robitaille and Kelly Cheeseman, and Kings forward Tyler Toffoli.
Photo: LA Kings / Juan Ocampo
The Los Angeles Kings hosted a ribbon-cutting event on Sept. 4 to welcome two new partners — Keck Medicine of USC and Meyer Institute of Sport — to the Toyota Sports Performance Center in El Segundo, Calif. Among those pictured are Kings executives Luc Robitaille and Kelly Cheeseman, and Kings forward Tyler Toffoli.
Photo: LA Kings / Juan Ocampo
The Los Angeles Kings hosted a ribbon-cutting event on Sept. 4 to welcome two new partners — Keck Medicine of USC and Meyer Institute of Sport — to the Toyota Sports Performance Center in El Segundo, Calif. Among those pictured are Kings executives Luc Robitaille and Kelly Cheeseman, and Kings forward Tyler Toffoli.
Photo: LA Kings / Juan Ocampo

 

Masters of the pro-am

From the OMEGA Celebrity Masters on Aug. 28 in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, in advance of the OMEGA European Masters: (front row) Actor/entertainer Justin Timberlake, who won the trophy for achieving the group’s best individual score on the day; actor Michael Peña; former One Direction star Niall Horan; and Swiss rock star Bastian Baker. (Back row) Golfers Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia; actors Dennis Quaid and Anthony Mackie; and golfer Tommy Fleetwood.
Photo: OMEGA
From the OMEGA Celebrity Masters on Aug. 28 in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, in advance of the OMEGA European Masters: (front row) Actor/entertainer Justin Timberlake, who won the trophy for achieving the group’s best individual score on the day; actor Michael Peña; former One Direction star Niall Horan; and Swiss rock star Bastian Baker. (Back row) Golfers Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia; actors Dennis Quaid and Anthony Mackie; and golfer Tommy Fleetwood.
Photo: OMEGA
From the OMEGA Celebrity Masters on Aug. 28 in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, in advance of the OMEGA European Masters: (front row) Actor/entertainer Justin Timberlake, who won the trophy for achieving the group’s best individual score on the day; actor Michael Peña; former One Direction star Niall Horan; and Swiss rock star Bastian Baker. (Back row) Golfers Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia; actors Dennis Quaid and Anthony Mackie; and golfer Tommy Fleetwood.
Photo: OMEGA

 

Players for a Purpose

Head coach Kyle Shanahan (standing middle) and Chief Revenue Officer Brent Schoeb (lower right) gather with their guests at the annual 49ers Foundation Players for a Purpose charity dinner to benefit local Bay Area youth on Aug. 27 at Levi’s Stadium. The event raised over $570,000 to support the 49ers Foundation’s mission.
Photo: San Francisco 49ers
Head coach Kyle Shanahan (standing middle) and Chief Revenue Officer Brent Schoeb (lower right) gather with their guests at the annual 49ers Foundation Players for a Purpose charity dinner to benefit local Bay Area youth on Aug. 27 at Levi’s Stadium. The event raised over $570,000 to support the 49ers Foundation’s mission.
Photo: San Francisco 49ers
Head coach Kyle Shanahan (standing middle) and Chief Revenue Officer Brent Schoeb (lower right) gather with their guests at the annual 49ers Foundation Players for a Purpose charity dinner to benefit local Bay Area youth on Aug. 27 at Levi’s Stadium. The event raised over $570,000 to support the 49ers Foundation’s mission.
Photo: San Francisco 49ers

 

Esports on campus

From the kickoff meeting of a partnership venture between the NJCAA, Collegiate Sports Management Group and Legacy Esports on Aug. 20 in Charlotte: (seated) NJCAA CEO/President Chris Parker and CSMG executives — CEO Michael Schreck; Neil Malvone, EVP, business affairs and strategic partnerships; COO Ray Katz. (Top) NJCAA VP/COO Brian Beck; Phoenix Sports Partners CEO Brian Kopp; Legacy Esports CEO Andrew Barnett; Jeff McCarragher, VP, sales, CSMG; Legacy Esports COO JD Healy; Jeff White, chief legal, diversity, compliance officer, NJCAA; Thomas O’Keefe, manager, brand partnerships/esports, CSMG; Brian Luckett, chief external affairs/development officer, NJCAA.
Photo: Courtesy of CSMG
From the kickoff meeting of a partnership venture between the NJCAA, Collegiate Sports Management Group and Legacy Esports on Aug. 20 in Charlotte: (seated) NJCAA CEO/President Chris Parker and CSMG executives — CEO Michael Schreck; Neil Malvone, EVP, business affairs and strategic partnerships; COO Ray Katz. (Top) NJCAA VP/COO Brian Beck; Phoenix Sports Partners CEO Brian Kopp; Legacy Esports CEO Andrew Barnett; Jeff McCarragher, VP, sales, CSMG; Legacy Esports COO JD Healy; Jeff White, chief legal, diversity, compliance officer, NJCAA; Thomas O’Keefe, manager, brand partnerships/esports, CSMG; Brian Luckett, chief external affairs/development officer, NJCAA.
Photo: Courtesy of CSMG
From the kickoff meeting of a partnership venture between the NJCAA, Collegiate Sports Management Group and Legacy Esports on Aug. 20 in Charlotte: (seated) NJCAA CEO/President Chris Parker and CSMG executives — CEO Michael Schreck; Neil Malvone, EVP, business affairs and strategic partnerships; COO Ray Katz. (Top) NJCAA VP/COO Brian Beck; Phoenix Sports Partners CEO Brian Kopp; Legacy Esports CEO Andrew Barnett; Jeff McCarragher, VP, sales, CSMG; Legacy Esports COO JD Healy; Jeff White, chief legal, diversity, compliance officer, NJCAA; Thomas O’Keefe, manager, brand partnerships/esports, CSMG; Brian Luckett, chief external affairs/development officer, NJCAA.
Photo: Courtesy of CSMG

