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• Stating that “we are continually seeking opportunities to evolve our product offerings,’ Kohl’s has signed an exclusive long-term alliance with Fanatics, a global leader in licensed sports merchandise. Kohl’s said that the addition of “hundreds of thousands of items across team apparel, jerseys and additional merchandise categories will give Kohl’s customers access to a deeper selection of products.” Full story 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• Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Grand Slam at French Open, citing her shoulder injury and recovery.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 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 17-19
1. John Wick 3 $57M
2. Avengers: Endgame $29.4M
3. Pokemon Detective Pikachu $24.8M
4. A Dog’s Journey $8M
5. The Hustle $6M
6. The Intruder $4M
7. Long Shot $3.4M
8,. The Sun Is Also A Star $2.6M
9. Poms $2M
10. Uglydolls $1.6M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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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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Sep182017

Camping World Pitches Strong Tent With MLB For Post-Season, Marketing, Products

By Barry Janoff

September 18, 2017: In what it sees as a major move to reach "millions of baseball fans," outdoor and camping retailer Camping World has signed a multi-year, multi-platform deal with MLB.

The alliance will be seen by fans beginning with the coming playoffs, for which Camping World would be MLB’s first presenting partner for the American League Championship Series and National League Championship Series.

The deal also names Camping World as the official RV dealer and official RV and outdoor supply company for MLB.

In addition, several Camping World Holding divisions have partnered with MLB.

Overton’s becomes the official marine and water sports company for MLB.

The Good Sam Club, an organization of recreational vehicle owners, is now the official RV club for the league.

Windward/W82 has been named the official boardsports company.

And The House, an online retailer specializing in bikes, sailboards, skateboards, wakeboards, snowboards and outdoor gear, has been named the official active sports company for MLB.

Financial details of the pact were not shared.

Camping World said it plans to "expand its brand awareness with an integrated marketing program that will reach millions of MLB fans" through broadcast, digital, social, mobile and in-ballpark platforms.

That includes LCS broadcast networks TBS, FOX and FS1, as well as MLB Media assets MLB Network, MLB.com and MLB Advanced Media mobile apps.

As part of the alliance, people can participate in the "MLB Postseason 2017 Flyaway Experience Sweepstakes" in Camping World retail stores nationwide (Sept. 19 through Oct. 11, 2017).

The partnership will see licensing and retail components with officially licensed MLB products sold at Camping World and Camping World Holding division retailers.

Camping World brands have also been granted rights to produce MLB-licensed items in a variety of consumer product categories.

Camping World has more than 135 locations in 36 states.

"It is an honor to work with Major League Baseball, one of the most historic leagues in American sports,” Marcus Lemonis, CEO for Camping World Holdings, said in a statement.

"We look forward to working with the organization, starting with this year’s post-season, and leveraging our extensive experience with outdoor enthusiasts around the country to create and provide the best game day experience to its sports and outdoor loving fan base,” said Lemonis.

Lemonis is also host for The Profit on CNBC, which seeks out struggling businesses, in which he makes an investment in return for a percentage of the company and subsequent profits. According to CNBC, Lemonis has "successfully turned around more than 100 companies" since the show premiered in 2013.

"Camping World plans to expand its brand awareness with an integrated marketing program that will reach millions of MLB fans."

Camping World Stadium in Orlando is home to college football’s Citrus Bowl, Camping World Bowl and Florida Classic.

According to Noah Garden, evp-business for MLB, "Camping World is a great brand and we are looking forward to 'The Profit' bringing his special vision and energy to MLB for new fan promotions surrounding the LCS, Spring Training and more.

"As we prepare to begin another memorable October of post-season baseball, this is the perfect time to welcome Camping World to the MLB family with a fully integrated partnership that will increase their brand awareness and deliver MLB products into their retail locations," said Garden.

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