Player Resource Center
5-Night All-Inclusive Resort with Players & Fans
with current and alumni players
your brand with positive direct fan engagement
and enjoy a VIP vacation
Your charity with on-site auctions and donations
I really enjoyed the cruise and I’m so glad I went. I can tell how much the fans appreciated interaction with us players. Loved how there was enough free time to still enjoy the vacation outside of my scheduled events.
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March 18-23, 2023
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Punta Cana All Inclusive Resort
You are invited to join us for this Epic Experience! The 2023 Legends of Pittsburgh Punta Cana experience is designed to connect you with your biggest fans for an all-inclusive vacation and raise money for local charities and the causes you care about most.
In 2013, Tunch Ilkin had the idea to bring players and fans together for a memorable vacation experience. Over the past seven years we have gathered on cruise ships, but in 2023 we will gather at a beautiful all-inclusive resort. We hope you will consider joining us for fun in the sun at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
The entire experience is a 5 night, 6 day vacation. You may choose to participate in the entire trip or come and go as your schedule allows.
Over the past 7 years, we have raised over $400,000 to support charities including but not limited to: UPMC Cancer Research, Fighting Back for Veterans Campaign, Light of Life Rescue Mission, The El Foundation, Donnie Shell Scholarship Fund, Mel Blount Youth Home, III and Long Foundation, 10 All In Foundation, Urban Impact, Joe Greene Scholarship Fund, Chuck Noll Foundation, The Heyward House, B3 Foundation, Pittsburgh Do the Write Thing, Best of the Batch Foundation and many, many more. . .
We hope that you will consider partnering with us to do good through sport and give back to a cause that is meaningful to you.
Do I need a passport?
Yes! You and any guests traveling with you will need a passport with at least 6 months validity.
Is a COVID vaccine required to travel to the Dominican Republic?
Vaccines are not mandated to travel to Punta Cana.
How will autograph sessions be handled at the resort?
We will enforce a no autograph policy while at the resort that will be clearly communicated to our guests on the front end—before they buy. Guests will be reminded of the policy and proper procedures when they arrive. We will discourage fans from seeking autographs and encourage them to interact with you or take photos when they see you around the resort. It is important that all players follow the same protocol.
We will offer one structured autograph sessions for 350 people, which will include all players. You will be asked to participate in these autographs sessions as part of your onboard duties. In the sessions, one autograph per person will be permitted and no posed photos. We feel this will make for a more positive experience for everyone on board. You may also be asked to sign additional items for the charity auctions.
Will I have down time with my friends and family?
Will I have any additional expenses?
We will cover all transportation, accommodations, room cost, taxes, gratuities and resort fees for you and your family members. All meals and beverages are included with your choice of 12 restaurants and 24 hour room service. Your only expense should be any souvenir items you wish to purchase for yourself, special excursions/activities or spa treatments.
Should I bring my kids?
We encourage players to bring their children. The resort offers wonderful programming for kids of all ages. We will cover the resort fees for player’s children 17 and under.
What if I want to bring more people?
Additional players guests are invited to participate at a discount. Extra guests will be responsible for their own airfare.