National Basketball Retired Players Association to celebrate 25th Anniversary Festivities in NOLA for 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend
CHICAGO, ILL. – The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA), the official Association comprised of NBA, ABA, WNBA and Harlem Globetrotters, will mark its 25th anniversary at the NBRPA’s 18th annual NBA All-Star weekend celebration in New Orleans, LA, February 17-19.
The All-Star Weekend has grown into an incredible mid-season fan opportunity and sporting event featuring the league’s top rising players. This year’s event will honor the 25-year anniversary of the founding of the NBRPA, which helped former players gain important pension, healthcare and other benefits.
"I look forward to once again welcoming the NBRPA family to New Orleans for All-Star Weekend 2017,” said NBRPA President & CEO Arnie D. Fielkow. "The City of New Orleans will always hold a special place in my and our organization’s heart and we look forward to hosting a number of fun and enjoyable events.”
National Basketball Retired Players Association and chapters from around the country to host Youth Clinic & Meetings in New Orleans this week
The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA), the only alumni association comprised of former NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA players, will join chapter leaders from around the country to host annual meetings and a community youth clinic at the new NORDC Sanchez Multi-Purpose Center in New Orleans. As part of this very special event with NBRPA chapter leaders, over 14 former NBA standouts will be working with local youth along with officials from the NBRPA including former New Orleans City Council President and current President & CEO of the NBRPA Arnie Fielkow.
Chapters from Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Orlando, Phoenix, Chicago, Detroit, Miami, New York, Dallas and Las Vegas will convene in New Orleans for Sports Business Annual Meetings will serve to plan the NBRPA’s and Chapters 2016 international and domestic charitable efforts as well as strengthening programs that help former players transition to a successful life after basketball.
Details of this special Youth Clinic event are as follows:
Chef Leah Chase & Saints Great Joe Horn to be honored by National Basketball Retired Players Association at Legends Fantasy Weekend in Connecticut
CHICAGO – The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA), the only alumni association comprised of former NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA players, will mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina by honoring two greats symbolic of the city’s recovery: Chef Leah Chase and Saints Wide Receiver Joe Horn.
NBRPA CEO Arnie Fielkow, a former New Orleans Council President, said the non-profit sports organization, wanted to include these New Orleans legends at its largest philanthropic fundraiser – the Legends of Basketball Fantasy Weekend – at Mohegan Sun, November 20-22, in Connecticut as a broader tribute to leadership.
“This is a special weekend for our organization. It not only gives fans a chance to meet Legends and see excellent college basketball, but this weekend is also an opportunity to celebrate those who have made a difference by inspiring others. Our NBA Legends did that on the court; Ms. Chase and Mr. Horn did that in their own fields,” said CEO Fielkow.