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SCORE Announces Partnership with National Football League Players Association

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SCORE, – www.score.org - mentors to America's small businesses, is excited to announce a partnership with the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA). With the common understanding of small business being a powerful economic engine, SCORE and the NFLPA have joined together to nurture the entrepreneurial aspirations of former and current NFL players.  Upon their departure from the NFL, many players seek new forms of income, and small business ownership can be an exciting and valuable challenge. As it regularly does for American entrepreneurs, SCORE will utilize its network of 13,000 volunteer small business mentors so NFL players will have access to free mentoring, tailored workshops and expert resources.  SCORE and the NFLPA will also present webinars specifically designed to address the challenges NFL players face.

"The NFL Players Association's current and former players are excited about the opportunity to partner with SCORE," said Nolan Harrison, NFLPA Senior Director of Former Player Services. "Through this partnership, our men will receive first-class small business and entrepreneurial coaching and mentoring, which will allow them to achieve as high a level of success off the field as they have achieved on the field."

"SCORE is thrilled to work with the NFLPA," said SCORE CEO Ken Yancey. "Preparing NFL players for small business ownership is an honor for our organization. Harnessing the intelligence, drive, and commitment to excellence these players demonstrated on the football field, SCORE mentors are excited to help them reach their goals in the realm of small business."

About SCORE
Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 9 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE provides small business mentoring and workshops to more than 375,000 new and growing small businesses. More than 12,000 business experts volunteer as mentors in 340+ chapters serving local communities with entrepreneur education to help grow 1 million small businesses.

For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. Visit SCORE at www.score.org. Connect with SCORE at www.facebook.com/SCOREFans and www.twitter.com/SCOREMentors.

About NFLPA
The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) is a non-profit, professional sports union that protects the best interests and welfare of all NFL players.  It serves as the exclusive bargaining agent for all NFL players in collective bargaining.  Established in 1956, the NFLPA has a long history of assuring proper recognition and representation of players' interests.  The NFLPA is governed by a Board of Player Representatives, acting in accordance with the NFLPA Constitution and federal labor laws. The NFLPA's responsibilities include: Representing all players in matters concerning wages, hours and working conditions and protecting their rights as professional football players; ensuring that the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement are met; negotiating and monitoring retirement and insurance benefits; providing other member services and activities; providing assistance to charitable and community organizations; enhancing and defending the image of players and their profession, on and off the field. For more information, visit www.NFLPlayers.com.

Contact Information
Shalini Karnani Bonjour
800/634-0245
[email protected]

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