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Michael Jordan Celebrity Golf Event Features Shadow Creek, ARIA, George Clinton

Las Vegas, Nevada (April 2, 2014)–Michael Jordan and his celebrity friends are hitting town this week to raise money for charity and have a lot of fun during the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational to be played at the beautiful and exclusive Shadow Creek and hosted by ARIA. Besides the four days of golf, the annual gala concert will feature funk music innovator George Clinton in addition to Grammy award-winning artist T-Pain. Some of the celebrities and athletes scheduled for golf and/or the concert event include Brandi Chastain, Jerome Bettis, Brandi Chastain, Chris Chelios, Roger Clemens, Eric Dickerson, Julius Erving, Wayne Gretzky, Ken
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Special Experience Awaits Fans At Shadow Creek For Michael Jordan Tournament

Las Vegas, Nevada (March 26, 2014)–Las Vegas' Shadow Creek hosts the 13th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational April 3-6, and once again some of the world's biggest sports stars and athletes will tee it up for fun, bragging rights, and charity. Jordan is the official host of the event and obviously one of the main draws, but Shadow Creek General Manager Mark Brenneman is the unofficial greeter and promoter of the event. He's honored to have such an opportunity. "I get emails from people who attended the event in past years and they just want to share that it was
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TPC Las Vegas Goes Country With Darius Rucker and Friends

Las Vegas, Nevada (March 24, 2014)–The Academy of Country Music Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic will be held April 6, 2014, at TPC Las Vegas, a Vegas resort course owned and operated by the PGA TOUR. Country superstar Darius Rucker, an avid golfer, will host the event again. Rucker is very involved with ACM and its charites. He also wrote, "Together, Anything Is Possible" to help the PGA TOUR raise money for charity. TPC Las Vegas is known as the home of professional golf in Las Vegas because several tour professionals play and practice there. The course is also the home
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San Diego Padres Star Josh Johnson Doubles Up on Donation to The First Tee Southern Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada (February 19, 2014)–Josh Johnson, a Las Vegas Golf Region resident and member of the San Diego Padres, has made another donation to The First Tee of Southern Nevada. Johnson, along with his wife, Heidi, donated $11,000 to the program, matching the amount of their donation in 2013. The funds will be used to help deserving and talented junior golfers who compete on the Southern Nevada Junior Golf Tour and earn membership on Southern Nevada travel teams. The donation was made through Johnson's Double Nickel Foundation. –By Brian Hurlburt.
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ARIA, Shadow Creek, Las Vegas, Michael Jordan Paired Together Again

Las Vegas, Nevada (February 1, 2014)–Michael Jordan and his celebrity and athlete friends will descend upon Las Vegas, ARIA and Shadow Creek for the annual playing of the 13th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI). The event brings a who's how together to benefit several worthy causes and is the only time all year that Shadow Creek is open to the public. The event is April 3-6, 2014, and tickets are now on sale. Click now for the official tournament website. –By Brian Hurlburt.
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Navy SEAL Exudes Excellence, Discusses Lone Survivor at Birdies for the Brave

Las Vegas, Nevada (January 20, 2014)–Not many charitable golf tournaments leave participants humbled. But the recent Birdies for the Brave played at TPC Summerlin was one that most certainly did. The tournament, part of a national network of events played at PGA TOUR-owned golf courses, raised money and awareness for organizations that assist veterans and wounded warriors. The keynote speaker for the Vegas event was Joseph Maguire, Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy (ret), who exuded the class and overall excellence of Navy SEALs. He discussed helping the children of lost soldiers and also the release of the movie, Lone Survivor, which depicts a
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Missing Kids Story Told By Canon, Celebrities at PGA TOUR Course

Las Vegas, Nevada (January 11, 2014)–It might be the most difficult story to cover as a writer or be involved with as a police officer or other law enforcement official. But, unfortunately, kids going missing and being exploited is still an on-going issue. But even with the bad news comes some good because organizations like the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) are committed to saving as many kids as possible. This week, the Foundation, celebrities, sponsors, and others involved in the cause gathered in Las Vegas for the annual NCMEC Celebrity Golf Tournament sponsored by Canon which
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LPGA Tour Star Natalie Gulbis Entertains, Does Good at Rio Secco

Las Vegas, Nevada (December 18, 2013)–It was all smiles at Las Vegas' Rio Secco Golf Club for the Natalie Gulbis Charity Classic. Gulbis annually hosts the event to raise funds and awareness for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. She has her own campus named for her and takes time out to spend with the kids in addition to enticing sponsors to join her at the tournament. Gulbis hosted a clinic prior to play and also spent time with some of the kids who came out to see her. Bank of America was a main sponsor of the
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World’s Biggest Hitters Warm Up at Jack Nicklaus’ Bear’s Best Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada (October 29, 2013)–The guys who were hitting golf balls recently at Bear's Best Las Vegas, a course designed by Jack Nicklaus that features 18 replica holes from courses he has designed around the world, can do something even the Golden Bear couldn't. They pound the golf ball absurd distances, and even as long as Nicklaus was during his heyday, he wouldn't have kept up with these boys, even in his prime. The "October 8" finalists of the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship–who drive it 400 yards with regularity–spent part of a Monday afternoon on the large practice
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Magic Johnson, Golf Highlight O’Jays Celebrity Weekend

