December 17

6 business development tips for the COVID-19 era

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Sam Brownell Sam has worked in the credit union industry for over ten years. He thinks every American should be a member of a credit union. In 2014, he founded CUCollaborate with … Web: https://www.cucollaborate.com Details The current business development market has changed over the last few months. It may feel impossible at times to reach new potential SEGs and their employees. Below are a few tips to overcome the current obstacles from COVID-19.Revaluate Your Target DemographicThe select employee groups you targeted before may no longer be the best match for you. Their company or employee demographics may have changed due to a decline in the economy. What demographics are you currently targeting? You may need to switch from location-based demographics to focus more on the credit scores of individual employees. It is important to diversify your SEGs to avoid concentration risk. Adding SEGs can be your credit union’s beacon in an economic storm.Leverage Company DatabasesOnce you have your target demographic set, you need a strategy to find everyone who meets those criteria. But where do you look? There are a variety of data sources that you can find for free or purchase. While all their information may not be accurate, it will provide you with a solid start to create a prospect list for your outreach. For instance, our SEG targeting tool allows you to filter by a variety of data and see if that SEG is serviced by another credit union.Digital NetworkingIn-person networking events are going to see a long and slow uphill battle until things begin to normalize. Now is the time to master LinkedIn messaging. You should set a daily goal for yourself on how many potential SEGs you would like to connect to. Scripting this message is going to be the most essential part of the outreach. I would recommend scripting up to three messages that include your initial message and two additional follow-ups.  Additionally, you may consider hosting a virtual happy hour or a webinar.Relationship Building I am sure many of you have received emails from vendors trying to sell you something, and you wish that they focused more on your relationship than on your budget. Now is your time to shine. Consider creating free educational materials for employers to pass out to their employees. You may want to focus on turnkey content they can use that clarifies recent relief laws and what they mean for everyday people. People are going to be focused on saving, or they may need a personal loan to get by, but they may not know who to trust or where to go. Now is a great time to build on that trust.Stop Using Dumb FormsYou want to make the process as easy as possible for a SEG to join your credit union, which is why you want to make your form a “smart form.” There are many ways to do this, whether you use an autocomplete database to fill in the information for them or merely automating the follow-up process. There is no reason to cause confusion or put an undue burden on a prospective select group by making them create their own request letters. There are multiple options out there to help create a more dynamic form. There are plugins such as Zapier, Gravity Forms, and even Google forms has conditional logic. There are also different software options, like our Digital SEG Application that automatically generates and completes all of the necessary documentation for adding a new select group. All a prospective group needs to do is complete a short form. Whichever you chose, make sure it makes the SEG process as intuitive, seamless, and quick as possible. Nobody likes a long and tedious form!Shared Branching/ATMs to the RescueIf your credit union is adding new select groups, you should buy an ownership interest in any shared branching or ATM networks you participate in. A credit union can use any shared branch or ATM in a network to satisfy the service facility requirement for adding a select group, provided the credit union is an owner in the shared branching or ATM network. Therefore, an ownership interest in shared branching and ATM networks allows you to extend the service area you can add select groups within. The NCUA typically considers a service facility’s service area to extend somewhere between 25 and 30 miles.last_img read more

September 16

USC will rebound from this disaster

first_imgThe USC football team must have thought Labor Day was Saturday. With the exception of a very solid first quarter, in which they somehow emerged with a 3-point lead, the Trojans essentially took the rest of the day off. When it was all said and done against the defending national champions in the most highly anticipated season opener in recent memory, USC left Dallas with nothing but a huge slice of humble pie — not even a touchdown scored or a minor moral victory included.At this point in the week, even after digesting the numbers “52-6” for a couple days, there still isn’t anything worth discussing about the Alabama game. It was awful. The Trojans looked terrible. I certainly didn’t go into the game with that much confidence, but this result was worse than anyone could have guessed. Clay Helton could not have failed his first test as the new permanent head coach more epically. In Clancy Pendergast’s first game back as the defensive coordinator, the Trojan defense put up its worst showing since Pendergast’s 2013 unit surrendered 62 points to Arizona State.That 62-41 debacle at ASU in 2013 is one that the Alabama offensive coordinator remembers all too well. It was 3:14 a.m. — that coming morning when then-head coach Lane Kiffin was relieved of his duties at LAX. Kiffin made sure to note that in a postgame tweet, hashtagging “#3:14AM-LAX” in a picture with the game ball. Luckily for Helton, though, witnessing such a comparable defensive collapse didn’t immediately cost him his job.Of course, it’s way, way, way too early to draw any conclusions about Helton after this beat down. His sample size is still microscopic. And from looking elsewhere around college football, it’s clear that everything is not lost just yet — not for the mid-term future of Helton’s head coaching tenure at USC and not even for this season.USC was close, but it probably didn’t even have the worst week out of any team in the AP Top 25. Oklahoma’s loss to Houston was huge, and LSU losing to Wisconsin throws another giant wrench into what we expected from potential playoff contenders.The Trojan’s performance was maybe the most abysmal, but the trajectory of the Trojan season didn’t really change that much with them coming out of the first week 0-1.USC’s loss arguably isn’t even the most interesting result out of the conference. With UCLA’s 31-24 loss at Texas A&M, that left the top-ranked team in the Pac-12 South according to the AP Poll — UCLA came in as No. 16 to USC’s No. 20, though both are now unranked — with a significant blemish on its record. The South division of the Pac-12 is now wide open, with none of the six teams cracking the Top 25. Luckily for both L.A. rivals, the non-conference losses don’t actually count for anything in the standings.What they do significantly affect is the chances that a team out of the Pac-12 South makes the playoffs, and the results are indicative of the fact that it wasn’t that likely of a scenario to begin with.With all that being said, week 1 shows that anything can happen in college football, especially given the possibilities from conference championship games and a four-team playoff. With the strength of USC’s schedule, the Trojans probably have another loss to spare before seriously discounting the possibility of a playoff appearance. Even with the Trojan’s toughest conference test coming in its first Pac-12 game — two weeks at No. 7 Stanford — they could still build enough momentum throughout the entire Pac-12 slate and find themselves at the conference championship game. Win in a rematch against Stanford and then earn a first-round playoff rematch with…?Again, after a game like that, even including the word “playoff” when projecting the rest of USC’s season seems a bit off. A team like Alabama will almost certainly be back to defend their national championship in January. The Trojan team we saw Saturday is on a level nowhere near that of Alabama. I seriously doubt that the performance we saw Saturday is anywhere near what we can and should expect from this USC team.Maybe we are that bad and liable on defense. Maybe we just gave up and checked out once the Tide starting rolling, indicating that we don’t have the mettle to make it through the hardest schedule in the nation. But I’d like to think that there will be significant improvement from all spots throughout the season. Quarterback Max Browne will hopefully find a rhythm, the defensive line will hopefully gel and Helton will hopefully be able to use this loss to create a feeling of humility and motivation rather than discouragement.While Helton lacks in his pedigree or his big game gusto, he makes up for it in his workman’s mentality. I’m tempted to start speculating at how Helton, Pendergast and the defensive staff will plan for stopping Stanford’s Heisman-favorite running back Christian McCaffrey two weeks from now. The Trojans first need to take care of Utah State, an opponent whom overlooking could prove to be really, really bad news for Helton and the team going forward. USC shouldn’t have a problem, though, and only need to come away with a W. No style points or margin of victory necessary.The game against Utah State has an 11 a.m. start time to placate the Pac-12 network’s daily programming schedule — and any frat star tailgaters looking for an excuse to take a sunrise shotgun.The Trojans shouldn’t need an early wakeup call before the game. They already got one last week.Luke Holthouse is a senior majoring in policy, planning and development and print and digital journalism. His column, “Holthouse Party,” runs on Wednesday.last_img read more

August 26

Angels 2018 Preview: Roster breakdown, predictions and updates

first_img Angels’ Andrew Heaney unfazed by latest elbow setback Alexander: Is Tyler Skaggs the Angel rotation’s X-factor? Ian Kinsler expected back in Angels’ lineup Friday Jose Fernandez looks to revive career with Angels after failed defection from Cuba Will Mike Trout win MVP this season?YesNoVoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.com Angels’ Blake Parker seeks to show his breakthrough ’17 was no fluke Angels Q&A with Jeff Fletcher: Concern for Shohei Ohtani? Alexander: A Freeway World Series this fall? Why not? Angels third baseman Zack Cozart is once again looking to make a change Related Articles The wait is over for the Los Angeles Angels, who take the field Thursday to open the 2018 season against the Oakland Athletics in a showdown between the two American League rivals.The Angels will have familiar faces such as Mike Trout and Albert Pujols back for the 2018 season along with new additions to the roster such as Shohei Ohtani, Zack Cozart and Ian Kinsler.Feel free to bookmark this page for breaking news, updates and more on the Angels this season.Related Articles PreviousElisa and Jeff Willis on their wedding day May 24, 2013 at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, CA. Photo by Terrence Bishop.Elisa & Jeff Willis, Orange Married May 24, 2013 We were both Angels fans when we met and knew it was important to us both. We wanted a wedding that would be memorable for our family and friends. We had our engagement pictures on the field at Angel stadium, I had my bachelorette party Sunday at the day game before the big day, and our wedding reception was in the Diamond club. It began with our save the date shaped like a baseball ticket with the seat number and Angels theme. Mike Scioscia even signed one for us. At my bachelorette party we sang “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” on the field at the seventh inning stretch. Our wedding was filled with an Angels baseball theme. From popcorn and pretzels for the appetizers, Angels baseball garter to cracker jacks and baseball chocolates for our party favors. The groomsmen had Angels baseball ties, the groom had baseball cuff links, and the tables had baseball numbers. Our wedding party pictures were in the dugout and our final photo was at dusk with the stadium behind us. As we near our 5 year anniversary this May it is the wedding that all our family and friends still have amazing memories from. Photos by Terrence Bishop. SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsJulie Elmquist Married 1991 My husband and I were married at Anaheim stadium before an Angels vs Red Sox game in 1991. Photos courtesy Julie Elmquist.Julie Elmquist Married 1991 My husband and I were married at Anaheim stadium before an Angels vs Red Sox game in 1991. Photos courtesy Julie Elmquist.Julie Elmquist Married 1991 My husband and I were married at Anaheim stadium before an Angels vs Red Sox game in 1991. Photos courtesy Julie Elmquist.Julie Elmquist Married 1991 My husband and I were married at Anaheim stadium before an Angels vs Red Sox game in 1991. Photos courtesy Julie Elmquist.Steven Aguilar, Eastvale Married March 23, 2018 Steven and his wife had Angels lapel pins, jerseys, bobbleheads, centerpieces and Angels socks at their “House Divided” baseball themed wedding. He also went to Spring Training for his Bachelor Weekend. Photos Courtesy Steven AguilarSteven Aguilar, Eastvale Married March 23, 2018 Steven and his wife had Angels lapel pins, jerseys, bobbleheads, centerpieces and Angels socks at their “House Divided” baseball themed wedding. He also went to Spring Training for his Bachelor Weekend. Photos Courtesy Steven AguilarSteven Aguilar, Eastvale Married March 23, 2018 Steven and his wife had Angels lapel pins, jerseys, bobbleheads, centerpieces and Angels socks at their “House Divided” baseball themed wedding. He also went to Spring Training for his Bachelor Weekend. Photos Courtesy Steven AguilarSteven Aguilar, Eastvale Married March 23, 2018 Steven and his wife had Angels lapel pins, jerseys, bobbleheads, centerpieces and Angels socks at their “House Divided” baseball themed wedding. He also went to Spring Training for his Bachelor Weekend. Photos Courtesy Steven AguilarBlanca Lemos, Yucaipa Married October 4, 2014 Took our engagement pictures at the stadium. Our