Ultimate Hoops, National Basketball Retired Players Association Form Partnership




National Basketball Retired Players Association Partners with Ultimate Hoops to continue encouraging members to “Never Retire”


CHICAGO, Ill. / CHANHASSEN, Minn. (January 20, 2016) – The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA), the only national association comprised of NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA alumni, today announced plans to partner with Ultimate Hoops, a one-of-a-kind recreational basketball league and skills training company, within Life Time Athletic and Life Time Fitness destinations across the country.

Through the partnership, members of the NBRPA have the opportunity to work with Ultimate Hoops on basketball-related career opportunities by providing expert training advice and coaching to Life Time members in more than 22 U.S. and Canadian markets, including Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ontario and Texas.

“The Ultimate Hoops partnership aligns perfectly within our dual mission to serve former players and the community at large,” said Scott Rochelle, NBRPA Vice President of Membership, Player and Chapter Development. “Ultimate Hoops gives our membership a unique opportunity to stay engaged in the game they love while bringing their expertise to young and old.”

Ultimate Hoops will look to hire NBRPA members as part of its Ultimate Hoops Training team to provide one-on-one and group basketball training for its youth and adult members. In addition, NBRPA members may have the opportunity to host local camps or clinics in their name providing education, preparation and training.

“’Never Retire’ is the mission that drives each and every person involved in Ultimate Hoops,” said John Thomas, former NBA player, current NBRPA member and National Manager of Ultimate Hoops Training and Corporate Basketball. “I’m excited for our platform to connect former professional players with Life Time members.  Not only will it provide former players with opportunities to stay involved with the game, it also provides members with the ultimate basketball experience because they’ll be trained by the best!”

For a full list of all of the alumni involved in NBPRA, visit www.legendsofbasketball.com/alumni

For more information on the program, please contact Scott Rochelle, Vice President of Membership, Player and Chapter Development at (312) 913 – 9400 or srochelle@legendsofbasketball.com. More information on Ultimate Hoops can be found at uhlife.com or www.facebook.com/ultimatehoops


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 Marvin Roberts, Secretary Nancy Lieberman, Past Chairman Robert A. (Bob) Elliott, Rick Barry, James Donaldson, Mike Glenn, Spencer Haywood, La Rue Martin Jr., Johnny Newman and Eldridge Recasner.

About Ultimate Hoops

Ultimate Hoops delivers one-of-a-kind basketball leagues, skills trainings and education with a mission to inspire players to never retire from the game. Ultimate Hoops delivers it products in more than 100 Life Time destinations in 22 markets in North America. Since its start in 2006, Ultimate Hoops has become the largest national recreational basketball league in the U.S. In 2014, Ultimate Hoops launched their basketball training products including private and small group training, and camps and clinics with plans to expand their services to 80 Life Time destinations by the end of 2016.

About Life TimeSM, The Healthy Way of Life Company

Life Time is a privately held, comprehensive health and lifestyle company that offers a personalized and scientific approach to long-term health and wellness. Through its portfolio of distinctive resort-like destinations, athletic events and corporate health services, the Healthy Way of Life Company helps members achieve their goals every day with the support of a team of dedicated professionals and an array of proprietary health assessments. As of January 12, 2016 the company operates 119 centers in 26 states and 35 major markets under the LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC® brands in the United States and Canada. Additional information is available at www.lifetimefitness.com