Sports Legends Challenge To Run From September 14-17July 27, 2009 8:14 am
The Sports Legends Challenge has been announced for September and will give fans a once in a lifetime opportunity to compete against some of the most celebrated legends across a range of sports such as golf, basketball, baseball, football, boxing, hockey, skateboarding, mixed martial arts and poker.
The four day event will see over 25 legends gather at the Atlantis Paradise Island resort and casino in the Bahamas, and as Tony G explains: “This concept, allowing for anyone to be able to go play all kinds of great games with some of the most incredible names in sports and poker, only comes around once in a lifetime. PokerNews is ecstatic to be part of such a great event.”
Sports fans across the globe will be competing in a series of heads up battles against such legends as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mike Ditka, Troy Aikman, Sugar Ray Leonard ,Tony Hawk, Reggie Jackson, Joe Namath, Randy Couture, Julius “Dr. J” Erving. With the added bonus of prize money up for grabs, this unique tournament is sure to excite sports fans across the globe.
The Sports Legends Challenge is a collaboration event sponsored by PokerNews, AbsolutePoker.net, Rovia, Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas, FOX Sports Radio and NTN Buzztime, Inc. The event will build up to an All-Star Poker Challenge where everyone gets a chance to compete for $10 million in prize money against such notables of the poker world as Annie Duke, Johnny Chan, Jamie Gold, Mike Sexton, Layne Flack, Antonio Esfandiari and Men “The Master” Nguyen.
Bruce Bibbero, the man behind the concept, said: “We believe that this distinct combination of New York Yankees fantasy baseball camp meets the World Series of Poker will provide an experience to be talked about forever.”
Sports fans wanting to partake in this first ever Sports Legends Challenge, with prices starting at $3,799 per person, can visit http://www.sportslegendschallenge.com/ for details.