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June 13, 2024

The Kelce Brothers Make First Joint Investment in Garage Beer

Garage Beer, a small light beer brand from Ohio has received its most prominent endorsement yet: Travis and Jason Kelce are now investors. In announcing the news on their New Heights podcast, the superstar NFL brothers said as part-owners, they will be active in many of the company’s business decisions, including brewing, distribution, and sales. Garage Beer is currently available in 13 states, per its website. Outside of their podcast, this is the first time the Kelce brothers are “teaming up as significant owners and operators of a business.”


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Bears QB Caleb Williams Launches Investment Firm

Chicago Bears rookie Caleb Williams has yet to play a single NFL snap, but the QB is already making an impact on and off the field. Williams officially launched 888 Midas, an investment firm that will target “investments in private equity, venture capital, and real estate,” according to a Wednesday press release. After reportedly making roughly $10 million in NIL deals during his final two years at USC, Spotrac projects Williams’ rookie deal with the Bears to be a four-year, $39.5 million contract with a signing bonus of $25.5 million.

Quincy Jones to Receive Honorary Oscar Award

Quincy Jones has been nominated for seven Oscars but has never won one in his prolific, decades-long career. However, this November, the Academy’s Board of Governors will award the legendary producer with his second honorary Oscar for his advancement in art and film. He also received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1994. “Quincy Jones’ artistic genius and relentless creativity have made him one of the most influential musical figures of all time,” said Academy President Janet Yang upon the announcement.

Stephen Curry Launches New Podcast with Dad Ahead of Father's Day

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is launching a new podcast alongside his father, Dell Curry, called Heat Check. First reported by ESPN’s Marc J. Spears, the show premieres Thursday on Audible and will mostly focus on the Curry family’s journey and the biggest names in NBA history. “Really excited for this project with Steph,” Dell said to The Charlotte Observer. “We had a blast reminiscing how we got to where we are.”

Sony Acquires Alamo Drafthouse, Becomes First Studio in 75 Years to Own Movie Theater Chain

Alamo Drafthouse has a new investor — Sony Pictures announced Wednesday that it is buying the movie theater chain. Currently, Alamo is the seventh-largest movie theater chain in North America and has 35 locations throughout the US, having just closed five franchises in Texas and previously declaring for bankruptcy in 2021. The deal marks the first time in 75 years that a Hollywood studio has gotten into the theater game, following the 2020 dissolution of a DOJ statute that prevented movie studios from such investments.

Carlos Alcaraz & Rafael Nadal to be Doubles Partners at Paris Olympics

Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz will represent Spain as tennis doubles partners at the Paris Olympics, per a Wednesday announcement from the Spanish Tennis Federation. This marks the first time the newly crowned winner of Roland-Garros and the 14-time clay champion will play alongside each other. Nadal owns Olympic gold medals in singles (2008) and doubles (2016 with Marc López), while Alcaraz will be making his Olympic debut. Both will also participate in singles play.