Want to see a website that looks like it was created in 1990, replete with graphics that look like a 5-year old created and background music that you cannot turn on/off? Well here you go. That website is the home of Fireworks Sports Marketing, the brainchild of sports agent Tara Modlin. At least the company’s Facebook Page has no music. That Facebook Page describes Fireworks Sports Marketing as “a New York-based sports and entertainment marketing firm with a large focus in talent management and event production in the sport of figure skating.”
One of the events that Modlin produced in the sport of figure skating was “Stars, Stripes, and Skates” put on by The Heritage Foundation of 9/11. On July 23, 2011, Candace M. Giove of the New York Post wrote that New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is looking into Modlin’s actions after the New York Post earlier published a report that her nonprofit did not send any money to 9/11 victims.
Only a week prior to Candace M. Giove’s write-up, Tara Modlin posted the following message on the Stars, Stripes, and Skates website:
Modlin claims that the New York Post has engaged in a smear campaign against her and The Heritage Foundation. Modlin has retained New York attorney Charlene Verkowitz as her legal counsel with regards to any matter with the New York Post. She also wrote a letter dated July 4, 2011, which was published on the Stars, Stripes, and Skates website.
I have no intention of taking anyone’s side with regards to this pending matter; however, I do hope, for Modlin’s sake that the following remains her favorite song.