S.F.-based Charles Schwab Corp. "has inked a deal" with
the U.S. Ski Team "to provide athletes with retirement plan
services and brokerage firm internship opportunities" in its
263 branch offices, according to AD AGE. Schwab has also
created an investment growth fund for the U.S Ski Team "to
receive donations that new Schwab fund-raising programs will
solicit on their behalf." The U.S. Ski team will recognize
Schwab as its "official investment firm" (AD AGE, 10/24).
AL-based Hibbert Sporting Goods announced the pricing
of an IPO of 1,133,197 shares of common stock at $27.75 per
share. The offering is being underwritten by Smith Barney,
NationsBanc Montgomery Securities, the Robinson-Humphrey Co.
and BancAmerica Robertson Stephens (Hibbert Sporting Goods).
...The NHLPA is "trying to encourage players to buy" off-ice
disability insurance, as players won't receive such
insurance under the CBA in effect until 2004. The NHLPA
says there around 200 NHL players who don't have the off-ice
disability insurance (DETROIT NEWS, 10/24).