What Do All These Sports Stars Have In Common?

What do New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, co-owners of the New York Giants Steve Tisch and John Mara, Pittsburgh Pirates’ Chairman of the Board Bob Nutting, President & CEO of Vulcan Sports and Entertainment Peter McLoughlin, and VP of Ballpark Operations for the Seattle Mariners Scott Jenkins have in common?

They are all leaders in the professional sports’ greening movement who will be honored at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Game Changer Awards Gala on March 14, 2013, at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City, hosted by WNBA legend and four-time Olympic Gold medal winner Lisa Leslie.

Woody Johnson, Chairman and CEO, NEW YORK JETS

John K.Mara, President and Chief Executive Officer, NEW YORK GIANTS
Steve Tisch, Chairman and Executive Vice President, NEW YORK GIANTS

Robert (Bob) Nutting, Chairman of the Board, PITTSBURGH PIRATES

Peter McLoughlin, President, CEO of Vulcan Sports and Entertainment

Scott Jenkins, Vice President - Ballpark Operations, SEATTLE MARINERS

Lisa Leslie, Three-time WNBA MVP and Four-time Olympic Gold Medal Winner

NRDC is a proud founder of the U.S. professional sports greening movement. Since 2004, they’ve been the principal environmental advisor to all the professional sports leagues. As a result of these collaborations, more than 100 professional teams have adopted environmental initiatives, millions of pounds of global warming pollution have been avoided, millions of gallons of water have been conserved, and teams have been able to save millions of dollars in the process. To learn more about the NRDC Sports project, check out www.nrdc.org/sports or @NRDCGreenSports.

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