colors were Red and Gray. I wore an Angels garter.Blanca Lemos, Yucaipa Married October 4, 2014 Took our engagement pictures at the stadium. Our colors were Red and Gray. I wore an Angels garter.Jayme Crist, Murrieta Married May 11, 2013 We got married on home plate at the Angel Stadium, our reception was in the Diamond Club. Photos courtesy Jayme Crist.Jayme Crist, Murrieta Married May 11, 2013 We got married on home plate at the Angel Stadium, our reception was in the Diamond Club. Photos courtesy Jayme Crist.Jayme Crist, Murrieta Married May 11, 2013 We got married on home plate at the Angel Stadium, our reception was in the Diamond Club. Photos courtesy Jayme Crist.Jayme Crist, Murrieta Married May 11, 2013 We got married on home plate at the Angel Stadium, our reception was in the Diamond Club. Photos courtesy Jayme Crist.Lacy Gavin, Riverside Married May 12, 2018 We rocked our Angels hats & Trout jerseys in our engagement pictures. We also wrote our wedding date on a ball that my fiance caught at an Angel game on my birthday (which was our first Angel game together as a couple). We loooove our Angels! Photos courtesy Lacy GavinLacy Gavin, Riverside Married May 12, 2018 We rocked our Angels hats & Trout jerseys in our engagement pictures. We also wrote our wedding date on a ball that my fiance caught at an Angel game on my birthday (which was our first Angel game together as a couple). We loooove our Angels! Photos courtesy Lacy GavinMelissa Weaver, Buena Park Married May 26, 2007 We had a lot of different Angels references in our wedding! I gave my husband Angels cuff links as his day-of gift, I had an Angels garter and he wore his favorite Angels hat the entire reception. Our table names and numbers were our favorite Angels players and their jersey numbers. The grooms cake was a replica of Angel Stadium as well. Our wedding party walked out to “Spirit in the Sky” and we walked out to “Enter Sandman” ! It was definitely an Angels-filled wedding!! Photo courtesy Melissa WeaverNicole Wood, Garden Grove Married Jan. 7, 2017 We had a full baseball wedding reception. The head table was Angels/Cubs (my husband likes them also) but our bridesmaids had baseball bouquets . Our flowers were red and white. It was a major color in our wedding our cake was baseball themed. Photos Courtesy Nicole WoodNicole Wood, Garden Grove Married Jan. 7, 2017 We had a full baseball wedding reception. The head table was Angels/Cubs (my husband likes them also) but our bridesmaids had baseball bouquets . Our flowers were red and white. It was a major color in our wedding our cake was baseball themed. Photos Courtesy Nicole WoodNicole Wood, Garden Grove Married Jan. 7, 2017 We had a full baseball wedding reception. The head table was Angels/Cubs (my husband likes them also) but our bridesmaids had baseball bouquets . Our flowers were red and white. It was a major color in our wedding our cake was baseball themed. Photos Courtesy Nicole WoodNicole Wood, Garden Grove Married Jan. 7, 2017 We had a full baseball wedding reception. The head table was Angels/Cubs (my husband likes them also) but our bridesmaids had baseball bouquets . Our flowers were red and white. It was a major color in our wedding our cake was baseball themed. Photos Courtesy Nicole WoodShandi Cardenas, San Bernardino Married Sept. 12, 2015 We had an Angels and Dodgers wedding, we walked as husband and wife to “Take Me Out To The Ball Game,” and we had Angels flags and my wedding shoes were Angels-themed. Photos Courtesy Shandi CardenasShandi Cardenas, San Bernardino Married Sept. 12, 2015 We had an Angels and Dodgers wedding, we walked as husband and wife to “Take Me Out To The Ball Game,” and we had Angels flags and my wedding shoes were Angels-themed. Photos Courtesy Shandi CardenasShandi Cardenas, San Bernardino Married Sept. 12, 2015 We had an Angels and Dodgers wedding, we walked as husband and wife to “Take Me Out To The Ball Game,” and we had Angels flags and my wedding shoes were Angels-themed. Photos Courtesy Shandi CardenasSteven Aguilar, Eastvale Married March 23, 2018 Steven and his wife had Angels lapel pins, jerseys, bobbleheads, centerpieces and Angels socks at their “House Divided” baseball themed wedding. He also went to Spring Training for his Bachelor Weekend. Photos Courtesy Steven AguilarSummer Serna My husband and I got married in 2012. We are both huge Halo fans, we actually met at an Angels tailgate in 2008. We wanted subtle touches of baseball at our wedding. My husband and his groomsmen took their photos in front of the stadium. Instead of our ring bearer carrying rings, he carried a home plate that was laid at the alter as we said our vows. We then used it as a “guest book”. The cake topper was baseball themed. The bag that my husband carried for our money dance was hand made