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Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers, nonprofit, 360 MAGAZINE

NON-PROFIT SHOES THAT FIT

RECIPIENT OF $200,000 GRANT FROM KERSHAW’S CHALLENGE

SHOES THAT FIT is honored to announce that they are the recipient of a $200,000 grant from Kershaw’s Challenge.

“One in five children in the United States live in poverty, and shoes are one of the most expensive items for low- income families to provide. When families have to choose between putting food on the table or buying new shoes for school, you can imagine that food wins every time. The simple gift of a pair of shoes can increase a child’s confidence, attendance and performance at school, and we are so thankful that Kershaw’s Challenge is taking the time to make such a positive impact on these kids.” AMY FASS – Executive Director, Shoes That Fit

ABOUT SHOES THAT FIT

A national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Claremont, CA., Shoes That Fit tackles one of the most visible signs of poverty in America by giving children in need new athletic shoes to attend school with dignity and joy, prepared to learn, play and thrive. Named a California Nonprofit of the Year, Shoes That Fit delivered new athletic shoes to approximately 124,000 children in more than 2,600 schools across 48 states last year alone. Help ensure that no child misses school because they don’t have shoes that fit by visiting our website http://www.shoesthatfit.org

ABOUT KERSHAW’S CHALLENGE

Ellen and Clayton Kershaw founded Kershaw’s Challenge in 2011 with one goal in mind: to make life better for vulnerable children worldwide. Kershaw’s Challenge seeks to serve vulnerable and at-risk children living in Los Angeles, Dallas, Zambia and the Dominican Republic. The goal of Kershaw’s Challenge is to partner with organizations that are committed to this as well and work alongside them on specific projects to make life better for children. 

MLB, baseball, szemui ho, 360 MAGAZINE

The interesting things about the king sport in Korea


As one of the most popular sports in America, baseball is considered a democratic sport in Korea. 

South Korea is known as a country with a strong sports background in Asia. Especially, baseball in the land of South Korea is considered a king sport in Korea and has had professional activities since early. Read the article below to learn more interesting things about king sports in Korea!

Introduced into Korea in 1905 by the American introduction, baseball is by far the most popular sport in Korea. If you are a fan of Korean movies, especially movies about life, you will see how much Koreans love baseball. These superstars who came out of the king sport in Korea are on par with music and movie idols. Baseball always has a certain place in the daily life of the South Koreans.

Major League Baseball has a total of 30 teams from different states of the United States and Canada (29 teams from the US and 1 team from Canada). These 30 teams are divided into 2 different tournament systems, American League (AL, roughly translated as American League) and National League (NL, roughly translated as National League) with 15 teams for each tournament and people in America usually join MLB Odds NJ when betting on the MLB matches.

Ariang’s survey shows that baseball in Korea accounts for more than 52%, equal to both football and basketball combined. The number of fans increased after each season with an estimated 8 million fans. That is why baseball becomes the king sport in Korea.

In big games, getting a ticket to watch a baseball game is just as hard as watching football. The ticket fever is partly due to the passion of the fans, partly because the capacity of Korean baseball fields is only about 20,000 seats, half the capacity of football fields.

The most interesting baseball tournament is the Korean National Baseball Championship. The official tournament has been organized as a professional model since the 1982 season. Korea Baseball Championship officially changed its name to KBO League with six professional baseball clubs participating in the franchise in this tournament.

So far, the number of professional baseball clubs has increased to ten with fierce competition and the more complete playing technique. There have been quite a number of Korean professional baseball players signing for US professional baseball clubs as part of the Major League Baseball (MLB) tournament.
 

NEW ERA – NFL, MLB, NBA

NEW ERA CAP CELEBRATES A CENTURY OF AUTHENTICITY IN SPORTS AND CULTURE

 Special Product Launches Will Celebrate The People And Moments

That Have Made New Era The Cultural Icon It Is Today

Today, international sports and lifestyle brand, New Era Cap Co., Inc. commemorates 100 years of being the true authentic cap on and off the field. From creating fashionable Gatsby-style hats in the 1920’s to the invention of the New Era 59FIFTY fitted cap in the 1950’s to the crowning of our next generation of professional athletes in the 1990’s – many of those who have achieved greatness and changed history have worn New Era. The New Era centennial will celebrate these moments in history, as well as shine light on the future of the brand through special product, marketing, retail displays and digital content.

