Brian Urlacher and Roger Clemens Team Up To Win 13th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational At Shadow Creek In Las Vegas

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BRIAN URLACHER & ROGER CLEMENS TEAM UP TO WIN
13TH ANNUAL MICHAEL JORDAN CELEBRITY INVITATIONAL
AT SHADOW CREEK IN LAS VEGAS

 

More than $500,000 Raised for Charity

During 2014 Tournament Hosted by ARIA Resort & Casino

 

Former Chicago Bears All-Pro Linebacker Brian Urlacher and former All-Star New York Yankees & Houston Astros Pitcher Roger Clemens ran away from the 19-team field on Sunday to win the 13th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI) hosted by ARIA Resort & Casino.

ARIA Resort & Casino's 13th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational At Shadow Creek - Day 4

The winning duo won by four strokes, taking home the title with a score of nine-under 135, beating the second-place team of NFL Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson and MJCI defending champion and MLB Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith. The tournament was held at Shadow Creek for the fourth consecutive year and raised more than $500,000 for charity.

Urlacher and Clemens, who each took home $20,000 for their designated charities, followed up their first-round score of seven-under 65 with a two-under 70 on day two. They were able to break a first-round tie with Dickerson and Smith with a stretch of three birdies in four holes and coasted to a victory.  Dickerson/Smith hit a rough patch in the middle of their second round resulting in a couple of bogies.

Final Results
1 Urlacher/Clemens
2 Dickerson/Smith
T3 Freeney/Jordan
T3 Scott/Smoltz
5 Griffey, Jr/Peterson
6 Baumgartner/Rodgers
T7 Jenner/Hardaway
T7 Lofton/Alexander
T7 Erving/Coleman
10 J-Gretzky/Maddux
11 O’Neill/Umansky
12 Thicke/Ogden
T13 Dent/Harper
T13 Romano/Kukoc
15 Chelios/Gretzky
16 Williams/Young
17 Chastain/Jansen
T18 Piazza/Allen
T18 Rashad/Jonas

 

Defending champion Vince Coleman, Smith’s partner in 2013, was teamed with NBA Hall of Fame legend Julius “Dr. J” Erving for this year’s event and they finished in seventh place with a two-day score of one-over 145. Fan favorite, NBA legend and tournament host Michael Jordan teamed up with NFL Super Bowl champion and “sack master” Dwight Freeney for the second straight year and finished in a tie for third at four-under 140.

 

When asked about the tournament and their winning results, Clemens said, “Michael Jordan, ARIA and Shadow Creek put on a great event every year and that’s why you see the firepower we had on the course this week. Urlacher played like a champ and I was fortunate to have him as my partner.”

 

Urlacher followed his partner’s comments with, “Roger has an incredible drive and we played really well together. As a sports fan myself, it was incredible to meet and play with (Ozzie) Smith and (Eric) Dickerson who were two of my idols growing up.”

 

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.

 

MJCI celebrities in attendance included:  

Michael Jordan and celebrities from the worlds of sports and entertainment including Flex Alexander, Marcus Allen, Boyz II Men, Brian Baumgartner, Jerome Bettis, Brandi Chastain, Chris Chelios, Roger Clemens, Vince Coleman, Richard Dent, Eric Dickerson, Julius Erving, Larry Fitzgerald, Josh Freeman, Dwight Freeney, Wayne Gretzky, Ken Griffey, Jr., Penny Hardaway, Ron Harper, Dan Jansen, Phil Hellmuth, Bruce Jenner, Andre Johnson, Nick Jonas, Janet Jones-Gretzky, Toni Kukoc, Kenny Lofton, Greg Maddux, Christina Milian, Jonathan Ogden, Paul O’Neill, Jake Owen, Juan Pablo Galavis & Nikki Ferrell, Patrick Peterson, Mike Piazza, Ahmad Rashad, Aaron Rodgers, Ray Romano, Gretchen Rossi & Slade Smiley, Stuart Scott, Ozzie Smith, John Smoltz, Alan Thicke, Mauricio Umansky, Brian Urlacher, Jesse Williams, Russell Wilson, Winky Wright, Adrian Young and more.

Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational Day Two News & Notes

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MJCI News & Notes – Day Two, Celeb-Am

 

The second day of the celebrity-pro-am portion of the 13th annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI) hosted by ARIA Resort & Casino at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas ended late Friday night with a two-team tie between former MLB All-Star Roger Clemens and country music superstar Jake Owen. The two teams shot a score of -19 under par, 53. However, Clemens’ foursome earned the day-two victory by virtue of a scorecard tiebreaker. NFL All-Pro defensive lineman Dwight Freeney led his team to a third-place finish with a -17 under par, 55.

 

 

Notable Moments from the Course:

  • This year’s MJCI once again featured a very special moment as the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Michael Jordan teamed up to make Wish Kid Lucas a very happy young man. The nine-year-old’s wish was to meet Michael Jordan and not only did he get to meet the NBA legend, he also received a private putting lesson on the practice green at Shadow Creek.  Jordan coached him a bit and told him he knew he could sink a shot on his own and they weren’t leaving until he did. A few putts later Lucas reached his goal, Jordan threw his hands in the air in celebration and then gave the young golfer a congratulatory high-five.
  • Ron Harper, one of Michael Jordan’s former Chicago Bulls teammates, had the announcer introduce him as “James Bond 004” before teeing off at the first hole. After later connecting with one of the longest drives of the day on the 12th hole, Harper yelled, “Oh yeah baby!”
  • Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Mauricio Umansky stopped by the ARIA Spa & Salon Refresher Tent for a quick facial oxygen treatment while he waited to tee off at the 13th.
  • After a player in his group shot a ball near some spectators, Brian Baumgartner, star of “The Office” told the ladies closest they could pick it up. “You don’t want it?” they asked. “If we need that ball we’re in big trouble,” he quipped. The crowd roared with laughter.  He later hit the ball out of the sand trap at the 18th hole so hard that it almost sailed into the grand stand. The ball hit the rail and rolled onto the green. He got a sarcastic standing O before walking up to the crowd to apologize.
  • Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson showed up at the Wheels Up Lounge at hole 13. Alan Thicke used five mulligans before he made it on the green and the host asked if Russell Wilson had any tips for Alan. He replied, “hit it straight!”
  • Country singer Jake Owen traded in his cowboy boots for some imaginary tap shoes at the fourth green where he danced a jig. Check out the video here.
  • Actress and singer Christina Milian took a break to get a massage at the ARIA refresher tent before heading over to the Wheels Up Lounge. Following her round, she signed autographs for fans, including one who may be her youngest. A young toddler handed Christina the marker to sign an autograph. When Christina was interviewed by Golf Magazine she said her ideal golf foursome would be Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Jake Owen.
  • Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi admitted on the first hole that she has probably only played golf about four times in her life. After a less than ideal first shot, the crowd teased but she shook it off and smiled.
  • Soccer star Brandi Chastain got some love from a fellow celebrity golfer. After making a long putt for par on number one, Brian Baumgartner jumped out of his cart and applauded loudly from the fairway. Brandi Chastain took the time to sign every autograph requested of her around the course and even recorded a message for a special fan. A gentleman on the sidelines told Chastain his young daughter idolized her and had chosen her number for her own soccer team jersey. Chastain recorded a personalized video for the girl encouraging her to continue playing and enjoy practicing with her dad

