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• Kraft Heinz division Devour Food has joined with the American Cornhole League to uncover from among its ranks the "Devour Man of the Year," with the winner earning $10,000 and free Devour Pizza for a year. Details here.

• Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Grand Slam at French Open, citing her shoulder injury and recovery.

• Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Larry Bird will be the co-recipients of the NBA Lifetime Achievement Award, to be honored during the NBA Awards on June 24 (TNT).

• The American Gaming Assn. has released a new set of self-regulations on advertising and marketing legal sports betting, the “Responsible Marketing Code for Sports Wagering. The code, developed in coordination with its members, “extends commitments made by individual companies through their own responsible marketing activities and those adhered to by all association members through the Responsible Gaming Code of Conduct. “The new code includes self-imposed restrictions on target audiences, outlets and materials branding, while mandating responsible gaming inclusion.” Full story here.

• Pete Frates and Pat Quinn, co-founders of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, have launched with The ALS Assn. the 5th anniversary of “Challenge Me” with a “new call to action to reignite the passion and generosity of the millions of people who dumped ice water on their heads in the summer of 2014.” 

POLL POSITION

U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named the 23 players who will represent the U.S. in France and seek to defend their FIFA Women’s World Cup crown (July 7-Aug.7).

GOALKEEPERS

Adrianna Franch* (Portland Thorns FC), Ashlyn Harris** (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher** (Chicago Red Stars)
DEFENDERS
Abby Dahlkemper* (NC Courage), Tierna Davidson* (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn* (NC Courage), Ali Krieger*** (Orlando Pride), Kelley O’Hara*** (Utah Royals FC), Becky Sauerbrunn*** (Utah Royals FC), Emily Sonnett* (Portland Thorns FC)
MIDFIELDERS
Morgan Brian** (Chicago Red Stars), Julie Ertz** (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsey Horan* (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle* (Washington Spirit), Allie Long* (Reign FC), Samantha Mewis* (NC Courage)
FORWARDS
Tobin Heath*** (Portland Thorns FC), Carli Lloyd**** (Sky Blue FC), Jessica McDonald* (NC Courage), Alex Morgan*** (Orlando Pride), Christen Press** (Utah Royals FC), Mallory Pugh* (Washington Spirit), Megan Rapinoe*** (Reign FC)
* First Women’s World Cup
** Second Women’s World Cup
*** Third Women’s World Cup
**** Fourth Women’s World Cup

KEEPING SCORE

Results from NBA Draft Lottery 2019 presented by State Farm — aka the Zion Williamson Lottery:
1. New Orleans  
2. Memphis        
3. New York        
4.Los Angeles Lakers     
5. Cleveland
6. Phoenix          
7. Chicago
8. Atlanta
 9. Washington
10. Atlanta (from Dallas)
11. Minnesota
12. Charlotte        
13.  Miami
14.  Boston (from Sacramento via Philadelphia)

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office May 3-5
1. Avengers: Endgame $145.8M
2. The Intruder $11M
3. Long Shot $10M
4. Uglydolls $8.5M
5. Captain Marvel $4.3M
6. Breakthrough $3.9M
7. Curse of La Llorona $3.5M
8. Shazam! $2.4M
9. Little $1.5M
10. Dumbo $1.4M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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COLLEGE

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Channel Chasers

NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 6 Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 13 Carolina Panthers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
• Nov. 3 Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium

NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football).

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Jul122010

New TV Spot Builds On Bank Of America's MLB All-Star Game Activation

July 12, 2010: Bank of America, the official bank of Major League Baseball, said it would debut a TV spot during the 2010 All-Star Game, the first time in three years that the financial firm has unveiled a baseball-themed creative during the Midsummer Classic.

The 30-second spot, "Stitching," will break on Fox on July 13 and also run during the game on the scoreboard at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. According to BofA, it celebrates the company’s "long-standing commitment to America’s national pastime and how the game provides opportunities to bring individuals and communities together." Lead agency is Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos, Boston.

The commercial is part of a Bank of America's campaign supporting the All-Star Game and surrounding events. Bank of America has deployed more than 250 associate volunteers to assist in baseball-themed community events benefiting organizations such as Little League Challenger Division and Rebuilding Together in and around Orange County, which ties to MLB’s overall theme of “Going Beyond” and giving back to the community.


Those hours are part of the company’s previously announced “Million Hour Challenge,” a pledge by the company’s more than 280,000 associates around the world to donate one million volunteer hours by the end of 2010.

The All-Star Game Charity 5K & Fun Run presented by Sports Authority and Nike and supported by Aquafina, Bank of America, Firestone, Gatorade and Getty Images on July 11 set records for total attendance with 9,209 participants and money raised with more than $200,000 in proceeds. That amount is more than double the 2009 total raised in St. Louis thanks to increased sponsor support of the event. Proceeds are going to four cancer charities: Stand Up to Cancer, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Prostate Cancer Foundation and City of Hope.

The commercial itself does not show any baseball players but, instead focuses on a baseball being stitched. A voiceover offers, "For well over a century, baseball has been helping bond parents and children, unite communities, close generation gaps, overcome language barriers, seal friendships, patch up differences and instill civic pride. Bank of America is a proud supporter of our national pastime and the opportunities it provides to bring us all closer together."

“The story of baseball is an important part of our American culture and our country’s passion for it exemplifies our collective and enduring optimistic spirit and sense of community,” Meredith Verdone, brand, advertising, research and sponsorship executive for Bank of America, said in a statement. “We understand and share these deeply rooted American-held values through our sponsorship of Major League Baseball, and our new TV ad serves as a reminder that these values make us stronger as a nation.”

According to Tim Brosnan, evp-business for MLB, “Major League Baseball is committed to giving back to the community and celebrating baseball’s unique place in the fabric of society and in the lives of our fans. We’re proud that Bank of America shares our values, and this new ad is a touching reminder of everything that baseball means to us all.”

Bank of America has been the official bank of MLB since 2004. BofA is also an official sponsor of the Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals, as well as dozens of Minor League clubs.

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