“As the fourth-generation owner, it’s a great honor to celebrate 100 years of New Era Cap and the legacy started by my great grandfather Ehrhardt Koch. With humble beginnings in Buffalo, NY, where we still proudly call home to our global headquarters, the company has evolved from a small headwear company into a premier international lifestyle brand that includes apparel and accessories,” said Chris Koch, President and CEO of New Era Cap. “We are extremely proud of our heritage and excited about the momentum we have as we embark on our next 100 years.”

In honor of the anniversary, New Era will launch special collections featuring new designs, product collaborations and re-issues of classic caps and apparel throughout the year. The collections will also celebrate the future of New Era through global partnerships with legendary fashion brands Helmut LangYohji YamamotoLevi’s and Havaianas; visual artist Daniel Arsham; contemporary furniture brand Modernica; watch brand Casio G-SHOCK; and the brand’s first-ever circular economy product with Pentatonic.

As part of the centennial year, New Era will also partner with the Buffalo History Museum to present the first comprehensive exhibit for the brand. Opening in Buffalo, NY late Fall 2020the exhibit will feature never-before-seen artifacts from the brand’s archives – showcasing over 150 pieces from its 100-year history tracing back to the first Gatsby-style hat to the first baseball hat worn on the field to the first international apparel collection.

ABOUT NEW ERA CAP: 

In 2020, New Era Cap Co., Inc. celebrates its centennial as the most iconic headwear company in the world. The brand’s 100-year legacy is steeped in sports heritage and pop culture through partnerships and collections with some of the top leagues, athletes, designers, artists, and icons around the globe. The brand continues to innovate and keep pace with trends to deliver headwear, apparel, and accessories as unique and inspiring as the individuals who wear them. New Era Cap encourages people to truly express their personal style and individuality through its products. The fourth generation, family-owned company is headquartered in Buffalo, NY and is marketed and distributed in over 125 countries through its affiliate offices in London, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Cologne, Shanghai, Barcelona, Seoul, Melbourne, Toronto, and Bologna.  For more information, visit www.neweracap.com.

Houston Astros – Apology

Nonpologies and Missed Opportunities: The Damaging Responses to a Crisis

By Sean O’Meara

When Houston Astros assistant general manager Brandon Taubman put the final period on the final sentence of his apology statement for remarks he made toward three sports journalists in October 2019, he probably thought he’d done a good job.

Taubman probably read the statement back to himself and checked off in his head all the points he wanted to make; including what a great guy Brandon Taubman is (“Those that know me know that I am a progressive and charitable member of the community, and a loving and committed husband and father”) and how the Sports Illustrated report about his behaviour doesn’t reflect that (“the Sports Illustrated article does not reflect who I am or my values”.

Now that the dust has settled on the Houston Astros Brandon Taubman controversy, we’re able to reflect on what team leadership could have done better.

Astros management had already tried to deny the accusations on behalf of Taubman and did what a lot of organizations under fire do; they attempted to muddy the waters with a half-baked public statement, accusing the reporters of ‘fabrication’ in the process. And Taubman’s subsequent ‘apology’ was only necessary because other journalists had corroborated the allegations against him.

That Taubman or indeed the Astros put out a statement with such audacious levels of equivocation is a very bad reflection on their crisis planning. The fact that Taubman ended up getting fired and the Astros ended up apologising for how they handled the scandal, is a bad reflection on the organization’s leadership.

Here’s Taubman’s apology in full.

“This past Saturday, during our clubhouse celebration, I used inappropriate language for which I am deeply sorry and embarrassed. In retrospect, I realized that my comments were unprofessional and inappropriate,”

“My overexuberance in support of a player has been misinterpreted as a demonstration of a regressive attitude about an important social issue. Those that know me know that I am a progressive and charitable member of the community, and a loving and committed husband and father. I hope that those who do not know me understand that the Sports Illustrated article does not reflect who I am or my values. I am sorry if anyone was offended by my actions.”

Taubman’s nonpology did more damage than not saying anything would have done. There’s equivocating, weasly, nonpologies, and there’s whatever this is. Taubman actually manages to weaponise the language of contrition in attack against the journalists, while simultaneously giving himself a glowing character reference; “I am a progressive and charitable member of the community, and a loving and committed husband and father.”

It was no real surprise that it didn’t wash. By apologizing in this manner, Taubman effectively questioned the integrity of the journalists who reported his remarks. Any communications advisor would caution against that course of action. It’s dangerous for a number of reasons, not least because it adds an extra layer of complexity to the situation and provides another thing to apologize for when you’re found out to be wrong. But then, this is exactly what Astros did as an organization when they implied that the journalists were mischief-making with their accusations.

