Faces and Places
An Afternoon With Sal
Sal Paolantonio, ESPN reporter and author of “Philly Special,” spent an afternoon with Turnkey Sports & Entertainment recently. Paolantonio read excerpts from his recently published book, discussed his 25-year career in journalism, and signed copies of the book for Turnkey’s staff.
Kicking It Off
During the NFL’s Thursday Night Kickoff, Philadelphia Eagles hall of famer Brian Dawkins and team owner Jeffrey Lurie celebrate a championship moment before the game at Lincoln Financial Field Sept. 6 in Philadelphia.
Working It Out
Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez hosted a Los Angeles media workout at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles on Aug. 26, marking the first time a boxing ring has been constructed on the pitch of the new stadium’s field. The two were set for a rematch Sept. 15 in Las Vegas. Golovkin promoter Tom Loeffler; Adam Friedman, president of Banc of California Stadium Entertainment; Golovkin; and Ryan Northcott, SVP of booking for Banc of California Stadium Entertainment.
Banc of California Stadium / Imad Bolotok
Alvarez warms up in the ring during the media workout.
Power Players At U.S. Open
USTA’s Kirsten Corio, MSG’s John Abbamondi and Eventellect’s Patrick Ryan gather at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Sept. 6 for the U.S. Open.
Courtesy of John Abbamondi
49ers Foundation Kickoff
San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch addresses hundreds of 49ers Foundation supporters, team owners, executives, coaches and players during the 49ers Foundation fundraiser, Players for a Purpose, on Aug. 28 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. The event generated more than $500,000 in proceeds to support local youth.
San Francisco 49ers
USTA CEO Gordon Smith, ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro, “Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts, Billie Jean King, Christiane Amanpour, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger and USTA President Katrina Adams gather for the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative Symposium on Sept. 6 at the U.S. Open hospitality center. Roberts and Iger received Inspiring Leader awards at the event.
Daniel Shirey / USTA
Former NFLer Reggie Bush and former American Ultimate Disc League player turned YouTube personality Brodie Smith took a few swings in the Topgolf Crush experience in the Mastercard Club at The Northern Trust, the first FedEx Cup playoffs event last month at The Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J.
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