This year, the workshops will include:
Branding Your Likeness, Strengthening Your Marriage, Life Phases: Are You Ready? An Interactive Approach for Retired Players, Developing/Expanding Board Options in Your Career, Building a Career in Broadcasting, Basketball Career Opportunities with Ultimate Hoops, Time To Get Checked, Paid Professional Speaking and The Playbook for Networking.
VoiceAmerica President Jeffrey Spenard stated “We are very enthusiastic for this year’s line-up of former NBA athletes and NBRPA members. Our team will create, produce, and distribute this valuable content which we believe is informative and educational to current players, NBRPA members, conference attendees, and our online audience alike.” Mr. Spenard continued “VoiceAmerica is proud to develop compelling content at this year’s Legends World Sports Conference, which we believe transcends this global sport, and make it available to our global audience.”
Matt Fish, former NBA Player and Arizona Chapter President of the NBRPA, commented “Following our successful 2016 NBA All-Star Event in Toronto we were thrilled to again collaborate with VoiceAmerica.TV on this special event.” Mr. Fish added, “The 8th Annual Legends World Sports Conference is our largest and most exciting event of the year and are eager to deliver the message of the NBRPA via the VoiceAmerica broadcast platform. Please tune into the Rebound TV channel on VoiceAmerica.TV for interviews with NBRPA members, current players, special guests, and celebrities!”
The workshops will include a variety of renowned speakers and professionals including Dr. Corey Hebert, Carolyn Moos, Big Ten Network producers Quentin Carter, Lamont Mims and Stephen Bardo, School Yard All Stars’ Dane Jensen and Nicolas McRae, John Thomas, Thurl Bailey, Mark Eaton, Chasity Melvin, Jimmelle Dee Melvin, Jon Harris, Glenn Sugiyama, UNLV Men’s Head Basketball Coach Marvin Menzies, Gwendolyn Bell, Eddie Gill, Joseph Frank, Susan Inwood, Larry Stybel, Coach Mo Morris Michalski and Dave Lower.
The conference begins on Sunday, July 17 and will provide a variety of events for members to partake in. Registration will take place in the Legends Lounge from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Heart screening exams will be held throughout the day for local Las Vegas members only and EarQ will have Hearing Testings available to all members from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. These great programs will lead up until the night when at 5:30 p.m. NBRPA staff, members, and guests will convene for the Opening Press Conference and Legends Welcome Reception. Following the conference and reception, the NBRPA will host an exclusive private screening of Full Court: The Spencer Haywood Story. The film chronicles Hall of Famer and NBRPA member Spencer Haywood and takes a look at Haywood’s personal and professional struggles along with the civil rights struggles of the time.
About The National Basketball Retired Players Association
The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is comprised of former professional basketball players from the NBA, ABA, WNBA and Harlem Globetrotters. It is a 501(c) 3 organization with a mission to develop, implement and advocate a wide array of programs to benefit its members, supporters and the community. The NBRPA was founded in 1992 by basketball legends Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Archie Clark, Dave Cowens and Oscar Robertson. The NBRPA works in direct partnerships with the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association. Arnie D. Fielkow is the President and CEO, and the NBRPA Board of Directors includes Chairman of the Board Thurl Bailey, Vice Chairman Dwight Davis, Treasurer Eldridge Recasner, Secretary Nancy Lieberman, Rick Barry, James Donaldson, Mike Glenn, Spencer Haywood, LaRue Martin Jr., David Naves, Johnny Newman and Casey Shaw.
About The Legends World Sports Conference
8th Annual Legends World Sports Conference (LWSC)! The conference will take place July 17-19 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The LWSC is widely recognized as the premier gathering of its kind for former professional basketball players, the Legends World Sports Conference (LWSC) is the NBRPA’s annual retreat for members and partners to learn, network and unite in community service as well as attend seminars to help them transition to life after professional play. During the LWSC members gain knowledge and industry insights on technology, broadcasting, public speaking, health and wellness, wealth management, entrepreneurial business, coaching, career in sports, career transition, continuing education, social media, philanthropic fundraising and more.
About Rebound Magazine
Rebound Magazine is the official magazine of the NBRPA. Approved unanimously by the organization’s Board of Directors and approved by the NBA in 2012, the magazine reaches an affluent audience of current and former players, team executives, team owners and fans. Rebound Magazine reaches over 250,000 elite readers and grows each issue. Readers include Current and Former NBA, WNBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotter players, NBA and team executives, NBA team owners and NBA Season Ticket Holders.
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