May 4, 2012

The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA), the only Association comprised of NBA, ABA and Harlem Globetrotters alumni, will host its annual Legends World Sports Conference for members in New Orleans on August 17-19. 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 share ideas, network and learn from one another. Registration information will be sent to NBRPA Members in early June.

“As the former President for the New Orleans City Council and Executive Vice President of the New Orleans Saints, the Crescent City is obviously a place I hold dear to my heart and I can promise our members and partners a truly unique world class event,” said NBRPA Chief Executive Officer Arnie D. Fielkow. “The 2012 Legends World Sports Conference promises to be a weekend chock-full of idea-sharing, philanthropy, fraternization and fun.”

The historic Royal Sonesta Hotel – located on Bourbon Street in the heart of the French Quarter – will host the 2012 LWSC. All members attending the conference will receive two complimentary room nights from the NBRPA at the Royal Sonesta, a timeless landmark hotel that offers quick access to everything New Orleans has to offer. Members in attendance will also receive a host of all-inclusive entertainment, dining and learning opportunities.

Conference workshop sessions will feature industry experts covering a variety of relevant topics, including Franchising Opportunities, Jobs in Sports, Finance, Career Transition, Continuing Education, Speakers Bureaus, Social Media, Health & Wellness, Starting a Charitable Foundation and more. The NBRPA also has a host of unique, hands-on philanthropic events planned to help give back in New Orleans, including a charity fishing rodeo, a health-related event and a special youth basketball clinic in the Hurricane Katrina-ravaged Ninth Ward.

The agenda won’t just be limited to activities at the Royal Sonesta, as the NBRPA has booked an excursion on the Mississippi River as part of a steamboat cruise, multiple city tours and a casino party for conference attendees. Additional opportunities for recreation include dinners at renowned New Orleans restaurants and home-grown jazz and blues concerts.

Beginning in early June, NBRPA Members may register for the 2012 Legends World Sports Conference HERE.