Names In The NewsPublished June 26, 2012
CHARITY STRIPE: Pro Football HOFer STEVE YOUNG yesterday attended his annual Mountain Classic at Red Ledges Golf Club. The event "benefits a new initiative called Sophie's Place, which will fund music therapy rooms in hospitals" (DESERET NEWS, 6/26)....Eagles WR JEREMY MACLIN yesterday kicked off his second annual youth football camp in West Deptford, N.J. (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 6/26).
NAMES: St. Martin's Press has acquired the North American print and electronic rights to agent LEIGH STEINBERG's memoir. The book is tentatively scheduled for release in winter '14 (HOLLYWOODREPORTER.com, 6/25)....Former ESPN personality DANA JACOBSON yesterday on her blog shared her story of being violated as a child by a male babysitter (USA TODAY, 6/25)....At the ECHL BOG meetings in Las Vegas last week, ECHL VP/Business Operations RYAN CRELIN received the Award of Excellence in recognition of his work on behalf of the league and member clubs over the past season (ECHL)....Patriots QB TOM BRADY and wife, model GISELE BUNDCHEN, have sold their Back Bay penthouse in Boston for $9.2M. Brady bought the home in '06 for $6.2M (BOSTON HERALD, 6/26)....Red Sox Owner JOHN HENRY and wife LINDA joined "TED" producer JOHN JACOBS for the opening of Boston's Empire Asian Restaurant and Lounge (BOSTON HERALD, 6/26)....NCAA College World Series Official Scorekeeper LOU SPRY announced yesterday that he will retire following the tournament, after 31 consecutive years in his position (AZSTARNET.com, 6/26)....Hockey HOFer WAYNE GRETZKY yesterday was among the first individuals appointed to the Order of Hockey in Canada, a new initiative through Hockey Canada that recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions or service to the growth of the sport in the country (GLOBE & MAIL, 6/26).
Marketing and Sponsorship
Sunderland FC Inks Invest In Africa As Principal Partner; EPL's First Non-Profit Sponsor
Delta Signs Two-Year Deal To Become Official Airline Sponsor Of Chelsea FC
Bow To The Brow: Consensus No. 1 Draft Pick Anthony Davis Trademarks Brow Phrases
NBA Draft Sponsors Finalize Activation Programs
PGA Tour Taking Over Its Digital Rights From Turner Starting In January
Hornets, Fox Sign Long-Term TV Deal; RSN To Be Rebranded "Fox Sports New Orleans"
Bell, CBC Abandon Olympics Partnership, No Longer Bidding For Upcoming Games
Net Game: FCC Ruling Could Expand Tennis Channel's Distribution, Increase Sale Value
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Leagues and Governing Bodies
Hawks Name Ferry GM; Team Owners Lauded For Hiring "Perfect Man For The Job"
Astros Develop $40M "Community Leaders Program" Signature Sponsor Initiative
Grizzlies Potential Buyer's Financials Could Be The "One Snag" In The Sale
Bobcats GM Overhauls Scouting System With Internet Database
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