NBRPA Health Screening Program Supports Members With Stops Across United States

NBRPA Chief Medical Director Joe Rogowski (left) and NBRPA Board Secretary & Hall of Famer Grant Hill (right) at the NBRPA Health Screenings in Orlando, FL on Saturday, November 11, 2023

NBRPA’s Health Screening Program To Make Stops in Los Angeles, Houston, Atlanta, Detroit, NBA All-Star in Indianapolis, NCAA Women’s Final Four in Cleveland and the NBRPA’s Annual Legends Summer Getaway in Las Vegas

Former NBA/WNBA/ABA and Harlem Globetrotter Legends in various U.S. cities that are members of the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA), can take part in the commended Health Screening Program during 2023 and 2024 as happened this past weekend in Orlando, Florida. The NBRPA’s Health Screening program was held at the Orlando Magic’s Amway Center on Saturday, November 11. Men and women attended the membership driven medical affair to undergo a variety of targeted screening procedures such as blood work, electrocardiograms (ECG), echocardiograms or “echo”, and cardiology consultations. The Sports Techie community blog encourages NBRPA members to take part at upcoming scheduled stops in Los Angeles, Houston, here in Atlanta, Detroit, NBA All-Star in Indianapolis, NCAA Women’s Final Four in Cleveland and the NBRPA’s Annual Legends Summer Getaway in Las Vegas. An added benefit to Legends in attendance in Orlando was an inspiring evening of basketball entertainment between the Milwaukee Bucks and hosts, the Magic.

“We are thrilled at the opportunity to showcase our Health Screening Program for our members in the Orlando area,” said Scott Rochelle, President & CEO, NBRPA. “This program presents an incredible occasion for us to bring this impactful program to where our members live and we look forward to continuing to bring this invaluable benefit to other markets across the United States, as well as to Indianapolis for the NBA All-Star weekend in February and to our annual Legends Summer Getaway in Las Vegas later this year.”


Health Screenings Emphasis

NBRPA Chief Medical Director Joe Rogowski, supervises the critically acclaimed program, with its major focus on player health, delivered thorough, cost-effective, healthcare to its membership.

The program’s main objective is to address many of the medical issues experienced by the NBRPA population the likes of diabetes, heart conditions, cardiovascular diseases, strokes, cancers, and more, while simultaneously educating attendees on proactive measures aimed to promote a more encompassing, healthy lifestyle.

The program was launched in conjunction with the NBPA back in 2016, with the far-reaching concept to deliver valuable, preventive long-term healthcare check-ups to former professional basketball players across America. As a result, the Health Screening Program has impacted hundreds of former players by providing preventative testing through a variety of technology infused testing and expert consultations.

The NBRPA announced in 2022 that they would begin overseeing the program and hired Rogowski to head the operation. Rogowski, who served as the NBPA’s Chief Medical Officer for the past decade, was named the NBRPA’s Chief Medical Director in November 2022.

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Sports Techie, 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.

Members that attend the Health Screenings may have the opportunity to speak directly with NBRPA Board of Directors, including Chairman of the Board Charles “Choo” Smith, Vice Chairman Shawn Marion, Treasurer Sam Perkins, Secretary Grant Hill, Johnny Davis, Nancy Lieberman, CJ Kupec, Mike Bantom, Caron Butler, Jerome Williams, Clarence “Chucky” Brown and Dave Bing.

Contact the NBRPA to find out if any of the Board members will attend future Health Screenings as Hill did in Orlando.

Health Screen because it is worth it.

See you later sportstechie in Seattle, Atlanta and around the world!

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