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Wimbledon main draw begins with 14 sponsors

Morning Buzz / Monday, June 27, 2022
Wimbledon's main draw is underway, and the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, the event's owner, has 14 "official suppliers" for the 2022 event. Slazenger is the sponsor that receives the most exposure each year, as the U.K.-based company has been the tennis ball supplier since 1902, the longest...

Forty Under 40: Kathryn Hodel

Weekly / Monday, June 27, 2022
It is a busy time for Kathryn Hodel, one of the creators of the Kraft Sports Group spinoff, Kraft Analytics Group. She leads the massive integration of the NFL’s ticket program and helps guide the league’s multiple pandemic-challenged ticketing strategies. Her KAGR responsibilities also include...

Forty Under 40: Jay Riola

Weekly / Monday, June 27, 2022
In August 2006, Jay Riola had just graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio and completed three internships over two years. He was living at his mom’s house in Denver and working as a counselor at the Denver Nuggets’ Bill Hanzlik Hoops Camp when he got the...

SBJ Unpacks: Wimbledon boasts 14 official suppliers

Global / Friday, June 24, 2022
Wimbledon returns next week, and the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club has 14 "official suppliers" for the 2022 event. Slazenger is the sponsor that receives the most exposure each year, as the U.K. -based company has been the tennis...

Dow's golf roster commits to sustainability

Closing Bell / Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Dow Chemical's LPGA and PGA Tour player endorsers will “commit to minimizing and offsetting all their travel and evaluating their own lifestyle, calculate their carbon footprint for themselves and their entourage, and compensate for unavoidable emissions through climate mitigation projects with Geo Foundation for Sustainable Golf,” according to ...

Remembering longtime Tampa facility executive Rick Nafe

Daily / Friday, June 17, 2022
Editor's note: This is an obituary for longtime Tampa-area facility executive Rick Nafe, who died May 26 after a long career in the industry. His memorial service was held Thursday night at Raymond James Stadium, one of the three Tampa-area facilities he helped develop.  ...

Rolex back as longest-tenured U.S. Open sponsor; ProMedica new to event

Daily / Tuesday, June 14, 2022
The USGA is setting up shop at the Country Club in Brookline, Mass., ahead of the U.S. Open this week with eight sponsors on the roster. The organization’s most-tenured partners should benefit from on-screen exposure during telecasts on Golf Channel and NBC. Rolex, a USGA sponsor for more than...

Participation numbers, gear prices grow

Weekly / Monday, June 13, 2022
In 2021, 232.6 million Americans took part in sports and fitness activities, the most since 2016, according to the new State of the Industry Report from the Sports & Fitness Industry Association and Sports Marketing Surveys USA. Additionally, the majority of sporting goods manufacturers reported year-over-year profitability growth, and...

Belmont Stakes brings 18 sponsors into year's final leg of Triple Crown

Daily / Friday, June 10, 2022
The Belmont Stakes, the final leg of horse racing's Triple Crown, will be run Saturday with a sponsor roster that includes a mix of new and tenured brands. Mohegan Sun, a partner since '10, will sponsor five music performances during the weekend and is presenting sponsor of Club 154, a...