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RETIRED PLAYERS CONGRESS ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH GATEWAY FINANCIAL ADVISORS

The Retired Players Congress is pleased to announce a new business partnership with Gateway Financial Advisors. This partnership provides free hands-on assistance to retired players who want to help structuring the best financial options for them and their families. In addition to the usual range of financial services, Gateway is offering opportunities for retired players to enter the financial services industry as owners, advisors, brokers, and representatives. Gateway Financial Advisors is a nation-wide, full-service financial marketing organization.

This unique business arrangement furthers the Retired Players Congress mission of creating income-producing opportunities for players that will augment their pensions and enhance their post-career financial opportunities. Gateway Financial Advisors, founded in 2000, is a privately owned company based in California. They offer a full range of services, including financial planning, investment advice, asset management, insurance, and employee benefits through nationally recognized companies and agencies. They customize financial strategies that help players maximize their wealth, protect their assets, and plan for the future.

RPC Chairman, Bob Grant, stated: “I’m not interested in working with anyone looking to take advantage of our players. We have fought long and hard to get where we are today. As former players we know that we are financial targets. Everyone is looking to sell us ‘something.’ At the Congress, our goal is to connect players with companies that recognize players are not individual piggy banks to be exploited. Former players like everyone else are looking for opportunities that add financial value for them and their loved ones.”

Shane Westhoelter, the founder and CEO of Gateway Financial Advisors, remarked: “I have spent a lifetime working to build a reputable financial services company. I know first-hand the challenges of building and maintaining financial stability - both individually and as a company owner. We have a team of outstanding professionals at Gateway. As a lifelong sports fan, businessman, and family man, I am honored to work with the Retired Players Congress and the community of retired players to help them achieve financial independence.”

About the Retired Players Congress.

The Retired Players Congress is the official business consortium of retired NFL players and their families. RPC’s primary mission is to create income-producing opportunities in the private sector for the entire 20,000 plus member retired NFL player community. The Congress identifies, develops, and provides entrepreneurial and other income-producing opportunities in technology, finance, real estate, apparel and other private sector industries for its members. The Congress is an independently controlled and managed organization comprised solely of former NFL players and affiliates. Contact: info@retiredplayerscongress.com for more information.

About Gateway Financial Advisors, Inc.

Gateway Financial Advisors, Inc. was formed in January 2000. Prior to that Gateway operated as Shane Westhoelter and Associates Insurance Agency, formed in 1988. Today we’re a national full-service

financial marketing organization of high-level financial professionals interested in owning and operating their own business and office location. Gateway is committed to providing industry-best service, a superior portfolio of products, and unmatched expertise. Our Mission and protecting your wealth. Contact: www.GFAinvestments.com and www.GatewayIG.com

Gateway Financial Advisors, Inc. is a paid sponsor of the Retired Players Congress.

 
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Signature Jacket Program

Managed by Marv Fleming 5x SuperBowler

We are happy to announce that Marv Fleming former Green Bay Packer, Miami Dolphin business wiz is now coordinating and directing the Retired Players Congress Signature Jacket Program, the program anticipates signing 100 marquee retired players over the next twelve months. Proceeds will go to the participating players and the retired player family.

Please contact Marv Fleming at m.fleming@playerscongress.com

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Pioneer Player Check & Jacket Presented to 92-year-old NFL Great, Fred “Curly” Morrison 

The Retired Players Congress’ Pioneer Fund, is one of the special programs that we have set up to recognize and help our Players Congress members once they reach 90 years of age. The average number of these surviving players generally stands at about 75 men each year.


Please take a moment to see the pictures and video clip of our latest delivery, below, of a check and official Players Congress jacket to Fred “Curly” Morrison. 

 

Former Chicago Bear and Cleveland Brown, “Curly” Morrison, was a Rose Bowl MVP for Ohio State, the first color commentator for the NFL, founder of the Pebble Beach Legends Golf Tournament, and the fullback for the Browns in the years between Marion Motley and Jim Brown. “Curly” was also a member of the group that facilitated the sale of the Cleveland Browns to the legendary Art Modell. He has spent a lifetime quietly helping retired players who found themselves in need of a little helping hand ($$$) from time to time as well as assisting children and military veterans who were in need.

 

Thank you “Curly” for your wonderful contributions to the game and those in need. The Retired Players Congress staff and members are glad that we were able to congratulate on your 92nd year and are glad that we are now able to give you a little back in recognition of your work and life.

 

Enjoy the pictures and a short video.

 

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Players Congress Opens Discussion With Los Angeles Police Dept.

The Retired NFL Players Congress' Elders Council recently met with Los Angeles Police Department Representatives to begin work on guidelines and protocol to help citizens and police officers reduce conflicts and unnecessary confrontations via a six-point program during engagements.

 

The Players Congress will also be reaching out to other police departments around the country in the coming months.

 

Pictured (left to right) Woody Campbell, Harold Jackson, Bob Johnson Esq., Marvin Cobb, Capt. Cory Palka, Bob Grant, Anthony Davis, Joe Sweet, and Ron Brown.

Most Sincerely,

 

The Retired NFL Players Congress- Board of Directors

Retired NFL Players Congress