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Lopiano Honored for Long-Time Contributions to Sports Industry

Six sports business leaders will be honored by Sports Business Journal and SportsBusiness Daily on March 17, 2010 during a special ceremony at the IMG World Congress of Sports in Los Angeles.  "The Champions:  Pioneers and Innovators in Sports Business," is a new award established to recognize the architects and builders in various segments of sports, and each will be honored during the special ceremony.  The 2010 inaugural Champions are:  USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo, long-time college sports marketer Jim Host, facility architect Ron Labinski, former Women's Sports Foundation CEO Donna Lopiano, senior media executive Neal Pilson and influential sports marketer Tony Ponturo.  The members of this group were selected for their accomplished body of work throughout their careers.  --- Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal, January 11-17, 2010.