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Former NBA Greats Jalen Rose, Dave Bing, Derrick Coleman & More To Visit Beaumont Children's Hospital on Dec. 8

‘Day of Caring’ includes nine Children’s Miracle Network Hospital visits with support from Northern Trust

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Mark Geary, Beaumont Health System

NBRPA Player Ambassador Jalen Rose, NBRPA Founder Dave Bing, NBRPA Detroit Chapter President Derrick Coleman and other members of Detroit’s NBA Retired Players Chapter.
A Day of Caring press event and hospital visit. In the spirit of the holidays, the NBRPA is dedicated to giving back to the community and helping those in need. This mission rises to the forefront during the holiday season.

Monday, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. EST

Beaumont Children’s Hospital (located at 3601 W. Thirteen Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48073). Park at the South Entrance of the hospital.

Dozens of former NBA and WNBA players will be participating in the NBRPA’s Second Annual “Day of Caring,” visiting with young patients at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals on December 8. As part of the Day of Caring, Northern Trust will be making a $5000 donation to the NBRPA’s Dave DeBusschere Scholarship Fund and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, as well as providing in-kind support. For the Second Annual Day of Caring on December 8, NBRPA Legends will visit nine hospitals in the following areas: Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, New York, and Orlando.

The NBRPA’s 1 p.m. visit to Detroit’s Beaumont Children’s Hospital in Royal Oak, MI (located at 3601 W. Thirteen Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48073) on December 8 will serve as the day’s “flagship” visit and will include a Day of Caring press conference and check presentation from Northern Trust to NBRPA and Children’s Miracle Network leadership. Former NBA greats participating in the Detroit press event will include NBRPA Ambassador Jalen Rose; NBRPA Founder, Hall of Famer & former Detroit Mayor Dave Bing; NBRPA Founder and former All-Star Archie Clark; NBRPA Detroit Chapter President & former All-Star Derrick Coleman; NBRPA Detroit Chapter Vice President & former Pistons great Willie Norwood; NBRPA Detroit Chapter Secretary Earle Higgins; and NBRPA President & CEO Arnie D. Fielkow.

Patients at will meet and greet with NBRPA members. Some patients will receive mini-basketballs autographed by all the NBRPA members attending the Day of Caring.

All participating former players will be available for media interviews on site.

About the National Basketball Retired Players Association
The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is comprised of former professional basketball players from the NBA, ABA, WNBA and Harlem Globetrotters. It is a 501(c) 3 organization with a mission to develop, implement and advocate a wide array of programs to benefit its members, supporters and the community. The NBRPA was founded in 1992 by basketball legends Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Archie Clark, Dave Cowens and Oscar Robertson. The NBRPA works in direct partnerships with the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association. Arnie D. Fielkow is the President & CEO, and the NBRPA Board of Directors includes Chairman of the Board Otis Birdsong, Vice Chairman Thurl Bailey, Treasurer Marvin Roberts, Secretary Steve Hayes, Past Chairman Robert A. (Bob) Elliott, Past Chairman Dr. George W. Tinsley Sr., Rick Barry, Dwight Davis, Spencer Haywood, Nancy Lieberman, Johnny Newman and Eldridge Recasner.

About Beaumont Children’s Hospital
Beaumont Children’s Hospital doctors provide comprehensive health services for infants, children and adolescents in nearly every medical and surgical subspecialty. Part of Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Beaumont Children's Hospital features a team of more than 80 pediatric subspecialists and more than 200 board-certified pediatricians in addition to pediatric nurses and support staff. Facilities include dedicated pediatric units in Royal Oak and at Beaumont Hospital, Troy as well as outpatient locations throughout Metro Detroit. Expert pediatric services include emergency care, hematology-oncology, newborn and pediatric intensive care, pediatric surgery and craniofacial surgery among other specialties. Beaumont Children’s Hospital is a member of the Children’s Hospital Association and is the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals affiliate in Southeast Michigan. Find out more at, connect on Facebook at or call 855-480-KIDS (5437).

About Children’s Miracle Network
Children’s Miracle Network raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. In 2013, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raised more than $320 million for local children’s hospitals. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. For more information, visit

About Northern Trust
Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) is a leading provider of asset servicing, fund administration, asset management, fiduciary, and banking solutions for corporations, institutions, families, and individuals worldwide. Chicago-based Northern Trust has offices in 19 states, Washington, D.C., and 20 international locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of September 30, 2014, Northern Trust had assets under custody of US$5.9 trillion, and assets under investment management of US$923.3 billion. For 125 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader in combining exceptional service and expertise with innovative products and technology. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust.