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Celebrity Lineup for 10th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational in Las Vegas Continues to Grow

March 18, 2011 by  

Entertainment and sports stars Larry David, Gabriel Aubry, Jerome Bettis, Sam Bradford, Stuart Scott, Brandi Chastain, Richard Dent, Paul O’Neill, Mike Piazza, Anthony Anderson, Maury Povich, Dennis Haysbert, Alan Thicke, Adrian Young, Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway, Grant Show and Boris Kodjoe join the growing list of celebrities scheduled to attend the 10th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI), hosted by Las Vegas’ ARIA Resort & Casino, March 31-April 3.

Previously announced celebrities include Drew Brees, Wayne Gretzky, Ken Griffey, Jr., Marcus Allen, Mario Lemieux, Boris Becker, John Smoltz, Spike Lee, Don Cheadle, Brian Baumgartner and Shannon Elizabeth.

Marking its Las Vegas debut, the tournament will be held at Shadow Creek, one of the country’s most exclusive golf courses, which will open its doors to the public for the first time. Proceeds from the charitable tournament will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Nevada Cancer Institute, James R. Jordan Foundation and Cats Care, the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats’ charity arm. Since its inception in 2001, MJCI has raised more than $5 million for charity.

The Celebrity-Amateur tournament, which pairs one celebrity with four amateur participants, will take place Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1. The MJCI two-person, 36-hole scramble format tournament, including only competing celebrities, will take place Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3.

Tickets may be purchased at ARIA’s Viva ELVIS box office, online at www.arialasvegas.com or www.MJCIgolf.com.  Prices are as follows:

  • Daily General Admission Pass             $25/Thursday and Friday
  • Daily General Admission Pass             $50/Saturday and Sunday
  • Weekly General Admission Pass          $100/Thursday-Sunday
  • Daily VIP Pass                                     $100/Thursday-Sunday
  • Weekly VIP Pass                                  $300/Thursday-Sunday

VIP spectators will enjoy an unparalleled view of the course from the M life VIP Hospitality complex, an open-air venue featuring a “VIP Party Deck” overlooking the par-5, 18th hole. 

Discounted tickets are available for military service members with valid identification, and Senior Citizens 65 years of age or older with valid ID; both groups will receive 25 percent off a daily or weekly general admission ticket.  Additionally, the tournament has created a special “Bring the Kids for Free” general admission ticket offer, which provides access to Shadow Creek for youth 16 years of age and younger when accompanied by a general admission ticketed adult (up to two children per paid adult).

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