ADG MONEYBALL, a first-of-its-kind event, features competition between eight (8) NBPA members’ elite travel teams plus financial literacy and NIL workshops in Washington D.C. from August 12-14, 2022.
NEW YORK, NY, August 9, 2022 – The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and the Athletic Development Group (ADG) are pleased to announce ADG MONEYBALL, an amateur basketball showcase including financial literacy and Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) workshops. The inaugural event launches in Washington D.C. from August 12-14, 2022, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The showcase will feature eight (8) 17U boys elite travel teams with NBPA member affiliations. In addition to the competition on the court and educational workshops, the NBPA Foundation will support a visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the evening of August 12. The teams will also attend dinners together throughout the weekend, one of which will include a fireside chat with Baron Davis, 2x-time NBA All-Star and current media and tech investor, and Que Gaskins, Chief Brand & Growth Officer for the NBPA and interim President of THINK450, the NBPA's innovation and content engine.
The teams competing in the showcase include:
1. K-Low Elite (Kyle Lowry)
2. Team Curry (Steph Curry)
3. Team Durant (Kevin Durant)
4. Team Melo (Carmelo Anthony)
5. Team Takeover (Victor Oladipo)
6. Team Trae Young (Trae Young)
7. Team Trezz (Montrezl Harrell)
8. Team Truth (Quinn Cook)
Games will begin on Friday, August 12 and run through Sunday, August 14. See here for the full schedule of games.
“We are thrilled to host this first-of-its-kind showcase featuring some of the outstanding travel teams of several of our members,” said Tamika Tremaglio, NBPA Executive Director. “Our players are so passionate about teaching the game to the next generation, and this showcase is about supporting their work in that space. By creating this platform with our players, we are building a unique experience for their teams to compete against one another while also providing critical educational resources — all in one of the best basketball cities in the country and my hometown, Washington D.C.!”
“This showcase is a great opportunity for these young players to prove themselves against other top talent from around the country and learn more about important topics off the court,” said Trae Young, NBPA member whose team will compete in the inaugural showcase. “To have all the teams competing affiliated with different players around the league is really special and I know I can speak for all of us when I say we will be closely following to see whose team really is the best.”
“We know it is highly critical to educate these young athletes now so that they can make informed financial decisions throughout their careers,” said Mark Jerome, Managing Partner, the Athletic Development Group (ADG). “We created and designed ADG MONEYBALL with that in mind, bringing in former players and experts to speak about financial literacy and NIL to set them up with the tools to succeed down the road."
ADG MONEYBALL is presented in partnership with Chase and with the generous support of Events DC. Additional partners include ShowBall, BodyArmor, SLAM, Legends, and BallerTV.
“We are so excited to continue our partnership with the NBPA and provide important financial literacy content to these incredible student-athletes,” said Frank Nakano, Managing Director of Sports & Entertainment Marketing at JPMorgan Chase. “Understanding the significance that financial health plays in long-term well-being, we hope our educational sessions are able to help these athletes further develop their off-the-court confidence, especially in the arena of financial literacy”
“Events DC is honored to host and support the inaugural ADG MONEYBALL event at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center,” said Ralph Morton, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Sports & Entertainment Division at Events DC. “Bringing together the nation’s top student-athletes in partnership with the NBPA and ADG combined with dynamic educational workshops is an exciting opportunity to create a valuable and enduring experience in the District. We are looking forward to presenting this elite amateur basketball tournament to the fans and our greater community from the heart of downtown Washington, DC.”
About the NBPA
The National Basketball Players Association is the union for current professional basketball players in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Established in 1954, the NBPA’s mission is to protect and support the rights and talents of our players, magnify the power of their collective will, and amplify their voices as leaders who will transcend sport and society globally.
The NBPA advocates on behalf of the best interests of all NBA players, including through the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, the filing of grievances on behalf of the players, and counseling players on benefits, educational and post-NBA career opportunities. Business opportunities are generated by THINK450, the subsidiary of the NBPA charged with managing the players’ group licensing rights.
Dedicated to preserving the legacy of its members, the NBPA Foundation provides support and assistance to persons, communities and organizations around the world that seek to improve the lives of those in need.
The Athletic Development Group (ADG) creates premier sports experiences that enhance the lives of athletes through competition and by expanding their knowledge of the keys of success. Improving outcomes for athletes, fans and partners is central to our mission.
For the athletes that participate in our platforms, we deliver a world class experience both on and off the court. From financial literacy to performing on the biggest stage, we provide life affirming and aspirational experiences that motivate athletes to strive for success beyond the game and elevate their expectations of themselves and those around them.
Our experiences enable our brand partners to authentically engage key influencers and targeted demographics to achieve their KPIs. We ensure that our brand partners’ desired outcomes are seamlessly embedded in our experiences to deliver the optimal return on investment.
Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading financial services firm based in the United States with assets of $3.8 trillion and operations worldwide. Chase serves more than 66 million American households and 5 million small businesses with a broad range of financial services, including personal banking, credit cards, mortgages, auto financing, investment advice, small business loans and payment processing. Customers can choose how and where they want to bank: More than 4,700 branches in 48 states and the District of Columbia, 16,000 ATMs, mobile, online and by phone. For more information, go to chase.com.
About Events DC
Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, delivers premier event services and flexible venues across the nation's capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District's hospitality and tourism economy that hosts more than 1.7 million visitors and generates more than $400 million annually in direct economic impact and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus (RFK Campus), including Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Festival Grounds at RFK Campus, the non-military functions of the DC Armory and the Skate Park at RFK Stadium. Stay current on the 190-acre RFK Campus Redevelopment Project at www.RFKFields.com. Events DC also built and serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. Events DC manages Gateway DC, R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center and Entertainment & Sports Arena all conveniently located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.eventsdc.com and find us on social media – Facebook, Instagram and YouTube (Events DC), and Twitter (@TheEventsDC) — and on our new hub for live and on-demand event programming on GATHER by Events DC at www.gatherbyeventsdc.com.