Sighting: Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational Gala Celebration brings stars out for a cause at ARIA Resort & Casino, Las Vegas 4.4.14

Last night, sports and entertainment stars including Michael Jordan, Aaron Rodgers, Bruce Jenner, Nick Jonas, Ken Griffey Jr., Juan Pablo Galavis & Nikki Ferrell, Boyz II Men, Josh Freeman, Julius “Dr. J” Erving and Adrian Young, among dozens of others, gathered at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas for the 13th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational Celebration.

The star-studded annual gala marked a night of celebration kicking off the two days of exclusive celebrity golf competition at Shadow Creek in the name of charitable fundraising. Also in attendance was eight-year-old Lucas, a Make-A-Wish “wish kid” who fulfilled his dream of meeting MJ earlier in the day. Lucas received celebrity treatment, following celebrities including Jesse Williams, Alan Thicke, Brandi Chastain, Gretchen Rossi, Slade Smiley, Vince Coleman, Ozzie Smith, Mario Umansky, Chris Chelios, Brian Baumgartner, Flex Alexander, Mike Piazza and many more, down the red carpet as dozens of cameras flashed away.

At the gala celebration inside ARIA, celebrities mingled over a multiple-course gourmet dinner from incredible ARIA restaurants including Jean Georges Steakhouse, Sage, & Julian Serrano.

Jordan sat front row and center at a table by the stage, alongside pals including Ahmad Rashad and Stuart Scott. Bill Cramsey, ARIA’s Executive Director of National Marketing, introduced the tournament host and welcomed him to the stage, crediting MJ’s celebrity invitational tournament for the role it has played in the success of the resort itself.

Jordan welcomed guests to the gala and thanked ARIA, Shadow Creek, sponsors and volunteers for their time and service. Jordan also thanked all of his friends for taking the time out of their busy schedules to attend the tournament, reminding them that it’s not for him, but for the many people who receive support from the benefiting charities each year. He encouraged fellow celebs to find “wish kid” Lucas at the gala – telling the crowd how much fun they had together at the course and explaining that Lucas, and the many other children whose lives have been touched throughout MJCI’s thirteen years, are the true inspiration for holding events such as the celebration gala.

The celebrities and VIPs enjoyed an evening of entertainment hosted by magician, comedian, actor and television personality Justin Willman, a regular guest on The Tonight Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Chelsea Lately and host of Cupcake Wars.

Willman had the audience in stitches as he pulled Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant and former NFL halfback Jerome Bettis on stage for several magic tricks through his standup routine.

The gala’s headlining performer and GRAMMY Award-winning artist T-Pain brought the crowd to their feet as he launched his energetic set with hit song “Good Life” and thrilling the crowd with performances of some of his most famous collaborations including Jaime Foxx’s “Blame It,” Lil Wayne’s “Got Money,” Rick Ross’ “The Boss” and Flo Rida’s six-time, multi-platinum “Low,” among others.

Stars took to the dance floor to dance the night away, including actress Janet Jones-Gretzky who was spotted breaking it down to “Black And Yellow” alongside Alan Thicke’s wife and actress Tanya Callau.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and innovator of funk George Clinton surprised the crowd by joining T-Pain on stage for superstar collaboration of T-Pain and Maino’s 2009 hit, “All The Above.”

The legendary funk performer was next joined on stage by his band Parliament-Funkadelic to deliver signature songs “Bring The Funk,” “Flashlight” and more. Clinton, who has been performing for more than 50 years, put on an epic set, stepping off the stage and into the crowd numerous times to invigorate the dance floor and boogie with guests. The band jammed a continuous set featuring live saxophone, drums, soulful backup vocals and electric guitars and bases.

The celebration continued late into the night, as the ballroom transformed into a popup nightclub.

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George Clinton, T-Pain to Headline Vegas Gala for Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational at ARIA Resort & Casino

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GEORGE CLINTON, T-PAIN TO HEADLINE VEGAS GALA FOR MICHAEL JORDAN CELEBRITY INVITATIONAL AT ARIA RESORT & CASINO

Celebration Hosted by Magician & Comedian Justin Willman

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee George Clinton and  GRAMMY Award-winning artist T-Pain will headline the 13th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI) Celebration in Las Vegas with a private performance at ARIA Resort & Casino Friday, April 4 for the tournament’s celebrities and VIP invited guests.

An innovator of funk music, Clinton has been performing for more than 50 years and is the founder of the funk, soul and rock music group Parliament-Funkadelic (P-Funk). Known for his hits “Atomic Dog” and “Bring The Funk,” the multi-talented artist will perform decades of fan favorites.

