On Friday, June 12, 2009, The Palazzo welcomed NFL Hall of Famer, Warren Moon and other celebrity athletes and friends at The Sportsbook Bar & Grill (Pictured above: Warren Moon with Sportsbook Bar & Grill cocktail servers).
The group is in town for the 9th Annual Sports Dream Bowl which benefits the Urban Youth Scholarship Fund. The national charity awards inner city youth financial scholarships to pursue higher education. Warren and friends were being interviewed LIVE for the ESPN radio show, “Cofield & Cokin.” They were all having a great time with the hosts of the radio show. Some discussed their previous and current careers while others gave their thoughts and insight on sporting event highlights of today. Most importantly at the end of each interview, they talked about what the Sports Dream Bowl meant to them and how it was a meaningful way to give back and make a difference.
The celebrity athletes in attendence were: Warren Moon, Junior Seau, Robert Horry, Robert Griffith, Shaun Phillips, and Greg Oden.
After their ESPN radio interviews, Warren Moon and the celebrity athletes all mingled, signed autographs and took photos with guests and fans at The Sportsbook Bar & Grill at The Palazzo. Fans lined up along the first row of the stadium seating in The Sportsbook Bar & Grill to take photos with their favorite player, get a handshake, and listen in on the radio interviews.