The PokerNews Sports Legend Challenge Brings A Whole New Meaning To The Word Awesome!
Posted at 11:04 2009-07-28
What would you rather do? Play golf with Chuck Liddell or check raise Johnny Chan? It doesn’t matter what your answer is because now with the PokerNews Sports Legend Challenge you can do both!
This truly is an amazing world first event. 25 of the best legends across a range of professional sports such as golf, basketball, baseball, football, boxing, hockey, skateboarding, mixed martial arts and poker will come together at the spectacular Atlantis Paradise Island resort and casino in the Bahamas for the eagerly awaited PokerNews Sports Legends Challenge. This is such an amazing concept that will no doubt have sports fans all over the world jumping with joy. As you would expect with any event of this magnitude, PokerNews are the main sponsor. Tony G may be the most excited fan of them all. This is what he had to say:
“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.”
This gala event will kick off on the 14th of September and will run for four outstanding days (ending on the 17th). Sports legends, poker pros and your day-to-day average Joes (hmm maybe I should go) will compete head-to-head across a wide range of golf, poker, blackjack and slots tournaments with a total prize value of up to $10 million. All who enter will have access to the most important poker strategies given to them by some of the game’s biggest stars including Annie Duke, Johnny Chan, Jamie Gold, Mike Sexton, Layne Flack, Antonio Esfandiari and Men “The Master” Nguyen.
Think that is a big list of poker players? Check out the sports stars:
Troy Aikman, Hall of Famer, considered one of the best football players ever.
Chuck Liddell, has won several belts in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and is one of the most recognizable sports legends in the world.
Other sports legends currently slated to attend already include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tony Hawk, Reggie Jackson, Joe Namath, Randy Couture, Julius “Dr. J” Erving and plenty more.
“The PokerNews Sports Legends Challenge is one of the most elite and exclusive sporting events in the world,” said Bruce Bibbero, founder and Chief Executive Officer, PokerNews Sports Legends Challenge. “There has never been an event where sports fans can cross the line from spectator to competitor in a multi-day gaming and golf experience with 25 of the biggest names in U.S. sports history. It’s simply unprecedented.”
The PokerNews sports legend challenge will climax with the PokerNews Sports Legends All-Star Poker Challenge – this is a fantastic opportunity for sports legends, poker pros and participants to team up against each other in a grueling winner-takes-all Grand Finale. The Grand Finale will be filmed and broadcast across the Fox Sports Network on Thanksgiving Day (USA).
An event this big needs a big bill of sponsors and the companies that have thrown their collective hats behind The PokerNews Sports Legends Challenge include AbsolutePoker.net, Rovia, Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas, FOX Sports Radio and NTN Buzztime, Inc.
If you want to be a part of this fantastic event then fear not, it is not too late! Visit www.sportslegendschallenge.com for information on how to register. The price is a steal starting at just $3,799 per person based on double occupancy, this is the opportunity of a lifetime and only a limited number of entries remain available.
Stay tuned to PokerNetwork.com for amazing content and coverage of this premier lifestyle event.
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