T-Pain will join Clinton on stage for a unique multi-genre collaboration unlike any other. Currently touring following the release of his fifth studio album, T-Pain’s numerous chart-topping hits include, “Buy U A Drank,” “5 O’Clock,” “Bartender,” and “Can’t Believe It,” along with collaborations such as Survivor’s “I’m On A Boat,” Kanye West’s “Good Life,” Jaime Foxx’s “Blame It,” and

Flo Rida’s six-time, multi-platinum “Low,” among others.

Famed magician, comedian, actor and television personality Justin Willman will host the evening’s festivities. Currently on tour, Willman is a regular guest on The Tonight Show, The Ellen Degeneres Show and Chelsea Lately. He also hosts Cupcake Wars on the Food Network and Win, Lose or Draw on the Disney Channel.

The annual gala will mark a night of celebration following the two-day Celebrity-Amateur tournament April 3 and 4, which pairs one celebrity with four amateur participants. The two-day Celebrity-Amateur tournament leads into the weekend’s MJCI two-person, 36-hole scramble format tournament, including only competing celebrities, April 5 and 6.

Celebrities from the worlds of sports and entertainment scheduled to attend include host Michael Jordan, Marcus Allen, Boyz II Men, Brian Baumgartner, Jerome Bettis, Brandi Chastain, Chris Chelios, Roger Clemens, Vince Coleman, Richard Dent, Eric Dickerson, Julius Erving, Joey Fatone, Josh Freeman, Dwight Freeney, Wayne Gretzky, Ken Griffey, Jr., Penny Hardaway, Dan Jansen, Brody Jenner, Bruce Jenner, Nick Jonas, Janet Jones-Gretzky, Toni Kukoc, Greg Maddux, Christina Milian, Jonathan Ogden, Paul O’Neill, Jake Owen, Juan Pablo & Nikki Ferrell, Patrick Peterson, Mike Piazza, Ahmad Rashad, Aaron Rodgers, Ray Romano, Gretchen Rossi & Slade Smiley, Stuart Scott, Ozzie Smith, John Smoltz, Alan Thicke, Mauricio Umansky, Brian Urlacher, Luke Wilson, Russell Wilson, Winky Wright, Adrian Young and more.

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 openair Jordan Brand VIP Hospitality Deck, complimentary food and fullservice bars.

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

 

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.

For more information about MJCI, visit aria.com, MJCIgolf.com or call (877) 253-5847.

 

About ARIA Resort & Casino
ARIA Resort & Casino is a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort on The Strip featuring spectacular amenities, high-end service, premium meeting and convention space, striking architecture and sustainable design. Combined with its unparalleled offerings including the luxurious Shops at Crystals and the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA introduces a new generation of resort experiences, unlike anything Las Vegas has ever seen.  ARIA and its neighboring properties within CityCenter are a joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit ARIA.com or call toll free at (866) 359-7757; also find ARIA on Facebook and Twitter.

 

ARIA Las Vegas ~ Entertainment Listings

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SPECIAL EVENT

MICHAEL JORDAN CELEBRITY INVITATIONAL
The 13th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI), hosted by ARIA Resort & Casino at Shadow Creek, returns to Las Vegas for the fourth consecutive year, April 3 – 6, 2014. Since its inception in 2001, MJCI has raised nearly $7 million for charities including Make-A-Wish Foundation, Opportunity Village, James R. Jordan Foundation and Cats Care, the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats’ charity arm.

The four-day tournament and celebration boasts incredible parties, A-list entertainment and competitive golf. Each year, MJCI attracts an all-star lineup of celebrity and sports stars. Past attendees include Brian Baumgartner, Cedric “The Entertainer,” Chevy Chase, Brandi Chastain, Roger Clemens, Wayne Gretzky, Ken Griffey, Jr., Michael Phelps, Aaron Rodgers and Stuart Scott, among dozens of other notable figures. Actor Jesse Metcalfe and former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher are confirmed to join the 2014 roster for the first time.

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 multiple open-air VIP hospitality decks, complimentary food and full-service bars.

Dates: April 3 – 6
Prices: Daily General Admission Pass: $30; Weekly General Admission Pass: $100;
Daily VIP Pass: $150; Weekly VIP Pass: $500
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% off daily or weekly general admission tickets. The tournament also offers a “Bring the Kids for Free” general admission ticket pass, providing access for youth 17 years of age and younger when accompanied by a general admission ticketed adult (up to two children per paid adult).
Buy: 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.

ZARKANA THEATER

ZARKANA BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil is filled with spectacular jaw-dropping acrobatics and eye-popping visuals featuring an international cast of 70 world-class acrobats, jugglers, clowns and musicians. The show is performed five nights a week at the Zarkana Theater.

Dates: Friday – Tuesday
Dark: Wednesday and Thursday
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Prices: Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the Zarkana box office, online at cirquedusoleil.com/zarkana or Aria.com , or by calling (855) 927-5262 or
(702) 590-7760.

NIGHTLIFE

HAZE NIGHTCLUB
HAZE Nightclub is a dramatic 25,500-square-foot cutting-edge space where guests are challenged to question their sense of perception and reality. HAZE features oversized hanging props above the entryway drawing guests to a grand central staircase which transports them to the mezzanine level where one can enjoy a birds-eye view of the action below. The main dance floor, filled with beats from the world’s best DJs, is home to 100-square-feet of interactive projection screens on a structure where world-renowned artists have performed impromptu surprise acts. Suede walls and plush surfaces speckle the weaving interior of this nightlife destination, boasting a unique 20-foot wall of lights incorporating the latest technology. Full-color laser shows add to the sensory experience creating a nightlife mecca that has raised the standards of nightclubs worldwide.

Dates: Thursday – Saturday
Hours: Doors open at 10:30 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 693-8300 for more information

INDUSTRY THURSDAYS
HAZE, ARIA’s premier nightspot, caters to mavens of the Vegas nightlife scene and locals each Thursday. With the best resident DJs spinning the hottest music and special celebrity appearances guests are sure to have an incredible time.

THE DEUCE LOUNGE
The Deuce Lounge is an invigorating destination fusing elements of an upscale lounge with high-limit gaming. With stylish décor, first-class service and a seductive ambiance, The Deuce Lounge, brought to ARIA by The Light Group, offers an unmistakable and distinctive nightlife experience.

Dates: Daily
Hours: 5 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 693-8300 for more information

INDUSTRY WEDNESDAYS
The middle of the week gets better with industry nights at The Deuce Lounge. Every Wednesday, half-price bottles are offered to locals all night and guests can enjoy an open champagne bar from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.

GOLD BOUTIQUE NIGHTCLUB & LOUNGE
Decadent black and gold throughout, GOLD Boutique Nightclub & Lounge comes from the partnership between Cirque du Soleil and Las Vegas-based hospitality powerhouse The Light Group. The lounge offers the ultimate spot to sip hand-crafted cocktails or to party into the night while listening to Las Vegas’ hottest DJs.

Dates/Hours: Wednesday – Thursday: Doors open at 10 p.m.
Friday – Sunday: Doors open at 5 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 693-8300 for more information

INDUSTRY WEDNESDAYS
Wednesdays at GOLD Boutique Nightclub & Lounge are the sexiest industry party in town. Kick it at the best
mid-week party on The Strip with some “Local Love,” featuring guest DJ sets from DJ Tommy Lin and DJ Funk Solo. “Local Love” features an open bar for ladies from 10 p.m. to midnight and complimentary cover for those with valid Nevada ID.

LOBBY BAR
Guests can enjoy masterfully crafted signature cocktails while basking in the lively atmosphere. Lobby Bar features a DJ Friday – Saturday from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Hours: 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Admission: Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 590-7111 for more information

Tickets Now On Sale For 13th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational In Las Vegas Hosted By ARIA Resort & Casino

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TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR 13TH ANNUAL MICHAEL JORDAN CELEBRITY INVITATIONAL IN LAS VEGAS HOSTED BY ARIA RESORT & CASINO  

Fans Enjoy Four Days of Star-Studded Golf and Access to Exclusive Shadow Creek Golf Course

The 13th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI), hosted by ARIA Resort & Casino at Shadow Creek, returns to Las Vegas for the fourth consecutive year, April 3 – 6, 2014.  Tickets are now on sale for one of celebrity golf’s most popular events, giving spectators access to the acclaimed Shadow Creek Golf Course as the biggest names in sports and entertainment gather for four days of competitive golf and special events, while raising money for several worthy charitable organizations.

Since its inception in 2001, MJCI has raised nearly $7 million for charities including this year’s beneficiaries Make-A-Wish Foundation, James R. Jordan Foundation, Keep Memory Alive, Opportunity Village and Cats Care, the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats’ charity arm.

“We look forward to welcoming Michael Jordan, his celebrity invitees and fans back to ARIA and Shadow Creek for another great year,” said Bobby Baldwin, president and COO of ARIA. “The Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational is a terrific opportunity for us to showcase all that these beautiful destinations have to offer while raising funds and awareness for important charitable organizations.”

The four-day tournament and celebration boasts incredible parties, A-list entertainment and competitive golf. Each year, MJCI attracts an all-star lineup of athletes and celebrities. Sports stars Wayne Gretzky, Ken Griffey, Jr., Dara Torres and Brian Urlacher, along with actors Anthony Anderson, Brian Baumgartner and Jesse Metcalfe are scheduled to participate in this year’s event. Past attendees include Cedric “The Entertainer,” Chevy Chase, Brandi Chastain, Don Cheadle, Roger Clemens, Michael Phelps, Jerry Rice, Aaron Rodgers and Stuart Scott, among dozens of other notable figures.

Michael Jordan said, “Each year, MJCI gets even better. I’m excited to partner once again with ARIA and Shadow Creek to host this incredible event and support some very worthy causes. Our guests, sponsors and fans had an amazing time last year, and we’re looking forward to another great weekend.”

The two rounds of the Celebrity-Amateur Competition, which pairs one celebrity golfer with four amateur participants, will take place Thursday, April 3 and Friday, April 4 at Shadow Creek. The MJCI two-person, 36-hole scramble format tournament begins Saturday, April 5 and includes only the competing celebrities. The second and final round of MJCI will be played Sunday, April 6.  Additional festivities and events surrounding the Saturday and Sunday competition, as well as celebrity participants and guests, will be announced in the near future.

Tickets are 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 multiple open-air VIP hospitality decks, complimentary food and full-service bars.

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

 

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.

For more information about MJCI, visit ARIA.com, MJCIgolf.com or call (877) 253-5847.

MICHAEL JORDAN

About ARIA Resort & Casino
ARIA Resort & Casino is a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort on The Strip featuring spectacular amenities, high-end service, premium meeting and convention space, striking architecture and sustainable design. Combined with its unparalleled offerings including the luxurious Shops at Crystals and the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA introduces a new generation of resort experiences, unlike anything Las Vegas has ever seen.  ARIA and its neighboring properties within CityCenter are a joint venture between MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL (NYSE: MGM) and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit ARIA.com or call toll free at (866) 359-7757; also find ARIA on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

Michael Jordan 2013 Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament Results

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After 4 days of fantatsic golf and celebrity entertainment at the famous Shadow Creek Golf Course winners were anounced Sunday after the final round. Coming in at -11 under par baseball legends Ozzie Smith and Vince Coleman walked away as the 2013 winners. The dynamic baseball duo join other previous MLB winners John Smoltz and Rollie Fingers. It was Coleman’s third win as he won the rain shortened 2008 event and also in 2002. Other previous winners are Brandi Chastain, Michael Jordan himself, Toni Kukoc, Dr. J Julius Erving, Janet Jones-Gretzky and more. Last year’s event raised over $500,000 for charity and it was great to be a part of this years tournament.

Coming in second was the team of Ahmad Rashad and Wayne Gretzky. Third place went to Jerry Rice and Jason Taylor. Host Michael Jordan and Dwight Freeney shot even par.

Presented by The Aria Resort and Casino and held at the most amazing golf course I have ever set foot on – Shadow Creek Golf Course. How could you go wrong with the best host, best celebrites, best golf course and best hotel casino. Can’t wait until next year!

