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Las Vegas: Stars, athletes and golfers team up for Jordan tourney

March 25, 2013|By Jay Jones
  • Michael Jordan tees off last year during his celebrity invitational in Las Vegas.
Michael Jordan tees off last year during his celebrity invitational in… ( MJCI )

Athletes and entertainers will come together April 4-7 in Las Vegas  to swing their clubs for charity at the 12th annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational.

The star-studded event, in its third year in Las Vegas, will be held at the top-ranked Shadow Creek golf course.

Among the celebrities participating for the first time are actor James Denton, country music star Jake Owen, actor Kevin Nealon, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice.

They will join returnees including baseball pitcher Roger Clemens, hockey legend Wayne Gretzky and actor Tom Welling.

On April 4 and April 5, the celebrity-amateur tournament will pair one celeb with four amateur golfers. On the next two days, only celebrities will take to the links for a 36-hole “scramble” competition.

General admission passes cost $30 for one day or $100 for all four days. They’re available at the invitational’s website. VIP packages are also on sale.

All ticket-holders receive free shuttle service between Aria, the host hotel on the Strip, and the golf course, about 20 miles away in North Las Vegas.

Since 2001, the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational has raised more than $6 million. This year’s proceeds will benefit organizations including the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the James R. Jordan Foundation.

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