SOURCE: Wall Street Decathlon

Wall Street Decathlon

April 09, 2015 08:00 ET

Wall Street Decathlon Announces CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report" Traders to Compete

10-Event Athletic Challenge to Benefit Pediatric Cancer Treatment and Research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 9, 2015) - The Wall Street Decathlon welcomes CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report" traders Jon Najarian, Pete Najarian, Josh Brown and CNBC Reporter Morgan Brennan as they join forces to compete alongside analysts, bankers, advisors, and traders in New York City's annual fundraising event to crown "Wall Street's Best Athletes" and support Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

"We are excited to have the 'Fast Money Halftime Report' team experience The Decathlon," notes co-founder and Executive Producer, Marc Hodulich. "Their participation reflects a commitment to fighting pediatric cancer and is certainly a testament to the group's character."

The Wall Street Decathlon offers a Team and Individual competition. Both events, held at St. John's University's DaSilva Memorial Field June 13-14, offer a series of 10 athletic challenges including a 40yd dash, 500m stationary row, vertical jump and bench press. The Individual Decathlon is sold-out, yet the Team Decathlon still has a limited quantity of spots remaining. To register, visit www.TheDecathlon.org

"They undoubtedly bring entertainment value to the competition," says Paul Bjorneby, Managing Director at UBS and a member of The Decathlon's Board. "Plus, the presence of Jon, Pete, Josh, and Morgan further speaks to our industry's desire to join forces in support of the incredible efforts undertaken at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to treat pediatric cancer and develop a cure."

The Wall Street Decathlon has raised more than $4.6 million for the Pediatrics Department at MSKCC since 2010. Employees from the likes of Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan CHASE, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Pioneer Investments, The Carlyle Group, and Preqin are scheduled to compete.

"The 'Fast Money Halftime Report' team is a trusted source for so many involved in financial services, as well as individual investors. To use their status to shine a light on pediatric cancer and galvanize a community to raise much needed funds is such an awesome and commendable effort," remarked Hodulich. "We can't wait to deliver a mind blowing experience."

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Dave Maloney
    Executive Producer
    212-262-4040
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