Podcast: Brent Novoselsky, Retired Professional Football Players of Chicago

Listen in as Brent Novoselsky joins Sports Philanthropy Network Founder Roy Kessel to discuss the work of the Retired Professional Football Players of Chicago.

Topics discussed include:

  • Relationship to NFLPA
  • Scholarships
  • Equipment Grants
  • Services for retired players
  • Concussions
  • Fundraising events
  • Golf Outinig
  • Bad NFL rules and officiating
  • Strike preparation
  • Life after retirement

Brent Novoselsky, Retired Professional Football Players of Chicago, Part One

Brent Novoselsky, Retired Professional Football Players of Chicago, Part Two

Summary of the Podcasts:

Part One

Start – 0:30 – Background on the Organization and how he first got involved

7:30 – Relationship to the NFLPA

10:25 – What type of equipment they are buying for youth football organizations

13:15 – How the NFLPA looks to prevent concussions for youth football programs

17:00 – Outlook for kids when coaching them and what sports is about

23:00 – How to find competitive outlet once retired from sports

24:45 – Valuable lessons in life from experience

31:35 – Brent speaking about his relationship with Mike Ditka

35:45 – How to be professional and how to carry yourself

Part Two

0:15 – Potential Lockout

2:30 – What are the next steps in growing the Organization?

6:30 – Concussion Settlement Discussion

10:35 – Talking about officiating crews today vs when Brent played

17:30 – How to help out Brent’s Organization

20:10 – How to contribute to Brent’s cause

21:40 – Tips for other groups listening

Roy Kessel

Roy Kessel

Roy Kessel is the Founder of the Sports Philanthropy Network. Roy has worked in the sports business world for over 20 years including serving as an instructor in Northwestern University's graduate Sports Management Program. Having served as a sports lawyer representing athletes, entrepreneurs and start-up businesses, Roy has extensive experience helping organizations improve their strategy, marketing, communications and leadership development.
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