07 Feb 2007 14:00:00
Sheffield snooker fans will get an opportunity to see Ronnie O'Sullivan in action prior to the 888.com World Snooker Championship.
And some will even get a chance to play against the Saga Insurance Masters champion.
The Rocket is heading to Ponds Forge International Sports Centre for an exhibition evening to raise money for the Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Diabetes UK.
Ten raffle winners will be given the chance to take him on at the event on February 24.
Also featured in the fundraising evening is Yorkshire Jimmy Michie and stand-up comedy by television personality Charlie Hale.
Event organiser Steve Harrison says: "We’re thrilled Ronnie is coming to play in this exhibition. He’s a born entertainer and, in my opinion, the most naturally talented player to ever pick up a cue.
"It’s appropriate that he’s coming to Sheffield, the home of snooker, to raise money for such a worthy cause.
"We hope to get a big crowd into Ponds Forge for what will be an exciting evening of laughs, skill and tremendous entertainment."
Helen Broadbent, General Manager at Ponds Forge, said: "We’re all looking forward to having Ronnie here and no doubt there will be no shortage of people desperate to win the chance to play against him."
Raffle tickets are available from Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Trick Shots Snooker Club, in Hillsborough.
Tickets for the night are available from Ponds Forge ISC, Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Trick Shots Snooker Centre. VIP tickets are £50 for a table of ten, £20 for a standard ticket and under 16s are £10.
For more information or for ticket bookings call 0114 285 5147 or 07922 884 339.