The 3rd annual Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational, the ultimate luxury weekend and kick off to NBA Summer League, hosted by Assistant Clippers Coach Michael Woodson, will take place July 8-11, 2016 in Las Vegas.
On Sunday, July 10, The Woodson Gala & Red Carpet will be hosted at 1 OAK, an exclusive Las Vegas hotspot located in The Mirage Hotel and Casino, with a special performance by Grammy-winning recording artist Mya Harrison.
ESPN SportsCenter Anchor, Jay Harris and Professional Golfer and Fashion Designer, Seema Sadekar, will co-host the star-studded evening that will feature celebrity announcements, signature cocktails, and surprise guests along with a performance by Mya, in support of Coach Woodson and Nations of Coaches, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing coaches together through guidance and knowledge.
“1 OAK Las Vegas is excited to host the The Woodson Gala Red Carpet & Celebrity Pairings Party. 1 OAK is a proud supporter of Coach Woodson and his charity, Nations of Coaches, we are thrilled to be a part of this special weekend,” said Matt Salazar, Marketing Director for 1 OAK.
The event will welcome Actor, Anthony Anderson, 2016 NBA Championship Team Head Coach Tyronn Lue, R&B Recording Legend, Jeffrey Osbourne, father and son NBA stars former and current NBA players Gerald Henderson Sr. and Gerald Henderson Jr., Actor and Comedian, Chris Tucker, NBA Star, JR Smith, NBA Legends, Larry Johnson, John Starks, Baron Davis, Eddie Johnson, Clippers Assistant Coaches Armond Hill and Sam Cassell, MLB Star and Legend, David Justice, Former Lakers Head Coach, Byron Scott, Boxing Champion, Winky Wright, Sportscaster Mike Hill, Political Personality, Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth and music icons Tony Cornelius, Eddie Levert, Jeffrey Osborne and actors: Cedric the Entertainer, Boris Kodjoe, Alan Thicke and many more.
“A well worth journey from Australia to attend Coach Woodson’s event, I’m able to showcase the Steigen brand and make new friendships. It is so great to be back and share this experience with my clients, we are a part of something very interactive for an international sports brand,” said Louis Rowan, President & CEO of Steigen Brand, The Official Sock and Hat Partner of 2016 The Woodson Invitational.
Sponsors of the Woodson Gala include The Mirage, Cox Communications, 1BID1.com, MGM Resorts, Zacapa Rum, Steigen, The LA Clippers, Corona, Monster Cables, Perrier, Avion Tequila, Luc Belaire, Reflection Bay, 1 OAK, Active Dreamers and IMPACT Basketball.
“The Coach Woodson Invitational is redefining how golf tournaments are played by merging golf, music, celebration, entertainment, fashion and lifestyle,” said Nisha Sadekar, Event Producer at PGD Global. “We are always trying to find creative ways to introduce people to the game of golf and all that it has to offer; and this event does that in a really fabulous way.”
The four-day event will include an educational basketball youth clinic at Impact Basketball on Friday, July 8, that will host junior participants for a hands-on coaching experience from the accomplished Woodson. On Saturday, July 9, Woodson will welcome coaches from all over the nation to the Woodson Coaches Forum providing professional development and training discussions around coaching, strategy and mentorship. Sunday, July 10 will include a Gifting Suite, Practice Rounds, FENDI Fashion Experience featuring Kiwi Plum swimwear and Caviar Blu jewelry. The evening sets up for the highly anticipated and star-studded Woodson Gala, Red Carpet & Celebrity Pairings Party. On Monday, July 11 Reflection Bay Golf Club hosts The Woodson Invitational Golf Tournament, it will feature a Day Lounge presented by Corona in the Clubhouse and will host a special Women’s Experience at Lake Las Vegas, hosted by Terri Woodson, wife of Mike Woodson.
Select VIP Packages are still available and can be tailored to include golf, hospitality, and invitations to the private parties and the gala at 1 OAK. For information on VIP experiences call Play Golf Designs Inc.: 310.926.4075. For more information, click here.