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Faces and Places

LA28’s first founding partner

Delta Air Lines and LA28 announced an eight-year partnership beginning in 2021, making Delta the inaugural founding partner of the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games, at a March 2 event at L.A.’s Griffith Observatory. From left: U.S. Olympic athletes Michael Phelps and Ibtihaj Muhammad; LA28 Chairman Casey Wasserman; U.S. Paralympian Mallory Weggemann; Delta Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Tim Mapes; U.S. Olympic athletes Allyson Felix, Janet Evans (also LA28 chief athlete officer) and Kerri Walsh-Jennings.
Photo: LA28 / Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines and LA28 announced an eight-year partnership beginning in 2021, making Delta the inaugural founding partner of the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games, at a March 2 event at L.A.’s Griffith Observatory. From left: U.S. Olympic athletes Michael Phelps and Ibtihaj Muhammad; LA28 Chairman Casey Wasserman; U.S. Paralympian Mallory Weggemann; Delta Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Tim Mapes; U.S. Olympic athletes Allyson Felix, Janet Evans (also LA28 chief athlete officer) and Kerri Walsh-Jennings.
Photo: LA28 / Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines and LA28 announced an eight-year partnership beginning in 2021, making Delta the inaugural founding partner of the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games, at a March 2 event at L.A.’s Griffith Observatory. From left: U.S. Olympic athletes Michael Phelps and Ibtihaj Muhammad; LA28 Chairman Casey Wasserman; U.S. Paralympian Mallory Weggemann; Delta Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Tim Mapes; U.S. Olympic athletes Allyson Felix, Janet Evans (also LA28 chief athlete officer) and Kerri Walsh-Jennings.
Photo: LA28 / Delta Air Lines

 

Sports Innovation Meetup

Aubrey Levy of theScore, Jessica David of SeventySix Capital, Josh Appelbaum of VSiN, Sharon Otterman of William Hill and Wayne Kimmel of SeventySix Capital gather at the Sports Innovation Meetup Series Powered by SeventySix Capital on March 6 in Atlantic City, N.J.
Photo: SeventySix Capital
Aubrey Levy of theScore, Jessica David of SeventySix Capital, Josh Appelbaum of VSiN, Sharon Otterman of William Hill and Wayne Kimmel of SeventySix Capital gather at the Sports Innovation Meetup Series Powered by SeventySix Capital on March 6 in Atlantic City, N.J.
Photo: SeventySix Capital
Aubrey Levy of theScore, Jessica David of SeventySix Capital, Josh Appelbaum of VSiN, Sharon Otterman of William Hill and Wayne Kimmel of SeventySix Capital gather at the Sports Innovation Meetup Series Powered by SeventySix Capital on March 6 in Atlantic City, N.J.
Photo: SeventySix Capital

 

U.S. Open partner briefing

Executives gathered for the annual U.S. Open Partner Briefing on Feb. 25 at the InterContinental New York Barclay in Manhattan for a preview of the 2020 U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Among the topics are plans for the 50th anniversary of The Original 9, the inaugural members of the first all-women’s tour, the Virginia Slims circuit. From left: Lew Sherr, USTA; Kate Schoff, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Jamie Reynolds, ESPN; Chris Noonan, Charter Communications; Deidra Maddock, Walt Disney Company; Ilana Kloss, Billie Jean King Enterprises; and Deanne Pownall, USTA.
Photo: USTA
Executives gathered for the annual U.S. Open Partner Briefing on Feb. 25 at the InterContinental New York Barclay in Manhattan for a preview of the 2020 U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Among the topics are plans for the 50th anniversary of The Original 9, the inaugural members of the first all-women’s tour, the Virginia Slims circuit. From left: Lew Sherr, USTA; Kate Schoff, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Jamie Reynolds, ESPN; Chris Noonan, Charter Communications; Deidra Maddock, Walt Disney Company; Ilana Kloss, Billie Jean King Enterprises; and Deanne Pownall, USTA.
Photo: USTA
Executives gathered for the annual U.S. Open Partner Briefing on Feb. 25 at the InterContinental New York Barclay in Manhattan for a preview of the 2020 U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Among the topics are plans for the 50th anniversary of The Original 9, the inaugural members of the first all-women’s tour, the Virginia Slims circuit. From left: Lew Sherr, USTA; Kate Schoff, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Jamie Reynolds, ESPN; Chris Noonan, Charter Communications; Deidra Maddock, Walt Disney Company; Ilana Kloss, Billie Jean King Enterprises; and Deanne Pownall, USTA.
Photo: USTA

