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Chiefs’ Quinn helps develop post-career training program

Updated: 2012-12-19T16:25:07Z


The Kansas City Star

Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn is going to boot camp.

Quinn and former NFL center Jeff Faine have developed the new NFL Business Management Program, one of four new “boot camp” training sessions for current and former NFL players that will debut in April and May 2013.

With input from players, the NFL will introduce the following new programs – Franchising Boot Camp; Hospitality and Culinary Management Workshop; Sports Journalism & Communications Boot Camp, and Business Management and Entrepreneurship Program — to assist players in choosing post-NFL careers.

The NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial “Investment for Impact” program will be held April 18-21 at Quinn and Faine’s alma mater, Notre Dame .

“The opportunity to play in the NFL has provided a platform to have an impact on our communities,” said Quinn, a six-year veteran. “It is my hope that through the Notre Dame Entrepreneurial program, attendees may learn how to invest with an impact for the greater good.”

The Investment for Impact program will utilize case studies, lectures, and interactive exercises to facilitate learning about financial literacy and analysis, entrepreneurial skills, investing for impact, and business plan development.

The NFL Franchising Boot Camp, open to current and former players and their significant others, focuses on the franchising industry and how to take advantage of the resources and business practices franchisors provide to their franchisees. Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, a three-decade restaurant franchisee, will present the keynote at the boot camp which will take place April 26-29 at the University of Michigan.

The NFL Hospitality and Management Workshop, hosted on May 6 at New York City’s award-winning Institute for Culinary Education, will present the fundamental skills required for success in the hospitality and culinary industries.

The NFL Sports Journalism and Communications Boot Camp, hosted May 13-16 at Bowling Green University, will provide aspiring journalists and communications professionals the opportunity to hear the latest from industry leaders while taking part in panel discussions, breakout sessions, field exercises and concentrated writing labs. Participants will build their portfolios and receive feedback and mentoring from top sports journalists, communications professionals at college and pro teams, and the Bowling Green faculty. The boot camp features a final assignment covering a Toledo Mud Hens minor league baseball game.

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