Greg Oden Joins Edyoucore Sports & Entertainment as an Athlete Advisor
November 21, 2019
Former NBA Player to Provide Financial Education to Amateur and Professional Athletes
Baltimore, Md. — Edyoucore Sports & Entertainment, a company providing financial education and consulting services designed to educate, equip and empower individuals to make more informed business, financial and lifestyle decisions, today announced that former NBA player, Greg Oden has joined its team as an Athlete Advisor. In his role, Oden will offer his experiences to shape Edyoucore’s curriculum for amateur and professional athletes, as well as participate in live financial education practice sessions conducted for professional sports teams/leagues, college athletics programs, associations and more.
Edyoucore is working to change the trend of inadequate financial literacy among athletes and entertainers. It offers a financial education program, “Playbook for Success,” for groups and individuals, as well as personalized consulting services. Playbook for Success pairs in-person practice sessions to a customized digital platform enabling participants to stay engaged for long-term learning by completing various modules.
“I am looking forward to helping Edyoucore grow and reach as many athletes as we can to stress the importance of financial education,” Oden said. “This is a great opportunity for me to do something positive and share my personal story so that we can help people make smart decisions that will set them on a healthy financial path in life.”
Edyoucore is not affiliated with firms offering financial products, investments, legal services, contract negotiations, representation, etc. It also does not offer referrals to vendors. The company is focused on educating individuals to provide them with knowledge that will help them make their own decisions when selecting various advisors.
Oden joins former NBA All-Star, Antoine Walker and 11-year NFL veteran Bart Scott who have been serving as athlete advisors for Edyoucore since its inception. Edyoucore was recently launched by financial services veteran, Drew Hawkins and consists of a team of industry veterans.
“Greg is going to be a tremendous asset for Edyoucore and we are thrilled to have him on our team,” Hawkins commented. “His story will resonate with our audience and he will be able to provide insight that will make our curriculum more authentic.”
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For the past five years, Edyoucore has remained committed to improving financial wellness for professional athletes. We are excited to continue this effort with a major expansion of our programming! In addition to the financial literacy consulting that we have provided since inception, we are now including a new service that is dedicated solely to mental health.
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The athlete, a Philadelphia Eagles player in his mid-20s, slumped in a chair next to his wife. “He’s about to get a second contract and we don’t have our financial affairs in order,” the wife said. “We have money. We make a lot of money. We spend a lot of money. And we need help.” Drew Hawkins, in the midst of a robust career in wealth management with Morgan Stanley, sat across from the couple, holding a pen and a yellow legal pad. The wife had asked for the meeting in hopes of getting advice from an expert. Hawkins started directing questions to the football player — nothing exotic, just simple questions about his contract with the Eagles, his income, investments, savings, expenses and charitable contributions.
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Basketball Nerds (planetbasketball.de) - Edyoucore German Article Translated Year after year, the NBA turns a handful of basketball players into multi-millionaires. At least on paper. Because the sad reality is that the millions are slipping through the hands of many players - in some cases straight to bankruptcy. The story of a perfect storm and the search for the causes.