Sports in the United States

Monkey Knife Fight Partners With Minnesota Twins To Aid With COVID Relief

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 8:30pm

As part of the partnership, Monkey Knife Fight and the Minnesota Twins have installed a tarp located behind the right field foul pole, half in fair territory and half in foul territory.

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  • As part of the partnership, Monkey Knife Fight and the Minnesota Twins have installed a tarp located behind the right field foul pole, half in fair territory and half in foul territory.
  • For every player that hits the tarp, MKF will donate $10,000 to the Minnesota Twins Community Fund's Emergency Relief Fund.
  • The Monkey Knife Fight tarp, which will remain up throughout the season and during playoffs, will be ready for its first game tonight when the Twins take on the Royals.
  • "We are proud to work with an organization like the Twins that make the community a priority," said Bill Asher, founder and CEO of Monkey Knife Fight.

Two-Time Olympian Tianna Bartoletta Joins Spire Institute and Academy as Ambassador

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 1:00pm

GENEVA, Ohio, Aug. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Long jump and short sprint champion Tianna Bartoletta has joined SPIRE Institute and Academy (IA) as an ambassador.

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  • GENEVA, Ohio, Aug. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Long jump and short sprint champion Tianna Bartoletta has joined SPIRE Institute and Academy (IA) as an ambassador.
  • In her new position, the world champion, two-time Olympian and published author will lead programs for SPIRE's student athletes-- virtually as well as during her on-campus visits.
  • My position as a SPIRE ambassador will give me the opportunity to share that philosophy."
  • "We are excited to welcome Tianna to the team at SPIRE," said Blue Ocean President and CEO Jonathan Ehrenfeld.

SMU, The Libman Company Announce Relationship with Primary Presence During Basketball Season

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 6:35pm

ARCOLA, Ill., Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --SMU Athletics and its multimedia rights holder, Mustang Sports Properties, announced today a new relationship between SMU and The Libman Company .

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  • ARCOLA, Ill., Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --SMU Athletics and its multimedia rights holder, Mustang Sports Properties, announced today a new relationship between SMU and The Libman Company .
  • Notably, the new term allows for The Libman Company to receive brand visibility on the basketball goal pads and TV-visible LED signage inside Moody Coliseum.
  • "We're honored to have this affinity with a program like SMU, and we look forward to continuing our overall athletics sponsorship in the coming years," said The Libman Company President Andrew Libman.
  • The Libman Company is a family-owned company that has been making quality cleaning tools since 1896.

Dhani Jones Joins Pocket Outdoor Media Board of Directors

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 2:00pm

Pocket Outdoor Media, the leading endurance sports media platform, today announced that Dhani Jones, founder of BowTie Cause and Chairman of Qey Capital, has been elected to its board of directors .

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  • Pocket Outdoor Media, the leading endurance sports media platform, today announced that Dhani Jones, founder of BowTie Cause and Chairman of Qey Capital, has been elected to its board of directors .
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200806005312/en/
    Dhani Jones joins Pocket Outdoor Media board of directors (Photo: Business Wire)
    Jones began his career as an NFL linebacker, playing with the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, and Cincinnati Bengals over 11 years before becoming a TV host, philanthropist and entrepreneur.
  • Health and wellness have been core pillars of my personal and professional success, so I am thrilled to be joining the board of Pocket Outdoor Media, a business focused on being active and getting outside, said Dhani Jones.
  • Jones will join Robin Thurston , John Spinale , Rafael Ortiz , and John Lee on the board of Pocket Outdoor Media, along with board advisors Chris Yu and Melanie Strong .

Learfield IMG College Launches Nationwide "With U" Campaign

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 5:34pm

DALLAS, Aug. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In the midst of what is shaping up to be a landmark season in college athletics, Learfield IMG College launches "With U" a nationwide marketing campaign designed to unite and strengthen the connection between college sports fans and sponsors who share an affinity and passion for their schools.

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  • DALLAS, Aug. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In the midst of what is shaping up to be a landmark season in college athletics, Learfield IMG College launches "With U" a nationwide marketing campaign designed to unite and strengthen the connection between college sports fans and sponsors who share an affinity and passion for their schools.
  • The campaign will activate with more than 170 schools nationwide, where Learfield IMG College is the athletics multimedia rightsholder.
  • Learfield IMG College is the leading media and technology services company in intercollegiate athletics.
  • Since 2008, it has served as title sponsor for the acclaimed Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup, supporting athletic departments across all divisions.

