NASSAU, BAHAMAS- On the heels of hosting the ninth annual Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis basketball tournament, Atlantis will play host to Brawl 4 the Ball. It’s a basketball showdown that will give one-year bragging rights to staff at Atlantis or its biggest local competitor – Baha Mar – as the basketball league champions at each hotel will face off in what is expected to be a heated game this Saturday, November 30th.
Brawl 4 the Ball will see Atlantis Cove Impalas go head-to-head with Baha Mar Vipers.
The highly-anticipated game will tip off at 7:00pm at the Grand Arena Convention Center at Atlantis, Paradise Island.
Tickets for Brawl 4 the Ball are only $5, and all proceeds will go towards Hurricane Dorian relief efforts.
At a recent press conference held at Atlantis, Paradise Island, executives at both hotels expressed their excitement about the upcoming event, ensuring that they added a few witty comments about securing a victory on the court this weekend.
“This will surely show how great we are on Cable Beach and we will bring lots of lessons to the boys over the bridge,” said Robert “Sandy” Sands, Senior Vice President of Government and External Affairs at Baha Mar. “We are looking forward to some nice trash talking and we are up to the mark. We want them [Atlantis] to bring their best game.”
On a serious note, Sands said Baha Mar is looking forward to this first annual Brawl 4 the Ball and he and his team are very excited about the competition.
Russell Miller, Executive Vice President of Hotel Operations at Atlantis, Paradise Island, expressed that Brawl 4 the Ball is a wonderful event between two great organizations, and Atlantis has the pleasure of playing host to an event held on the same court that was professionally constructed for the Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis basketball tournament.
“It is a great opportunity for us to get together and showcase our skills and our talent. I also would be remiss if I did not say that Baha Mar will receive a good shellacking on the 30thand I look forward to a wonderful competition that is all for an excellent and a worthy cause.”
Alexis Bonaby, assistant coach of the Atlantis Cove Impalas said it was a good idea for both teams to unite and show their support for victims of Hurricane Dorian.
“There is a lot of good talent out there between both teams,” Bonaby said. “We are well known, we all play each other at times, so it’s also about the comradery and I wish them [Baha Mar] good luck.”
Manny Adderley, Baha Mar’s basketball league coach expressed that both leagues are very competitive, and he is looking forward to the competition as the end result of the game is to help others.
“We have some good talent between both hotels and we have semi-pros playing in these leagues, so it’s a high-level competition and we do expect to win as we are not playing for anything less, but it will be good friendly competition, so come on out and watch and expect some good basketball as the cause is worthy,” Adderley said.
Tickets for Brawl 4 the Ball are now on sale and can be purchased at the Atlantis Box Office in the Convention Center.