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• In response to the mass shooting that occurred in the early hours of August 4, 2019, The Dayton Foundation has established the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund.

• NBC Sports Group and World Rugby today signed a four-year partnership to exclusively present the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series across NBC Sports platforms in the U.S. through 2023. The HSBC Sevens Series was an NBC Sports property from 2010-2016.

• ESPN, X Games and MLB said that four more MLB clubs have joined the Shred Hate initiative, described as a “multi-faceted, innovative bullying prevention program striving to put an end to bullying in schools by encouraging youth to choose kindness.

The Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, New York Yankees and Oakland A’s will “support Shred Hate bullying prevention efforts and have the No Bully methodology implemented within select schools in their markets throughout the 2019-2020 academic year.”

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates are returning to the initiative for a second consecutive year. Other MLB clubs have also been part of the initiative, which launched in 2017.

• The Museum of Ice Cream — a hands-on destination that serves homemade ice cream and offers such activities as cookie carousel to a slide that leads into a pool filled with rainbow sprinkles — will add to its original (2016) San Francisco location with the opening of a second location, in New York City’s Soho (555 Broadway), spanning almost 25,000 square feet over three floors.

• On the same day that Naomi Osaka was named the No. 1 seed for the upcoming U.S. Open, the two-time Grand Slam winner has signed a deal with Hyperice, a recovery and performance technology brand that specializes in vibration and percussion fitness devices. She joins such athletes as Blake Griffin and Lindsey Vonn on the roster. Full story here.
 

• Kellogg's Frosted Flakes has signed a deal to become title sponsor for the renamed Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl.  The postseason CFB game will feature teams from the ACC and Pac-12 in the Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas, on Dec. 31, 2019, and will air for the 52nd consecutive year on CBS. The game was known as the Hyundai Bowl from 2010-18.

• The NFL said the Pro Bowl would return to Orlando's Camping Ground Stadium for the fourth successive year, scheduled for Jan. 26, 2020. It will air live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and be simulcast on ABC (3 PM ET). Full story here.

• Pete Frates and Pat Quinn, co-founders of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, have launched with The ALS Assn. the 5th anniversary of “Challenge Me” with a “new call to action to reignite the passion and generosity of the millions of people who dumped ice water on their heads in the summer of 2014.”

POLL POSITION

XFL Teams (scheduled to begin play Februty 2020)

• Dallas Renegades
Globe Life Park

• Houston Roughnecks
TDECU Stadium

• Los Angeles Wildcats
Dignity Health Sports Park

• New York Guardians
MetLife Stadium

• St. Louis Battlehawks
The Dome

• Seattle Dragons
CenturyLink Field

• Tampa Bay Vipers
Raymond James Stadium

• Washington DC Defenders
Audi Field

KEEPING SCORE

The 32 men and 32 women who will be seeded in the singles draws at the 2019 U.S. Open (Aug. 26-Sept. 8) have named by the USTA:

U.S. Open Men’s Top Ten Seeds
1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia
2. Rafael Nadal, Spain
3. Roger Federer, Switzerland
4. Dominic Thiem, Austria
5. Daniil Medvedev, Russia
6. Alexander Zverev, Germany
7. Kei Nishikori, Japan
8. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece
9. Karen Khachanov, Russia
10. Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain

U.S. Open Women’s Top Ten Seeds
1. Naomi Osaka, Japan
2. Ashleigh Barty, Australia
3. Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic
4. Simona Halep, Romania
5. Elina Svitolina, Ukraine
6. Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic
7. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands
8. Serena Williams, United States
9. Aryna Sabalenka, Belarus
10. Madison Keys, United States

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office Aug. 16-18
1. Good Boys $21M
2. Hobbs & Shaw $14.1M
3. The Lion King $11.9M
4. Angry Birds 2 $10.5M
5. Scary Stories $10M
6. 47 Meters Down $9M
7. Dora and the Lost City of Gold $8.5M
8. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood $7.6M
9. Blinded By the Light $4.5M
10.The Art of Racing in the Rain $4.4M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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Channel Chasers

NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 6 Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 13 Carolina Panthers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
• Nov. 3 Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium

NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football).

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Jan162019

After Super Bowl LIII, Hyundai Driving Off The Official NFL Sponsorship Lot

By Barry Janoff

January 16, 2019: Auto industry media is reporting that Hyundai would not renew its alliance as the official vehicle and SUV of the NFL when its four-year deal ends after Super Bowl LIII.

Quoting Dean Evans, CMO for Hyundai Motor America, at the Detroit Auto Show, media said the company would not renew the deal but would still maintain significant NFL presence.

That would include presenting sponsor for the NBC’s Sunday Night Football kickoff show (the top-rated show on TV) and its Genesis brand — which has been the official luxury vehicle for the NFL — as sponsor for ESPN’s Monday Night Football halftime, according to Automotive News, AutoSpies.com and CarScoops.com.

Hyundai also has NFL team deals that include the Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans, Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers.

As part of its NFL deal, Hyundai has also been an official sponsor for the NFL Draft and Kickoff Weekend.

Hyundai in 2015 replaced GM, which had been the NFL’s official automotive partner since 2001.

Among rival companies that might seek to fill the slot, Ford is the league’s official truck partner, Toyota is a sponsor for NBC’s Sunday Night Football halftime as well as Fox’s Thursday Night Football halftime.

Hyundai Motor Group division Kia is the official auto partner for the NBA, Chevrolet the official category partner for MLB, Honda is the NHL’s North American partner.

Hyundai is going out with its pedal to the metal, including a 60-second spot during the first quarter of Super Bowl LIII on CBS Feb. 3 and a 30-second pre-game spot.

This marks the brand’s 11th Super Bowl national broadcast presence in the past 12 years.

The long, humorous spot will star actor Jason Bateman touting the company’s Hyundai Shopper Assurance, which it said has “transformed the car buying process, providing customers with a frictionless, efficient and transparent experience.”

The 2020 Palisade, Hyundai's new flagship premium three-row SUV (available at dealerships summer 2019), will make its TV ad debut in a 30-second spot that will air during the AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Jan. 20, on CBS.

The spot will then run during Super Bowl LIII pre-game programming.

Hyundai said it would also have experiential marketing activations in Atlanta, site of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, in which the game will be played.

That includes presence outside Centennial Park at Super Bowl Live, and inside the Georgia World Congress Center as the presenting sponsor of the Super Bowl Experience Driven by Hyundai.

Hyundai said it would host 30 current and former NFL legends for exclusive autograph signings.

Evans, via the car company, said of Hyundai’s Super Bowl LIII activation, "This is a real differentiator for Hyundai, and with national advertising starting for the program, we expect it to continue to drive traffic to our dealers and improve the perception of our brand."

Hyundai Super Plans: Jason Bateman, SUV Palisade, Atlanta Takeover

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