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• Manchester United has signed a multi-year deal with Marriott International, with multi-platform marketing including access to on-field & player experiences for 120M members of the Marriott BonVoy travel program.

• PepsiCo is acquiring the CytoSport supplements brand from Hormel, which includes the Muscle Milk line.

• MLS Los Angeles Galaxy has signed a deal naming Mescal El Silencio, a specially crafted mezcal label based in Los Angeles, as an official partner for the team and its venue, Dignity Health Sports Park. The alliance, being called the first mescal deal for a pro sports team, includes a Mezcaleria El Silencio bar on the main concourse.

• MLS FC Dallas has signed a pact naming Heineken as the official import beer for the club and Toyota Stadium. The alliance also make Heineken USA a founding partner for the National Soccer Hall of Fame, which recently opened in Toyota Stadium.

• Lisa Borders, who in October resigned from her position as president for the WNBA to become president and CEO for Time’s Up, has now resigned from that position, citing family situations.

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Finalists For The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2019
Unveiled at NBA All-Star Weekend as finalists from the North American and Women’s committees to be considered for election in 2019:

Players
• Marques Johnson
• Bobby Jones
• Sidney Moncrief
• Jack Sikma
• Ben Wallace
• Chris Webber
• Paul Westphal
Coaches
• Bill Fitch
• Eddie Sutton
Referee
• Hugh Evans

Finalists from the Women’s Screening Committee
Player
• Theresa Weatherspoon
Coaches
• Leta Andrews
• Barbara Stevens

The Class of 2019 will be unveiled during a press conference in Minneapolis at the NCAA Men’s Final Four.

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Weekend Box Office Feb. 15-17
1. Alita: Battle Angel $27.8M
2. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part $21.2M
3. Isn’t It Romantic $14.2M
4. What Men Want $10.9M
5. Happy Death Day 2U $9.8M
6. Cold Pursuit $6M
7. The Upside $5.6M
8. Glass $3.8M
9. The Prodigy $3.1M
10. Green Book $2.7M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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Jun172017

MLB Ramps Up Father’s Day Effort To Raise Awareness About Prostate Cancer

By Barry Janoff

June 16, 2017: If the uniforms on MLB players and the baseballs and other equipment they are using look a bit different this weekend, that ’s because they have added some special detailing, all for a good cause.

With a combined focus on Father’s Day and its on-going work with Stand Up 2 Cancer and the Prostate Cancer Foundation, MLB is fronting multi-platform effort to raise awareness and support to find a cure for prostate cancer.

Every 20 minutes, a man in the U.S. dies from prostate cancer, more than 26,00 every year, according a new PSA from the Prostate Cancer Foundation starring Joe Torre (pictured below), Hall of Famer and MLB evp-baseball operations for MLB.

Marketing in addition to the PSA has included Internet, social media, broadcast mentions on MLB Network and during MLB network and cable games and in-stadium awareness.

Players and all on-field personnel will wear symbolic prostate cancer blue ribbons and blue wristbands on Father’s Day, as they have done since MLB partnered with the Prostate Cancer Foundation in 1996.

For the second year during Father’s Day weekend, players will wear specially designed jerseys from Majestic which incorporate blue into the clubs’ regular logos. Caps from New Era are highlighted by a blue shadow tech heather crown and graphite visor.

MLB said it would donate all royalty payments from the sales of uniform items to the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer.

However, this year, the effort has been significantly expanded.

Players for the first time  have options from two different pairs of blue-infused socks from Stance to wear duing games.

Fans will also see symbols of MLB’s efforts in other elements of the games.

Father’s Day games will feature a blue-stitched Rawlings baseball as the official game ball.

Commemorative base jewels and dugout lineup cards will be blue.

Among the other game equipment to be used for prostate cancer awareness throughout Father’s Day Weekend are blue compression sleeves, blue batting gloves, blue footwear, blue wrist/elbow/leg guards and catcher’s equipment.

Efforts also include the annual Prostate Cancer Foundation "Home Run Challenge," which has given fans the chance to make a one-time monetary donation or pledge for every home run hit by their favorite MLB teams.

That effort began June 1 and runs  through Father’s Day. It has been supported by various elements, including the PSA with Torre, which has run on MLB Network, during MLB broadcast games, online and in stadiums.

Every dollar donated through the Home Run Challenge goes to the Prostate Cancer Foundation to fund research to defeat prostate cancer, according to MLB.

As of June 15, more than $3 million has been pledged via the 2017 Home Run Challenge.

MLB teams have pledged a dollar amount for every home run their teams have hit during the Home Run Challenge time period. 

Since its inception in 1997, the Home Run Challenge has raised more than $45 million for Prostate Cancer Foundation, considered the world’s leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating prostate cancer research. 

Several MLB clubs will host special pre-game ceremonies, including ceremonial first pitches and representatives from the Prostate Cancer Foundation attending games.

On Father’s Day, MLB.com, all 30 clubs and broadcast partners will "express their gratitude by sharing their favorite baseball moments of Dad" on social media using #MLBDads. Fans are being encouraged to do the same.

Overall, Prostate Cancer Foundation has raised more than $700 million for prostate cancer research to date, which has resulted in helping bring six prostate cancer medicines to patients.

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