and had the Angels logo on it. Photos courtesy Summer SernaSummer Serna My husband and I got married in 2012. We are both huge Halo fans, we actually met at an Angels tailgate in 2008. We wanted subtle touches of baseball at our wedding. My husband and his groomsmen took their photos in front of the stadium. Instead of our ring bearer carrying rings, he carried a home plate that was laid at the alter as we said our vows. We then used it as a “guest book”. The cake topper was baseball themed. The bag that my husband carried for our money dance was hand made and had the Angels logo on it. Photos courtesy Summer SernaSummer Serna My husband and I got married in 2012. We are both huge Halo fans, we actually met at an Angels tailgate in 2008. We wanted subtle touches of baseball at our wedding. My husband and his groomsmen took their photos in front of the stadium. Instead of our ring bearer carrying rings, he carried a home plate that was laid at the alter as we said our vows. We then used it as a “guest book”. The cake topper was baseball themed. The bag that my husband carried for our money dance was hand made and had the Angels logo on it. Photos courtesy Summer SernaAlexandria Weinfurter, Chino Married Jan. 27, 2018 I gave my husband a baseball glove that was red (because of the Angels) as well as a baseball. We also got married on 1/27 because of Mike Trout being #27 on the angels and he is our favorite baseball player of all time!! Then my father in law gave my husband and I a signed MLB baseball that was personalized from Mike Trout for our wedding gift. It was the best day ever and nothing will ever change that. My husband even said in his vows “I promise to make this the best day of my life even if I meet Mike Trout one day!!” Photos courtesy Alexandria WeinfurterAnnica Bodkin, Huntington Beach Married March 14, 2015 Both of us wore Angels jerseys while we were getting ready. But my favorite, is our Angels detail for when we announced our wedding date. We had custom jerseys made, he was 3 and I was 14, as our wedding date was March 14th. We put his last name (and my name-to-be) on top of the jerseys! Photos courtesy Annica BodkinAnnica Bodkin, Huntington Beach Married March 14, 2015 Both of us wore Angels jerseys while we were getting ready. But my favorite, is our Angels detail for when we announced our wedding date. We had custom jerseys made, he was 3 and I was 14, as our wedding date was March 14th. We put his last name (and my name-to-be) on top of the jerseys! Photos courtesy Annica BodkinAnnica Bodkin, Huntington Beach Married March 14, 2015 Both of us wore Angels jerseys while we were getting ready. But my favorite, is our Angels detail for when we announced our wedding date. We had custom jerseys made, he was 3 and I was 14, as our wedding date was March 14th. We put his last name (and my name-to-be) on top of the jerseys! Photos courtesy Annica BodkinEmily Perez, Cerritos Married Nov. 24, 2012 We got married at Angel Stadium at home plate and the reception was in the Diamond Club. We are huge baseball fans so each table was a different MLB team and we took our photos all around the stadium. We also served baseball food like hot dogs and nachos. Photos courtesy Emily PerezEmily Perez, Cerritos Married Nov. 24, 2012 We got married at Angel Stadium at home plate and the reception was in the Diamond Club. We are huge baseball fans so each table was a different MLB team and we took our photos all around the stadium. We also served baseball food like hot dogs and nachos. Photos courtesy Emily PerezEmily Perez, Cerritos Married Nov. 24, 2012 We got married at Angel Stadium at home plate and the reception was in the Diamond Club. We are huge baseball fans so each table was a different MLB team and we took our photos all around the stadium. We also served baseball food like hot dogs and nachos. Photos courtesy Emily PerezFranny Guerrero, Garden Grove Married Nov. 20, 2010 Our wedding took place at Angel Stadium! All of the details were baseball themed, from the baseball roses, the vintage glove the rings were carried on, the baseball cake, to the actual ceremony, reception and getting ready all occurred at the stadium. We had it all planned out, paid for the lights to be on, for the ceremony to be at home plate (leaving all the guests in suspense). Unfortunately 11/20 is a day of rain! We were the first ceremony planned under the lights and we were rained out! I was devastated! The tears were flowing, however my soon to be husband at the time, sent be some beautiful flowers and reassured me everything would be perfect, and it was! They quickly moved our ceremony into the then Knothole Club and the show went on! We had an amazing reception in the Diamond Club and everyone had a blast. We have now been married 7 years and hope to renew