Hosted by ARIA Resort & Casino, the 13th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI) returns to Las Vegas’ Shadow Creek April 3 – 6 featuring celebrity favorites plus first-time attendees including actors Ray Romano, Luke Wilson and Jesse Metcalfe, GRAMMY Award-winning R&B trio Boyz II Men and Pro Football Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson.
The new participants will join MJCI standout veterans including host Michael Jordan, Marcus Allen, Brian Baumgartner, Roger Clemens, Wayne Gretzky, Ken Griffey, Jr., Penny Hardaway, Brody Jenner, Toni Kukoc, Mario Lemieux, Christina Milian, Jake Owen, and Aaron Rodgers as they swing for a cause.
In its fourth year in Las Vegas, MJCI will gather dozens of celebrities for four days of star-studded events and golf at ARIA and Shadow Creek. Additional celebrity and athlete participants include defending champion Ozzie Smith, Jerome Bettis, Brandi Chastain, Chris Chelios, Josh Freeman, Dan Jansen, Janet Jones-Gretzky, Jonathan Ogden, Paul O’Neill, Mike Piazza, Ahmad Rashad, Stuart Scott, Bruce Smith, Jason Taylor, Alan Thicke and Winky Wright.
The Celebrity-Amateur tournament, which pairs one celebrity with four amateur participants, will take place Thursday, April 3 and Friday, April 4. The MJCI two-person, 36-hole scramble format tournament, which includes only competing celebrities, will take place Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6.
Since its inception in 2001, MJCI has raised nearly $7 million for charities including this year’s beneficiaries Make-A-Wish, James R. Jordan Foundation, Keep Memory Alive, Opportunity Village and Cats Care, the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats’ charity arm.
Tickets are now on sale and available at all 10 MGM Resorts’ box offices and concierge desks in Las Vegas, and online at aria.com, mjcigolf.com and shadowcreek.com. Fans who wish to experience this exclusive event can purchase daily or weekly general admission and VIP ticket packages. VIP guests will enjoy added perks including free general admission parking at Shadow Creek (a $10 daily value), unparalleled views from the open-air Jordan Brand VIP Hospitality Deck, complimentary food and full-service bars.
Discounted tickets are available for military service members, senior citizens 65 years of age or older and college/university students with valid identification. Each group will receive 25 percent off daily or weekly general admission tickets. Additionally, the tournament offers a “Bring the Kids for Free” general admission ticket pass which provides access to Shadow Creek for youth 17 years of age and younger when accompanied by a general admission ticketed adult (up to two children per paid adult).
All ticketholders can enjoy complimentary shuttle service between ARIA and Shadow Creek. Shuttles will depart every 30 minutes from ARIA’s North Valet entrance Thursday and Friday of the tournament from 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Continuous return service from Shadow Creek to ARIA will be provided until 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Source: PR Newswire