Las Vegas, Nevada (March 22, 2012)–The Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational returns to Las Vegas' Shadow Creek March 29-April 1, and a star-studded lineup is scheduled to play and attend events surrounding the charity golf tournament. Among the recent celebrity confirmations are Aaron Rodgers, Ken Griffey, Jr., Wayne Gretzky, Roger Clemens, Brian Baumgartner, Brett Hull, Maury Povich and Chris Chelios. Each also played in 2011. Click now to purchase tickets to the 2012 event. –By Brian Hurlburt and official press release. Follow @LVGolfInsider
The Celebrity-Amateur tournament, which pairs one celebrity with four amateur participants, will take place Thursday, March 29 and Friday, March 30. The MJCI two-person, 36-hole scramble format tournament, including only competing celebrities, will take place Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1.
Some think that the biggest celebrity in the field is the golf course. Shadow Creek is the holy grail for many golfers, and this event is the only time all year that the Las Vegas golf course is opened to the public. Perennially ranked among Golf Week magazine’s Top 10 courses, Shadow Creek’s special environment is normally reserved solely for guests of MGM Resorts International. Located in the midst of the Nevada desert, the Tom Fazio-designed Shadow Creek makes golfers feel they’ve been transported to another world with its natural beauty, rolling terrain, glistening brooks and ponds, spectacular waterfalls, lush gardens and mature trees. Visit www.shadowcreek.com for more information.
Shadow Creek is owned by MGM Resorts International, and the worldwide gaming company also operates the ARIA, the host hotel for the Jordan event. Aria is the centerpiece of CityCenter Las Vegas, and is "a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort on The Strip featuring an unprecedented combination of striking architecture, sustainable design, high-end service, spectacular amenities and premium meeting and convention space. From unique culinary offerings created by the world’s most talented chefs, to innovative nightlife, indulgent spa treatments and Viva ELVIS™ by Cirque du Soleil®, ARIA embodies the excitement and vitality of Las Vegas. ARIA is home to an incredible collection of stylish and technologically advanced accommodations including Sky Suites, a AAA Five Diamond hotel within a hotel experience. Combined with CityCenter’s unparalleled amenities including luxurious shopping at Crystals and the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection."
Celebrity and golf course fans are welcome to attend the event. Tickets may be purchased at any MGM Resorts International box office outlet, online at www.arialasvegas.com or www.MJCIgolf.com. Prices are as follows:
Daily General Admission Pass — $30/Thursday-Sunday
Weekly General Admission Pass — $100/Thursday-Sunday
Daily VIP Pass — $150/Thursday-Sunday
Weekly VIP Pass — $500/Thursday-Sunday
VIP spectators will enjoy access to an unparalleled view of the course from the M life VIP tent, an open-air venue featuring a “VIP Party Deck” overlooking the par-5, 18th hole, catering and a full-service bar.
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).