Las Vegas, Nevada (July 6, 2015)–The 2nd Annual Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational tees off July 11-13, 2015, with on and off the course entertainment, fashion, golf and plain ole Vegas fun. Los Angeles Clippers assistant Coach Mike Woodson hosts the tournament along with ESPN SportsCenter Jay Harris, comedian Eric Griffin, and Vegas golf professional, fashion designer and former UNLV golfer Seema Sadekar. Events include hospitality at The Venetian and Palazzo, and golf at the exclusive Southern Highlands Golf Club, a former host course of Las Vegas’ PGA TOUR event and the current home of the UNLV Men’s golf team. Click for all details of the Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational. Packages and tournament spots still remain available via the website. –By Brian Hurlburt, photo from 2014 Event.
“I’m so excited to host this event for the second year,” said Coach Woodson. “I started this event to celebrate friends, family and coaches while supporting basketball programs for young people; I’m proud of the positive impact we have made to date thanks to our sponsors, guests and supporters. This event is truly the ultimate summertime experience for those who love to play golf and it will surely be a weekend to remember.”
A portion of the event benefits Nations of Coaches, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing coaches together through guidance and knowledge in order to create better players and coaches. VIP Packages can be tailored to include golf, hospitality, and invitations to the private parties. The three day event will kick off Friday, July 10 at 11:00 a.m. with an educational basketball clinic that will host junior participants who will receive hands-on coaching experience from the accomplished Coach Woodson.
Confirmed celebrity guests include Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Jason Kidd, Anthony Anderson, former New York Yankee Roger Clemens, hosts of the hit HGTV show Property Brothers, Jonathan and Drew Scott, former NFL players Jonathan Odgen, Mike Phillips, Andre Reed, R&B Recording Legend, Jeffrey Osbourne, former NBA players, Larry Johnson, John Starks, Reggie Theus, Armond Hill, Lakers Head Coach, Byron Scott, Winky Wright, Sportscaster Mike Hill, Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth and music icons Tony Cornelius, Jon. B, Brian McKnight and Dave Stewart and actors: Cedric The Entertainer, Lamon Archey and Alan Thicke.
VIP guests are invited to attend the Woodson Jacket Welcome Reception at the Paiza Lounge at The Venetian. On Sunday, July 12, Woodson will host a Celebrity Skins Game at Southern Highlands Golf Club followed by a Red Carpet and Pairings Party at LAVO, inside The Palazzo® Las Vegas.
The Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational is part of a special Ultimate Sports Month at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas. “We partnered with The Coach Woodson Invitational because it is a fantastic event with great star power, and will be exciting for guests to experience, and most importantly, it gives back to the community,” said George Markantonis, president and chief operating officer of The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo.
For information on VIP experiences call Play Golf Designs Inc. at 702.858.4653 or visit the official tournament website.