Player Engagement Programs
Four-day financial education program kicks off next week in Florida
Forty-three members of the NFL family, including 28 current and former NFL players, will take part in the second annual NFL Personal Finance Camp in Fort Lauderdale, FL next week (April 4-7). Green Bay Packers LB JULIUS PEPPERS, Chicago Bears S Antrel Rolle and Detroit Lions LB STEPHEN TULLOCH are among the players taking part in the four-day financial education program (see below for full list of participating players). Fifteen players will be attending with their spouses/significant others, nearly doubling the total number of participants from the inaugural event last spring.
The program, developed jointly by NFL Player Engagement, the University of Miami School of Business Administration and TD Ameritrade1, offers participants an opportunity to get an in-depth understanding of the people, investments and forces in the financial world and equips them with the knowledge and tools to help them build generational wealth and maintain long-term financial security.
"Programs like the Personal Finance Camp provide our players and their families with the resources, skills and support to achieve success in all aspects of their lives. Financial stability is critical to that success," said CHARLES WAY, NFL vice president of Player Engagement. "The Personal Finance Camp offers players the education and means to better manage their money and start to build generational wealth to secure their financial futures."
Over the course of four days, participants will receive instruction from University of Miami School of Business Administration faculty and TD Ameritrade financial professionals, as well as former NFL All-Pro DE Patrick Kerney, now the director of business development at National Fire & Casualty Investments. Program sessions will include "Building Generational Wealth," "Funding an Uncertain Lifespan," "Planning and Building Your Portfolio," and "Examining Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning." Throughout the week, participants also will have the opportunity to receive one-on-one financial planning assistance.
"We've designed the program specifically for past and current players to help them achieve long-term financial security," said DAVID LECÓN, director of executive education at the University of Miami School of Business Administration. "It is wonderful to see so many NFL players making such crucial investment in their future."
"We all face an evolving definition of retirement – one where the end of a career does not necessarily mean the end of employment," said DENISE KARKOS, chief marketing officer, TD Ameritrade. "This is especially true for many NFL players and their families, making a financial plan no longer a luxury, but a necessity. That's why we are proud to help present Personal Finance Camp for a second straight year. Through education we can help participants establish good financial habits, increase understanding and break down the barriers that stand between them and their financial goals."
This is one of several career and professional development programs NFL Player Engagement offers to current and former players and their families. More than 40 players and their significant others took part in the inaugural Business Academy last month at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.
Following is a list of participating players:
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About NFL Player Engagement
NFL Player Engagement assists players in reaching their highest potential on and off-the-field with guidance, support, and resources provided before, during, and after their NFL experiences. NFL Player Engagement works with three core audiences: Prep, Life, and Next. NFL Life (current players) and NFL Next (former players) reach more than 2,000 NFL players and spouses each year through a variety of programs and services focused on career development, financial and continuing education, as well as personal, psychological, and physical wellness. NFL Prep provides high-school and college student-athletes of all sports with tools to help them succeed in life, focused on awareness, prevention, and education. More information can be found at www.nflplayerengagement.com
About the University of Miami School of Business Administration
The University of Miami School of Business Administration is a leader in preparing individuals and organizations to excel in the complex, dynamic, and interconnected world of global business. One of 12 schools and colleges at the University of Miami, the School offers undergraduate, master's, doctoral, and executive education programs. With its location in a major center for international business, the School is acclaimed for its global perspective, student and faculty diversity, and engagement with the business community. More information about the University of Miami School of Business can be found at www.bus.miami.edu.
About TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
Millions of investors and independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) have turned to TD Ameritrade's (NYSE: AMTD) technology, people and education to help make investing and trading easier to understand and do. Online or over the phone. In a branch or with an independent RIA. First-timer or sophisticated trader. Our clients want to take control, and we help them decide how - bringing Wall Street to Main Street for more than 40 years. An official sponsor of the 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, as well as an official sponsor of the National Football League, TD Ameritrade has time and again been recognized as a leader in investment services. Please visit TD Ameritrade's newsroom or www.amtd.com for more information.
1 Brokerage services provided by TD Ameritrade, Inc., member FINRA (www.FINRA.org) /SIPC (www.SIPC.org).
Catherine Boyle, NFL
Jeff Heebner, University of Miami School of Business Administration
Beth Evegan, TD Ameritrade