John Legend to Headline Vegas Gala for Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational at ARIA Resort & Casino

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JOHN LEGEND TO HEADLINE VEGAS GALA FOR MICHAEL JORDAN CELEBRITY INVITATIONAL AT ARIA RESORT & CASINO

Celebration Hosted by Comedian Wayne Brady with Special Performance by World-Famous Blue Man Group

GRAMMY Award-winning artist John Legend will headline the 12th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI) Celebration in Las Vegas with a private performance at ARIA Resort & Casino , Friday, April 5. Legend will take the stage at the annual invite-only party for the tournament’s celebrities and VIP invited guests.

The soulful singer, songwriter and pianist will perform hits throughout the evening, including songs from his new album Love in the Future (co-produced by Legend, Kanye West and Dave Tozer), scheduled for release this June. The celebration also will feature a performance by Blue Man Group, which recently introduced an entirely new, mega-enhanced show at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. Famed comedian and television personality Wayne Brady will emcee the evening’s festivities.

The annual gala will mark a night of celebration following the two-day Celebrity-Amateur tournament April 4 and 5, which pairs one celebrity with four amateur participants; and lead into the weekend’s MJCI two-person, 36-hole scramble format tournament, including only competing celebrities, April 6 and 7.

Hosted by ARIA Resort & Casino and returning to Shadow Creek, MJCI marks only the third time in history that the exclusive golf course will open its doors to the public. Proceeds from the charitable tournament will benefit Make-A-Wish; James R. Jordan Foundation; Opportunity Village; and Cats Care, the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats’ charity arm; as well as the participating celebrities’ charities of choice. Since its inception in 2001, MJCI has raised more than $6 million for charity. 

MJCI celebrities scheduled to attend include host Michael Jordan, Marcus Allen, Anthony Anderson, Miles Austin, Brian Baumgartner, Jerome Bettis, Wayne Brady*, Chevy Chase, Brandi Chastain, Chris Chelios, Roger Clemens, Vince Coleman, Brian Cushing, Richard Dent, Julius Erving, Josh Freeman, Dwight Freeney, Wayne Gretzky, Ken Griffey Jr., Penny Hardaway, Brett Hull, Dan Jansen, Dustin Johnson, Janet Jones-Gretzky, Toni Kukoc, Mario Lemieux, Greg Maddux, Win McMurry, Christina Milian, Von Miller, DeMarco Murray, Kevin Nealon, Jonathan Ogden, Paul O’Neill, Jake Owen, Michael Phelps, Ahmad Rashad, Jerry Rice, Salli Richardson, Rob Riggle, Stuart Scott, Ozzie Smith, Jason Taylor, Alan Thicke, Winky Wright, Adrian Young and more.

*Non-Golfer

Tickets are available at all 10 MGM Resorts’ box offices and concierge desks in Las Vegas, and online at www.arialasvegas.com, www.MJCIgolf.com and www.shadowcreek.com. Fans who wish to experience this exclusive event can purchase daily or weekly general admission and VIP ticket packages. VIP ticket holders will enjoy added perks including complimentary parking at Shadow Creek (a $10 daily value), unparalleled views from the open-air MasterCard VIP Hospitality Deck, complimentary food and full-service bars. 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

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, providing 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. – 12 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.

For more information about MJCI, visit www.arialasvegas.comMJCIgolf.com or call (877) 253-5847.

About ARIA Resort & Casino
ARIA Resort & Casino, a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort, features an unprecedented combination of spectacular amenities, high-end service, striking architecture, sustainable design and premium meeting and convention space. ARIA provides access to the ultimate Las Vegas experience highlighted by The Shops at Crystals and the acrobatic spectacle Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil. CityCenter is a joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit www.arialasvegas.com or call toll free at (866) 359-7757; also find ARIA on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About Shadow Creek
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 barren 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.

Stars Unite for 2013 Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational

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STARS UNITE FOR 2013 MICHAEL JORDAN CELEBRITY INVITATIONAL IN VEGAS

Michael Phelps, Jerry Rice, Dustin Johnson, Jake Owen & Rob Riggle Join Celebrity Roster for 12th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Exclusive Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, April 4 – 7

Hosted by ARIA Resort & Casino, the 12th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI) returns to Las Vegas’ Shadow Creek April 4 – 7 featuring celebrity favorites plus first-time attendees including Olympic Champion Michael Phelps, Pro Football Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Jonathan Ogden, comedian Rob Riggle, PGA Golfer Dustin Johnson, country star Jake Owen, actor James Denton, NFL Quarterback Josh Freeman and actor/comedians Kevin Nealon and Wayne Brady*.

The new participants will join MJCI standout veterans including host Michael Jordan, Marcus Allen, Anthony Anderson, Brian Baumgartner, Roger Clemens, Wayne Gretzky, Ken Griffey Jr., Penny Hardaway, Brett Hull, Toni Kukoc, Mario Lemieux, Greg Maddux, Tom Welling, Jesse Williams and Adrian Young as they swing for a cause.

In its third year in Las Vegas, MJCI will gather dozens of celebrities for four days of star-studded events and golf at Shadow Creek and ARIA. Additional celebrity and athlete participants include defending champion Brandi Chastain, Jerome Bettis, Chris Chelios, Vince Coleman, Janet Jones-Gretzky, Dan Jansen, Win McMurry, Christina Milian*, Paul O’Neill, Stuart Scott, Ozzie Smith, Alan Thicke and Winky Wright.

*Non-Golfer

The Celebrity-Amateur tournament, which pairs one celebrity with four amateur participants, will take place Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5. The MJCI two-person, 36-hole scramble format tournament, including only competing celebrities, will take place Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7.

Proceeds from the charitable tournament will benefit Make-A-Wish, James R. Jordan Foundation, Opportunity Village and Cats Care, the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats’ charity arm. Since its inception in 2001, MJCI has raised more than $6 million for charity.

Tickets are now on sale and available at all 10 MGM Resorts’ box offices and concierge desks in Las Vegas, and online at www.arialasvegas.com, www.MJCIgolf.com and www.shadowcreek.com. Fans who wish to experience this exclusive event can purchase daily or weekly general admission and VIP ticket packages. VIP ticket holders will enjoy added perks including complimentary parking at Shadow Creek (a $10 daily value), unparalleled views from the open-air MasterCard® VIP Hospitality Deck, complimentary food and full-service bars. 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

 

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, providing 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. – 12 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.

