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Big 12 Conference to Host Sixth State of College Athletics Forum

2017-04-12

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Big 12 Conference has announced the lineup for its sixth State of College Athletics Forum. To be held Wednesday, April 19, 4 p.m. ET, at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Ga., this Forum will focus on the topic of Race and College Athletics. “Since our first Forum in 2015, our goal has been to engage in meaningful dialogue on the issues surrounding intercollegiate athletics,” said Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby. “Discussing race within the context of college sports resonates beyond campus. Many of the matters around race that I anticipate will be discussed at this Forum are a microcosm of race-related issues in society at-large.” Emceed by SEC Network studio analyst Tony Barnhart, the Forum will be streamed live on ESPN3, on The Undefeated, and through WatchESPN and the ESPN App. “We are proud to present the Big 12 Forum on Race & College Athletics...

Allied Arts of Oklahoma Named National Champion of Brackets For Good…

2017-04-12

Brackets For Good provides a unique opportunity for nonprofits to raise awareness for the causes they champion and connect with donors – existing and new – in a fun and innovative way. INDIANAPOLIS – April 12, 2017 — The first-ever nationwide online bracket-style fundraising competition, Brackets For Good USA, presented by AT&T, comes to a thrilling close with Allied Arts of Oklahoma, City, Okla. clinching the national championship title and a $100,000 contribution as a result of AT&T’s support. In Brackets For Good tournaments, participating nonprofit organizations rally enthusiastic donors to out-fundraise their opponents in order to advance through a bracket-style tournament. Online donations of dollars from supporters translate to points, giving charity participants the opportunity to advance in each market bracket. Competing nonprofits keep donations received during tournament play no matter how many rounds...

Academy Sports + Outdoors Names Sam Johnson Executive Vice President, Retail Operations

2017-04-07

KATY, Texas, April 7, 2017 — Academy, Ltd. d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors (“Academy”), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer, appointed Sam Johnson as its Executive Vice President of Retail Operations, effective April 24, 2017. Sam, 50, joins Academy after seven years with hhgregg, Inc. (“hhgregg”) where he most recently served as Chief Retail Officer. At hhgregg, Sam led store operations, customer relations, commercial sales, real estate and visual merchandising. Prior to that, he spent more than 20 years in various leadership roles with Sears Holding Corporation. He has a Bachelor of Arts in History and Health from East Tennessee State University. “I’m thrilled to join the Academy Sports + Outdoors team,” says Sam Johnson. “I believe in Academy’s everyday low price approach, community and customer focus. On behalf of the more than 20,000 store team members, we look forward to continuing to elevate our game on behalf of customers...

Learning Resources Partners with YMCAs and Scientists to Show Kids…
Learning Resources Partners with YMCAs and Scientists to Show Kids…

2017-04-04

Chicago, Illinois April 04, 2017 — Kids across the country are getting a hands-on science lesson thanks to a new partnership between Chicago-based toy manufacturer Learning Resources®, various YMCA after school programs and real-life scientists. “Science is Cool is an initiative intended to inspire children to love science,” said Marie LaPlante, Chief Marketing Officer for Learning Resources. “80% of kids would rather take out the garbage than do their science homework, so we’re showing them that science is fun!” Learning Resources is gifting participating YMCA programs with a set of new STEM toys, but the company isn’t stopping there. As part of the Science is Cool campaign,...

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