Upcoming Events and Recap
December 18, 2015- It was a great night of boxing in Las Vegas as Cuba’s Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy took on Russia’s Denis Shafikov in a battle for the IBF lightweight world title. The championship bout lasted 12 rounds as both fighters exchanged hard-hitting blows from the first bell. Ultimately, Barthelemy was crowned as the new IBF Lightweight champion of the world and remained undefeated, improving his record to 24-0 (13 KO’s). In the co-main event Isiah Thomas took on Murat “Iron” Gassiev in the battle of undefeated cruiserweights. The fight was stopped after round 3 and ruled no-contest after a late hit by Gassiev that left his opponent stunned.
The once undefeated junior middleweight Chris “Young King” Pearson battled the still undefeated Eric “BabyFace” Johnson in a 10 round bout. Pearson kept a steady pace throughout the fight but Eric Johnson kept the crowd on their feet with his hard-hitting blows, which had Pearson off balance in the early rounds. Pearson was able to rebound and he fought hard until the last bell. However, Eric Johnson came out with the victory by unanimous decision. Gervonta “The One” Davis improved his record to 14-0 (13 KO’s) with his victory by way of a 9th round KO against Luis Sanchez.
Las Vegas native Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith dominated each round of his 10 round bout, winning a unanimous decision over Tommy “The Razor” Rainone and advancing his record to 28-8 (12 KO’s).
Mickey “The Spirit” Bey returned to the ring and left with a unanimous decision victory over Niam Nelson in an 8 round showdown, improving his record to 22-1-1 (10 KO’s). Another Mayweather Promotions rising star Ronald “The Thrill” Gavril took home a win by KO in round 3 by defeating Mariano Hilario and now has a record of 15-1 (11 KO’s).
January 19, 2016 – Premiere Boxing Champions featured another edition of Toe-to-Toe Tuesday’s at the Los Angeles Nokia theatre. Mayweather Promotions’ very own Uzbekistan native; Sanjarbek Rakhmanov fought and earned his 4th win against Jose Miguel Castro. Castro entered the fight with a steady jab mixed in with a few combos but Rakhmanov remained unfazed and showcased his great defense. The action quickly picked up in the 2nd round as Rakhmanov gained momentum after throwing combos to the body of Castro and pinning him to the ropes. Castro defended himself in the 3rd round with a continuous jab but by the fourth round, Castro’s defense wasn’t enough to withstand the hard-hitting blows from Rakhmanov. Rakhmanov advanced his record to 4-0 after defeating Castro by TKO just 87 seconds into the 4th round.
December 12, 2015- On Saturday, December 12, 2015 Mayweather Promotions’ very own Lanell Bellows returned to the ring to face Michael Chenga in a Super Welterweight 8 round battle at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. Bellows took control of the bout immediately after the opening bell, dropping Gbenga early in the round. Gbenga was able to recover and the fight went the distance. Bellows was victorious by unanimous decision, advancing his record to 14-1-1 (7 KO’s).
Australia Open – January 18-31st
It’s Open season & you do not want to miss it! The first of the four Grand Slam tennis events will take place in Melbourne, Australia. For scheduling, tickets, tour guide information and much more, visit: http://www.ausopen.com
NHL All-Star Game – January 31st
Nashville, Tennessee will host the 2016 NHL All Star Game that will include the NHL All-Star Skills Competition, NHL Fan Fair and much more. For information visit: http://www.nhl.com/ice/eventhome.htm?location=/allstar/2016
Pro Bowl – January 31st
The NFL Pro Bowl returns to Aloha Stadium in Hawaii! Team Rice will take on Team Irvin in a fun-filled weekend of events leading up to the Super Bowl hosted in Northern California. For ticket & player information visit: http://www.nfl.com/probowl/.
