Liverpool Execs Attend Memorial Event Ahead Of Friendly In Charlotte

August 2014

SportsBusiness Daily
By Adam Stern, Staff Writer
Published August 1, 2014

As part of the club's community outreach efforts during its U.S. tour, EPL club Liverpool Chief Commercial Officer Billy Hogan and team ambassador Robbie Fowler on Friday attended a luncheon at the Charlotte Convention Center for the Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage. The foundation was created in honor of Jamie Kimble, an N.C. native and Liverpool fan who was murdered in a domestic violence incident in '12. The event, which had around 200 people in attendance, featured Hogan and Fowler being interviewed by SportsBusiness Journal/Daily Exec Editor Abe Madkour during a short Q&A session before Kimble's parents spoke about the foundation's ongoing efforts to eradicate domestic violence.

Liverpool is in Charlotte for their int'l friendly at BofA Stadium, and Kimble's father, Charlotte Deputy City Manager Ron Kimble, helped bring the Liverpool execs to the event to tie together the foundation's outreach with his daughter's love for the club. Also in attendance were Hornets President & COO Fred Whitfield and VP & General Counsel Joe Pierce, and MLL Charlotte Hounds President & Managing Partner Jim McPhilliamy.

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