This Fourth of July will mark 75 years since legendary Hall of Famer and CMG Worldwide client, Lou Gehrig heartbreakingly said goodbye to baseball with his iconic “Luckiest Man” speech at Yankee Stadium in 1939.
The degenerative effects of a nerve disorder, best known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), would ultimately take his life less than two years later.
In honor of the upcoming diamond anniversary of his historic speech, events across the country are honoring Gehrig by joining forces with ALS organizations to raise awareness of this disease.
Major League Baseball will donate $300,000 to ALS organizations while clubs playing at home on July 4 will conduct on-field ceremonies celebrating Gehrig’s legacy – with the Yankees launching MLB’s recognition at their home game on July 2.
MLB will also unveil a commemorative 75th Anniversary patch that will be worn by all players, managers, coaches and umpires on Friday. In addition, a special tribute video will be played at the ballparks on Friday and the first 18,000 fans attending the Yankee’s Wednesday home game and the first 10,000 fans attending the Yankees Friday away game in Minnesota will receive a Lou Gehrig bobblehead.
Meanwhile, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is honoring Gehrig by kicking off a number of special programs at the Museum.
For more information or to donate to help ALS research, please visit LouGehrig.com.
Mad N’ Me, Inc. hosted their first charity event last weekend at CMG Worldwide’s headquarters in Indianapolis.
The non-profit’s main objectives are to educate the community about the problem of childhood obesity in Indiana and the healthy behaviors needed to combat it.
Organizers raised money for the organization by holding a silent auction featuring items such as a signed baseball by Pete Rose and autographed shoes from Eric Gordon.
Attendees enjoyed music, dancing and listening to speaker Dr. Lauren Dungy-Poythress, the sister of former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy.
To learn more about this organization and to donate, click here.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is celebrating their 75th anniversary this morning.
CMG Worldwide’s licensing partner is kicking off the festivities with a ceremony in the Hall of Fame Gallery with Hall of Famers Cal Ripken Jr. and Phil Niekro taking part.
In the light of their diamond anniversary celebration, the Hall of Fame is opening a new exhibit – Babe Ruth: His Life and Legend, on Friday.
Visit baseballhall.org for more information about the schedule of public events at the Museum for the June 12-13 weekend.
Speedway, IN — Last month, J. Brock Herr, CMG Worldwide IP Clearances Executive and Legal Counsel, volunteered at James A. Allison Elementary School to devote his time along with eight other professionals to teach two fifth grade classes more about business education and interview skills.
The day filled with valuable life lessons from experts in their fields was organized by Junior Achievement of Central Indiana. The non-profit aims to educate students about “work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.”
Some of the highlights during the day included mock interviews for positions that included CEO, COO, Security Adviser and Sales Rep at a company in JA Biz Town – a fully interactive simulated town. After this in-class learning experience, the students visited JA Biz Town to help them connect what they learned in the classroom.
For more information about this program and volunteer opportunities, please visit: jaindy.org.
Our legendary client Raymond Loewy designed this one pot cooker in 1958 and it has just been re-launched by Le Creuset.
Peter Sellers Images in Connection with Bulgari’s History Including New Book, Bulgari Monete Collection
Bulgari recently secured the use of photos of actor and comedian Peter Sellers to be used in conjunction with the brand’s story of their heritage and new book, Bulgari Monete Collection.
Peter Sellers was photographed taking photos before a Bulgari display window shop in Via dei Condotti, Rome in 1979.
The use of the photos of Sellers will be part of the brand’s historical timeline to be used on their website and in stores.
The above photo of Sellers can also be found in the third book, in the Bulgari Collection series to be officially released on April 22, 2014 with pre-ordering on Amazon available now.
The book, Bulgari Monete Collection by Marion Fasel, marks the jewelry brand’s 130th birthday and will be available for purchasing in Bulgari stores.
Chicago, Illinois – In honor of Women’s History Month, the Woodson Regional Library will host the one-woman show, Life of Bessie Coleman, on March 13, 2014 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the library’s auditorium.
Life of Bessie Coleman is a reenactment of the world’s first African-American female to become a licensed pilot in the 1920’s. Bessie Coleman is portrayed by Gigi Coleman, the great niece of the famous daredevil. This reenactment pays tribute to the aviator’s achievements and determination that will never be forgotten.
This program is FREE and open to the public. For more information, call 312-747-6921.