Did you hear about this upcoming event in the Bahamas in which fans/collectors can get together with some high-caliber athletes for a few days of gambling and golf? It’s like a fantasy camp, only it has nothing to do with playing games on the field.
Here are some of the details:
Legendary Auctions has joined with The Sports Legends Challenge presented by AbsolutePoker.net to produce the ultimate sports fantasy experience. On Sept. 14-17, the inaugural Sports Legends Challenge, benefitting the Butch Kerzner Summit Foundation, will take place at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas. The resort will serve as a backdrop for a world-class sports and gaming event which will feature sports fans and their sports heroes competing in a variety of casino games, including No Limit Texas Hold ’Em, Blackjack and Slots, as a well as a daily prize-money golf tournament.
Sports fans will compete with and against 25 sports legends, including: Troy Aikman, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Richard Petty, Sugar Ray Leonard, Emmitt Smith, Reggie Jackson, Joe Namath, Mike Ditka, Julius Erving, Herschel Walker, Jim Brown, Bobby Hull, Jerry West, Brooks Robinson, Gale Sayers, Kyle Petty and more. The event will also feature 25 of the world’s top Poker Pros. The Sports Legends, Poker Pros and participants will compete in a wide range of tournaments for up to $10,000,000 in prize money. The feature event will be a winner-take-all, No-Limit Texas Hold ’Em grand finale televised nationally, Thanksgiving Day, on FOX Sports.
Legendary Auctions will also conduct a sports memorabilia auction event during the event.
Well, that sounds like fun. I am curious if there will be more details as to the charitable component of the event and exactly what the auction will entail. From the outside, it looks like a free “guy’s weekend” for the athletes.
The idea is to hold a few of these events a year, with another one being planned for 2010 in London. I’ll post some more details as they become available. In the meantime, I’ll start practicing my poker face and saving my dough so I can go on a “work trip.”