Business and Basketball: More Than Just A Sport
Time & Location
About the Event
Meta Marvin, founder and CEO of Wisdom Foundation and special guest join together and host
“Business an Basketball: More Than Just a Sport”
Charlotte, NC - On Saturday, February 16th, Wisdom Foundation and Heal Charlotte have
partnered with local business leaders, and some of NBA’s greatest will host a unique
opportunity for youth to learn about teamwork, business, philanthropy and entrepreneurship,
while having an educational, yet enjoyable experience, at the Great Aunt Stella Center at 926
Meta Marvin’s vision, is to infringe more than traditional thinking to future
businessmen and athletes. It’s more than basketball, it’s about the community, building
generational wealth, creating jobs and becoming well rounded community leaders.
Events will include a workshop at 6:30-7:15 pm with Kevin Butler, Ph.D and director of Pro
Player Development & Scouting W.B.D.A, Former head coach , Phoenix Mercury, WNBA
Assistant coach and Washington Wizards, NBA. Coach Butler will take time to empower and
educate the youth on the importance of making good life choices, building basketball
fundamentals, and developing skill set.
The workshop will be followed by at panel discussion from 7:30-8:30 pm with local
business owners and youth. The reception will feature: Bluz, Charlotte Hornets Buzz Official
Spokesperson and Legendary spoken word artist. The panel will focus on what it takes to mirror business with
athleticism. Being able to integrate sports. Topics will include educational requirements, health
and behavior, discipline, and civic involvement. Discussion will detail fundamentals relating to
strategic financial planning for a career in sports. Marvin “Meta” Wilson Founder of Wisdom
Foundation will facilitate the panel discussion which will also include Trevor Ruffin ( American
professional basketball player, former player in the NBA- Phoenix Suns and Philadelphia 76ers
and ABA), Leford Green (Jamaican Olympian) Jason Terrell (Educator and Executive Director of Profound Gentleman), Jorge
Millares (Executive Director of Queen City Unity) and Kathleen Janus-author of “Social Start Up
Success”, Antoinette Kerr, Author and Co-Owner of Bright and Bold Media and Daniel Sanford,
14 year old varsity player at Vance High school.
The Panel discussion will be followed by a 8:35-11:00 pm Networking Reception,with Special
guest and DJ Vendetta. Special Performance to be announced.
Media Contacts: Marvin Wilson