Super Bowl 50 – February 7th
The first week of February welcomes the 50th Super Bowl kick-off in the San Francisco Bay Area. This event will include a weeks’ worth of action leading up to the big night. For more information about how you can plan you trip, visit http://www.sfbaysuperbowl.com
Winter Youth Olympics – February 12-21
The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) seeks to inspire young women & men around the globe to be active in a sport and live by Olympic values. Norway will host the best young athletes ages 15 to 18 as they compete for medals. Some of the young athletes will go on to win Olympic medals. The YOG is the perfect place for spectators to witness them first for more information, visit: http://lillehammer2016.com
NBA All-Star Game – February 14th
This year the NBA All-Star Game will take place in Toronto, Canada. This weekend will be filled with everything NBA, leading up to the All-Star Game. The fans have voted and the starting line-ups will showcase the following players: Eastern conference: Dwyane Wade, Lebron James, Kyle Lowry, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony. Western conference: Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard and Kobe Bryant will make his final All-Star appearance before he ends his illustrious NBA career.For tickets & information visit: http://www.allstarweekendtoronto.com.
UCI Track Cycling World Championships – March 2-6th
The best riders in the world will travel to London to compete for the iconic rainbow jerseys and the final qualifying points on offer for the 2016 Rio Olympics. For more information on this event visit: http://www.trackcyclingworlds2016.london
The New Year is filled with the hottest must-see movies and award shows. From the anticipated sequel Ride Along 2 to the prestigious Oscar Awards, we’ve done our research and selected a few must see movies and awards shows—along with some interesting facts from the world of entertainment. Can you guess how many years it will take to watch all the videos on YouTube? Continue reading to find out!
The Critics’ Choice Awards
The Critics’ Choice Television Awards and The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards” will be combined this year for a one star-studded three-hour event. The 21st Annual Critics Choice Awards will showcase the achievements of some of the biggest names in television and film today and will air live on A&E, Lifetime and LMN on Sunday, January 17 at 8PM ET/PT immediately following a live Red Carpet show at 7PM ET/PT.
The 88th Oscar Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films of 2015 and will take place on February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. EST. During the ceremony, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories.
iHeartradio Music Awards
The 3rd annual iHeartRadio Music Awards is back! The event has quickly established itself as a unique live awards show for the digital age that brings together millions of music fans worldwide. The award show is set to air Sunday, April 3, 2016 with hot new performances from your favorite artist live on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8PM ET/ 5pm PT
Ride Alone 2 – January 15th
Ice Cube and comedian Kevin Hart return to the big screen for the anticipated sequel Ride Along 2 as their characters venture to Miami to work on a case that involves a mysterious and dashing figure named Serge Pope. While there, they team up with Maya— a smart and beautiful detective. Ben looks forward to proving himself and hopes the case runs smoothly so that he can return to Atlanta in time for his wedding.
Zoolander 2 – February 12th
Zoolander is back! Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson team up for the film’s much-awaited sequel since its first release in 2001. Their characters return for a big revenge in the fashion world. Set 10 years later and mostly set in Europe, Derek and Hansel’s lives have changed and they’re not relevant anymore in the world of fashion. An opposing company attempts to take them out from the business for good.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – March 25th
Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’ most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises—putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before. Batman who is played by Ben Affleck, embarks on a personal vendetta against Superman played by “Man of Steel” actor Henry Cavill.
Keeping Up with the Joneses – April 1st
The film stars Jon Hamm, Zach Galifianakis, Gal Gadot, Isla Fisher and Maribeth Monroe embark on a comedy set to be released in theaters on April 1st. A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies.
Money Monster – April 8th
Lee Gates played by George Clooney is a TV personality whose insider tips have made him the money guru of Wall Street. When Kyle loses all of his family’s money on a bad tip, he holds Lee and his entire show hostage on air— threatening to kill Lee if he does not get the stock up 24 and a half points before the bell. Ratings soar as the entire country tunes in to this media frenzy to find out just how much a man’s life is worth. Meanwhile, the hostage situation sheds light on a possible scandal involving the company in question. With elements of Dog Day Afternoon and Network, Money Monster is a very timely piece in these economic times.
Barbershop 3 – April 15th
Barbershop 3 is an upcoming 2016 American comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee. It is a sequel to the 2004 film Barbershop 2: Back in Business and the third installment of the Barbershop franchise. The film is scheduled to be released on April 15, 2016. The movie will star Nicki Minaj, Common, Cedric The Entertainer, and many more.
