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San Antonio Tips Off the Road to the Final Four® with Luncheon Featuring Top NCAA® DI Coaches

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 10, 2018 – The San Antonio Local Organizing Committee (SALOC) has teamed up with NCAA corporate partner, Northwestern Mutual, to tip off the Road to the Final Four® with a luncheon presenting top NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball coaches from around the state.

The Aug.29 Tip-off Luncheon, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Pearl Stable, 307 Pearl Parkway, will feature a panel discussion focusing on the upcoming college basketball season, past NCAA tournament experiences and the Final Four returning to San Antonio.  Participants include:

  • Scott Drew from Baylor University,
  • Jamie Dixon from Texas Christian University,
  • Kelvin Sampson from University of Houston
  • Steve Henson from University of Texas at San Antonio,
  • JoAn Scott, Managing Director of NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

The panel will be moderated by KENS 5 sports anchor, Joe Reinagel.

A limited number of individual tickets and tables are available for purchase at FinalFourSanAntonio.com/tip-off.

Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the 2018 NCAA Final Four community legacy initiatives, including San Antonio Sports’ i play! afterschool program, which recently added basketball through a partnership with Northwestern Mutual. Each child in the program will receive a special jersey, basketball and tickets to attend the Final Four Fan Fest with their family.

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Contacts:

Mary Ullmann Japhet

San Antonio Sports

mjaphet@sanantoniosports.org

210-820-2123

Carolyn Wheat

San Antonio Sports

cwheat@sanantoniosports.org

210-820-2119

Amanda Lee

Northwestern Mutual

amandalee@northwesternmutual.com

414-665-3375 

About 2018 San Antonio Local Organizing Committee:

The San Antonio Local Organizing Committee (SALOC), which is a partnership between the City of San Antonio, San Antonio Sports, UTSA and Visit San Antonio, has a strong history of hosting successful NCAA Championships that have generated hundreds of millions of dollars for the San Antonio economy, including three previous Men’s Final Fours (1998, 2004, 2008), two Women’s Final Fours (2002, 2010), two Women’s Division I Volleyball Championships (2005, 2011) and several regional basketball tournaments.

About Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for 160 years. Through a distinctive, whole-picture planning approach including both insurance and investments, we empower people to be financially confident so they can live life differently. We combine the expertise of our financial professionals with a personalized digital experience to help our clients navigate their financial lives every day. With $250.4 billion in assets, $28.2 billion in revenues, and more than $1.6 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.4 million people who rely on us for life, disability income and long-term care insurance, annuities, brokerage and advisory services, trust services, and discretionary portfolio management solutions. The company holds more than $100 billion of client assets as a part of its wealth management company and investment services. Northwestern Mutual ranks 100 on the 2016 FORTUNE 500 and is recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the “World’s Most Admired” life insurance companies in 2017.

 

Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (NM), Milwaukee, WI (life and disability insurance, annuities, and life insurance with long-term care benefits) and its subsidiaries. Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries offer a comprehensive approach to financial security solutions including: life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, life insurance with long-term care benefits, investment products, and advisory products and services. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS) (securities), broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth