ADVISORY, Jan. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Pro Football Hall of Famer Anthony Muñoz, a two-time Super Bowl Player and President of the Anthony Muñoz Foundation, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square. Muñoz and TEAM CEO Andre Farr will ring the Closing Bell as a call to action for NFL players and the business community to ensure athletes are prepared for post-game life. With an average career of 4.6 years, 78 percent of former NFL players face financial distress within two years of leaving the league.
Muñoz founded his namesake foundation to help his local community and athletes, offering scholarships to students in the Tri-state Area. He encourages companies to embrace and train former athletes for second careers. TEAM Services Corporation, a minority-owned crowd management and event-staffing firm, is one example of such an enterprise.
Joining Muñoz are individuals equally focused on the social aspects of athletes' transition to regular life. They are:
- Malcolm Lee, 'Best Man Holiday' Director;
- 'Sugar' Shane Mosley, former professional boxer;
- Kenyon Martin, New York Knicks power forward;
- Andre Farr, TEAM Services Corporation CEO;
- Carey Drayton, TEAM Services President and security expert; and
- David Hinson, U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) National Director.
NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
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About Anthony Muñoz Foundation:
Located in Cincinnati and serving the Tri-state Area, the Anthony Muñoz Foundation (AMF) assists children and young people with leadership opportunities and college scholarships. Established in 2002, AMF has raised more than $10 million to date. The foundation seeks to help youth and young adults spiritually, physically and mentally. For more information, visit http://www.munozfoundation.org.
About NASDAQ OMX Group:
NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, NASDAQ OMX enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 80 marketplaces in 50 countries, and approximately 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. NASDAQ OMX is home to more than 3,300 listed companies with a market value of over $7 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com.