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Orlando Magic's D-League Affiliate Announces Lakeland Team Name, Lakeland Magic, and Founding Partner RP Funding
Orlando Magic's D-League Affiliate Announces Lakeland Team Name, Lakeland Magic, and Founding Partner RP Funding

2017-04-12

ORLANDO, FL– – April 12, 2017) – After much suspense and deliberation, the Orlando Magic’s Development League (D-League) affiliate in Lakeland announced the winning team name — Lakeland Magic! The team name was selected from thousands of entries. The winning name was first entered by Nemanja Kovacevic. Kovacevic will win a pair of season tickets to the Lakeland Magic’s 2017-18 season. In addition, the first 10 people who participated in the contest will receive a pair of opening night tickets for the inaugural Lakeland Magic season. Season ticket deposits for the 2017-18 season are being accepted by calling 863-825-3258 or logging on to www.lakelandmagic.com. “After...

Seton Hall – Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Appoints Founding Board of Governors
Seton Hall – Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Appoints Founding Board of Governors

2017-04-11

NUTLEY and CLIFTON, N.J., April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The new Seton Hall – Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine has appointed its founding Board of Governors, an assembly that harnesses the expertise of a wide array of prominent leaders from throughout the public and private sectors to help guide the school, slated to open in 2018. With backgrounds at the highest levels of health care, finance, business, industry, law, government, marketing, academia and theology, the board brings a wealth of experience and strategic capability to the new school of medicine. “We are grateful to our Board of Governors who will play a critical role in helping the school fulfill its mission to train physicians grounded in our Catholic values and committed to delivering the highest quality of health care to all patients,” said Dr. Bonita Stanton, a nationally recognized expert on pediatric medicine and founding dean of the new School of Medicine. “In order to...

The Vitamin Shoppe Celebrates Earth Day With American Forests: Partners To Plant 10,000 Trees In Forests Across The US
The Vitamin Shoppe Celebrates Earth Day With American Forests: Partners To Plant 10,000 Trees In Forests Across The US

2017-04-11

SECAUCUS, N.J., April 11, 2017 — In celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd, The Vitamin Shoppe – a multi-channel specialty retailer and manufacturer of nutritional products announced today that it will partner with American Forests to plant at least 10,000 trees as part of its national Earth Day campaign. From April 21st-23rd, The Vitamin Shoppe stores nationwide and vitaminshoppe.com will contribute a minimum of $10,000 to American Forests.  For every plnt brand product sold, The Vitamin Shoppe will donate $1.00 to the non-profit organization, and will plant those trees in selected forests in Mississippi, Texas, California and Wyoming. The Vitamin Shoppe joins the global Earth Day movement to bring awareness around the environment and sustainability, highlighting its commitment...

AEG Announces Front Office Changes for the LA Kings
AEG Announces Front Office Changes for the LA Kings

2017-04-11

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, has announced the following changes to the front office of the LA Kings hockey club. Luc Robitaille has been named club President and will now oversee all hockey and business operations, and Rob Blake has been named Vice President and General Manager and will direct all day-to-day hockey operations for the organization. The announcement of both promotions was made by Dan Beckerman, President and CEO of AEG, the parent company of the LA Kings. In addition, Beckerman today announced Dean Lombardi, who has served as Kings President and General Manager since 2006, and Darryl Sutter, who has served as the club’s Head Coach since 2011, have been relieved of their current duties. The Kings are scheduled to...

AEG Announces Front Office Changes for the LA Kings
AEG Announces Front Office Changes for the LA Kings

2017-04-11

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, has announced the following changes to the front office of the LA Kings hockey club. Luc Robitaille has been named club President and will now oversee all hockey and business operations, and Rob Blake has been named Vice President and General Manager and will direct all day-to-day hockey operations for the organization. The announcement of both promotions was made by Dan Beckerman, President and CEO of AEG, the parent company of the LA Kings. In addition, Beckerman today announced Dean Lombardi, who has served as Kings President and General Manager since 2006, and Darryl Sutter, who has served as the club’s Head Coach since 2011, have been relieved of their current duties. The Kings are scheduled to...