Entertainment “Fun” Facts
The amount of videos on YouTube makes it virtually impossible for any person to watch all of them in their lifetime.
- It would take about 1,000 years to watch every video currently on YouTube.
Do you know how to follow a comic conversation?
- In comic strips, the person on the left always speaks first.
Did you know Warner owns the copyright to the “Happy Birthday song?
- Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song ‘Happy Birthday’ and is able to charge for the use of the song in movies, radio spots, and advertisements.
Do you remember when Michael Jordan Played for the Chicago White Sox?
- Bulls and White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf continued to pay Michael Jordan his reported $4 million basketball salary while he was playing baseball.
Did you know that the dimple pattern on the surface of a golf ball results in good flight performance?
- The average golf ball has 336 dimples.
Checkout the links below for more sports and entertainment fun facts:
Featured Fighter: Juan Heraldez
The Mexican-American powerhouse Juan Heraldez was born on July 16th, 1990 in Northridge, California. His family relocated to Las Vegas in 1996 when they could no longer deal with the vast amount of earthquakes within the San Fernando Valley. Influenced by his father’s love for boxing, Heraldez took up the sport when he was just 5 years old. He and began his training under Sal Lopez at Barry’s Boxing gym in 1998. As an amateur he participated in 94 fights, with a record of 81-13. He made his pro debut in 2009 against Luis Tapia in Los Angeles, California. Heraldez went on to participate in 4 more professional bouts before his motivation and passion for the sport led him to meet the undefeated pound-for pound King, Floyd “Money” Mayweather.
Mayweather sparred with Heraldez in preparation for his first 2014 match against Marcos Maidana. He noticed something unique in Heraldez his drive of a champion. In December 2014, Heraldez was officially signed onto the Mayweather Promotions team. He currently holds an undefeated record of 9-0 with 6 KO’s. Heraldez looks to become a world champion someday. For now, he’ll keep knocking down his opponents until he gets there.
Mayweather Promotions sat down with Juan Heraldez to find out more about our rising star! Check out the interview here:
Nate Jones is a retired professional boxer and currently a trainer at the Mayweather Boxing Club. The Chicago native began boxing in 1980 at a local boxing gym when he was 8 years old. What started off as just a fun pastime with friends quickly turned into a passion. After witnessing his moves in the ring, his coach encouraged Jones to pursue a boxing career. Jones went on to become the National Golden Glove champion in 1994 and 1995 as an amateur—later turning pro as a heavyweight fighter in 1997. Nicknamed “The Snake” due to his opponent’s inability to land a punch, Jones wouldn’t let anything or anyone knock him down in or out of the ring. Though he dominated in the sport, Jones faced many challenges in his personal life. He went from being locked up in a prison cell to joining the 1996 Olympic team, where he took home the heavyweight bronze medal. Read more about Nate Jones’ journey and what he’s up to these days below:
Q: How long have you known Floyd? How did you guys meet?
I’ve known Floyd for about 22 years now. We met at the National Golden Glove tournament in 1994. I would hear this kid from Michigan bragging everyday about how great he was but I hadn’t seen him fight yet. I knew he had to be winning though because he was still there. When the semi-finals came around, I made sure to finally see him fight. He knocked out the guy in the second round and I realized then why he was bragging. Floyd was a really great fighter. He watched me fight too. I knocked out my guy during the first round and he told me I was a very good boxer. We’ve been best friends ever since.
Q: Describe your experience being on the 1996 Olympic team.
It was the most rewarding experience of my life. I went to prison when I was 17 years old. I was starting to mess up my life. I watched my friend Montell Griffin fight at the 1992 Olympics on TV while I was locked up and it awoke my love for boxing again. That’s when I set my goal to be on the 1996 Olympic team. I started training in prison and worked out every day. I pulled myself together and became completely dedicated to this dream. No one believed I could make it. I was released after about 2 years of serving time, and I still continued my training. It was a far-fetched dream but I did it. I was on the team with Floyd and I walked away with a bronze medal. It changed my life. If you really put your mind to it, you can do anything.
