10th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational in late March


Sports and entertainment stars Drew Brees, Wayne Gretzky, Ken Griffey, Jr., Marcus Allen, Mario Lemieux, Mia Hamm, Boris Becker, John Smoltz, Spike Lee, Don Cheadle, Brian Baumgartner and Shannon Elizabeth are among the celebrities scheduled to play in the 10th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI), hosted by Las Vegas' ARIA Resort & Casino, March 31-April 3.

Marking its Las Vegas debut, the tournament will be held at Shadow Creek, one of the country's most exclusive courses, which will open its doors to the public for the first time. Proceeds from the charitable tournament will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Nevada Cancer Institute, James R. Jordan Foundation and Cats Care, the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats' charity arm. Since its inception in 2001, MJCI has raised more than $5 million for charity.

The Celebrity-Amateur tournament, which pairs one celebrity with four amateur participants, is a two-person, 36-hole scramble, including only competing celebrities. More information on special events surrounding the tournament, and additional celebrity participants, will be announced in the near future.

Tickets may be purchased at ARIA's Viva ELVIS box office, online at www.arialasvegas.com or www.MJCIgolf.com. Prices are as follows:

Daily General Admission Pass: $25/Thursday and Friday
Daily General Admission Pass: $50/Saturday and Sunday
Weekly General Admission Pass: $100/Thursday-Sunday
Daily VIP Pass: $100/Thursday-Sunday
Weekly VIP Pass: $300/Thursday-Sunday

VIP spectators will enjoy views of the course from an open-air hospitality complex featuring a "VIP Party Deck" overlooking the par-5 18th hole.

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

Ranked among Golfweek's top 10 courses, Shadow Creek is normally reserved solely for guests of MGM Resorts International. Located in the Nevada desert, the Tom Fazio-designed layout features natural beauty, rolling terrain, brooks and ponds, waterfalls, lush gardens and mature trees. For more details about the course, visit www.shadowcreek.com.

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