Jamie Foxx to Headline Private Celebration for 10th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational at Las Vegas' ARIA Resort & Casino

March 29, 2011
Funnyman Kevin Hart and the World-Famous Jabbawockeez to Open for the GRAMMY® Award-Winning Artist

LAS VEGAS, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Superstar entertainer Jamie Foxx will give an intimate, private performance at ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter during the 10th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI), Friday, April 1. Foxx will perform at the MJCI Celebration, an annual gala for the tournament's celebrities and invited guests.

The GRAMMY® Award-winning artist will sing hits throughout the evening, including hits from his new CD "Best Night of My Life," following performances by comedian Kevin Hart and Jabbawockeez, who rose to fame as champions of MTV's "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew." Foxx's performance will mark a night of celebration following two days of the MJCI Celebrity-Amateur golf tournament and lead into the weekend's celebrity-only tournament.  

Marking its Las Vegas debut, the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational will be held at Shadow Creek, one of the country's most exclusive golf 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.

Celebrities scheduled to attend include Michael Jordan, Marcus Allen, Anthony Anderson, Gabriel Aubry, Brian Baumgartner, Jerome Bettis, Drew Brees, Brandi Chastain, Chris Chelios, Larry David, Richard Dent, Shannon Elizabeth, Janet Jones-Gretzky, Wayne Gretzky, Ken Griffey, Jr., Bill Guthridge, Penny Hardaway, Dennis Haysbert, Brett Hull, Toni Kukoc, Spike Lee, Mario Lemieux, Paul O'Neill, Mike Piazza, Maury Povich, Salli Richardson, Stuart Scott, Bruce Smith, John Smoltz, Alan Thicke and more.

The Celebrity-Amateur tournament, which pairs one celebrity with four amateur participants, will take place Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1. The MJCI two-person, 36-hole scramble format tournament, including only competing celebrities, will take place Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3.

Tickets for the tournament 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


Daily VIP Pass


Weekly VIP Pass


VIP spectators will enjoy an unparalleled view of the course from the M life VIP Hospitality complex, an open-air venue 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

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, 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 to unique culinary offerings from the world's most talented chefs, 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 a 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.

SOURCE ARIA Resort & Casino

For further information: Scott Ghertner of MGM Resorts International Public Relations, +1-702-650-7565; or Natalie Mounier, nmounier@kirvindoak.com, or Meghan Baker, mbaker@kirvindoak.com, both of Kirvin Doak Communications, +1-702-737-3100, all for ARIA/MJCI; or Alan Nierob of Rogers and Cowan, +1-310-854-8100, for Jamie Foxx; or Alyson Sadofsky of JUMP.DC, +1-202-721-9507, for Michael Jordan; or For Sponsorships, Shannon Stilson, +1-561-656-2024, shannon.stilson@jpse.net, or For General Inquiries, Dusty Ann Williams, 1-866-383-6874, dwilliams@jpse.net