February 9, 2017

The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is proud to partner with Wintrust at the organization’s 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend celebration in New Orleans, Louisiana, from February 17-19. Throughout the weekend, Wintrust will host a multitude of special events including the Welcome to New Orleans Meet and Greet and Legends Welcome Reception.

Wintrust is a financial services company providing personalized financial solutions including personal banking, wealth management, business banking, franchise finance, mortgage and real estate. Wintrust offers clients free ATM services, nationwide. With 25 years of experience, Wintrust is ready and available to offer their knowledge and expertise to NBRPA members.

“The Wintrust partnership has provided personal and business investment, banking, mortgage and lending solutions to NBRPA players and spouses,” said Wintrust Vice President of Investments Kristin Beal. “We have supported NBRPA chapter events and member fundraisers and look forward to supporting the organization during its 25 year anniversary festivities during the NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans.”

NBRPA members interested in franchising can also speak to Wintrust officials. Wintrust offers vital tools for franchise owners to help them with long-term business needs, business day-to-day operations and personal financial goals. Tools such as treasury management, liquidity services, Wintrust Loan Capital Markets and wealth services can help provide members with the valued insight needed to keep their franchise performing at a high level.

Along with the Meet and Greet and Legends Welcome Reception, Wintrust will also be stationed at the NBRPA Legends Lounge at the DoubleTree Hotel to greet members and provide them with information and items. On Friday, Wintrust will have a special iPad giveaway at the Lounge for members who sign up for the chance to win. Wintrust will also participate in the Masquerade Luncheon with the NBRPA and National Basketball Wives Association at Antoine’s Restaurant.

Members can visit for more information about their services or contact Kristin Beal at 312-373-1161 or or Brian Brown at 773-883-4170 or Members can also contact NBRPA Senior Vice President of Partnership and Business Development, Scott Rochelle at 847-736-1328 or for more information.

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.

About Wintrust
Wintrust Financial Corporation (Wintrust) is a financial services holding company based in Rosemont, Illinois. The Company engages in the business of providing traditional community banking services, commercial banking, wealth management services, commercial insurance premium financing, life insurance premium financing, mortgage origination, short-term accounts receivable financing, and certain administrative services, such as data processing of payrolls, billing and treasury management services. The Company provides community-oriented, personal and commercial banking services to customers.

Securities, Insurance Products, Financial Planning, and Investment Management Services are offered through Wayne Hummer Investments, LLC (Member FINRA/SIPC), founded in 1931. Trust and Investment Management services offered by The Chicago Trust Company, N.A. and Great Lakes Advisors, LLC, respectively. Investment products such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds are not insured by the FDIC or any federal government agency, not bank guaranteed or a bank deposit, and may lose value.