On Friday, May 17, Tiger’s Poker Night, presented by the World Poker Tour® (WPT®) will be held at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The exclusive second annual charity poker event, which will benefit the college-access programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation, will be emceed by 13-time World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth and hosted by Tiger himself.
The poker tournament is part of a two-day event called Tiger Jam, which features world-class golf, high-stakes poker, gourmet cuisine and exclusive VIP experiences, much of which will be captured by WPT cameras for inclusion in an upcoming WPT on FSN episode.
The tournament, which will offer prizes such as a round of golf with Woods and Pro-Am playing spots in premier PGA TOUR events, will be preceded by an exclusive Pre-Jam Party at Moorea Beach Club at Mandalay Bay, featuring a performance by Lifehouse. Speaking of music, on Saturday, May 18, multi-platinum recording artist Kid Rock will bring his Rebel Soul Tour to the Mandalay Bay Events Center to headline the 15th annual Tiger Jam.
If you recall, Doyle Brunson won the inaugural event after defeating Hellmuth in heads-up play:
Tiger Woods was a great host. Part of my prize was a putting lesson from Tiger. I told him I would give him a lesson.. LolFollow @TexDolly
Here’s some more information about Tiger Jam and the Tiger Woods Foundation:
"Since its creation in 1998, Tiger Jam has raised more than $14 million for programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation through its sold-out performances and one-of-a-kind auction items. At the Tiger Woods Foundation, we believe every child deserves a shot at college. Designed to break through a culture of low expectations, our college-access programs reach underserved youth in all stages of academic life. For scholars in grades 5-12, the Tiger Woods Learning Centers provide hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering and math coupled with college preparation workshops to create a unique environment focused on college and careers. The Earl Woods Scholarship Program is an unparalleled network providing admissions counseling, college scholarships, dedicated mentors, specialized internships and vital workshops. Receiving individualized support, our bright young scholars are succeeding at prestigious universities such as Georgetown, USC, UC Berkeley, UCLA and Harvard. For more information visit www.tigerwoodsfoundation.org."
For more information on 2013 Tiger Jam opportunities and to purchase concert tickets, call (949) 725-3003. To attend the poker tournament, which will include Poker Hall of Famers Brunson and Mike Sexton, please contact David.Gitter@WPT.com.
*Lead photo courtesy of rakeback.com.