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 18, 2013)–The O'Jays have recorded 24 Top 10 hits and 59 total songs which have hit the charts in a career that dates back to Cleveland, Ohio, in the fifties. But the group–these days made up of original founders Eddie Levert, Sr. and Walter Williams, Sr., in addition to longtime third member Eric Nolan Grant–is still going strong. And part of their efforts include The O'Jays Scholarship Foundation which is the beneficiary of their annual celebrity weekend in Las Vegas October 25-27, 2013. Highlighting the weekend will be a benefit concert hosted by Earvin "Magic" Johnson
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Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani Plays TPC Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 23, 2013)–Las Vegas resort golf course TPC Las Vegas is known as the home of pro golf in Las Vegas because it's a former host course for events on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. And also because it's the home away from home for Tour golf pros who live in the Las Vegas Golf Region. Several play and practice at the course during off weeks and the off season. But it's also a place where athletes and celebrities play golf while in Las Vegas. Recently, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was sighted playing
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Tiger Woods Talks Sergio Garcia, Masters, Precise Wedges in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada (Updated May 21, 2013)–Tiger Woods was in the building, so to speak. The annual Tiger Jam, a major fundraiser for the Tiger Woods Foundation, was held in the Las Vegas Golf Region for the 14th time in 15 years. Woods held court at Cascata on Friday, May 17, during a clinic and question and answer session. He discussed a wide-ranging list of topics including Sergio Garcia, The Masters, his first win in Las Vegas, the swing changes he has undergone recently, stories about Sam Snead and Ben Hogan, and much more. This article will be the first in
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Baseball Speedsters Steal Win at Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada (April 9, 2013)–Vince Coleman and Ozzie Smith combined for more than 1,300 stolen bases in their Major League Baseball careers, and over the weekend at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, the duo added another 'steal' to the trophy case: a win at the 2013 Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational. The duo combined for a two-player team score of 11-under par, which included back-to-back birdies on 17 and 18 in the final round to snatch the title away from Wayne Gretzky and Ahmad Rashad, who bogeyed the final two holes. Overall, the event raised $500,000 for charity. –By Brian
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Jerome Bettis Relives Tiger Woods Moment at Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational

Las Vegas, Nevada (April 7, 2013)–The running joke for those fortunate enough to play Shadow Creek is that you never know who you will see on the course. And this week during the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI) in Las Vegas some of the biggest names in sport and Hollywood are playing for a good cause including the likes of Will Smith, Wayne Gretzky, Greg Maddux, and former Super Bowl Champion Jerome Bettis, a bruising running back with the Pittsburgh Steelers. But it was a recent round at Shadow Creek that Bettis talked about following a practice session. –By Brian Hurlburt
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Greg Maddux Ready For Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada (April 2, 2013)–For the third time, the Michael Jordan Celebrity Inviational is being played at Shadow Creek and hosted by the Aria April 4-7. Some of the biggest names in show business will be playing golf at the course, partying at the resort, and raising funds for various charities. Among the celebrities scheduled to play is Las Vegas Golf Region resident Greg Maddux in addition to Jordan himself. The public is invited to attend and kids under 16 are free. Click now for the official website of the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI). –By Brian Hurlburt Follow @LVGolfInsider.
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Denny Hamlin Helps Las Vegas’ Callaway Golf Center Welcome NASCAR Weekend

Las Vegas, Nevada (Updated March 5, 2013)–Arguably the city of Las Vegas' biggest weekend of the year is here, and one of the first places to celebrate the annual NASCAR race was the Callaway Golf Center. The Center, located at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, was the site of a closest-to-the-hole contest a couple weeks ago which involved NASCAR racing great Denny Hamlin. Hamlin and the rest of the NASCAR racers descend on the city this week, culminated by the staging of the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. –By Brian Hurlburt
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PGA Tour Course TPC Las Vegas Hosts Celebrity Event Anchored By John O’ Hurley

Las Vegas, Nevada (January 11, 2013)–Las Vegas continually rolls out the green carpet for celebrities, whether they are in town to relax or in Las Vegas to take part in a celebrity golf tournament. And the PGA Tour owned and operated TPC Las Vegas was recently the site of the annual Canon USA Customer Appreciation National Center for Missing & Exploited Children(R) (NCMEC) Celebrity Golf Tournament. And actor John O' Hurley emceed the event that was attending by Alice Cooper, Danny Masterson, and John Walsh, among others. –By Brian Hurlburt. Photo courtesy @Sports8
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Dr. J, Bill Bellamy Highlight Soul Train Golf at Pete Dye Courses

Las Vegas, Nevada (November 30, 2012)–There are three Pete Dye Las Vegas golf courses at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort. And recently the resort played host to the inaugural Soul Train Celebrity Golf Tournament held in conjunction with the Soul Train Awards at Planet Hollywood. Among the big names playing golf in Vegas were Bill Bellamy and Dr. J. Click now to view official photos from this Las Vegas golf tournament at SpyOnVegas.com. –By Brian Hurlburt
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Maddux, Fingers, Gossage To Play MGM Resorts Vegas PGA Tour Pro-Am

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 28, 2012)–The Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open PGA Tour event tees off October 1-4, 2012, but first up is the MGM Resorts International Pro-Am on October 3. Recent celebrity confirmations include former Major League Baseball All-Stars Goose Gossage, and Las Vegas Golf Region residents Rollie Fingers and Greg Maddux. The event is one of several events being held in conjunction with the Shriners event. –By Brian Hurlburt, Follow @LVGolfInsider
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The Rat Pack Is Back at Las Vegas National Golf Club

Las Vegas, Nevada via remote submission in La Jolla, California (August 9, 2012)–Las Vegas National Golf Club is about as historic as it gets in Las Vegas. A major championship on the LPGA Tour was held there, Tiger Woods played there en route to his first win on the PGA Tour, and in the hey day, the Rat Pack–Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., etc.–hung out at this Las Vegas resort course and in the clubhouse. The management of Las Vegas National Golf Club–located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip–is embracing that history and word is that the inaugural Sammy Davis
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