The Summit Gets the NFLPA’s Attention

Apr 17, 2009

It looks like the NFLPA is realizing that more retired players may end up going to the First Annual Independent Retired Football Players Summit (to be held in Las Vegas) than they’re expecting at the annual Retired Players Convention (to be held in Palm Springs) this year at the end of May this year again. So to make up for the fact that there’s no fee to attend The Summit, the NFLPA is now generously offering to waive your registration fee giving you savings of up to $300 a couple! They’ll even pay your next year’s dues to save you another $100!

But it’s not the cost of registration that’s prohibitive. Read our earlier post about the cost of attending one of their meetings in Palm Springs (click HERE).


Here’s a copy of that personal invitations from NFLPA Steering Committee President Gene Fugett himself:

Come to NFLPA Retired Convention Fees Waived This Year

Dear Fellow NFLPA Members:

The NFLPA realizes the challenges of the current economy and at the suggestion of the Steering Committee has agreed to waive the convention registration fee for any NFLPA member (and wife/significant other) to attend this year’s event in Palm Springs, a savings of up to $300/couple.

In addition, members who attend the event are ‘comped’ their NFLPA membership dues for one year, an additional savings of $100!

It promises to be a great occasion and this will be your first opportunity to meet new NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith who has indicated that he will be in attendance and wants to meet with as many retired players as possible.

Events include two half-day general sessions with informative and entertaining speakers, a convention golf tournament, ladies breakfast, wives meeting, two parties and a community service event.  Breakfast is served each day.  Attendees will also receive a $25 hotel gift card to be used at the hotel outlets or upon checkout against your hotel bill.

We hope this encourages you to attend this important event.  Please mail or fax your convention registration form to the NFLPA office as soon as possible as rooms need to be reserved by April 21.  If you need a copy of the registration form, it can be found as an attachment to this email.


Jean Fugett, President

Cornelius Bennett

Reggie Berry

Nolan Harrison

Levi Johnson

Jim McFarland

Erik McMillan

Barry Redden

Leonard Wheeler

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  1. Kathy Smith
    April 19th, 2009 at 9:49 pm #

    Lucious Smith
    Lucious has not reiieved a renewal invoice from the NFLPA since we began to raise questions and concerns about the NFLPA a few years ago and since then, the LA Chapter President removed Lucious from the board for non-payment of his annual dues.

    Kathy & Lucious Smith

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