For more information about MJCI, visit arialasvegas.com, MJCIgolf.com or call (877) 253-5847.

About ARIA Resort & Casino
ARIA Resort & Casino, a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort, features an unprecedented combination of spectacular amenities, high-end service, striking architecture, sustainable design and premium meeting and convention space. ARIA provides access to the ultimate Las Vegas experience highlighted by The Shops at Crystals and the acrobatic spectacle Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil. CityCenter is a joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit arialasvegas.com or call toll free at (866) 359-7757; also find ARIA on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About Shadow Creek
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 barren 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.

ARIA Resort & Casino ~ Entertainment/Nightlife/Sports and Special Events Listing

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ZARKANA THEATER

ZARKANA BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Zarkana is an acrobatic rock experience blending circus arts with the surreal to create a world where physical virtuosity rubs shoulders with the strange. A visual vortex, Zarkana is set in a twisted musical and acrobatic fantasy universe where, little by little, chaos and craziness give way to a true celebration. The diverse cast of more than 75 international artists transports the audience into a fantastical and suspenseful world, blurring the boundaries between the real and imaginary.

Dates: Friday – Tuesday
Dark: Wednesday and Thursday
Additional Dark Dates: Tuesday, March 12 and Friday, March 22
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Note: Additional performances Wednesday, March 27
Prices: Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Winter Offer: 20% off tickets (not including applicable service charges and taxes); visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/winter or call 866-241-2833 and mention “Winter.”
*Offer valid for select performances through March 31, 2013. Subject to availability. Management reserves all rights.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the Zarkana box office, online at www.cirquedusoleil.com/zarkana or www.arialasvegas.com , or by calling (855) 927-5262 or (702) 590-7760.

SPECIAL EVENT

MICHAEL JORDAN CELEBRITY INVITATIONAL
The Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI), hosted by ARIA Resort & Casino, is one of celebrity golf’s most popular events and has raised more than $6 million for charity. The premier celebrity golf event will return to Las Vegas for the third consecutive year, April 4 – 7 at Shadow Creek, giving fans the opportunity to watch four days of competition with some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment.

Founded in 2001, the four-day tournament and celebration, which boasts incredible parties, A-list entertainment and competitive golf, is recognized as one of the best events of its kind, having attracted sports legends including Wayne Gretzky, Charles Barkley, Mario Lemieux and Julius “Dr. J” Erving and entertainment personalities such as Mark Wahlberg, Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell and Don Cheadle in years past. This year’s event beneficiaries include the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the James R. Jordan Foundation, Opportunity Village, Cats Care and the participating celebrities’ charities of choice.

Fans who wish to experience this exclusive event can purchase daily or weekly general admission tickets, as well as daily or weekly VIP passes. VIP spectators will enjoy an unparalleled view of the course from an open-air hospitality complex featuring a “VIP Party Deck” overlooking the Par-5, 18th hole. Tickets may be purchased at ARIA’s Zarkana box office or online at www.arialasvegas.com , www.MJCIgolf.com and www.ShadowCreek.com.

Prices: Daily General Admission Pass: $30; Weekly General Admission Pass: $100;
Daily VIP Pass: $150; Weekly VIP Pass: $500
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% off daily or weekly general admission tickets. The tournament also offers a “Bring the Kids for Free” general admission ticket pass, providing access for youth 16 years of age and younger when accompanied by a general admission ticketed adult (up to two children per paid adult).
Buy: Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at the Zarkana box office, online at www.arialasvegas.com , mjcigolf.com and shadowcreek.com.

NIGHTLIFE

HAZE NIGHTCLUB
HAZE Nightclub is a dramatic 25,500-square-foot cutting-edge space where guests are challenged to question their sense of perception and reality. HAZE features oversized hanging props over the entryway, drawing guests to a grand central staircase which transports them to the mezzanine level where one can enjoy a birds-eye view of the action below. The main dance floor, filled with beats from the world’s best DJs, is home to 100 square feet of interactive projection screens on a structure where world-renowned artists have performed impromptu surprise acts. Suede walls and plush surfaces speckle the weaving interior of this nightlife destination, boasting a unique 20-foot wall of lights incorporating the latest technology. Full-color laser shows add to the sensory experience, creating a nightlife mecca that has raised the standards of nightclubs worldwide.

Dates: Thursday – Saturday
Hours: Opens at 10:30 p.m.
Admission:   Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact:  Call (702) 693-8300 for more information

INDUSTRY THURSDAYS
HAZE, ARIA’s premier nightspot, caters to mavens of the Vegas nightlife scene and locals with the hottest music spun by resident DJs Karma and David Christian as well as the most exciting special guests imaginable.

THE DEUCE LOUNGE
The Light Group brings The Deuce Lounge, an invigorating destination fusing elements of an upscale lounge with
high-limit gaming, to ARIA. With stylish décor, first-class service and a seductive ambiance, The Deuce Lounge offers an unmistakable and distinctive nightlife experience.

Dates: Daily
Hours: 5 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Admission:   Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact:  Call (702) 693-8300 for more information

INDUSTRY WEDNESDAYS
The middle of the week just got better with industry nights at The Deuce Lounge. Every Wednesday guests can enjoy an open champagne bar from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. and half-price bottles are offered to locals all night.

GOLD BOUTIQUE NIGHTCLUB & LOUNGE
Decadent black and gold throughout, GOLD Boutique Nightclub & Lounge is the latest from the partnership between Cirque du Soleil and Las Vegas-based hospitality powerhouse The Light Group. The lounge offers the ultimate spot to sip hand-crafted cocktails or to party into the night while experiencing Las Vegas’ hottest DJs.

Dates: Tuesday – Saturday
Hours: 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Admission:   Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact:  Call (702) 693-8300 for more information

INDUSTRY WEDNESDAYS
Wednesdays at GOLD Boutique Nightclub & Lounge are the sexiest industry party in town. Kick it at the best
mid-week party on The Strip with some “Local Love,” featuring guest DJ sets from DJ Tommy Lin and DJ Funk Solo. “Local Love” features an open bar for ladies from 10 p.m. to midnight and there is no cover for those with valid Nevada ID.

