Las Vegas, Nevada (February 29, 2012)–The annual Tiger Jam event, hosted by Tiger Woods, is returning to Las Vegas in April. And the crown jewel concert of the event's festivities is a concert billed as Jon Bon Jovi and Friends. "It’s truly an honor to have Jon headline Tiger Jam,” event host Tiger Woods said in a statement just released this morning. “Over the years he’s never hesitated to lend his time and talents to my Foundation and I’m so grateful for that.” –By Brian Hurlburt @LVGolfInsider
On Saturday, April 28, Bon Jovi will take the stage at the Mandalay Bay Events Center to headline Tiger Jam 2012, a charity concert benefitting the Tiger Woods Foundation. Jon Bon Jovi and friends will provide fans with a "spectacular performance", while helping to raise money for the college-access programs of the Foundation. Singer and songwriter David Cook, who rose to fame after winning the seventh season of American Idol, will open for Jon Bon Jovi on the Tiger Jam stage.
Other events surrounding Tiger Jam include golf outings at Las Vegas resort courses. Stick close for more details for 2012. In 2011, Woods was injured for his annual clinic but had assistance from Champions PGA Tour star John Cook and musician Darius Rucker. The clinic took place at Cascata, a top-rated ZAGAT course. Click now for the official website of Cascata a Las Vegas resort course that is opened to all golfers. Other events took place at Rio Secco Golf Club, another Las Vegas resort golf course.
Bon Jovi first performed at the Tiger Jam in 2003 and returned in 2007. Woods and Bon Jovi have also worked together to help each of their foundations. Plus Bon Jovi is supportive of the AT&T Nationa, the PGA Tour event hosted by Woods and his Foundation. The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation was a tournament beneficiary in 2010 and 2011.
Tiger Jam 2012 will include a VIP reception at House of Blues featuring gourmet fare and spirits and exclusive live and silent auctions filled with one-of-a-kind luxury items. Following the dinner and auctions, the celebration will progress to the Mandalay Bay Events Center stage, where Woods will introduce Jon Bon Jovi and friends as they take the stage to deliver a rocking performance to Tiger Jammers.
Concert tickets starting at $70, not including applicable service charges, go on sale Saturday, March 3 at 10 a.m., and will be available at all Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Mandalay Bay at (877) 632-7400 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also will be available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com. For more information on 2012 Tiger Jam Sponsorship opportunities or to attend the dinner and auction, please call (949) 725-3003.
Since its creation in 1998, Tiger Jam has raised more than $13 million for programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation through its sold-out performances and one-of-a-kind auction items. Young scholars helped by the Earl Woods Scholarships are succeeding at prestigious universities such as Georgetown, USC, UC Berkeley, UCLA and Harvard. For more information visit www.tigerwoodsfoundation.org.
Jon Bon Jovi is the Chairman of The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, which establishes programs and partnerships that aim to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness “one Soul at a time.” To date, Jon Bon Jovi and the Soul Foundation have provided affordable housing for hundreds of low-income individuals and families. In December 2010, President Obama appointed Jon Bon Jovi to the White House Council for Community Solutions.