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• Topps, the exclusive trading card partner of MLB, has named retired slugger David Ortiz as a spokesperson and Topps Now "lead scout." In this role, "Ortiz will work with the Topps team in picking the best moments of the MLB season and support Topps' initiatives throughout the year, including National Baseball Card Day."

• On Location Experiences, the official hospitality partner for the NFL, said that premium ticket and hospitality packages for Super Bowl LIII are now available for purchase at NFLOnLocation.com. Super Bowl LIII will be played in Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta on Feb. 3, 2019.  “Excitement for Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta next year is already building, and we’re proud to be part of it,” said John Collins, CEO of On Location Experiences.

• Reebok has named Karen Reuther as global creative director. Reuther will head brand- and consumer-focused creative leadership across all design disciplines for Reebok, including working alongside product and marketing teams to deliver innovative, performance-led products for consumers across both fitness and lifestyle sides of the brand.  
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Top-Selling MLB Jerseys (Jan.-May 2018)

1. Jose Altuve Houston Astros
2. Aaron Judge New York Yankees
3. Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers
4. Giancarlo Stanton New York Yankees
5. George Springer Houston Astros
6. Anthony Rizzo Chicago Cubs
7. Kris Bryant Chicago Cubs
8. Shohei Otani Los Angeles Angels
9. Carlos Corea Hoston Astros
10. Mookie Betts Boston Red Sox
11. Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels
12. Cody Bellinger Los Angeles Dodgers
13. Buster Posey San Francisco Giants
14. Javier Baez Chicago Cubs

SOURCE: MLBShop.com

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE (June 15-17)

1. Incredibles 2 - Disney - $180 M ($231.5M worldwide)
2. Ocean's 8 - Warner Bros. - $19.6M
3. Tag - Warner Bros. - $14.6M
4. Solo: A Star Wars Story - Disney - $9.1M
5. Deadpool 2 - 20th Century Fox - $8.8M
6. Hereditary - A24 - $7M
7. Superfly - Sony - $6.3M
8. Avengers: Infinity War - Disney - $5.3M
9. Adrift - STX Entertainment - $2.1M
10. Book Club - Paramount - $1.9M
11. A Wrinkle In Time - Disney - $1.8M
12. Gotti - Vertical Entertainment - $1.7M

NOTE: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - Universal $173.6M international (opens in U.S. June 22)

SOURCE: COMSCORE.com

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MLB, MasterCard Designate "Hit It Here" ASG Promo For Cancer

July 8, 2009: MasterCard Worldwide said that it's annual All-Star Game "Hit It Here" promotion, which pays rewards if a home run ball strikes a designated sign, this year is making Stand Up For Cancer the recipient of any successful attempts during the game itself or during the State Farm Home Run Derby the previous day. Stand Up To Cancer, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation \established by a group of media, entertainment and philanthropic leaders whose lives have been affected by cancer in significant ways, has raised more than $100 million over the past year, due in part to an hour-long program that aired simultaneously last Sept, 5 on ABC, CBS and NBC. In previous years, the "Hit It Here" promotion was designed to award a lucky fan in attendance at the events. The promotion is part of Major League Baseball's commitment to dedicating 2009 All-Star Summer to raising funds and awareness for charitable initiatives and celebrating the importance of community service.

MasterCard and MLB said that the first home run to directly strike one of the MasterCard "Hit It Here" signs in Busch Stadium during the 2009 State Farm Home Run Derby or the 2009 MLB All-Star Game would result in MasterCard donating $1 million to Stand Up To Cancer. If a sign is hit during both events, MasterCard would donate a total of $2 million. The three signs will be placed, respectively, vertically on the left field light post; horizontally in left center field; and horizontally placed in right field along the facade of the upper deck. The 2009 State Farm Home Run Derby, part of Gatorade All-Star Workout Day, will be broadcast live on ESPN on July 13. The 80th MLB All-Star Game will be shown on Fox on July 14.

"The importance of charitable initiatives and community service is more significant than ever, and we're proud to say our business partners are joining us in our efforts to make MLB All-Star Summer all about giving back," John Brody, svp-corporate sales & marketing for MLB, said in a statement. "MasterCard deserves a great deal of credit for aligning this in-stadium promotion with the MLB 'Going Beyond' message to benefit such a worthy cause as Stand Up To Cancer."

The 2009 Major League Baseball All-Star Charity Concert presented by Pepsi on July 11 in St. Louis starring Sheryl Crow (with Elvis Costello), which will be free to fans, will feature a $1 million donation by MLB to Stand Up To Cancer. Fans will also be able to make donations to Stand Up To Cancer after the concert.

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