Sold-out Tiger Jam rocks Las Vegas, raises more than $1 million
The 17th-annual Tiger Jam returned to Las Vegas welcoming celebrities, sponsors and rock stars for a memorable, star-studded weekend that raised more than $1 million for the college-access programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation. The sold-out event featured a Friday night charity poker tournament, followed up by Ed Sheeran joining host Tiger Woods at MGM Grand where the GRAMMY-nominated singer performed his top hits for a private concert with Tiger Jam guests. Read more for the official press release.
Kicking off the weekend Friday, May 15, sponsors and guests were treated to a private exhibition from Woods, followed by a round of golf at Shadow Creek.
After checking Shadow Creek off the bucket list, poker great Phil Hellmuth took to the microphone to emcee Tiger’s Poker Night presented by the World Poker Tour, a Texas Hold ’em style charity tournament. The event welcomed professional poker players Antonio Esfandiari, Daniel Negreanu and WPT commentators Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten, who gave the amateurs, including Mark Cuban, a run for their money. The competition at the tables heated up as Tiger Jam guest and amateur competitor Travis Blackwood won the tournament. Tiger’s Poker Night presented by the World Poker Tour generated more than $500,000 to go toward the foundation’s college-access programs.
Guests kicked off Saturday evening at an exclusive reception emceed by Chris Harrison, host of “The Bachelor,” at MGM Grand’s Grand Ballroom, mingling over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and participated in live and silent auctions filled with luxury items. Notable auction items included: A 2016 Acura MDX that sold for more than $50,000 and a Full Swing Golf Simulator that sold for over $30,000. The silent and live auction items raised more than $575,000.
Following the auction, guests attended a private performance with Ed Sheeran at MGM Grand’s Producer’s Pool. After the main concert event, guests continued to celebrate the evening at Hakkasan for a post-concert party.
To join the party in 2016, interested guests can sign up for the wait list at www.tigerjam.com.