STAR ATHLETES CHRIS PAUL AND AARON RODGERS TO HOST THE BAHA MAR SHOWDOWN

March 27th 2019 -
Turner Sports and CAA Sports Partner for Second Annual Golf Showcase at Baha Mar’s Royal Blue Golf Club in The Bahamas, June 27-29, 2019
 
NASSAU, The Bahamas – This June, some of the biggest names in professional basketball and football will tee off against each other during The Baha Mar Showdown, the second annual celebrity golf showcase created by Turner Sports and CAA Sports.

The two-day competitive celebrity event will take place June 27-29, 2019 at Baha Mar, the newest resort destination in The Bahamas. Hosted by sports icons Chris Paul and Aaron Rodgers, the tournament will feature eight NBA stars competing against eight NFL stars in match play at Royal Blue Golf Club, the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at Baha Mar. Donations will be made to each player’s foundation or charity of choice. 

The second day of the event will feature a special 18-hole, eight-player match final, with Paul and Rodgers leading their respective teams of four to decide the winner of the Baha Mar Showdown.

Bleacher Report will offer multi-platform coverage of the match-up, providing extended access to all of the fairway action and sideshow antics throughout the weekend, sharing top moments and highlights across its digital and social platforms. Additional distribution partners for the event will be announced at a later date.

"The NFL side squeaked one out last year; I look forward to defending our title bragging rights on the links," said Aaron Rodgers. "I love golf, and The Bahamas is a stunning setting for this unique event. It will be a special one for fans too, getting up-close-and-personal with some amazing pro athletes."

"I’m thrilled to be hosting this great tournament once again, matching some of the best that ever played in the NBA against NFL greats in a friendly golf competition," said Chris Paul. "While we are all highly competitive at heart, this is all about having fun and giving fans an amazing experience."

"We are thrilled to welcome players and golf fans to Baha Mar, one of the most spectacular resort destinations in the world," said Graeme Davis, President, Baha Mar. "The natural beauty, warm hospitality and vibrant energy of The Bahamas shines throughout Baha Mar – and we look forward to introducing this one-of-a-kind experience to guests and those tuning in from all over the world for The Baha Mar Showdown."

The newly-opened resort destination of Baha Mar is serving as the event host and title sponsor. Home to three iconic hotel brands, Rosewood, SLS and Grand Hyatt, Baha Mar also includes the largest, most spectacular casino in the Caribbean, world-class golf and tennis, flagship ESPA spa, a nature sanctuary, more than 40 dining and nightlife venues, and two miles of white sand beaches overlooking turquoise blue Bahamian waters.


About Baha Mar
Baha Mar is a master planned $4.2 billion integrated resort development operated by Hong Kong-based conglomerate Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited (CTFE). The white sand beach destination includes three global brand operators – Grand Hyatt, SLS, and Rosewood – with over 2,300 rooms and 40 restaurants and lounges, the largest casino in the Caribbean, a state-of-the-art convention center, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Royal Blue Golf Course, the Caribbean’s first and only flagship ESPA spa, and over 30 luxury retail outlets. Baha Mar is a breathtaking location with dynamic programming, activities and guest offerings in one of the most beautiful places in the world – The Bahamas. For more information and reservations, visit www.bahamar.com.

About Turner Sports
Turner Sports, a division of WarnerMedia, is an industry leader in the delivery of premium sports content across all multimedia screens. Turner Sports’ television coverage includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, ELEAGUE and professional golf, along with the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.  The company also manages some of the most popular sports destinations across digital and social platforms including Bleacher Report and its top-rated app, NCAA.com and the critically-acclaimed NCAA March Madness Live suite of products, PGA.com and the Sports Emmy Award-winning PGA Championship LIVE, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile sites and connected device apps.  Turner Sports and the NBA jointly manage NBA Digital, a robust collection of offerings including NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, the NBA App and NBAGLEAGUE.com. Turner Sports launched B/R Live in 2018, a premium live streaming sports platform that serves as the central hub for both the discovery and consumption of live sports content. The streaming service allows fans to find and watch their favorite sports content anywhere, anytime and on the screen of their choice.

About CAA Sports
The five-time recipient of the award for "Best in Talent Representation and Management," presented by the Sports Business Journal, CAA Sports represents more than 1,700 of the world's best athletes in such sports as baseball, football, hockey, basketball, soccer, Olympics and action sports, and golf, in addition to coaches, on-air broadcasters, and sports personalities.  Beyond traditional athlete representation, CAA Sports provides unique opportunities for clients off the field, in areas including licensing, endorsements, speaking, philanthropy, books, and video games.  CAA Sports also works in the areas of broadcast rights, corporate marketing initiatives, licensing, hospitality, and sports properties for sales/sponsorships, for which the agency won “Best in Property Consulting, Sales, and Client Service” at the 2016 Sports Business Awards.  CAA Sports is a division of leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA).

About OB Sports
Royal Blue Golf Club is professionally managed by OB Sports Golf Management, a diversified, golf-oriented company with a long history of success in the golf industry. OB Sports currently manages around 60 premier golf courses and country clubs throughout the United States, while expanding its international footprint to include Royal Blue Golf Club at Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas, and Dumbarnie Golf Links in Fife, Scotland. Known for its comprehensive and personalized services since 1972, OB Sports has become widely acclaimed as the leader in boutique-style golf course management. Named a Top 100 Business in Golf by the National Golf Foundation in 2018, visit obsports.com to get more information, or call (480) 948-1300. Become a Fan of OB Sports on Facebook, follow OB Sports on Twitter, or visit the OB Sports YouTube channel.


MEDIA CONTACTS:

For Turner Sports Ad Sales:
Gerry Manolatos
(212) 275-5041
Gerry.manolatos@turner.com

For Turner Sports:
Tony Morreale
(404) 575-7401
Tony.morreale@turner.com

For Baha Mar:
Julienne Engelstad & Sasa Nikolic
(212) 372-7631
BahaMar@parasolmarketing.com

For CAA Sports:
Beth McClinton
(424) 288-2000
Beth.mcclinton@caa.com

For OB Sports Golf Management:
David Bataller
(480) 948-1300
dbataller@obsports.com