our vows at 10 years, at home plate as originally planned. So get ready Angel Stadium, the Guerrero’s will be back November 20, 2020! Photos courtesy Franny Guerrero.Franny Guerrero, Garden Grove Married Nov. 20, 2010 Our wedding took place at Angel Stadium! All of the details were baseball themed, from the baseball roses, the vintage glove the rings were carried on, the baseball cake, to the actual ceremony, reception and getting ready all occurred at the stadium. We had it all planned out, paid for the lights to be on, for the ceremony to be at home plate (leaving all the guests in suspense). Unfortunately 11/20 is a day of rain! We were the first ceremony planned under the lights and we were rained out! I was devastated! The tears were flowing, however my soon to be husband at the time, sent be some beautiful flowers and reassured me everything would be perfect, and it was! They quickly moved our ceremony into the then Knothole Club and the show went on! We had an amazing reception in the Diamond Club and everyone had a blast. We have now been married 7 years and hope to renew our vows at 10 years, at home plate as originally planned. So get ready Angel Stadium, the Guerrero’s will be back November 20, 2020! Photos courtesy Franny Guerrero.Jennifer Fehr Jennifer had an Angels-themed bridal shower and went to an Angels game with her bridesmaids Photo Courtesy Jennifer Fehr.Joshua and Maxine Franks Married April 7,2017 We got married April 7th, 2017 at the old Orange County courthouse. After we got married, on a whim, we bought club loge seats to the Angels vs Mariners game and celebrated together in her wedding dress and my suit above third base. I wore my late father’s Pioneer League Championship ring the he won when he played in Idaho Falls for the Angels minor league system in 1970. The staff at Angels stadium was so kind when we arrived and found out that we were just married that they gave us a gift basket full of giveaways that we still have. The fellow fans that sat around us bought us drinks and one bought us a cheesecake yogurt to celebrate like a wedding cake. The Angels won that game 5-1 over the Mariners. It was such a wonderful experience. And we both truly believe that my father was there celebrating with us in spirit. Looking forward to another great season! Go Angels!! Photos Courtesy Joshua Franks.Jennifer Fehr Jennifer had an Angels-themed bridal shower and went to an Angels game with her bridesmaids Photo Courtesy Jennifer Fehr.Joshua and Maxine Franks Married April 7,2017 We got married April 7th, 2017 at the old Orange County courthouse. After we got married, on a whim, we bought club loge seats to the Angels vs Mariners game and celebrated together in her wedding dress and my suit above third base. I wore my late father’s Pioneer League Championship ring the he won when he played in Idaho Falls for the Angels minor league system in 1970. The staff at Angels stadium was so kind when we arrived and found out that we were just married that they gave us a gift basket full of giveaways that we still have. The fellow fans that sat around us bought us drinks and one bought us a cheesecake yogurt to celebrate like a wedding cake. The Angels won that game 5-1 over the Mariners. It was such a wonderful experience. And we both truly believe that my father was there celebrating with us in spirit. Looking forward to another great season! Go Angels!! Photos Courtesy Joshua Franks.Karen Penwarden-Alvarado, Anaheim Married Dec. 16, 2016 Our wedding reception was held at Angel Stadium! Photos courtesy Karen Penwarden-AlvaradoLacy Merrell, Orange Married Nov. 11, 2015 Lacy wore an Angels garter belt at her nuptials. Photo courtesy Lacy MerrellLorelei, Winchester Married June 7, 2008 We did our engagement photos at Angels stadium. We used the photos in a book that guests signed at the wedding. Photos couretsy Lorelei WinchesterLorelei, Winchester Married June 7, 2008 We did our engagement photos at Angels stadium. We used the photos in a book that guests signed at the wedding. Photos couretsy Lorelei WinchesterMariana Antunez Married May 7, 2011 Our first time we hung out together was a group event at Angel Stadium – Pennant playoffs with the Minnesota twins back in 2002. The year the Angels won the world series. Several Spring Training years later, we decided to make it permanent. Fast forward to May 7, 2011: We were married in our Angels’ gear at home with our children, family and baseball family in attendance. We rented a large suite at the stadium for our guests and celebrated the evening while watching our favorite team. Angels baseball was our common thread that brought us together. Our wedding day was full of great memories. The only regret was not having rented (2) suites and invited more people! Photos courtesy Mariana AntunezMariana