Las Vegas, Nevada (April 27, 2012)–The annual Tiger Jam fundraiser for the Tiger Woods Foundation is hitting Las Vegas again this weekend. Among the highlights are a clinic with Tiger at Las Vegas' Cascata, a poker tournament with Phil Helmuth and Doyle Brunson, golf, and a concert headlined by Bon Jovi. Tiger's Vegas ties run deep, and over the years he has raised millions at Tiger Jam.–By Brian Hurlburt.
Tiger's Poker Night takes place on Friday at Mandalay Bay and comes with a $10,000 buy in. Grand prize is a foursome with Tiger and other big prizes are available. The concert with Bon Jovi is on Saturday. This marks the third time Bon Jovi will have performed at Tiger Jam. Hellmuth is considered the best poker player to ever enter the game. In 1989, at the age of 24, he became the youngest poker player to win the World Series of Poker Main Event. Hellmuth has broken numerous records, including most World Series cashes (68) and most final tables (41).
Poker legend Doyle "Texas Dolly" Brunson will also be on hand at Tiger's inaugural card game. At the age of 78, Brunson is still considered the Babe Ruth and the Michael Jordan of poker. He virtually invented the phenomenon that is Texas Hold 'em! Brunson paved the way for poker to become America's third-most watched sport on television. He was the star of the infamous band of traveling poker sharks, the Texas Rounders, and has won a record 10 World Series of Poker events.
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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. At the Tiger Woods Foundation, we believe every child deserves a shot at college. Designed to break through a culture of low expectations, our college-access programs reach underserved youth in all stages of academic life. For scholars in grades 5-12, the Tiger Woods Learning Centers provide hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering and math coupled with college preparation workshops to create a unique environment focused on college and careers. The Earl Woods Scholarship Program is an unparalleled network providing admissions counseling, college scholarships, dedicated mentors, specialized internships and vital workshops. Receiving individualized support, our bright young scholars are succeeding at prestigious universities such as Georgetown, USC, UC Berkeley, UCLA and Harvard.