Chegg, Inc. Strengthens Executive Team With Addition of Woodie Dixon Jr. as General Counsel

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 1:00pm

Chegg, Inc. (NYSE: CHGG) announced today that Mr. Woodie Dixon Jr. will be joining the company as General Counsel effective September 8th, 2020.

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  • Chegg, Inc. (NYSE: CHGG) announced today that Mr. Woodie Dixon Jr. will be joining the company as General Counsel effective September 8th, 2020.
  • In addition to handling all legal affairs and business administration for the Pac-12 and Pac-12 Networks/Enterprises, Dixon coordinated the Pac-12s COVID-19 strategic response.
  • Woodie brings tremendous legal and business operations experience to our team, said Dan Rosensweig, CEO and President of Chegg.
  • Prior to joining the Pac-12, Dixon served as General Counsel for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2010.

Minnesota Doctor reports the 97% of fans surveyed voted for an updated Minnesota Twins 'Minnie and Paul' logo

Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 2:15am

The Minnesota Twins have never updated their logo, which has not kept up with the times or reflect the true player composition of the team.

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  • The Minnesota Twins have never updated their logo, which has not kept up with the times or reflect the true player composition of the team.
  • At the poll's conclusion, the results were clear: 97% voted for either an updated Minnie and Paul or a completely new logo.
  • It honors the original logo while celebrating the significant diversity and all of all Twins players' contributions and accomplishments throughout the years.
  • - Dr. Crutchfield is a long time Minnesota Twins fan and season ticket holder for the past 20 years.

Hillsdale College Holds 168th Annual Commencement Ceremony

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 10:30pm

Hillsdale, Michigan, July 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hillsdale College celebrated its 168th Commencement on July 18 at Frank Muddy Waters Stadium, thus continuing its unbroken tradition of holding Commencement annually.

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  • Hillsdale, Michigan, July 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hillsdale College celebrated its 168th Commencement on July 18 at Frank Muddy Waters Stadium, thus continuing its unbroken tradition of holding Commencement annually.
  • To host Commencement safely and lawfully, Hillsdale College consulted with legal and epidemiological experts, local law enforcement and health officials , and state government officials.
  • Thomas Conner, professor emeritus of history who recently retired after 37 years of teaching at Hillsdale College, gave the Commencement address.
  • In citing the many challenges the graduates face in todays world, Conner referenced the response of past generations of Hillsdale College graduates who likewise faced turbulent and threatening times.

Austin FC Selects Boingo for Wi-Fi 6 and Cellular Services

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 2:00pm

(Photo: Business Wire)

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  • (Photo: Business Wire)
    The important selection of Boingo Wireless as a technology provider represents a significant addition to the Austin FC stadium project, said Andy Loughnane, Austin FC President.
  • We look forward to Boingo delivering a best-in-class experience to all Austin FC fans and stadium guests.
  • The Austin FC soccer park and stadium is a $260 million, 100% privately financed project in the tech-savvy City of Austin.
  • Austin FC operates Austin FC Academy, the fully funded boys development academy, which aims to represent the highest level of competition for elite players in Central Texas.

Mountain America Credit Union Donates $10,000 to Fighter Country Foundation

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 6:17pm

SANDY, Utah, July 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --With the 2019-2020 NHL regular season coming to a close, Mountain America Credit Union presented Fighter Country Foundation with a $10,000 check as part of the Arizona Coyotes Goal Donation Program.

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  • SANDY, Utah, July 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --With the 2019-2020 NHL regular season coming to a close, Mountain America Credit Union presented Fighter Country Foundation with a $10,000 check as part of the Arizona Coyotes Goal Donation Program.
  • "We cannot express how excited we were to find out that Mountain America Credit Union had selected Fighter Country Foundation as the recipient of their goal donation program with the Arizona Coyotes," says Ron Sites, president, and chief executive officer at Fighter Country Foundation.
  • "Mountain America recognizes the sacrifices service members make, and we are honored to support the brave men and women who fight to defend our freedoms," says Sterling Nielsen, president and chief executive officer at Mountain America Credit Union.
  • "Fighter Country Foundation provides critical support to military families and creates positive relationships between the community and those serving our country."