SLI holds 5th Annual Impact Awards, Chris Nowinski receives USSA Award

October 31, 2012

The Sports Legacy Institute held the 5th Annual Impact Awards at the Boston Harbor Hotel on Wednesday, October 24th.  The fundraiser was again a huge success and everyone in attendance enjoyed spending the evening with others who share their passion for solving the concussion crisis and the prevention of traumatic brain injury.  The Impact Award recipients this year were The Ivy League, Sylvia Mackey and Eleanor Perfetto.

SLI’s Lisa McHale, Dr. Robert Cantu and Chris Nowinski pose with award recipients Sylvia Mackey and Eleanor Perfetto

SLI’s Co-Founder and Executive Director, Chris Nowinski, was also presented with a surprise award during the event.  Chris received the United States Sports Acedemy’s Distinguished Service Award (DSA), which is given annually to those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to national or international sports through instruction, research or service.  Each nominee must possess an extensive background in sports and must have had significant dealings in either instruction, research or service in sports for more than 10 years.  Congratulations to Chris on this prestigious honor!

Chris Nowinski accepts the Distinguished Service Award from USSA Trustee, Dr. Don Charles Wukasch

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Terry O’Reilly and Tom Caron to appear at Grand Opening in Ludlow

October 23, 2012

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Four Blue Sky clients appear at Conference

October 5, 2012

Blue Sky orchestrated a multi-player appearance for a conference held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.  The client chose one retired player from each of the four major sports leagues.  Former Boston Bruin Mark Recchi, Celtics legend John Havlicek, former Patriots quaterback Steve Grogan, and Red Sox Hall of Famer Jim Rice were on hand to meet and greet attendees and pose for photos.

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Photo Credit:  Washington Photo & Talent

Remembering Johnny Pesky

August 14, 2012

John Michael Pesky

1919 – 2012

Blue Sky lost a great friend yesterday with the passing of Johnny Pesky.  We will forever miss you!

Paul Vincent is missed in Chicago

August 9, 2012

There is a great article on Bleacher Reports by Andy Campbell about Blue Sky client Paul Vincent.

Andy shares, “What Vincent brings to the table is beyond wins and losses.  It goes beyond just the team concept.  His coaching tactics can dramatically change a players career, financial considerations and lifestyle.  For players like Sharp and Byfuglien, it ultimately contributed to their current contracts.”

Read the full article here.

Paul was recently signed to coach for the  Florida Panthers by GM Dale Tallon, who also worked with Vincent in Chicago, when he was the Blackhawks GM.

Purchase Your 5th Annual Fisk & Friends Ball Drop Tickets!

August 8, 2012

The 5th Annual Fisk & Friends Celebrity Classic will once again have a helicopter drop 1,000 golf balls onto the green, and the lucky winner will take home 50% of the proceeds collected from ticket sales.  You could win up to $10,000.00!  To purchase your tickets for $20.00 each, contact Kate Goullaud at Blue Sky, 781-421-3025 x204 or kgoullaud@blueskyse.com

Tim Wakefield Attends Grand Opening of Stop & Shop Supermarket in Hyannis.

July 30, 2012

Stop & Shop Supermarkets opened a new store in Hyannis, MA, on Route 132, and Blue Sky client  Tim Wakefield made a guest appearance.  Tim spent time signing autographs and posing for pictures with attendees, including the Hyannis Harbor Hawks of the Cape Cod Baseball League.

Wes Welker Undergoes Hair Restoration

July 23, 2012

Wes Welker, New England Patriot’s wide receiver and one of the finest athletes in any US sport, underwent a hair restoration procedure at Leonard Hair Transplant Associates just last month.  This procedure did not affect his playing abilities, and allowed him to immediately resume his every day activities which include training camp and being able to sport his Patriot’s helmet.   Welker will be able to see his new head of hair grow in just a matter of four months. According to Founder and Chief Surgeon at Hairlines, Dr. Leonard, “He is a gentleman in every sense of the word! He could not have been more polite and gracious during his hair loss consultation with me. And, during the procedure, we had a great time talking about his recent wedding, our families, and our travel experiences.”  Welker was so please by Dr. Leonard’s procedure that he later agreed to talk about his hair transplant experience while also raising awareness about hair loss by appearing in radio, television, and print ads with Dr. Leonard.

Jerod Mayo visits BMC to unveil “Mayo Zone.”

July 23, 2012

Blue Sky client and New England Patriot’s linebacker, Jerod Mayo, joined the staff and patients of the Boston Medical Center last Thursday to unveil the “Mayo Zone,” in the new Pediatric Emergency Department Waiting Room.  The new waiting room was remodeled using a portion of the proceeds from the 2011 Annual Mayo Bowl which raised $70,000.00.  President and CEO of BMC, Kate Walsh, greeted onlookers and thanked Jerod for his continued support of the hospital.  After the ribbon cutting, Jerod posed for pictures, signed autographs, and was given a “Thank You” plaque from the pediatric patients at BMC.

Dennis Eckersley Chosen to Compete in the 2012 Mane Man Challenge!

July 12, 2012

Blue Sky client and Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley, along with All-Stars Nick Swisher and Ivan Rodriguez, have been chosen by Head & Shoulders, the official shampoo of MLB, to prove to consumers that a healthy scalp and a healthy head of hair can improve an athlete’s performance, as they compete to take home the title of the 2012 Mane Man Challenge.  The three men will challenge each other based on a series of comical and entertaining online virtual videos showing improvements on their off-the-cuff habits as well as their batting techniques and skills since using the new Head & Shoulders Active Sport Shampoo.  According to pre-competition hair statistics, Eckersley plans to show off his favorite hair style, “long and lean,” (and don’t forget the “slick stache”) as he competes in numerous challenges, ready to prove to consumers that this new shampoo can actually improve game skills and performance. Dennis has our vote! Does he have yours? Your vote does count, so follow the competition on the 2012 Mane Man Challenge Facebook page to see these three MLB All-Stars’ hilarious hair-raising videos, and vote for your favorite All-Star to become the new 2012 Mane Man Challenge winner!