VIEW BAR
Guests can enjoy masterfully crafted signature cocktails while basking in the lively atmosphere. View Bar features live music Sunday – Wednesday from 7 p.m. to midnight and Thursday – Saturday from 3 p.m. to midnight.

Hours: 24 hours
Contact: Call (702) 590-7111 for more information

ULTRA POOL

LIQUID POOL LOUNGE
The ultimate in poolside opulence, LIQUID Pool Lounge at ARIA is scheduled to open Thursday, March 14 for the 2013 season. LIQUID is defined by its distinctive ambiance and ultra-VIP service. Poolside DJ-spun music sets a lively mood as guests enjoy the exclusivity and seclusion in an upscale adult-only environment. Three luxury VIP pools create a tempting cool oasis from the hot Las Vegas sun while the 50-seat LIQUID restaurant offers poolside dining and a delicious menu. Private cabanas equipped with modern technologies, comfortable furniture and contemporary design are available as well as chaise lounge chairs and day beds – the ideal choice for those seeking luxury in a modern tropical retreat. Guests can expect to swim and sunbathe among Hollywood’s hottest stars including Kelly Osbourne, Carrie Underwood, Audrina Patridge, Kristin Cavallari, Zac Efron, Jamie Kennedy and Mario Lopez, among others.

Dates: Thursday – Sunday until April 21
Daily beginning April 22
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 590-7111 for more information

Tickets Now On Sale for 12th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational in Las Vegas Hosted By ARIA Resort & Casino

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TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR 12TH ANNUAL MICHAEL JORDAN CELEBRITY INVITATIONAL IN LAS VEGAS HOSTED BY ARIA RESORT & CASINO

Fans Enjoy Four Days of Star-Studded Golf and Access to Exclusive Shadow Creek Golf Course

 

 

The 12th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI), hosted by ARIA Resort & Casino at Shadow Creek, returns to Las Vegas for the third consecutive year, April 4 –7, 2013.  Tickets are now on sale for one of celebrity golf’s most popular events, giving spectators access to the acclaimed Shadow Creek Golf Course as the biggest names in sports and entertainment gather for four days of competitive golf and special events, while raising money for several worthy charitable organizations.

 

Since its inception in 2001, MJCI has raised more than $6 million for charity.  This year, the event beneficiaries include the Make-A-Wish Foundation, James R. Jordan Foundation, Opportunity Village and Cats Care, the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats’ charity arm, as well as the participating celebrities’ charities of choice.

 

“ARIA and Shadow Creek are proud to host the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational for the tournament’s third year in Las Vegas,” said Bobby Baldwin, President and CEO of CityCenter. “Opening Shadow Creek to the public for such a great cause is something we look forward to every year, and we’re excited to see Michael, his celebrity invitees and fans once again as they gather to raise funds and awareness for these important charities.”

 

The four-day tournament and celebration boasts incredible parties, A-list entertainment and competitive golf. MJCI has attracted celebrity and sports-star appearances by Jordan, Aaron Rodgers, Wayne Gretzky, Ken Griffey, Jr., Brandi Chastain, Stuart Scott, Roger Clemens, Brian Baumgartner, Drew Brees, Cedric “The Entertainer”, among dozens of other notable figures in previous years.

 

Michael Jordan said, “2012’s event was an amazing weekend for the tournament’s guests, partners and fans. As always, the hospitality at ARIA exceeded all expectations, and Shadow Creek proved as beautiful and challenging as ever. I’m excited for yet another successful tournament and look forward to spending time with friends while raising funds for some great causes.”

 

The first of two rounds of the Celebrity-Amateur Competition, which pair one celebrity golfer with four amateur participants, will take place Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5 at Shadow Creek. The MJCI two-person, 36-hole scramble format tournament begins Saturday, April 6 and includes only the competing celebrities. The second and final round of the MJCI will be played Sunday, April 7.  Additional festivities and events surrounding the Saturday and Sunday competition, as well as celebrity participants and guests, will be announced in the near future.

 

Tickets are on sale and available at all 10 MGM Resorts’ box offices and concierge desks in Las Vegas, and online at arialasvegas.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 multiple open-air VIP hospitality decks, complimentary food and full-service bars.

 

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

 

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 of 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 16 years of age and younger when accompanied by a general admission ticketed adult (up to two children per paid adult).

 

All ticketholders can enjoy a complimentary shuttle service between ARIA & 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 a.m.- 12 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.

 

For more information about MJCI, visit arialasvegas.com, MJCIgolf.com or call (877) 253-5847.

 

About ARIA Resort & Casino

The centerpiece of CityCenter Las Vegas is ARIA Resort & Casino, a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort on The Strip featuring an unprecedented combination of striking architecture, sustainable design, spectacular amenities, high-end service 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 Zarkana 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, ARIA introduces a new generation of resort experiences, unlike anything Las Vegas has ever seen. CityCenter is a joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit arialasvegas.com or call toll free at (866) 359-7757; also find ARIA on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About Shadow Creek

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 barren 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.

Photos! LeAnn Rimes Gets Pampered at COLOR – A Salon by Michael Boychuck inside Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Country princess LeAnn Rimes left her hubby Eddie Cibrian behind on the golf course at The Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational, and instead opted to spoil herself to an ultimate afternoon of beauty at COLOR – A Salon by Michael Boychuck inside Caesars Palace late yesterday afternoon.

The singing sensation was pampered from head-to-toe with a blow-out hairstyle, professional make-up application, a manicure and pedicure while sipping down a glass of champagne.

Rimes had a great time having girl-talk and laughing with the salon artisans during her services. She even snapped a few photos with celebrity colorist Michael Boychuck, one of which she later tweeted with the caption, “Sweet @michaelboychuck adore!”

