Together with musical stars Keith Urban and John Mayer, Tiger Jam raised more than $750,000 for Tiger Woods Foundation programs that will directly benefit students. These programs include hands-on classes at the Tiger Woods Learning Center, career development programs and scholarships for incoming college students.
Guests started their fun-filled weekend sipping on cocktails and tasting delicious hors d'oeuvres at the evening reception, where Woods, TWF President and CEO Greg McLaughlin and Earl Woods Scholar Tamika Mitchell spoke about their experiences and belief in the Foundation's philosophy.
Tamika, a third-year Earl Woods Scholar, said, "The support I receive from the Tiger Woods Foundation has assisted me in the journey and is helping me achieve my dreams ... Now, I see myself having an exciting and limitless future."
Along with a fantastic concert put on by Grammy Award-winners John Mayer and Keith Urban, Tiger Jam raised even more money from its silent and live auctions. Luxury items up for grabs included special golf packages like a once-in-a-lifetime trip to England's Open Championship that raised $12,500; a TAG Heuer Aquaracer Automatic Chronograph 500 M watch that went to one lucky buyer for $3,200; a backstage pass to a Carrie Underwood concert that went for $1,400; and a meet-and-greet with Tiger Woods, Urban and Mayer that raised a whopping $80,000 for Tiger Woods Foundation kids. Special thanks to many generous companies and individuals, including American Airlines, Mario Batali, TAG Heuer, Rob Dyrdek, Mandalay Bay, Mercedes-Benz USA and Upper Deck who donated these auction items.
But this VIP Las Vegas weekend did not end there. After Urban and Mayer's electrifying concert, guests partied the night away at the House of Blues, where they mingled with host M.C. Hammer and enjoyed late-night breakfast nosh and some good Wilson Creek Champagne. This year's Tiger Jam was a hit. Thank you to all our friends and supporters who helped make it happen.