 

A day at Vaught-Hemingway

From the Aug. 26 media showcase for local reporters and the Ole Miss athletic department: (from left) the Centerplate management team at Ole Miss — GM Adam Martin, Executive Chef Will Brady, Sous Chef Dustin Wohlwend-Cooch, Executive Sous Chef Matthew Styles, Hospitality Manager Katie Stickle, Vice President Darren Hubbard.
Photo: Ole Miss Athletics
From the Aug. 26 media showcase for local reporters and the Ole Miss athletic department: (from left) the Centerplate management team at Ole Miss — GM Adam Martin, Executive Chef Will Brady, Sous Chef Dustin Wohlwend-Cooch, Executive Sous Chef Matthew Styles, Hospitality Manager Katie Stickle, Vice President Darren Hubbard.
Photo: Ole Miss Athletics
From the Aug. 26 media showcase for local reporters and the Ole Miss athletic department: (from left) the Centerplate management team at Ole Miss — GM Adam Martin, Executive Chef Will Brady, Sous Chef Dustin Wohlwend-Cooch, Executive Sous Chef Matthew Styles, Hospitality Manager Katie Stickle, Vice President Darren Hubbard.
Photo: Ole Miss Athletics

 

Fan-up Thursday

As part of an activation orchestrated by the NFL Consumer Products team, the league invited corporate sponsors to encourage staff to show their fandom around NFL Kickoff on Sept. 5, by sporting their favorite NFL apparel. With Chris Foley (center), president, Campbell Meals and Beverages, are Campbell employees Matt Venini, Terry Leckerman, Jill Marateck and Abimael Maldonado in Camden, N.J.
Photo: Campbell Soup Company / Bud Hayman
As part of an activation orchestrated by the NFL Consumer Products team, the league invited corporate sponsors to encourage staff to show their fandom around NFL Kickoff on Sept. 5, by sporting their favorite NFL apparel. With Chris Foley (center), president, Campbell Meals and Beverages, are Campbell employees Matt Venini, Terry Leckerman, Jill Marateck and Abimael Maldonado in Camden, N.J.
Photo: Campbell Soup Company / Bud Hayman
As part of an activation orchestrated by the NFL Consumer Products team, the league invited corporate sponsors to encourage staff to show their fandom around NFL Kickoff on Sept. 5, by sporting their favorite NFL apparel. With Chris Foley (center), president, Campbell Meals and Beverages, are Campbell employees Matt Venini, Terry Leckerman, Jill Marateck and Abimael Maldonado in Camden, N.J.
Photo: Campbell Soup Company / Bud Hayman

 

Red Card Against Bullying

Playworks New England Executive Director Jonathan Gay (right) and Santander Bank SVP Osman Rana (second from right) joined Playworks New England coaches on the field at a New England Revolution game on Aug. 24 at Gillette Stadium as the bank launched its Red Card Against Bullying campaign.
Photo: Matt Stone
Playworks New England Executive Director Jonathan Gay (right) and Santander Bank SVP Osman Rana (second from right) joined Playworks New England coaches on the field at a New England Revolution game on Aug. 24 at Gillette Stadium as the bank launched its Red Card Against Bullying campaign.
Photo: Matt Stone
Playworks New England Executive Director Jonathan Gay (right) and Santander Bank SVP Osman Rana (second from right) joined Playworks New England coaches on the field at a New England Revolution game on Aug. 24 at Gillette Stadium as the bank launched its Red Card Against Bullying campaign.
Photo: Matt Stone

 

