2013 Legends World Sports Conference

The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) will host its annual Legends World Sports Conference in South Florida at Club Med’s Sandpiper Resort in Port St. Lucie, Sept. 20-22. Presented by Wells Fargo and widely recognized as the premiere 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.


Located in Port St. Lucie, just a short drive from Miami or Orlando, Sandpiper Bay is a 216-acre resort ideal for active families seeking gourmet dining, premium beverages and a wide array of sports on land and water. The Club Med all-inclusive resort is located on the east coast of Florida and stretches along the lush vegetation of the St Lucie River, between Miami and Orlando, and only a 30-minute drive from West Palm Beach. NBRPA Members attending the 2013 LWSC receive a complimentary hotel room as part of membership and may take advantage of Sandpiper Bay’s first-rate golf and tennis facilities, while also receiving a host of all-inclusive entertainment, dining and learning opportunities.

The NBRPA will give back to Florida youth with basketball clinics in nearby Orlando and Miami as part of its Full Court Press: Prep for Success program on Sept. 21 and 28, respectively. Details for a potential Legends Care Charity Golf tournament will be announced in the near future. Conference workshop sessions will feature industry experts covering a variety of relevant topics, including Jobs in Sports, Finance, Career Transition, Continuing Education, Appearance/Speaking Opportunities, Social Media, Health & Wellness, Charitable Foundations and more.

The 2013 Legends World Sports Conference will be held at ClubMed’s Sandpiper Bay Resort in Port St. Lucie, Fla. As a ClubMed property, Sandpiper Bay is an all-inclusive resort (food/beverage/lodging) and guests are charged on a per-person basis.


With ClubMed’s policies in mind, all NBRPA Members in good-standing for 2013 are eligible for all-inclusive (food/beverage) accommodations at Sandpiper Bay for two nights – Sept. 20-21 – as part of the Legends World Sports Conference. At the Member’s request, the NBRPA will accommodate one additional guest with all-inclusive accommodations at Sandpiper Bay during the conference.

Any costs for additional guests would be incurred by the Member. For information on booking additional guests or room nights at Sandpiper Bay, please directly contact our official travel concierge for the 2013 Legends World Sports Conference:


The closest airport to the Sandpiper Bay Resort in Port St. Lucie, Fla. is Palm Beach International Airport. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is also within 90 minutes of Port St. Lucie.

The NBRPA strongly recommends booking airfare through our official travel concierge for the 2013 Legends World Sports Conference:

"O Happy Day" Tours & Travel Agency
Office: 559-732-3236
Mobile: 559-827-9013

Darlean McClure, CEO of "O Happy Day" Tours & Travel Agency, is an official partner of the NBRPA and made a charitable contribution to our association in support of former professional basketball players and their families. The agency will assist all members as they book air and ground travel for the 2013 Legends World Sports Conference.


The NBRPA recommends exploring a number of options as far as ground transportation from Palm Beach International Airport or Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

CLICK HERE to explore the NBRPA's discount rental car programs

CLICK HERE for Palm Beach International Airport's Ground Transportation Guide