Q: Why did you transition from fighter to trainer?
My legs weren’t feeling right anymore and I began to lose my balance. The doctors told me I had brain damage and suggested I take a year off. I just decided that I was done. I had a good run. I didn’t want to worsen my condition. Then, Floyd called me after he read an article about my retirement. He asked me to come out to Vegas to work with some of his fighters. He was the first person that gave me the idea that I was going to be a good trainer. It was an easy transition. If you did it, you can teach it. The only difficulty was figuring out my fighters. Each one is different and don’t react the same to certain styles of training. You have to learn how to figure out your fighter and then you have to teach your fighter how to figure out his opponent. I have a lot of years of experience in boxing, so I know the ins and outs of the sport. This gives me more of a connection with my fighters. They trust my decisions because they know my story. They believe in me.
Q: What’s it like to play a key role on Floyd Mayweather’s training team?
A lot of people don’t realize that I play a vital role on his team. Many of my friends don’t even know that I’m one of his trainers. You don’t see me in his corner when he’s fighting. You can only hear my voice. The best feeling to me is knowing that I’m helping train the greatest fighter of all time. Even though many people don’t know about it, being a part of that means the whole world to me in my heart and soul. When it’s all said and done, you can’t write about Floyd without writing about me.
Q: What goes through your head on fight night after a long hard worked camp, and you’re sitting in Floyd’s corner while he’s in the ring?
I’ve worked with Floyd for 13 years in about 12 fights. I still get nervous every time. When we’re walking towards the ring through that tunnel, my heart starts beating fast. I have to remind myself to keep calm and collected. I block everything out and focus on Floyd. I pay attention to his mistakes that way I can help him when he’s doing something wrong. If he’s not moving right, I need to let him know. There are small things that the people watching from the crowd or on TV don’t catch but from his corner, we’re always keeping an eye out for mistakes.
Q: How many fighters do you train?
I’ve trained about 8 fighters. I’ve trained fighters like Fres Oquendo, Diego Chavez and I worked with Adrien Broner. Currently, I’m Ashley Theophane’s trainer.
Q: What are the main lessons you’ve learned in life?
Stick with your goals no matter how hard things get. You have to work hard for what you want. Nothing in this world comes easy. It all pays off in the end. A winner never quits and a quitter never wins. You have to just keep pushing yourself and move forward. Believe in yourself. Just look at me and Floyd. We were two kids from the projects one from the inner city of Grand Rapids, Michigan and one from Chicago, Illinois. We’ve both have come so far and changed our lives. I’m so happy and blessed to have been able to accomplish my goals and play a big part in what Floyd is doing. It’s amazing & a blessing!
Q: What excites you the most about your work & the contributions you’ve made to the sport?
Being able to become successful is what excites me the most. The competition of the sport is thrilling. Of course, winning is too. What also excites me are the ups and the downs I’ve faced—the bitter and the sweet. Anything can happen in a fight and that’s what I love about it. I could win or my opponent could win. Boxing is just a fast chess game and whoever can figure out the best strategy first is the winner.
Q: How do you want to be remembered?
I want people to remember me for being a great guy, a great trainer, and a great fighter. I want others to look back and remember me as someone who put their heart and soul into boxing. If it’s for either my career as a boxer or as a trainer, I just want to be known as the best.
Featured Staff Member: Nicole Craig
For this quarter our featured staff member is Nicole Craig, Vice President of Marketing and Operations. As Vice President of Marketing and Operations for Mayweather Promotions, Nicole oversees and proactively manages all aspects of day-to-day marketing initiatives and operational activities for Mayweather Promotions. Nicole was born in Tucson, Arizona where she resided with her mom and older sister and brother until she was 6 when her family moved to California. They later relocated to Las Vegas when she was 12- where they still reside. After graduating from high school she decided to leave Las Vegas to attend college. Nicole went on to obtain her Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Management from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and earned her MBA from Ellis University. She joined the company in 2008, and has played a key role in the company’s growth and success ever since. Her role has consisted of managing financial resources for innumerable projects, collaborations, and initiatives grossing over $600 million dollars in revenue for the organization and over one billion dollars in total revenue for the Las Vegas economy. Nicole is also President of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation where she directs fundraising initiatives and oversees the planning and execution of events and programs that benefit the Las Vegas community, as well as select other communities.
