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. “First, it allows us to participate in a substantial charitable endeavor while giving sports fans a few unforgettable days,” said Doug Allen, president of Legendary Auctions. “Plus, as a company, we will have the opportunity to promote ourselves to this highly influential, connected group of individuals. It is the ideal setting to attract new bidders and scout future consignments that will benefit both our customer base and the hobby as a whole.”
The plan is to hold similar events internationally. The next event will be held in London in 2010.