September 9, 2013

Annual event to be held at Club Med’s Sandpiper Bay Resort in Port St. Lucie, Sept. 20-22

The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA), the only Association comprised of NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA alumni, will host its annual Legends World Sports Conference in South Florida at Club Med’s Sandpiper Resort in Port St. Lucie, Sept. 20-22. The 2013 Legends World Sports Conference is presented by Wells Fargo. Other participating partners are Professional Athlete Franchise Initiative powered by FranNet, Florida International University Health, Choice One Mobile, Retired Professional Athlete Group, Trilogy, DirtySixer Bikes, EarQ, Northern Trust, Florida A&M University, O’Happy Day Travel, Thuzio, Something Inked, Boston’s Pizza, CKE Restaurants, Del Taco, East Coast Wings, Massage Heights, Zaxby’s and Miss Jessie’s.

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. More than 200 former professional basketball players and their guests will attend and participate in the conference. Media wishing to cover the conference or connect with former professional basketball players may contact Paul Corliss at 917-621-5744 or

“True to Club Med’s reputation, Sandpiper Bay is a sparkling resort known for first-rate amenities and  customer service,” said NBRPA President & CEO Arnie D. Fielkow. “The 2013 Legends World Sports Conference promises to be a weekend chock-full of idea-sharing, philanthropy, fraternization and fun in the South Florida sun.”

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. A visit to Children’s Hospital in Miami by NBRPA Members will also take place the morning of September 19.

Conference workshop sessions will feature industry experts covering a variety of relevant topics, including Jobs in Sports, Finance, Career Transition, Continuing Education, Professional Speaking & Broadcasting, Social Media, Health & Wellness, Networking, Franchise Opportunities and more.