Loyal, humble, and genuine are three characteristics that Nicole uses to describe herself. She identifies inherent patience, determination, diligence, open-mindedness, collaboration, calculated risk-taking, a willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty, and holding herself to a high standard of excellence as strengths that have allowed her to garner success in both her personal life and professional career. Read more about Nicole Craig’s journey below:
Q: Have you enjoyed boxing all of your life, or is it a sport that you have come to enjoy since you beginning working for Mayweather Promotions?
I’ve always had a passion for sports. My family was into sports when I was growing up. I ran track in high school and spent a lot of time supporting my brothers on the football field and basketball court. As far as boxing and my interest level growing up goes, I watched a lot of Mike Tyson’s fights. I also knew of and followed Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, and George Foreman. In high school I selected Muhammad Ali’s career to complete a sports research project on. The first live professional boxing match that I ever attended was Floyd’s. It was very early in his career, long before Mayweather Promotions was formed.
Q: Tell me how you began working for Mayweather Promotions?
I was offered a position to be Leonard Ellerbe’s assistant near the end of 2007 when Mayweather Promotions was formed. At that time I wasn’t sure if I wanted to accept the position because I had just accepted a job transitioning from public accounting to private accounting, and I hadn’t started the new job yet. I was advancing in my accounting career and everything was working out well professionally for me. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to shake things up. I also didn’t really want to move back to Las Vegas. After giving the opportunity a lot of thought, I decided to take a chance to make a career change and a made big move back to Vegas, where I accepted the position with Mayweather Promotions.
Q: What precisely do you do? What are the duties/functions/responsibilities of your job?
We have a small close-knit staff, and I’m responsible for many areas within the organization. Floyd is the President at the top, Leonard is the CEO- who I report to, and next is myself who’s responsible for managing and executing the vision of the company while keeping everything in order. This consists of everything from developing marketing plans, daily operations, staff management, event planning, maintaining budgets, and some accounting to name a few areas. I’m glad I accepted the position with Mayweather Promotions when I did because I’ve had the opportunity learn a lot and be hands on with its success and progression to where it is now.
Q: Do you have to put in much overtime or work on weekends?
I don’t have a set work schedule, so I don’t consider hours I put in as over-time. I work as much as I need to in order to get the job done.
Q: What were the keys to your career advancement? How did you get where you are and what are your long-term goals?
I came into the company with an open mind. There were no expectations or any sense of entitlement. I started as Leonard’s assistant and seized the opportunity to develop in areas that I didn’t have knowledge or experience. One of my top priorities was to learn the business and help the company grow. At the time I didn’t understand the boxing industry as far as business operations went. Working for Leonard enabled me to grasp a lot in a short period of time. Coming out of the accounting industry I was able to offer my professional skills, demeanor, and attitude. I quickly identified areas where I could add value and apply my expertise. However, it was my loyalty to the company and determination to get the job done which brought about their trust in me, and that has gotten me where I am today.
Q: Tell us about the person that has had the most profound impact on your life?
It’s not one person but two and it is definitely my kids. They have grounded me and had the most profound impact in my life. Any parent can agree that your kids will change your outlook on life in many ways, as well as your priorities. My daughter came along when I was 20 years old and my son 4 years later. I was relatively young and I was in college at the time. One goal of mine was to stay focused on what I needed to do, and not allow the negative opinions of others discourage me. It actually motivated me more. I took more credit hours during semesters so I could finish early. Having a plan and a stable career, so I could provide for my kids was another goal that I set. To this day, I wake up every day with the mindset that I have to be here for them and I can’t let them down. When I don’t feel like doing stuff, I think about the fact that my kids will benefit from the hard work and determination.
Q: What is your greatest achievement in life? How did that impact you?