Antunez Married May 7, 2011 Our first time we hung out together was a group event at Angel Stadium – Pennant playoffs with the Minnesota twins back in 2002. The year the Angels won the world series. Several Spring Training years later, we decided to make it permanent. Fast forward to May 7, 2011: We were married in our Angels’ gear at home with our children, family and baseball family in attendance. We rented a large suite at the stadium for our guests and celebrated the evening while watching our favorite team. Angels baseball was our common thread that brought us together. Our wedding day was full of great memories. The only regret was not having rented (2) suites and invited more people! Photos courtesy Mariana AntunezMariana Antunez Married May 7, 2011 Our first time we hung out together was a group event at Angel Stadium – Pennant playoffs with the Minnesota twins back in 2002. The year the Angels won the world series. Several Spring Training years later, we decided to make it permanent. Fast forward to May 7, 2011: We were married in our Angels’ gear at home with our children, family and baseball family in attendance. We rented a large suite at the stadium for our guests and celebrated the evening while watching our favorite team. Angels baseball was our common thread that brought us together. Our wedding day was full of great memories. The only regret was not having rented (2) suites and invited more people! Photos courtesy Mariana AntunezElisa and Jeff Willis on their wedding day May 24, 2013 at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, CA. Photo by Terrence Bishop.NextShow Caption1 of 50Elisa and Jeff Willis on their wedding day May 24, 2013 at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, CA. Photo by Terrence Bishop.ExpandThese couples professed their love for the Angels – and each other – at their weddingsAre you a die-hard fan of the Angels? Did you represent the Angels on your wedding day? Click here and take our survey. We would love to hear all about it.Live updates for Opening Day SHOwered and ready for a good night’s sleep. t.co read more

January 18

Hawks acquire point guard Trae Young in swap of top-5 picks

first_imgOklahoma’s Trae Young, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked fifth overall by the Dallas Mavericks during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)ATLANTA — The Atlanta Hawks have added a new floor leader to their rebuilding effort by acquiring point guard Trae Young from the Dallas Mavericks in an exchange of NBA draft picks with the Dallas Mavericks.The Hawks drafted guard Luka Doncic of Slovenia with the No. 3 overall pick and then traded rights to Doncic to Dallas for rights to Young, the No. 5 overall pick, and a 2019 first-round pick. The trade was announced at the draft.ADVERTISEMENT Schroder said in a recent interview in his native Germany he would like to be traded. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Hawks have four picks in the top 34, including three in the first round. The Hawks also have No. 19 and No. 30 picks in the first round and the No. 34 selection in the second round.The trade was not a major surprise. With so many draft picks, Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk said last week he was entertaining numerous trade offers.The Hawks, who finished last in the Eastern Conference last season, will continue their rebuilding effort with Young and first-year coach Lloyd Pierce.Mike Budenholzer was hired as Milwaukee’s new coach after reaching a mutual agreement to leave the Hawks.Young joins an Atlanta roster which returns few set starters. Forward-center John Collins showed promise as a rookie last season, and forward Taurean Prince is another young piece of the rebuilding effort. Veterans Kent Bazemore and Dwayne Dedmon are under contract for next season.ADVERTISEMENT Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial NBA Draft: Cavs select Bama’s Sexton to help convince LeBron to stay Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Young led the nation with his averages of 27.4 points and 8.7 assists for Oklahoma. The 6-foot-2 Young scored at least 40 points in four games and tied a Division I record by recording 22 assists in a game.The Hawks’ decision to acquire Young likely means veteran guard Dennis Schroder’s future with the team could be short-lived.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThis is not the first time the Hawks have quickly traded the No. 3 overall pick. In 2001, the Hawks made Pau Gasol the No. 3 overall pick and then traded his draft rights to the Memphis Grizzlies for Shareef Abdur-Rahim.Doncic was Atlanta’s highest draft pick since 2007, when center Al Horford was the No. 3 pick.center_img LATEST STORIES Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more