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LAS VEGAS (May 10, 2018)Tiger Jam, an exclusive two-day charity event hosted by Tiger Woods, returns to Las Vegas for an action-packed weekend of world-class golf, high-stakes poker and elite VIP experiences benefitting TGR Foundation’s college-access programs on Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19, 2018. This year, Tiger Jam guests can expect to be wowed throughout the weekend, from celebrity guests to incredible entertainment all weekend long.
 
Tiger Jam will kick off on Friday, May 18 with a morning golf outing at the exclusive Shadow Creek golf course, a bucket list course among avid golf fans. Participants will have a chance to play alongside A-list celebrities including NFL superstars Reggie Bush and Larry Fitzgerald, golf influencer Paige Spiranac and former Miss America Kira Kazantsev. Prior to Friday’s golf outing, select VIP guests will participate in a private Q&A session with Woods. As a bonus, Instagram sensation Joshua Kelley will perform his viral hole-in-one trick shots and attendees can take advantage of a complimentary barber in the Shadow Creek locker room.
 
Tiger’s Poker Night presented by the World Poker Tour® (WPT®), an exclusive charity poker tournament hosted by Woods, returns Friday evening at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Joining guests at Tiger’s Poker Night this year is Instagram success story Napkin Killa, a cartoon artist who has entertained crowds at events like New York Fashion Week, Super Bowl 50 and the GRAMMYs will draw his famous cocktail napkin portraits of Tiger Jam guests.
 
A morning golf tournament at Shadow Creek and a par-3 challenge, hosted by Golf Channel’s Blair O’Neal, will precede Saturday’s festivities. 18birdies, a new partner this year, will provide players real time scoring of the tournament on the 18Birdies app. The highly anticipated main event will kick-off with a VIP reception, emceed by Chris Harrison of “The Bachelor.” Attendees will be welcomed to the reception in true Las Vegas charm by an Elvis impersonator and jugglers. The reception will wrap with a speech by Woods and a live auction filled with luxury items and one-of-a-kind experiences, including a day spent with boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, who will join Chris Harrison on stage to help auction off the package. An intimate benefit concert presented by ACURA will entertain guests at MGM Grand, followed by an unforgettable VIP post-party at Topgolf Las Vegas. Guests will be able to work on their swing and their dance moves with music spun by DJ Suga Ray and cap off the night with fun beverage options and Chippo Golf, the official branding partner of Tiger Jam 2018, to keep the fun going all night long.
 
As Tiger Jam expands its charitable impact, TGR Foundation continues to set the bar for premium charity events. All proceeds from the event will help TGR Foundation equip underserved students with the tools and support to exceed any and all expectations in school and beyond. Those who are unable to attend in person are able to follow all the action on FacebookInstagram and Twitter via @TGRLiveEvents.
 
For more information on Tiger Jam, visit www.tigerjam.com or call Matt Cusick at 949-725-3003.
 
About TGR Live
For more than 20 years, TGR Live has exclusively organized and managed fundraising events supporting the TGR Foundation. It focuses solely on creating amazing experiences for the foundation’s clients at world-class events. TGR Live provides a variety of services including hospitality management, public relations and marketing, tournament operations, and sponsor sales at three PGA TOUR events and two signature events which benefit the foundation. While many TGR Live events are televised, TGR Live does not provide TV or video production. For more information, visit TGRLive.com or follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram @TGRLiveEvents.
 
About TGR Foundation, A Tiger Woods Charity
For over 20 years, TGR Foundation has been unwavering advocates for the transformative power of education. We have a universal vision: giving students in need the right resources for lifelong success in school, their communities and the working world. We are pioneers in positive youth development, encouraging self-advocacy skills in young people. We foster a growth mindset, instilling in students the power to persevere and define their own path. Through our award-winning STEM curricula, college-access programs, digital platforms and educator professional development, TGR Foundation offers underserved students the tools and support needed to thrive in school and beyond. For more information, visit TGRFoundation.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @TGRFound.
 
About MGM Grand
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino is “The Entertainment Authority,” creating the ultimate Las Vegas experience.  A variety of accommodations serve every need while guests discover signature dining by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Michael Mina’s PUB 1842, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill, Michelin three star restaurant Joël Robuchon and Morimoto Las Vegas. In addition to a pampering spa and salon and an elaborate 380,000-square-foot conference center, the resort offers a wide-range of world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena; the epic KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; world-famous dance crew Jabbawockeez; master illusionist David Copperfield; Topgolf Las Vegas; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and Hakkasan Las Vegas. MGM Grand is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit mgmgrand.com, call toll free at (877) 880-0880 or find us on Facebook and Twitter or follow our blog
 
About World Poker Tour
World Poker Tour (WPT) is the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online, and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high-stakes poker tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in more than 150 countries and territories, and is currently producing its 16th season, which airs on FOX Sports Regional Networks in the United States. Season XVI of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com. ClubWPT.com is a unique online membership site that offers inside access to the WPT, as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club available in 35 states across the United States. WPT also participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of Ourgame International Holdings, Ltd. For more information, go to WPT.com.
 
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Media Contacts for Tiger Jam
Brigitte Ruiz / Rachel Henry / Emily Clayton
Kirvin Doak Communications
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702.737.3100
 
Media Contact for WPT
Donnie Peters
donnie.peters@wpt.com
949.225.2600
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