Tiger Jam V raises more than $1 million dollars for charity
April 21, 2002
LOS ANGELES -- Round of golf with Tiger Woods fetches $200,000; Dinner with Sting Nets $110,000 at TIGER JAM V PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA IN Las Vegas ON APRIL 20, 2002
Ever dream of playing golf with Tiger Woods? Well Mr. Charles Barkley paid $200,000 to play a round of golf with his friend. Dinner with Sting at his house in Italy? For $110,000 a lucky fan will do just that. What about an exclusive autographed guitar by Grammy Award winning artist, Don Henley? One lucky bidder paid $110,000 for that piece of musical history. A dinner for you and 10 of your friends, prepared by world renowned chef, Ming Tsai? Two hungry bidders paid $100,000 each for Ming Tsai to come to their home and prepare one of his famous dinners.
These exclusive items, and more, all went up for auction at the Tiger Jam V presented by Coca-Cola at a benefit reception on April 20, 2002, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nev. This benefit event raised over $1 million dollars for the Tiger Woods Foundation and various youth driven charities in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
A round of golf with 2002 Masters winner Tiger Woods was the highlight of the live auction at Tiger Jam V. The highest bidder turned out to be NBA star and long-time friend of Tigers, Charles Barkley! Charles will participate in the three-day golfing experience at the Target World Challenge presented by Williams golf tournament, December 3-8 at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif. A practice round of golf, 18- holes in a Pro-Celebrity outing and 18-holes with the number one golfer in the world, Tiger Woods, will make up this auction item.
This amazing auction was only one part of a full day of events at Tiger Jam V. The day started with a Celebrity Skins game at the Rio Secco Golf Course, featuring Tiger Woods, Charles Barkley, Kevin James, Dylan McDermott and Gabrielle Reece. The All-star celebrity team defeated the three-time Masters champion in a sudden-death chip-off on the 18th hole to win the Tiger Jam Guitar trophy. Comedian Chris Tucker joined the fun on the first hole, ribbing his friends as they competed.
The fun continued back at the Mandalay Bay Events Center when Tiger Woods and Carson Daly, of MTV's TRL fame, hosted 50 kids at the Start Something Kids Day. Twenty children from the Start Something program and 30 children from Las Vegas charities participated in the activities that included Daly and Woods teaming up to discuss their childhood dreams and how they were able to turn those dreams into reality, and exploring interactive "Dream Booths".
The Coca-Cola Company is the official community sponsor and beverage sponsor of the Tiger Woods Foundation, and the title sponsor of two major annual fundraising activities- the Tiger Jam benefit concert, and the series of Coca-Cola/Tiger Woods Foundation Junior Golf Clinics.
The four-star Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino celebrates its third anniversary this Spring, continuing its tradition of elegance and excitement as one of the top resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. Well known for its diverse array of top entertainment offerings, the Mandalay Bay Events Center regularly plays host to a wide range of events, including concerts by opera sensations the Three Tenors and Andrea Bocelli, popular music stars Ricky Martin and Gloria Estefan, and has become the premiere venue of choice for world championship boxing events. Tiger Jam V on April 20th marks the third time Mandalay Bay plays host to Tiger Jam.
Established in 1996 by Tiger Woods and his father Earl, the Tiger Woods Foundation empowers young people to reach their highest potential by initiating and supporting community-based programs that promote the health, education and welfare of all of America's children. Through junior golf clinics, motivational speeches, educational programs, the support of local heroes and benevolent giving, the Foundation has interacted with over 85,000 kids across America.
VIP events will be held before and following the concert. For more information on the concert, TWF or for Tiger Jam V Sponsorship opportunities, please call (714) 816-1806.