Organizers of the Sports Legends Challenge have recently just announced that its first Celebrity poker event, September 14th-17th at the Atlantis Resort and Casino on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, has been postponed.
Sports Legends Challenge CEO Bruce Bibbero, said the event will be reprogrammed in 2010 and relocated to a new site somewhere within the United States.
Some of the big names in sports, including Tony Hawk, Troy Aikman, Sugar Ray Leonard, Randy Couture and Herschel Walker, as well as poker pros Annie Duke, Antonio “The Magician” Esfandiari, and Johnny Chan were expected to attend the four day event.
Here is the press release sent out by Sports Legends Challenge: The release quotes Bruce Bibbero, CEO of the company.
“On behalf of the Sports Legends Challenge, this letter is to inform you that due to circumstances beyond our control, we have decided to reschedule the inaugural Sports Legends Challenge event.
“From the outset, our unvarying commitment has been to produce a world class event for participants, sponsors and spectators. It is our conviction, that this goal can best be achieved by rescheduling the event for a domestic location that will not only make the event more accessible to major population centers, but also make travel much easier for the participants. We are also modifying the time of year for the event so that weather issues are much less of a concern (a major issue for a September event in the Bahamas).
“We are pleased to note that not only are the investors involved in the program fully supportive of this change, but it is also supported by our key sponsors, partners and affiliates. The essence of the program will be unchanged – creating unique opportunities for sports and gaming fans to interact with some of the greatest Sports Legends of our time along with some of the world’s top poker pros while competing for major cash prizes. However, we plan to use the time leading up to the rescheduled event to add elements and make adjustments that will make it even more exciting.
“Over the next few days we will provide you with additional information about the rescheduled event, including the new location and dates. We appreciate your patience in working with us to accommodate this change and will do all in our power to help ensure that the Sports Legends Challenge is a highly successful event.”