Seahawks celebrate with CenturyLink

Seahawks President Chuck Arnold (left), CenturyLink Northwest Region President Brian Stading and CenturyLink employees celebrate the extension of the team’s naming rights partnership for CenturyLink Field at a recent Seahawks practice. The extension takes effect for this season and runs through 2034. The Seahawks’ stadium has been named CenturyLink Field since 2011.
Photo: Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks President Chuck Arnold (left), CenturyLink Northwest Region President Brian Stading and CenturyLink employees celebrate the extension of the team’s naming rights partnership for CenturyLink Field at a recent Seahawks practice. The extension takes effect for this season and runs through 2034. The Seahawks’ stadium has been named CenturyLink Field since 2011.
Photo: Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks President Chuck Arnold (left), CenturyLink Northwest Region President Brian Stading and CenturyLink employees celebrate the extension of the team’s naming rights partnership for CenturyLink Field at a recent Seahawks practice. The extension takes effect for this season and runs through 2034. The Seahawks’ stadium has been named CenturyLink Field since 2011.
Photo: Seattle Seahawks

 

Women in Gaming

The NBA 2K League Development Camp: Women in Gaming, the league’s first development camp for elite female NBA 2K players, was held Aug. 20-23 at the NBA 2K League Studio in New York City, with AT&T serving as an official partner. The four-day camp brought together 15 of the top female NBA 2K players to compete with and learn from NBA 2K League players and coaches.
Photo: NBAE / Getty Images
The NBA 2K League Development Camp: Women in Gaming, the league’s first development camp for elite female NBA 2K players, was held Aug. 20-23 at the NBA 2K League Studio in New York City, with AT&T serving as an official partner. The four-day camp brought together 15 of the top female NBA 2K players to compete with and learn from NBA 2K League players and coaches.
Photo: NBAE / Getty Images
The NBA 2K League Development Camp: Women in Gaming, the league’s first development camp for elite female NBA 2K players, was held Aug. 20-23 at the NBA 2K League Studio in New York City, with AT&T serving as an official partner. The four-day camp brought together 15 of the top female NBA 2K players to compete with and learn from NBA 2K League players and coaches.
Photo: NBAE / Getty Images

 

The Maine event

Shamrock Sports & Entertainment and the Korn Ferry Tour announced on Sept. 4 that they will partner on the Live + Work in Maine Open set to debut on the developmental golf tour’s 2020 schedule: (from left) Guy Langevin, board director Live & Work in Maine; Shamrock CEO Brian Corcoran; Korn Ferry Tour President Alex Baldwin; Live & Work in Maine CEO Ed McKersie; Falmouth Country Club CEO Jeff Harris; and Peter Kostis, PGA Golf analyst/instructor.
Photo: David Thompson
Shamrock Sports & Entertainment and the Korn Ferry Tour announced on Sept. 4 that they will partner on the Live + Work in Maine Open set to debut on the developmental golf tour’s 2020 schedule: (from left) Guy Langevin, board director Live & Work in Maine; Shamrock CEO Brian Corcoran; Korn Ferry Tour President Alex Baldwin; Live & Work in Maine CEO Ed McKersie; Falmouth Country Club CEO Jeff Harris; and Peter Kostis, PGA Golf analyst/instructor.
Photo: David Thompson
Shamrock Sports & Entertainment and the Korn Ferry Tour announced on Sept. 4 that they will partner on the Live + Work in Maine Open set to debut on the developmental golf tour’s 2020 schedule: (from left) Guy Langevin, board director Live & Work in Maine; Shamrock CEO Brian Corcoran; Korn Ferry Tour President Alex Baldwin; Live & Work in Maine CEO Ed McKersie; Falmouth Country Club CEO Jeff Harris; and Peter Kostis, PGA Golf analyst/instructor.
Photo: David Thompson

 

Clubbing at Wells Fargo

Valerie Camillo, Philadelphia Flyers and Wells Fargo Center president of business operations, unveils the new Center City Club, the latest phase of the arena’s $265 million renovation initiative, on Sept. 10. The afternoon event included a walking tour of the ice-level space and menu tasting along with the first live demonstration of the arena’s new kinetic 4K scoreboard.
Photo: Brian Born
Valerie Camillo, Philadelphia Flyers and Wells Fargo Center president of business operations, unveils the new Center City Club, the latest phase of the arena’s $265 million renovation initiative, on Sept. 10. The afternoon event included a walking tour of the ice-level space and menu tasting along with the first live demonstration of the arena’s new kinetic 4K scoreboard.
Photo: Brian Born
Valerie Camillo, Philadelphia Flyers and Wells Fargo Center president of business operations, unveils the new Center City Club, the latest phase of the arena’s $265 million renovation initiative, on Sept. 10. The afternoon event included a walking tour of the ice-level space and menu tasting along with the first live demonstration of the arena’s new kinetic 4K scoreboard.
Photo: Brian Born

 

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