News coverage we have received from the ProSports challenge!

Business Journals May 29, 2008

Team Captains Charles Barkley, Mario Lemieux, Drew Brees and Ozzie Smith Pick Top Charities for Pro Sports Team Challenge Golf Tournament in Palm Spring

Spokespersons for the charities picked as beneficiaries for the Pro Sports Team Challenge celebrity golf tournament were elated when legendary all-stars from baseball, hockey, basketball, and football chose to represent their organizations in competing for a total purse of more than $250,000.

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Look to the Stars: The World of Celebrity Giving, April 28, 2008

Charles Barkely’s Pro Team Sports Challenge for Charity

You’ve got, of course, Sir Charles in charge of Team Basketball, Drew Brees leading Team Football, Ozzie Smith taking the reins of Team Baseball, and hockey great Mario Lemieux keeping his Team Hockey in check.

The team captains spoke about the event last week and revealed which charities they selected.

“This is one of the most unique events I’ve ever played in.” said Drew Brees. “To find four guys from major sports and bring them together in a fun atmosphere – it’s incredible. I’m gonna have a chance to meet and play with guys I’ve watched growing up – Hall of Famers, world champions.”

Brees also spoke sincerely about playing for charity: “Our charity is Operation Kids. Its an international charity whose mission is to care for the total wellbeing of the child. They focus on education and health care for kids, and they’ve done some phenomenal things.”
http://www.looktothestars.org/news/743-charles-barkleys-pro-team-sports-challenge-for-charity

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Golf Girl’s Diary: April 29, 2008

I told you a little about the Team Challenge last week. It’s the upcoming tournament where iconic basketball, football, baseball and hockey players, will play golf. Team golf. The kind of golf we all love to watch. And the excitement level is going to be bumped up a notch because the organizers have invented a whole new Internet platform, called “strat.e.golf”, that’s going to let fans make real time coaching decisions. Add to that accelerated scoring and fan selected 2X players who’s matches will count for double points… and I think we’re actually bumping it up a lot of notches.
http://thegolfgirl.blogspot.com/2008/04/team-challenge-are-hockey-players.html

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Athlebrities, April 25, 2008
Because of the fan interaction, I was curious about which fan-base would produce the most-trash-talking interaction. Brees: “Well, we got LaDainian Tomlinson, and (John) Elway covering the Rocky Mountain area, myself in the south, and (Michael) Strahan holding down the east, so we’re hopefully going to grab fans from everywhere and it can get very interesting.”

Drew Brees: “This is one of the most unique events I’ve ever played in. To find four guys from major sports and bring them together in a fun atmosphere, it’s incredible, I’m gonna have a chance to meet and play with guys I’ve watched growing up, Hall of Famers, world champions.” And when Drew Brees spoke about playing for charity, I knew he was for real. “Our charity is Operation Kids,” he said. “Its an international charity whose mission is to care for the total well being of the child, they focus on education and healthcare for kids, and they’ve done some phenomenal things.”
http://www.athlebrities.com/?p=1659


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