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Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day

Major League players are stepping up to bat for breast cancer awareness today in games all across the country.  Louisville Slugger has created the special bats for the day.  After the games are played and the bats are used, you will be able to bid on the pink bats in an auction at MLB.com with all of the proceeds going to help fight breast cancer.

As part of an ongoing overall effort to raise awareness about breast
cancer and help find a cure for the disease, Major League Baseball is
taking the unprecedented step of featuring pink Louisville Sluggers
during all games played on Mother's Day. The many players who will use
them will then sign the bats, and Major League Baseball will collect
the bats and put them up for bidding -- with the proceeds going to the
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Today's Daily News wasn't clear on whether any Phillies would use the bats, but they certainly seemed open to the idea:

When the Phillies walked into the clubhouse, pink bats leaned
against most of the lockers. Major league players are encouraged to use
them tomorrow, Mother's Day, to promote breast cancer awareness. Some
hitters looked at the bats skeptically, but most seemed inclined to at
least give it a try.

"If I get some hits with it, I'll keep it," shortstop Jimmy Rollins said.

"If it's good wood, I'll use them," third baseman David Bell said.

"They're cute. Why not," Shane Victorino said.

Even the old-school manager didn't have a problem with it.

"As long as they don't wear an iPod while they're at bat or have a
cell phone in their back pocket," Charlie Manuel said. "I don't want it
to go that far."

The fact that Charlie Manuel hates iPods makes me a little happy inside.

-MLB: Bid Pink, Help Cure Breast Cancer
-Daily News: Think Pink, 4th item down
-Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
-Pink Bats in Action Photos from Yahoo

CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

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CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

Deadline: November 20

Basic Function

This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
• Cultivate new account leads for local sales
• Track sponsorships in specified programs
• Assist as point of contact with sponsors on game night set up and pre-game hospitality elements.
• Assist with collection of all proof of performance materials.
• Perform Competitive Network Analysis
• Update Customer database
• Other various projects as assigned

Requirements

1. Good oral and written communication skills.
2. Knowledge of sports.
3. Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
4. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
5. Must be 19 years of age or older
6. Must be a student in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Juris Doctor degree
7. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the US
8. Must have sophomore standing or above
9. Must have a 3.0 GPA

Interested students should apply here and specify they're interested in the ad/sales internship.

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Chris Long donating first 6 game checks for scholarships in Charlottesville

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Chris Long donating first 6 game checks for scholarships in Charlottesville

Chris Long talked the talk. Now he's walking the walk. 

The Eagles defensive end is donating his first six game checks of the 2017 season to fund two scholarships in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia. 

In August, Long spoke out about the violent protests in Charlottesville (see story).  At that time, he thought the majority of the original protesters, protesting the removal of a Confederate statue, were from out of town. He thought his neighbors were the ones trying to stop them. He also took umbrage to President Donald Trump's response, which condemned "violence on many sides."  

Now, Long is doing more than just speaking out. Based on his $1 million base salary in 2017, six games checks will amount to roughly $375,000. 

"In August, we watched people fill our hometown streets with hatred and bigotry," Long said in a release. "Megan (his wife) and I decided to try to combat those actions with our own positive investment in our community." 

According to the release, the scholarships will be administered by Long's alma mater, St. Anne's-Belfield School. Two members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia will be given the seven-year scholarships to go a Virginia school. The two scholarships will go to students entering sixth grade and will provide them with tuition through high school graduation. 

The Longs have actually been sponsoring a student who will graduate this spring from St. Anne's-Belfield, the release said. They have been paying for the student's tuition for the past six years. But now, Long wants to make a more public statement. 

"We want these scholarships to be reflective of what the 'Cville' community is really about -- supporting one another, social equality and building up those in our community who need it," Long said. "We hope our investment will change the lives of the students who receive the scholarship and in turn, those students can positively impact others."