July 25, 2016

On the final day of the Legends World Sports Conference, Wells Fargo held an Entrepreneurs Summit for NBRPA members to teach them how to start or improve their entrepreneurships.

Members at the summit were able to hear from a panel including Pat Burke, Guy Digino, Eric McGill (representing NASA) and Mandy Antoniacci. The summit was hosted by Len Elmore.

“Entrepreneurs can create social change when their businesses and ideas reflect social change,” said Elmore.

Topics included starting businesses, trends in sports business, and more.

“Athletes have to be prepared for the game after the game,” said Mandy Antoniacci. “Think about the value you can provide to sports business trends.”

Pat Burke recollected on how he partnered with a business coach after his playing career and that helped him in starting his career as an entrepreneur.

Members found the summit to be very informative and were proud of the things Wells Fargo provides to the NBRPA.

“This is why I got into the business,” said former player and now businessman Eddie Gill. “Sitting with my peers, seeing that we sometimes didn’t make the best decisions and knowing Wells Fargo was great in helping.”

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.