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March 30, 2015

Inside Jeff Goodman’s NCAA Tournament “Marathon Man” experience

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN
ESPN College Basketball Insider Jeff Goodman has been all over the NCAA Division I Men’s Championship like a full-court press. To kick off the tournament, Goodman completed an ambitious four-state, four-day trip covering four different teams as the NCAA tournament’s first full weekend started.
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Tags: ESPN, NCAA
March 19, 2015

ESPN’s Andy Katz Follows President Obama’s NCAA Bracket Predictions from the White House to the Smithsonian

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN

For seven years, a visit to the White House has been one rite of spring for ESPN.com senior basketball writer Andy Katz. He’s had the unique distinction of unveiling President Barack Obama’s bracket predictions for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships on SportsCenter.

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February 20, 2015

Kevin Costner’s Long Relationship with Disney Endures with 'McFarland, USA'

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN
Actor Kevin Costner’s latest film role, starring as inspirational high school coach Jim White in McFarland, USA, opening today, continues his long relationship with The Walt Disney Company.
January 28, 2015

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Takes Steps Towards an Eco-Friendly Future

By Rachel Green, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Last week, the Disneyland Resort was honored with a Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award, California’s highest environmental honor, for waste-reduction efforts. The program distinguishes organizations that are leaders in environmental stewardship and that make notable efforts to conserve California’s natural resources. Over the last 10 years, the Disneyland Resort has doubled the amount of waste diverted from landfills, and is working toward the long-term goal of achieving Zero Waste—a distinction already awarded to Circle D Corral at Disneyland park. In addition to recycling paper, cardboard, plastics and metal, Circle D Corral composts all animal waste, hand towels, laundry lint and coffee grounds from Disneyland Resort restaurants.
January 9, 2015

Marvel's 'Ant-Man' Teaser Trailer, Marvel and ESPN Films Announce Feature Documentary and Short Film Series, Sales Begin Soon for Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ "Ant-Man (in theaters July 17), when master thief Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Watch the brand-new teaser trailer for the film above.
November 17, 2014

Disney Donates $1 Million to Hispanic Scholarship Fund to Support Young Leaders

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Higher education is important for success in the 21st century. Students will transform tomorrow and shape our collective future. That’s why Disney is proud to support these young dreamers. This past Saturday, a $1 million donation from The Walt Disney Company to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) was announced, kicking off a three-year agreement that will create The Walt Disney Company-HSF Scholarship Program. With this generous support, Disney and HSF will provide deserving students with the opportunity of a college education.
October 27, 2014

ESPN Digital Media Reaches 94 Million Fans in September

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN
With a seamless, multi-platform experience, ESPN reaches millions of viewers and fans on their mobile devices every day. September marked new digital milestones for the network as it reached a record-setting 94 million unique visitors in the U.S. alone. In looking at last year’s totals, that’s a 29 percent increase.
August 25, 2014

Disney and ESPN Brazil Celebrate a Decade of Caravana do Esporte

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN
Disney recently joined ESPN Brazil in celebrating the 10th anniversary of Caravana do Esporte (Sports Caravan), a project created in part by ESPN and managed by the Institute of Sports and Education in close collaboration with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Brazil.

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