Creating a buzz in Grand Cayman last week, Moves Sports Group (MSG) out of New York and Epic Day Entertainment announced visits on island by some superstar sporting legends for a number of events at the end of the month.

Football and rugby

NFL stars Darrel Young of the Carolina Panthers and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie of the New York Giants are set to host an NFL Draft Party at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort on April 27. Then on April 29, All Blacks rugby legend Zinzan Brooke will host a Dinner of Legends, also at the Marriott.

Word on the street is there are more stars to be added to this already impressive lineup. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, a cornerback for the Giants, has been with the team since 2014 and has just come off a sensational season, ranking him No. 5 in NFL cornerbacks on Pro Football Focus. Previous teams include the Arizona Cardinals, the Denver Broncos and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Young is an American fullback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He also played for the Washington Redskins.

Brooke played 58 tests for New Zealand and 42 non-international matches for the All Blacks, captained Auckland Blues to Super 12 championships in 1996 and 1997 and was an influential figure in Auckland’s dominance in the National Provincial Championship during the late 1980s and ‘90s. He scored 17 tries in test matches, a world record at that time for a forward. He is regarded as one of the best rugby players of all time.

Charities

Both events will benefit two charities: the A-Star Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters. A-Star was set up with the aim of encouraging young people to express themselves in a positive manner, and to make it possible to be around role models who do not glamorize crime, guns or drugs.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cayman Islands is a youth mentoring organization which aims to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships.

Dinner of Legends on April 29 offers one lucky table the chance to dine with Brooke, while raising money for charity. Packages include VIP cocktail hour, three-course a la carte dinner and unlimited bubbles and wine.

VIP tables and general entry tickets are available for this exclusive dinner.

Ticket prices for the events vary, starting at $100 for the NFL Draft Party. For more information or to reserve tables/tickets, email [email protected] or go to www.msgdraftparty.com or www.dinneroflegends.com.

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