NEW YORK–(COMMERCIAL THREAD)–Morgan Stanley Global Sports & Entertainment (GSE), a division of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, remains the exclusive financial education sponsor of Reese’s Senior Bowl for the ninth consecutive year. After being restricted to virtual engagements for the past 2 years due to COVID-19 concerns and precautions, Morgan Stanley GSE returns to Mobile, AL in person to participate in this year’s week of celebrations and engagements.
“It’s great to be back in Mobile with our team to join the dedicated staff and talented athletes at Reese’s Senior Bowl after a short ‘virtual’ break,” said Sandra L. Richards, head of Morgan Stanley Global Sports & Entertainment. “Our continued support over the past nine years has had a mutual impact, and we are proud to provide financial education and strategies to help advance the financial game plans of this year’s college football all-stars and NFL Draft hopefuls. together with their families, as we have done for nearly a decade. We look forward to helping them prepare for their next chapters as they transition from college to the professional ranks.
The Senior Bowl, renowned as the premier college football All-Star game in the United States, is the annual postseason event that showcases the top NFL Draft prospects around the country who have completed their college eligibility .
“The Senior Bowl experience isn’t just about what happens on the field. Our players are about to enter a new phase in their lives, and Morgan Stanley Global Sports & Entertainment’s financial education program will help them transition from student-athlete to professional,” said Jim Nagy, executive director of Reese’s Senior Bowl “We are thrilled to have our trusted partners at Morgan Stanley as part of our game for years to come.”
As in previous years, Morgan Stanley will host a financial education session for all players invited to participate in this year’s Senior Bowl, as well as accompanying family members, coaches and staff. The session will include directors/associate directors of global sports and entertainment and, for the first time, former NFL veteran, Philadelphia legend and Senior Bowl alum (2002), Brian Westbrook. Westbrook is a 2-time All-Pro selection (2004, 2007), Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Famer (2015), and most recently named to the Class of 2023 College Football Hall of Fame.
“I am thrilled to return to the Senior Bowl with Sandra and Morgan Stanley Global Sports & Entertainment to discuss financial literacy and share my story with this year’s stars, coaches, their families and others in attendance,” Westbrook said. “It was an honor to play in this game when I was preparing for professional soccer in 2002, and my goal is to impart some meaningful advice and perspective to these young men – as someone who has stepped into their shoes and achieved a career in the NFL; that they too can excel and achieve their goals on and off the football field with the right mindset. Having an understanding of and managing your finances properly is a key part of that journey.
Westbrook is currently the chief executive officer of the Athlete Entrepreneur Network (AEN), which is part of the underdog venture team, and director of player engagement for the XFL. Since retiring from the NFL in 2012, he has been an active investor, entrepreneur, television/radio sports commentator, and philanthropist, including the founder of the Brian Westbrook Foundation, which aims to educate, empower, and provide access to pathways to success. for young minorities. In August 2022, Westbrook co-authored his first children’s book titled ‘The Mouse Who Played Football’, a story about overcoming doubts and excelling in football despite the unfavorable odds, a story similar to one he endured during his 9-year playing career in the NFL.
The 2023 program will emphasize financial fundamentals, the importance of creating a tailored financial plan, and strategies on how best to build a team of advisors to help with life’s next stage on and off the field, throughout one’s personal and professional journey.
Morgan Stanley Global Sports & Entertainment is a division of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management dedicated to serving the unique and sophisticated needs of elite and professional athletes, entertainers, executives, creators and other top-level talent and professionals in the sports and entertainment industry. entertainment. The division is made up of more than 200 financial advisors with the Global Sports & Entertainment Director/Associate Director designation, many of whom are former collegiate and professional athletes who once embarked on a journey similar to that of current elite prospects and career aspirants. NFL draft selected to compete in this year’s Reese’s Senior Bowl. Since 2020, Morgan Stanley GSE has been an official member of the Institutional Financial Advisor of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), the official union of professional football players of the National Football League. As a participating Institutional Financial Advisor to the NFLPA, Morgan Stanley Global Sports & Entertainment oversees financial advisors designated to provide guidance to NFLPA members.
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About Reese’s Senior Bowl
Reese’s Senior Bowl, played in Mobile, Alabama for the past 73 years, is a traditional event on the NFL scouting calendar. More than 900 team personnel are accredited each year, including key decision makers from all 32 clubs, and nearly 1,000 members of the media from across the country. Last year, the game yielded 106 total picks, representing 40 percent of the entire NFL draft, including 45 of the top 100 players selected.