The Astros were the next to find themselves apologizing. But not before they’d fired Taubman. Owner Jim Crane wrote a personal letter to Stephanie Apstein copping to a momentous lapse of judgement.

“On behalf of the entire Astros organization, I want to personally apologize for the statement we issued on Monday October 21st.

“We were wrong and I am sorry that we initially questioned your professionalism. We retract that statement, and I assure you that the Houston Astros will learn from this experience.”

The really frustrating thing here is that the above is an example of a good apology. In The Apology Impulse, a book I co-authored with renowned psychologist Professor Sir Cary Cooper, we examined what makes a good apology and what makes a bad one.

There were abundant examples of the latter of scant examples of the former. Had this apology, with its frank concession of fault, assurances that they will do better and the notable lack of equivocation, been given as we were writing the book, and had it not been given as the humiliating culmination of evasive accountability avoiding behaviour and victim smearing, it would have been a case study for how to say sorry. In other words, had the Astros’ first apology been this frank and direct, they wouldn’t have needed to make multiples, and Taubman may still have had his job.

The Taubman affair is best characterised as a litany of missed opportunities. Taubman had the opportunity to apologize properly for his outburst. He missed it. The Astros had the opportunity to apologize on his behalf. They had the opportunity to retain his services had they managed to contain the fall-out from his original remarks. The only opportunities he grasped with both hands were the opportunities to sack Taubman and the opportunity to withdraw their accusations against the journalists. Neither reflect particularly well on the organization.

Sean O’Meara, co-author of The Apology Impulse: How the Business World Ruined Sorry and Why We Can’t Stop Saying It, is the founder and director of Essential Content, a communications and public relations consultancy. With more than 15 years of professional experience in corporate communications, O’Meara has worked with organizations including the BBC, Convergys (now Concentrix), and Co-op Bank.

360 MAGAZINE, Vaughn Lowery, medicine

SportsGrid × STIRR

​​​​​​​​​SportsGrid, the nation’s first and only 24-hour network for the sports wagering audience will launch today on STIRR, Sinclair Broadcast Group’s free, ad-supported streaming service offering access to more than 70 of the most popular local news and sports, entertainment and digital first channels. STIRR users will have access to SportsGrid’s real-time convergence of live expert analysis with key statistics and gaming intelligence for sports enthusiasts.

The SportsGrid Network schedule offers 18 hours of live original programming daily, originating from a team of expert analysts streaming live from state-of-the-art television production facilities located in New York City adjacent to Madison Square Garden and at the Meadowlands inside the FanDuel Sportsbook. The network’s coverage will include odds, matchups, injury reports, news and more across the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, College sports, Tennis and Soccer.

SportsGrid Founder and President Louis M. Maione said, “With the start of the new NBA and NHL seasons, SportsGrid’s launch on STIRR is ideal with their platform’s focus on local markets, sports and events. The network’s daily coverage and analysis of the local and regional professional and college teams, players and game match-ups will engage fans on gameday throughout the year.”

“We are excited to add Sportsgrid to our rapidly growing line up of sports channels which now include Stadium, Tennis Channel’s The T, STIRR Sports featuring high school sports and more,” said Adam Ware, General Manager of STIRR. “Interest in Sports Wagering is on the rise and with Sportsgrid, STIRR now offers compelling programming for those fans.”

About SportsGrid Inc.

SportsGrid is a digital-first linear video network streaming exclusive live original programming providing extensive sports gambling coverage of all the major sports. The network’s 18 hours of live programming gives the fanatical sports wagering fan the news, scores, odds, rumors, match-ups and insightful expert commentary. The SportsGrid strategic partnership with Sportradar enables the network to integrate their real-time delivery of player and team news, data, statistics and betting intelligence into all the programming on the schedule. SportsGrid is the multimedia destination to serve the massive sports wagering audience with the unquestionable best of breed sports wagering programming and data.

About STIRR

STIRR is a free ad-supported streaming service featuring a mix of live local news, TV shows, movies, sports and lifestyle programming. Each week, STIRR delivers more than 2,400 hours of live, local news, in addition to more than 140 live, linear channels. STIRR also offers a robust video on-demand library, with more than 3,300 hours of content available to audiences. The STIRR app is available on Roku TV, Fire TV, Apple TV as well as iOS and Android devices or on the web at www.STIRR.com. Based in Santa Monica, CA STIRR is a first of its kind OTT service created owned and operating by Sinclair Broadcasting Group.

