Legends of Basketball Jalen Rose, Lenny Wilkens, Rick Barry, John Starks, Calvin Murphy, Spencer Haywood, Teresa Weatherspoon and more to participate
The NBRPA and basketball legends Jalen Rose, Lenny Wilkens, Rick Barry, John Starks, Gene Keady, Dave Cowens, Calvin Murphy, Spencer Haywood, Teresa Weatherspoon, and Jo Jo White are set to converge on Mohegan Sun for a three-day weekend of exciting events Friday, November 20 through Sunday, November 22 as part of the Legends of Basketball Fantasy Weekend. Other non-basketball luminaries will also be honored including USTA President Katrina Adams and New Orleans post-Katrina heroes Saints Wide Receiver Joe Horn and legendary Chef Leah Chase.
Three days of basketball action begins Friday, November 20 with the Hall of Fame Tip Off Banquet. On Saturday, November 21, the annual men’s college tip-off tournament hosted by the Basketball Hall of Fame begins featuring eight NCAA Division I college programs: Purdue, Florida, St. Joseph’s, Old Dominion, Buffalo, Niagara, North Carolina A&T and Vermont. Throughout the day, fantasy campers will have a chance to rub shoulders with the basketball legends while watching the stars of tomorrow. The night ends with he NBRPA’s Legends Philanthropy Awards Gala, featuring a star-studded line-up of remarkable players who made the game faster and more exciting. The weekend concludes Sunday, November 22 with the final round of the Hall of Fame tip-off tournament.
“This annual event provides a look behind the curtain at the lives of former athletes like me that are making a difference in life after the game”, said former NBA great and NBRPA ambassador Jalen Rose.
“The NBRPA is very much looking forward to its second annual Legends Fantasy Weekend and to honoring some of the country’s greatest athletes and other civic leaders for their contributions both on and off the playing court,” said NBRPA President & CEO Arnie D. Fielkow. “Thank you to Mohegan Sun for again hosting us and being such a great partner for this annual event.”
The Legends of Basketball Fantasy Weekend is a charitable event to raise funds for the NBRPA’s Dave DeBusschere Scholarship Fund and other charitable partners. This amazing weekend will honor philanthropists and legends from the world of sports, while raising funds for the children and grandchildren of professional basketball players to have access to higher education.
The package event includes meet-and-greets with the Legends, VIP receptions and other one-of-a-kind interactions with professional sports icons. Tables to the Awards Gala on November 21 start at just $2000. An individual reserved-seating ticket for the gala is $250. Weekend VIP packages start $5000.
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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 & CEO, and the NBRPA Board of Directors includes Chairman of the Board Thurl Bailey, Vice Chairman Dwight Davis, Treasurer Marvin Roberts, Secretary Nancy Lieberman, Past Chairman Robert A. (Bob) Elliott, Rick Barry, James Donaldson, Mike Glenn, Spencer Haywood, LaRue Martin Jr., Johnny Newman and Eldridge Recasner.
About Mohegan Sun
Owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, like on Pinterest and view us on YouTube.