 

Laver Cup jersey swap

Tennis legend John McEnroe, a seven-time Grand Slam champion and captain of Team World, visited Boston on March 3 to launch the Laver Cup 2020, which will take place at TD Garden from Sept. 25-27, and swapped jerseys with Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward.
Photo: Laver Cup
Tennis legend John McEnroe, a seven-time Grand Slam champion and captain of Team World, visited Boston on March 3 to launch the Laver Cup 2020, which will take place at TD Garden from Sept. 25-27, and swapped jerseys with Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward.
Photo: Laver Cup
Tennis legend John McEnroe, a seven-time Grand Slam champion and captain of Team World, visited Boston on March 3 to launch the Laver Cup 2020, which will take place at TD Garden from Sept. 25-27, and swapped jerseys with Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward.
Photo: Laver Cup

 

Joining the Hall of Fame

Former Georgia Athletic Director and Hall of Fame coach Vince Dooley (left) presented David Pollack (second from right) with a commemorative football recognizing Pollack as a member of the 2020 College Football Hall of Fame Class on March 11. Pollack was joined by his parents, wife and children and appeared live on ESPN “SportsCenter” from the UGA indoor practice facility as part of the National Football Foundation announcement.
Photo: Tony Walsh
Former Georgia Athletic Director and Hall of Fame coach Vince Dooley (left) presented David Pollack (second from right) with a commemorative football recognizing Pollack as a member of the 2020 College Football Hall of Fame Class on March 11. Pollack was joined by his parents, wife and children and appeared live on ESPN “SportsCenter” from the UGA indoor practice facility as part of the National Football Foundation announcement.
Photo: Tony Walsh
Former Georgia Athletic Director and Hall of Fame coach Vince Dooley (left) presented David Pollack (second from right) with a commemorative football recognizing Pollack as a member of the 2020 College Football Hall of Fame Class on March 11. Pollack was joined by his parents, wife and children and appeared live on ESPN “SportsCenter” from the UGA indoor practice facility as part of the National Football Foundation announcement.
Photo: Tony Walsh

 

Crew kit celebration

Executives from the Columbus Crew SC, Nationwide and Nationwide Children’s Hospital gathered on March 1 to commemorate Nationwide’s future multiyear partnership that includes jersey sponsorship for Nationwide Children’s Hospital in 2020 before Nationwide appears on the kits beginning in 2021. From left: Crew President/GM Tim Bezbatchenko and EVP/Chief Business Officer Steve Lyons; Nationwide Children’s Hospital CEO Tim Robinson and CMO Donna Teach; and Nationwide CEO Kirt Walker and CMO Ramon Jones.
Photo: Matt Starkey / Columbus Crew SC
Executives from the Columbus Crew SC, Nationwide and Nationwide Children’s Hospital gathered on March 1 to commemorate Nationwide’s future multiyear partnership that includes jersey sponsorship for Nationwide Children’s Hospital in 2020 before Nationwide appears on the kits beginning in 2021. From left: Crew President/GM Tim Bezbatchenko and EVP/Chief Business Officer Steve Lyons; Nationwide Children’s Hospital CEO Tim Robinson and CMO Donna Teach; and Nationwide CEO Kirt Walker and CMO Ramon Jones.
Photo: Matt Starkey / Columbus Crew SC
Executives from the Columbus Crew SC, Nationwide and Nationwide Children’s Hospital gathered on March 1 to commemorate Nationwide’s future multiyear partnership that includes jersey sponsorship for Nationwide Children’s Hospital in 2020 before Nationwide appears on the kits beginning in 2021. From left: Crew President/GM Tim Bezbatchenko and EVP/Chief Business Officer Steve Lyons; Nationwide Children’s Hospital CEO Tim Robinson and CMO Donna Teach; and Nationwide CEO Kirt Walker and CMO Ramon Jones.
Photo: Matt Starkey / Columbus Crew SC

 

 

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