The NBRPA Announces Launch of the South Florida NBA Legends

The South Florida NBA Legends announces their official launch with the election of Former LA Laker Irving Thomas as the chapter President.
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June 21, 2012 - PRLog -- Miami, FL (June 12, 2012) - - The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) has officially launched a South Florida Chapter, the South Florida NBA Legends. Last month, former NBA all-stars met in a private Miami location to announce the implementation of the new South Florida Chapter. Sponsored by Hoops Sports Bar and Grill, the elite group sat down to discuss the significance of Miami being a notable target market as well as the organization’s objective to assist current players in the transition from on the court to off the court. Former Los Angeles Laker Irving Thomas, who is now a scout for the Lakers, was elected as the South Florida NBA Legends Chapter President.

Thomas reiterates that the long-term goal of this new chapter is to align with goals of the overall organization, while allowing the NBRPA access too many of South Florida’s affluent resources. The South Florida NBA Legends plan to organize multiple fundraisers and programs to benefit its members, supporters, and the surrounding communities, in addition to establishing a strong and unique presence throughout South Florida. With plans underway, the organization anticipates launching their first of many events next month.

The 501(c) organization has contracted iOWNpr who will act as PR and Marketing counsel to the new chapter, and Mike Simon of Simon & Sigalos LLP, who has committed to building transitions of excellence and providing quality legal. The chapter will hold bi-monthly meetings with board members to organize and implement chapter proceedings.

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About the NBRPA:
Nearly 20 years old, the NBRPA provides a host of programs, services and benefits designed to help retired basketball players and their families successfully navigate life after the game. In support of its membership, the NBRPA proactively offers a full menu of education, health, finance and career/life transition benefits to retired basketball players and their families. Working in conjunction with the NBA and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), the NBRPA’s membership promotes basketball and enhances the sport’s image by building community relationships and fostering support for charitable activities and philanthropic events with a connection to the game. By playing in the NBA, ABA or with the Harlem Globetrotters, NBRPA members helped build the game of basketball and – through the distinction of an on-court professional career at the sport’s highest levels – remain ambassadors to the game for life.  NBRPA members embody the game long after taking the court professionally and put their notoriety to positive use as spokespersons and conduits of good will in the basketball community.

Founded in 1992 by NBA Legends Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Archie Clark, Dave Cowens and Oscar Robertson, the NBRPA is a non-profit association comprised of former professional basketball players of the NBA, ABA and Harlem Globetrotters.  

About the iOWNpr:
iOWNPr is a full service public relations, management, and business strategy consulting agency. We pride ourselves on the diversity of our client roster, with experience including the NBA, Universal Music Group, AT&T, Mercedes Benz NY Fashion Week, NASA, YMCA, Ohio Lottery Commission, and an array of other national corporations, special events, consumer brands, high-profile individuals, and government agencies. Our experienced team of passionate communication strategists, supports clients’ visions while effectively communicating their message within the sought after markets.  We attribute our success to not only our managements' over 20 year experience in the field of PR, marketing, entertainment, journalism, and business, but also our rich relationships with members of the media and industry decision-makers. iOWNpr is headquartered in Miami, FL and have affiliate offices in Houston and New York, with proven success in markets all over the United States.
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