SeaFood Business

MAY 2014

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Net Working 36 SeaFood Business May 2014 Visit us online at "Long term, we can slowly increase the percentage of people who eat seafood. And studies will show how beneficial it is to us as a society." Detlef Schrempf Former NBA All-Star Founder, Detlef Schrempf Foundation Seattle BY JAMES WRIGHT D etlef Schrempf is, unofcially, the tallest person to ever appear in SeaFood Business. Standing 6-foot-10, Schrempf is a former NBA power forward who laced 'em up for the Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Seattle Supersonics and Port- land Trail Blazers over the course of 16 seasons. Since his playing days ended in 2001, Schrempf has been anything but retired. Te Detlef Schrempf Foundation, which he founded while playing in Seattle, supports children's charities in the Pacifc Northwest. In 2010, he became partner and director of business development at Coldstream Capital, a wealth management frm in Bellevue, Wash. Schrempf, 51 and the father of two, was born and raised in what was once known as West Germany but played college basket- ball at the University of Washington in the early 1980s and has lived in the United States ever since. It wasn't until later in his pro career that food became more than simply a means to muscle up for his nightly battles on the hardwood. Nutrition has become his passion — he is a founding member of the Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) in Washington, D.C., and sees greater public awareness of the health benefts linked with seafood consumption as tying in nicely with his charitable endeavors. Schrempf recently spoke at a Seafood Industry Research Fund (SIRF) gathering in Miami, lending the group some much-needed "presence in the paint." How did you get involved with SIRF? I helped [SNP Executive Director] Lin- da Cornish establish some relationships in the Northwest market. Bill Dresser's (president of Sea Port Products Corp.) is one of those companies, and we set up meetings and cocktail get-togethers with local guys. I've known Bill for 20 years, so he got me involved. And the yearly [SNP] board meeting this Janu- ary in Miami was at the same time as the [SIRF] meeting, so he asked me if I was willing to speak at it. How is your foundation doing? It's our 21st year and we've raised close to $50 million. If we can help our re- gion in education and health then those people can reach out to the rest of the world. Nutrition is a big part of it. With [SNP], it's a way for us to get involved on a national scale, doing something that's very dear to us — promoting a healthy lifestyle and eating a lot of seafood. It's a good combination. Has seafood always been a part of your life? No. In Germany it's all meat and po- tatoes. Te only fsh I was exposed to was fsh sticks, much like many of the kids here. And it didn't really change in college. From an athlete's perspec- tive, you're eating a lot to build up and bulk up. I didn't learn much about nu- trition until I became a professional. I started talking to diferent people and learning from nutritionists, and sea- food kept coming up. Did you develop a passion for seafood when playing in Seattle? What are your favorites? Yes. It's available here, and it's fresh, more so than in the middle of the country. You can go to the grocery store here and get a sushi platter and trust that it's pretty good. Here it's all about salmon. I'm a tuna guy; I love sushi. Shellfsh, oysters, shrimp — I eat just about everything and in diferent variations. A tuna sandwich for lunch is light and healthy. I love fresh fsh. [SNP] is trying to get people to eat seafood twice a week. I eat it twice a day. Did your NBA teammates eat much seafood? No, not when I was playing. Tink- ing back 12 years or so, it was all about carbs and meat. We all ate a lot of chicken. Our diets were not as healthy as they are nowadays. Continued on page 32 26_WIS_28BTL_30SF_32Jump_36Networking.indd 36 4/16/14 9:33 AM

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