The 13th annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI), hosted by ARIA Resort & Casino at Shadow Creek, returns to Las Vegas for the fourth consecutive year, April 3 – 6, 2014. Tickets are now on sale for the acclaimed Shadow Creek Golf Course for four days of competitive golf and special events, while raising money for charitable organizations.
Since its inception in 2001, MJCI has raised nearly $7 million for charities including this year's beneficiaries Make-A-Wish Foundation, James R. Jordan Foundation, Keep Memory Alive, Opportunity Village and Cats Care, the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats' charity arm.
Sports stars Wayne Gretzky,Ken Griffey, Jr., Dara Torres and Brian Urlacher, along with actors Anthony Anderson, Brian Baumgartnerand Jesse Metcalfe are scheduled to participate in this year's event. Past attendees include Cedric "The Entertainer," Chevy Chase, Brandi Chastain, Don Cheadle, Roger Clemens, Michael Phelps, Jerry Rice,Aaron Rodgers and Stuart Scott, among dozens of others.
The two rounds of the Celebrity-Amateur Competition, which pairs one celebrity golfer with four amateur participants, will take place April 3-4 at Shadow Creek. The MJCI two-person, 36-hole scramble format tournament begins April 5 and includes only the competing celebrities. The second and final round of MJCI will be played April 6.
Tickets are on sale and available at all 10 MGM Resorts' box offices and concierge desks in Las Vegas, and online at aria.com, mjcigolf.com and shadowcreek.com. Fans who wish to experience this exclusive event can purchase daily or weekly general admission and VIP ticket packages, which has added perks including free general admission parking at Shadow Creek (a $10 daily value), complimentary food and full-service bars.
Prices are as follows:
- Daily General Admission Pass - $30/Thursday-Sunday
- Weekly General Admission Pass - $100/Thursday-Sunday
- Daily VIP Pass - $150/Thursday-Sunday
- Weekly VIP Pass - $500/Thursday-Sunday
Discounted tickets are available for military service members, senior citizens 65 years of age or older and college/university students with valid identification. Each group will receive 25 percent off daily or weekly general admission tickets. Additionally, the tournament offers a "Bring the Kids for Free"general admission ticket pass which provides access to Shadow Creek for youth 17 years of age and younger when accompanied by a general admission ticketed adult (up to two children per paid adult).
All ticketholders can enjoy complimentary shuttle service between ARIA and Shadow Creek. Shuttles will depart every 30 minutes from ARIA's North Valet entrance Thursday and Friday of the tournament from 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Continuous return service from Shadow Creek to ARIA will be provided until 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.