PokerStars, proud sponsors of the TT and Conor Cummins
PokerStars has been a long time sponsor of the Isle of Man TT Senior Race and local TT rider Conor Cummins. Although we're a global brand that sponsors the likes of Neymar Jr. and Cristiano Ronaldo, not to mention the biggest names in poker, the TT is something that we've been incredibly proud to support for the last ten years. When PokerStars set up shop on the Isle of Man in 2005, it didn't take long to realise how important the two-week festival is to the Island, the people that live here and of course, petrol heads the world over.
It's been our privilege to work with Conor through the rough and the smooth. Watching him come back from a terrible accident in 2010 and witnessing his return to world class competition has been an awe inspiring tale of human spirit, devotion and bravery.
He's a passionate competitor, a proud Manxman and enjoys his poker, so it was little surprise to us that he hit it off with Fatima Moreira de Melo, an Olympic gold medal winner and member of Team PokerStars Pro, at the UK and Ireland Poker Tour a couple of years ago. That led to an offer to take her out for a spin on his bike during TT week earlier this month.
If you ever get the chance to visit during the TT you should take it. It really is like nothing else on Earth.
Jon Weedon looks after Corporate Sponsorship for PokerStars.