National Basketball Retired Players Association holds fantasy weekend


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The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) held a wildly successful Legends of Basketball Fantasy Weekend at Mohegan Sun, April 24-27.

The NBRPA and basketball legends Bill Russell, Rick Barry, Otis Birdsong, Jim Calhoun, Dave Cowens, Darryl Dawkins, Alex English, George Gervin, Jojo White, Robert Horry, Micheal Ray Richardson, Chamique Holdsclaw and many more converged on Mohegan Sun for a weekend of exciting events Thursday, April 24 through Sunday, April 27 as part of the Legends of Basketball Fantasy Weekend.

Three days of basketball action began Thursday, April 24 with the start of the Legends of Basketball Fantasy Camp. From Friday through Sunday, fantasy campers rubbed shoulders with the greatest players of all-time and compete on-the-court in an all-inclusive fantasy camp at Mohegan Sun Arena with basketball legends Barry, Cowens, English, Gervin, Dawkins, Birdsong and Richardson.

On Friday, April 25 the Legends of Basketball Fantasy Weekend saw the Legends step off of the court and into the casino to compete with guests for a $50,000 prize pool during the Mohegan Sun Blackjack Tournament. An NBRPA Member took the grand prize of $20,000.

On the evening of Saturday, April 26, Mohegan Sun hosted the Legends of Basketball Philanthropy Awards Gala honoring 11-time NBA Champion Russell, 3-time NCAA men’s basketball champion Jim Calhoun, 8-time NCAA women’s basketball champion Pat Summitt and sports philanthropist Dr. Richard Lapchick for their legacies on and off the court. The well-attended event also included a delightful keynote address from Wolf Blitzer.

The Legends of Basketball Fantasy Weekend was a charitable event to raise funds for the NBRPA’s Dave DeBusschere Scholarship Fund and other charitable partners.

As part of the philanthropic weekend, the NBRPA’s Legends of Basketball also conducted a free youth basketball and life skills clinic for the local community.

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