InventHelp Inventor Develops Automotive Decoration for Sports Fans…
InventHelp Inventor Develops Automotive Decoration for Sports Fans…

2017-04-11

PITTSBURGH, PA April 11, 2017 — “I really wanted something to make my automobile pop when I went to a tailgating event,” said an inventor from West New York, N.J. “I thought that this would be a great way to show support for a favorite team.” He developed the patent-pending WRAP MY RIDE to add a stylish touch to a motor vehicle. The accessory enables a sports fan to show support for a favorite team. It serves as a conversation piece and makes a great attraction at tailgating events. The unit promotes team spirit and solidarity. Furthermore, it is adaptable for use with virtually any vehicle. The original design was submitted to the New Jersey office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers...

Heat Relief Invented for Helmet Wearers – Designed by InventHelp…
Heat Relief Invented for Helmet Wearers – Designed by InventHelp…

2017-04-11

PITTSBURGH, PA April 11, 2017 — An inventor from North Bergen, N.J., knows the dangers associated with overheating in sports helmets. “After my son got heatstroke while playing sports, I realized how important it is to prevent heat-related injuries,” he said. “That’s when I had the idea for the HURRICANE.” This invention helps prevent heat-related injuries, such as heatstroke, while playing sports that require helmets. It avoids excessive heat inside the helmet, which promotes safety, comfort and peace of mind. It also enables the player to concentrate in the game. Producible in many design variations, the HURRICANE is ideal for players of football, hockey, baseball, lacrosse, auto racing, motorcycling, etc., as well as for construction...

City Parks Foundation Announces SUMMERSTAGE 2017 SEASON

2017-04-10

NEW YORK, April 10, 2017 — City Parks Foundation is excited to announce the 2017 season of SummerStage, New York City’s largest free outdoor performing arts festival, bringing more than 100 performances to Central Park and 15 neighborhood parks throughout the five boroughs. This year’s festival, presented by Capital One Bank, will showcase over 150 unique artists performing shows from a plethora of genres and disciplines, including indie-rock, hip-hop, Latin, jazz, R&B, salsa, bhangra, poetry, opera, contemporary dance, and theater. SummerStage will kick off its first free show of the season with performances from the legendary Mavis Staples and contemporary blues artist Toshi Reagon in Central Park on June 3rd. Staples will lead a powerful vocal showcase of rock, blues, gospel and R&B. Digable Planets will reunite to open our citywide SummerStage run with a rare performance in Coffey...

Concussion Concerns Influence Whether Parents Allow Children to Play Sports

2017-04-10

CHICAGO, April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A Harris Poll survey conducted online in March 2017 on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association asked over 1,000 U.S. parents whether they allow or plan to allow their children to play sports given the risk of concussion—51 percent said yes, while 33 percent said it depends on the sport. The remaining 16 percent of parents ruled out sports for their kids because of concussion risks. It is estimated that more than 300,000 sports-related concussions occur annually in the U.S. and the likelihood of suffering a concussion while playing a contact sport is estimated to be as high as 19 percent per year of play. Initial concussion symptoms include dizziness, headaches, and fatigue. In the long-term, concussions may cause negative emotional and cognitive changes....

Urban Edge Properties Acquiring $325 Million, Seven Asset Portfolio

2017-04-10

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Urban Edge Properties (NYSE:UE) has entered into a contract to acquire seven retail assets comprising 1.5 million square feet of gross leasable area, predominately in the New York City metropolitan area, for $325 million. The portfolio has been privately owned for the past four decades and is currently 83% leased. The contributors are exchanging their property interests for approximately $127 million of UE operating partnership units valued at $27.02 per unit. UE will also assume $33 million of existing debt, issue approximately $117 million of non-recourse, secured debt and fund the remaining $48 million in cash. The transaction is expected to close during the second quarter of 2017. Importantly, the assets include the remaining fee and leasehold interests in Yonkers Gateway Center that were not acquired in the transaction that closed on January 4, 2017. The 35-acre property is the largest...

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