It’s hard to pinpoint one thing. There have been many great achievements in my life. Every day is a challenge. I think that each new challenge brings about opportunity to grow. I wouldn’t say that one is greater than another. Achievements are definitely inspiring and motivate me to keep going in the right direction. They’re all building blocks that impact me by making me a better professional and overall person.
Q: What abilities or personal qualities do you believe contribute most to your success in this field/job?
Some abilities or personal qualities that have contributed to my success in this field are: number one, you have to have thick skin. This is an unconventional environment that we work in. My ability to deal with all types of people and personalities on a professional level and maintain composure at all times is another personal quality that I possess. Outside of those areas, patience, organization, time management, ability make quick decisions, adapt to change, take direction/constructive criticism, and understand the vision have also contributed to my success with Mayweather Promotions.
Q: Describe one of the toughest situations you’ve faced in your time at Mayweather Promotions.
I’m always up for a challenge, and so far I think I’ve been able to handle everything that has come my way well. If I have to pick one thing, I would say that letting people go is hard. I don’t like being in this position to have to let someone that’s been working with us go. I try to work with everyone, and give them the opportunity to learn and grow with the company. I’ve had to learn that there are going to be situations where people aren’t here for the right reasons and they might not be focused on progressing with the company. At that point ties have to be cut. That’s probably toughest thing for me to face with the company.
Q: If you could do things all over again, would you choose the same path for yourself? Why? What would you change?
If I could do things all over again I would choose the same path, because I feel like it was a good transition career wise for me. I’ve known Floyd and Leonard since my teenage years and we’ve all watched each other advance our careers and lives over the years. I’m proud of what both of them have been able to accomplish, and I’m sure they’re as equally as happy for me. As soon as I graduated high school I decided to go away to college and get my degree. From there I secured an accounting position in downtown Chicago, which put me on a fast track to obtain the professional, decision making, and leadership skills that I may not have not otherwise gotten so early in my career. My experience in the public and private sectors of accounting allowed me to make contributions to Mayweather Promotions and help the organization to get to where it is today. I am very happy working here and I wouldn’t change anything.
Q: Do you have any advice for someone interested in working for Mayweather Promotions or in this field?
Some advice that I would give someone looking to work for Mayweather Promotions or in this field is to understand the industry, not just inside of the ring, but also outside of the ring and behind the scenes. A person interested for this company must be creative and innovative. Also, having a specific skill set or trade, as well as being able to add value in multiple areas is something we look for. Basic communication, writing, and office skills will take a person a long way with this organization. No matter what career you are going into, have goals, short-term and long-term. Make sure you’re achieving them and establishing new ones. Challenge yourself to continuously learn and grow.
Q: What are some of your hobbies?
Some things that I like to do with my free time are travel with my kids. We’ve been to quite a few places. I want to continue to show them that there’s more to life than where we live and what we see on a daily basis. I also like to attend sporting events. Outside of that all my time is spent between their dance, football, basketball, and baseball activities, as well as in their schools for programs and to volunteer.
Q: Is there anything that you would like to add or say?
I would like to thank Floyd and Leonard for the opportunity. I feel like they have both been supportive of me in my position with Mayweather Promotions. I’ve learned a lot from Leonard over the years. He’s a great teacher and a good leader who is very patient. He has always motivated me to strive to be a better person both personally and professionally.
We’ve had the opportunity to meet and interact with many Floyd Mayweather fans over the years! This section is dedicated to our fans and is our way of saying THANK YOU! Every quarter fans take to their social media channels and tell us why they’re Floyd’s biggest fan. It’s always hard to pick one because you guys are all so great at telling us why you’re the THE BEST FAN EVER. The good thing is, there’s no limit on entries, so watch your timelines for your next opportunity to be featured in our newsletter.
One fan that truly stood out was Gary Stoddart from the United Kingdom. Gary has traveled to Las Vegas over five times during the last eight years to see Floyd Mayweather fight live in the ring and train at the gym. Stoddart had the opportunity to watch him in the ring against Hatton and Canelo, and has even traveled to see Floyd train at the Mayweather Boxing Club. We truly thank Gary for his support and loyalty, and congratulate him on becoming our “Fan of the Quarter”.