59FIFTYs®, New Era, Los Angeles Dodgers, union, 360 MAGAZINE, baseball, MLB, sports

NEW ERA × LA DODGERS


New Era Cap is excited to launch a new collaboration with Union and the Los Angeles Dodgers today at 1pm ET. The New Era x Union x Los Angeles Dodgers Collection will be available on www.neweracap.com for a retail price range of $44.99-$99.99.
 
This new collection features four unique 59FIFTY® fitted caps featuring either a Union Frontman logo on the front and Los Angeles Dodgers wordmark logo on the back or a Los Angeles Dodgers logo on the front with a Union Frontman logo on the back. These 59FIFTYs® are available in two colorways, black and blue.
 
In addition to the caps, this collection also features a selection of apparel including a hoodie and a t-shirt. Available in black and blue, the hoodie features the Los Angeles Dodgers wordmark logo on the front and on the back is two iconic Dodgers logos, a Union Frontman logo well as the address of Dodger stadium. Available in black and blue the t-shirts feature a Union Frontman logo on the front and on the back is a Dodgers logo.

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New Era x Spike Lee New York Yankees Championship Collection

Today, international sports and lifestyle brand, New Era Cap Co., Inc., and renowned film director Spike Lee unveil the New Era x Spike Lee New York Yankees Championship Collection. The line features seven unique designs that pay tribute to the unmatched 27 World Series Championships of the New York Yankees. The New Era x Spike Lee New York Yankees Championship Collection will be available on www.neweracap.com and at select headwear retailers for a price range of $42.99-$51.99 USD. 

“We are honored to work with Spike Lee on the New Era x Spike Lee New York Yankees Championship Collection, our largest combined collection to date, which celebrates the New York Yankees 27 World Series titles,” said Tim Shanahan, Director of Baseball at New Era Cap. ”The Yankees logo has become a symbol that extends beyond sports, into entertainment and culture, and this collection celebrates the team’s iconic status.”

Available in seven different designs, these 59FIFTY® fitted caps feature either baseball bats or gloves that represent each year the Yankees won the World Series, as well as a sweatband that reads, “A Spike Lee Joint designed for New Era.”

ABOUT NEW ERA CAP: 

New Era Cap Co., Inc. is an international lifestyle brand with an authentic sports heritage that dates back over 99 years. Best known for being the official on-field cap for Major League Baseball and the National Football League, New Era Cap is the brand of choice not only for its headwear collections, but also for its accessories and apparel lines for men, women and youth. The brand is worn as a symbol of self-expression by athletes, artists and some of the most interesting people around the globe. New Era Cap encourages people to truly express their personal style and individuality through its products. The Company is headquartered in Buffalo, NY and is marketed and distributed in over 125 countries through its affiliate offices in London, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Cologne, Shanghai, Barcelona, Seoul, Melbourne, Toronto, and Bologna.  For more information, visit www.neweracap.com.

New Season Ticket Agreement between Sports Events

New Season Ticket Agreement between Sports Events 365 and Atletico Madrid will Allow Fans to Get Closer to the Team’s Football Stars.

Among other options, buyers of upgraded tickets from Sports Events 365 will be able to be part of the welcome team and arrive two hours before the match to receive the players.

Sports Events 365, the international provider of tickets for sports and music events worldwide, has expanded its existing season ticket agreement for the 2019/2020 season with Atletico Madrid, one of the leading clubs in Spain and Europe. This season is expected to be especially exciting due to the addition of Portuguese forward Joao Felix, the 19-year-old acquired earlier this year for 113 million Euro by the Spanish club. The wonderkid, who arrived at Atletico this summer, is already being dubbed the next Cristiano Ronaldo.

The expanded agreement offers fans new and unique opportunities before and after games. The options available include being part of the welcome team and arriving two hours before the match to receive the players; arriving four hours before the match for an exclusive guided tour through the Wanda Metropolitano stadium; a penalty shootout experience at the stadium 15 minutes after the end of the game and the midfield experience involving taking a picture on the field after the
match. The expanded agreement offers clubs additional sources of income.

“We are looking to offer this model first implemented with Atletico Madrid with other clubs interested in increasing their revenues,” says Sefi Donner, founder and CEO of Sports Events 365. He noted that demand for Atletico tickets witnessed phenomenal growth after the club won the 2018 UEFA Super Cup. Donner predicts “a further 15% growth in sales in the Spanish market in the coming year.”

