The College Football Hall of Fame being built in downtown Atlanta will sell engraved bricks similar to those sold during the construction of its neighbor across the street, Centennial Olympic Park.
The Hall’s chief executive officer, John Stephenson, was one of almost half a million people who bought a brick when the park was built in preparation for the Olympic games held in Atlanta in 1996, reports Atlanta Business Chronicle broadcast partner WXIA-TV. Stephenson said he thought people would enjoy doing something similar at the new site, the station said.
“We figured we’d give a chance for Atlantans and football fans across the country to be part of the College Football Hall of Fame, to literally, physically, have their legacy cemented in our architecture,” Stephenson said.
“Legacy Bricks” will sell for $100 to $300, depending on the size and location. Each will have room for three lines of text. The sale will fund a small part of the $66 million project. Most of the money for the nonprofit Hall is coming from corporate donations, the station adds.
About 18,000 engraved bricks will be included in the project, WXIA said.
The College Football Hall of Fame is set to open in August 2014.
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Exciting news for Hawks Fans !!!!!!!
The Atlanta Hawks have a new head coach – San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Mike Budenholzer.
Budenholzer, 43, has been an assistant with the Spurs for the past 17 years and with the organization under coach Gregg Popovich for 19 years.
His relationship with Hawks general manager Danny Ferry may have given him an edge over other candidates. Ferry played for Budenholzer and worked with him as an executive with the Spurs.
“He has an incredible basketball acumen and has a keen awareness of the league and what it takes to be successful,” Ferry said in a statement released by the team. “His experience and four championships over the last 17 years provide a tremendous foundation for his leadership of our team.”
Budenholzer will remain on San Antonio’s coaching staff until the conclusion of the NBA Finals.
The Hawks plan to officially announce the hiring today at a press conference at 11:00.
LET’S GO HAWKS !!!
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I recently attended a great breakfast that the Atlanta Hawks had for their corporate partners. Nick Bollettieri was the guest speaker. Below are some on the comments posted on Nick’s website:
I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed your speech. While you were giving it, I was thinking of many people that I am close to that should have been hearing your message. It is the same message my dad (who would have been 102 this week), had preached to me. “God gave you the cards in your hand…and it’s up to you how you play them”. -Tuck Tucker, President of Tucker-Castleberry Printing, Inc.
I want you to know that when I started pursuing you as a speaker, I thought you would be an amazingly interesting speaker with a dynamic presentation. After seeing you in action, I can not only confirm that thought, but you also made a great impression on me from our conversations at dinner. I am a sucker for great stories and you certainly have some amazing ones. Growing up in the era of Becker, Agassi, Courier, Hingis and the others, it was really special to spend time with the motivator behind the great athletes. I want you to know how pumped I was leaving the event because of many of the things you presented. Many of the partners told me they prefer motivational speakers as yourself. One contact at the Atlanta Journal Constitution (John Levinson) told me you turned his morning around and he was on top of the world. Thank you so much for giving us a chance to meet you and hear your stories. I am very excited about your new book coming out and you can bet I will be one of the first customers to purchase it when it is released. I already told some of my old childhood tennis buddies about the release, so they will follow my lead. –Chris Carter, Senior Director of Corporate Partner and Suite Activation with the Atlanta Hawks
It was a pleasure to hear you speak. The passion that you display makes it clear why you were able to produce so many champions. As a manager of top tier sales talent I can relate to everything you said as it pertained to the different personalities and work ethics you had to mold your style to with the top tier tennis players. –Matt Park, Major Accounts Director at Sharp Business Systems of Georgia
The Atlanta Braves have a new exclusive “club” this year at Turner Field. The “Georgia’s Own Credit Union Club” will be located adjacent to the press box on the first base side and will feature valet parking, upscale food and in-seat wait service. Check it out.