Sat, Feb 16 | Great Aunt Stella Center

Business and Basketball: More Than Just A Sport

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Business and Basketball:  More Than Just A Sport

Time & Location

Feb 16, 2019, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204, USA

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

Elizabeth Ave.

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

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