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Streetsmart Salesman Goes
Global in China!
We have truly gone global now! The Street-Smart Salesman is thrilled to be the subject of an
8-page spread in the April/7th Anniversary issue of ChinaSELF, a Conde Nast magazine that is the biggest selling
women's magazine in the country. We had a great time researching and answering the dozen or so interview questions
they sent, including how to get a man! The editor sent these pix today along with a note reporting that "our
readers are so fooooooooooond of your words." Surely he meant, "sooooooooo fond." And the Salesman is so fond of
Anthony Belli to Receive
Austin Ahmed Award by CCNY Athletics
Anthony Belli (CCNY Class of 57') will receive the Austin Ahmed Lifetime
Service Award in appreciation to an individual for lifelong dedication, support and service to the
City College Athletic Program.
Anthony will be honored at CCNY's Athletics Awards
Banquet on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 at 5:30pm.
Congratulations Anthony! Go
Anthony Belli Receives Mark Asa Abbott Award for
So proud to announce that I have been selected to be
this year's recipient of the Mark Asa Abbott Award for Service to Alma Mater,
my CCNY. The award is in memory of a varsity Hall of Famer.
I've been looking into Mark's history and found a
single entry online. Known as "Ace" Goldstein, maybe for his shooting ability, he was born
Morris Goldstein in the Bronx in 1917, Mark played 3 years at forward in the 1930s under
legendary coach Nat Holman, who, according to the CCNY website, "introduced a street-smart style" of
basketball at CCNY, that became known as the "city game." So I guess it's safe to say that
Mark Asa Abbott played a street-smart game. Nice connection; me, too!
Mark played 10 years for the Jersey Reds in the first
professional basketball league, the ABL. [http://www.jewsinsports.org/profile.asp?sport=basketball&ID=457].
Holman brought his street-smart style to professional basketball and changed the game
forever over an 80-year career. Incredible. It's such a great honor to receive this