Faces and Places
Faces and PlacesPublished October 2, 2017
Big check for The Jimmy Fund
|NESN and WEEI presented a check for $4,200,882 to The Jimmy Fund on Sept. 12 at Fenway Park, the results of the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon on Aug. 15-16. The money goes for adult and pediatric cancer research and care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. From left: Tom Werner and Sam Kennedy of the Boston Red Sox, Entercom Boston’s Phil Zachery, WEEI’s Joe Zarbano, NESN’s Sean McGrail and Rose Mirakian, the Arbella Insurance Charitable Foundation’s Beverly Tangvik, and the Jimmy Fund’s Larry Lucchino, former Red Sox president and CEO.
Courtesy of: NESN
UFC pays a visit in Pittsburgh
|UFC athletes attended a Pittsburgh Steelers practice before a Sept. 16 UFC event in Pittsburgh. Welterweight Kamaru Usman (left) and UFC lightweight Michael Johnson (right) presented Steelers coach Mike Tomlin with his own customized UFC fight kit.
Temple in Charlotte
|Rob Temple (left), ESPN SVP of sports marketing, and Bespoke Sports & Entertainment CEO Mike Boykin attend a Charlotte Sports & Business networking event Sept. 26 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Temple spoke at the event.
Seattle goes sailing
|Seattle Sports Commission Executive Director Ralph Morton, Clipper Round the World founder and Executive Chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, and Visit Seattle Skipper Nikki Henderson at the 2017-18 Clipper Round the World race start recently in Liverpool, England.
Courtesy of: SEATTLE SPORTS COMMISSION
Michigan hall of famers
|The Class of 2017 at the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony Sept. 15 in Detroit: Jalen Rose, University of Michigan and the NBA; Andre Rison, Michigan State University and the NFL; Greg Kampe, Oakland University basketball coach; Jim Leyland, Detroit Tigers and Team USA; Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press; and Jon Jansen, University of Michigan and the NFL.
Networking in NYC
|At this year’s #SBWeek17 networking event in New York City: Russell Scibetti of Kore Planning & Insights; MLB’s Jason Kobeda, Joshua Duboff of Reuters News Agency and Rebeca Diaz Gonzalez of La Liga. More than 35 networking events were held around the world, with proceeds benefiting the V Foundation.
Cornell conference: At the Cornell ILR Sports Leadership Summit on Sept. 18.
|NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman (center) and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred (right) discuss the future of labor in sports with moderator Jeremy Schaap.
|A panel of the NBA's Mark Tatum, NBC Universal Sports Group's Rob Landau, moderator Mike Ozanian, former YES Network CEO Tracy Dolgin and Frank Golding of Eleven Sports HQ covers media rights negotiations.
|SBJ/SBD's Abe Madkour and CAA Sports' Michael Levine.
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