Sports Events 365 also has season ticket agreements with other top La Liga clubs as well as with Italy’s AS Roma. The company is looking to sign similar agreements with other leading European clubs as part of its expansion strategy and direct contact with 60 major football clubs in Spain, Italy, England, France and Portugal. The season ticket agreements allow Sports Events 365 to cater to the needs of groups of tourists who are looking for a much larger number of tickets to
matches.

About Sports Events 365

Established in 2006, Sports Events 365 sells tickets to sports and music events which take place in 50 countries. Sports Events 365 has been selling tickets to customers from 150 countries to most of the 60,000 yearly events on its search engine. The company offers fully guaranteed tickets alongside personal and direct service seven days a week at competitive prices and selected technology tools for sharing content and online sales.

The range of sports events that the company offers includes tickets for football matches in major European leagues and international championships for teams. Sport Events 365 also offers tickets for prominent events in tennis, European basketball and rugby, along with American basketball (NBA), football (NFL), ice hockey (NHL) and baseball (MLB) events. The company’s website also offers tickets to concerts of world-class musical artists such as the Rolling Stones, U2
and Celine Dion. As a true global and multi-lingual organization, Sports Events 365 operates websites in 22 languages in addition to a large number of jointly branded websites with travel companies.

Please visit the Sports Events 365 site here.

Wish Your Dad a Happy Father’s Day with a New Era Cap

2019 MLB Father’s Day Collection

  • Designs for all 30 teams
  • Features an eye-catching blue dip-dye crown
  • The collection is identical to the caps MLB players will wear on Father’s Day
  • Available in three silhouettes – the classic 9TWENTY adjustable, 39THIRTY stretch fit and 59FIFTY fitted
  • Prices range from $23.99 – $37.99, and the full collection is available for purchase at NewEraCap.com

 

New Era 2019 Official NFL Training Camp Collection

  • Designs for all 32 teams
  • Features a performance fabric and understated design including simplified team logos on a white cap
  • Includes the NFL 100 Year logo on the caps closure, paying homage to the heritage of the NFL heading into its 100th season
  • Available in a mix of silhouettes including the the 39THIRTY stretch fit, 9TWENTY adjustable, 9FIFTY snapback, women’s 9TWENTY adjustable, Panama BucketTraining Bucket and Training Visor
  • Prices range from $30 – $40, and the full collection will be available for purchase at NewEraCap.com starting June 3.

UNTUCKit × MLB

UNTUCKit, one of the fastest-growing retail brands in North America, announced today its first-ever product collaboration with Major League Baseball.

The UNTUCKit MLB Signature Series features the logo of one of eight individual MLB teams stitched into the sail of a classic UNTUCKit best-selling, wrinkle-free shirt. Team logos available include the New York Yankees, New York Mets, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, and Atlanta Braves.

Beginning on Opening Day, baseball fans can support their favorite team in style when they pick up an MLB Signature Series shirt from UNTUCKit’s stores or website, on MLBShop.com or select team club houses.

The partnership is another step towards UNTUCKit’s growing presence in the sports industry. Last year, New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees, hockey legend Wayne Gretzky and NASCAR driver Chase Elliott were each introduced as athlete ambassadors and investors in the brand. In addition to building their roster of athletes, UNTUCKit has strategically increased marketing and advertising across sports television, radio and arenas across the country.

“We’re excited about this partnership with the MLB, our first with a major sports league, given the natural affinity between our customers and the sports industry. We’ve taken a few of our best-selling shirt styles and added a fun, exclusive element we know customers will be excited about—an ode to their favorite baseball teams—to wear at the next game,” says UNTUCKit co-Founder and CEO Aaron Sanandres.

About UNTUCKit

Created in 2011, UNTUCKit has given men a seamless way to look sharp and feel casual by creating shirts designed specifically to be worn untucked. UNTUCKit solves the problem millions of men struggle with every day with their perfectly contoured hemlines and more than 50 tailored fit options. Through the last 8 years, the brand has expanded to offering 13 product categories—ranging from T-shirts and polos to sports jackets and pants—in addition to a wide selection of shirts, dresses and blazers for women. UNTUCKit is dedicated to creating an unmatched shopping experience, with more than 50 physical retail locations across the U.S. and Canada. For more information visit UNTUCKit.com.