Simonis sponsors Blair Thein in Pool, Poker and Pain

Gurnee, IL. – June 17, 2008 – Simonis cloth has struck an arrangement to be an
initial sponsor of Pool, Poker and Pain, the extreme challenge series being promoted
by Blair Thein.
Under development for nearly four years and rapidly gaining interest from key
players in the extreme sports world, the Pool, Poker and Pain challenge provides a
stage where contenders will have to balance mental and physical toughness with
finesse and strategy in order to be victorious.  
“Blair Thein has a vision about combining these sports and his dedication is without
equal,” stated Ivan Lee, the president of Iwan Simonis Incorporated. “He brings a
real passion to what he is pursuing and he has made a very positive impression on
me as an individual. I decided to sponsor his event to push the boundaries of pool as
a universal game of nerves and skill and to see how it fares as one of the three
disciplines combined to provide a new kind of entertainment and interest in our
“I am very happy to have the prestigious Simonis Company on board,” said Blair
Thein, the creator of Pool, Poker, and Pain. “As one of the best known companies in
the billiard industry, it was great to find that they are interested in my project. I  think that this is the support that I needed to get Pool, Poker and Pain into the national spotlight.”