LeAnn Rimes poses in her chair at COLOR Salon
LeAnn Rimes and celebrity colorist Michael Boychuck at COLOR Salon

 

LeAnn Rimes looking beautiful after her services at COLOR Salon

 

LeAnn Rimes has some fun posing in front of COLOR Salon

ARIA RESORT & CASINO ANNOUNCES TICKETS ON SALE FOR 11TH ANNUAL MICHAEL JORDAN CELEBRITY INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

ARIA RESORT & CASINO ANNOUNCES TICKETS ON SALE FOR 11TH ANNUAL MICHAEL JORDAN CELEBRITY INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT            

Tournament Offers Access to Exclusive Shadow Creek Golf Course

The 11th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI), hosted by ARIA Resort & Casino at Shadow Creek, returns to Las Vegas for the second consecutive year March 29-April 1, 2012.  Tickets are now on sale for one of celebrity golf’s most popular events, giving fans the opportunity to watch four days of competition with some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment.

“ARIA and Shadow Creek are incredibly proud to welcome the return of the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational to Las Vegas,” said Bill McBeath, ARIA’s president and COO.  “We loved opening Shadow Creek to the public for the first time earlier this year for this spectacular tournament and very much look forward to welcoming back Michael, his fans and his celebrity guests.  Most importantly, we are honored to be a part of an event that raises money for a variety of important charitable organizations.”

Since its inception in 2001, the tournament has raised nearly $6 million for charities including Make-A-Wish Foundation, Nevada Cancer Institute, James R. Jordan Foundation and Cats Care, the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats’ charity arm.  This past April, the four-day tournament and celebration boasting incredible parties, A-list entertainment and competitive golf, included celebrity and sports-star appearances by Jordan, Drew Brees, Wayne Gretzky, Ken Griffey, Jr., Anthony Anderson, Jerome Bettis, Roger Clemens, Larry David, Julius Erving, Jamie Foxx, Janet Jones-Gretzky, Kevin Hart, Brett Hull, Toby Keith, Toni Kukoc, Spike Lee, Mario Lemieux, Mike Piazza, and Alan Thicke, among others.

Michael Jordan said, “Last year’s event was a fun-filled, exciting weekend for not only me, but for our guests, partners and fans.  Bill and his entire resort team at ARIA provided service throughout the weekend that was second-to-none and I, of course, can’t pass up playing golf at Shadow Creek.  I’m looking forward to another successful Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational in 2012 and am hopeful to raise even more money next year for the participating charities.”

This year’s MJCI is scheduled to kick off Wednesday, March 28 at ARIA with a welcome reception presented by Jordan Brand.  The first of two rounds of the Celebrity-Amateur tournament, which pairs one celebrity with four amateur participants, will take place Thursday, March 29 at Shadow Creek.  The final round of the Celebrity-Amateur will take place Friday, March 30.

The MJCI two-person, 36-hole scramble format tournament begins Saturday, March 31 and includes only the competing celebrities.  The second and final round of the MJCI will be played Sunday, April 1.  Additional festivities and special events surrounding the Saturday and Sunday competition, as well as celebrity participants, will be announced in the near future.

Tickets are on sale and available at all 10 MGM Resorts box offices, Concierge desks, and online at www.arialasvegas.com, www.mjcigolf.com and www.shadowcreek.com.  Fans who wish to experience this exclusive event can purchase daily or weekly general admission tickets, as well as daily or weekly VIP passes.  VIP spectators will enjoy an unparalleled view of the course from the “M life VIP Deck,” an open-air hospitality complex overlooking the par-5, 18th hole.

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

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).

For more information about the MJCI at ARIA at CityCenter, visit www.arialasvegas.com, www.MJCIgolf.com or call (877) 253-5847.

About ARIA Resort & Casino
The centerpiece of CityCenter, ARIA features an unprecedented combination of striking architecture, sustainable design, high-end service and spectacular amenities.  From Viva ELVIS™ by Cirque du Soleil, celebrating the life and legacy of Elvis Presley, and unique culinary offerings from the world’s most talented chefs to innovative nightlife and spa offerings, ARIA embodies the excitement and vitality of Las Vegas.  Guests of the resort also enjoy the most technologically advanced guestrooms and premium meeting and convention space.  Combined with CityCenter’s unparalleled amenities including the luxurious shopping at Crystals and the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA introduces a new generation of resort experiences, unlike anything Las Vegas, and more remarkably the world, has ever seen.  For more information about ARIA, please visit www.arialasvegas.com.


About Shadow Creek
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 barren 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.

 

SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT MVPS JOIN 2012 MICHAEL JORDAN CELEBRITY INVITATIONAL IN LAS VEGAS

SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT MVPS JOIN

2012 MICHAEL JORDAN CELEBRITY INVITATIONAL IN LAS VEGAS

ARIA Resort & Casino Hosts MJCI 2012 at

Exclusive Shadow Creek Golf Course, March 29 – April 1

Hosted by ARIA Resort & Casino, the 11th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI) will return to Las Vegas’ Shadow Creek March 29 – April 1.

NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers will join many returning standouts from 2011 including Ken Griffey, Jr., Wayne Gretzky, Roger Clemens, Brian Baumgartner, Brett Hull, Maury Povich and Chris Chelios, who made a splash last year when he sank a 45-foot putt followed by a cannonball jump into the adjacent lake on the 18th hole green.

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. More information on special events surrounding the tournament, as well as additional celebrity participants will be announced in the near future.

Shadow Creek, one of the country’s most exclusive golf courses, will open its doors to the public for only the second time. Proceeds from the charitable tournament will benefit the the Make-A-Wish Foundation, UC San Diego Nevada Cancer Institute, James R. Jordan Foundation, Opportunity Village and Cats Care, the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats’ charity arm. Since its inception in 2001, MJCI has raised more than $6 million for charity.

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).

About Shadow Creek
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.

About ARIA Resort & Casino
The centerpiece of CityCenter Las Vegas is ARIA Resort & Casino, 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, ARIA introduces a new generation of resort experiences, unlike anything Las Vegas has ever seen.  CityCenter is a joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit arialasvegas.com or call toll free at (866) 359-7757; also find ARIA on Facebook and Twitter.

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