On Saturday, April 28, internationally acclaimed rock 'n' roll front man Jon Bon Jovi will take the stage at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas to headline Tiger Jam 2012, a charity concert hosted by Tiger Woods, benefiting the Tiger Woods Foundation.
Continuing Tiger Jam's tradition of unforgettable concerts, Jon Bon Jovi and friends will provide fans with a spectacular performance while helping to raise money for the college-access programs of the Foundation.
Singer and songwriter David Cook, who rose to fame after winning the seventh season of American Idol, will open for Jon Bon Jovi on the Tiger Jam stage.
"It's truly an honor to have Jon headline Tiger Jam," event host Tiger Woods said. "Over the years, he's never hesitated to lend his time and talents to my Foundation, and I'm so grateful for that."
Jon and Tiger have a long philanthropic history that dates back to 2003 when Bon Jovi first performed at Tiger Jam. Bon Jovi then played Tiger Jam again in 2007 and this year, Jon Bon Jovi and friends will perform at the Mandalay Bay Events Center for the first time. Jon has also been very supportive of the AT&T National while it was held in Philadelphia. The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation was a tournament beneficiary in 2010 and 2011.
In true Las Vegas style, Tiger Jam 2012 will include a VIP reception at House of Blues, featuring gourmet fare and spirits and exclusive live and silent auctions filled with one-of-a-kind luxury items. Following the dinner and auctions, the celebration will progress to the Mandalay Bay Events Center stage, where Woods will introduce Jon Bon Jovi and friends as they take the stage to deliver a rocking performance to Tiger Jammers.
Concert tickets starting at $70, not including applicable service charges, go on sale Saturday, March 3, at 10 a.m. PT, and will be available at all Ticketmaster locations (select Smith's Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Mandalay Bay at (877) 632-7400 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also will be available for purchase at MandalayBay.com or Ticketmaster.com. For more information on 2012 Tiger Jam Sponsorship opportunities or to attend the dinner and auction, please call (949) 725-3003.
About Tiger Jam and the Tiger Woods Foundation: Since its creation in 1998, Tiger Jam has raised more than $13 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.
About Jon Bon Jovi: Jon Bon Jovi is the Chairman of The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, which establishes programs and partnerships that aim to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness "one Soul at a time." To date, Jon Bon Jovi and the Soul Foundation have provided affordable housing for hundreds of low-income individuals and families. In December 2010, President Obama appointed Jon Bon Jovi to the White House Council for Community Solutions. The Council's focus on at-risk youth is an issue with critical near-term and long-term consequences for our nation's health and economic strength.
Musically, Jon Bon Jovi has set the bar for nearly three decades as one of the world's most successful musicians. Globally, Jon's Grammy winning band Bon Jovi have sold over 130 million albums, consistently delivered #1 albums and Top Ten hits and performed more than 2,600 concerts in over 50 countries for upwards of 34 million fans.
About David Cook: After winning the Idol crown in season seven, David Cook went on to sell over 1 million copies of his self-titled debut album and set out on a yearlong nationwide tour in support of his multiple hit singles. Released on November 18th, 2008, David Cook entered the Billboard charts at #3 and the digital album charts at #1, marking the best debut from an American Idol winner since 2006. Collectively the songs from David Cook have sold over 2 million tracks and ringtones combined. Cook's coronation single, "The Time of My Life" was certified platinum and is not only the biggest single debut but the highest selling coronation single in the show's history. Cook's sophomore album, "This Loud Morning" was Executive produced by Matt Serletic (Rob Thomas, Matchbox Twenty, Collective Soul), This Loud Morning features tracks written and co-written by Cook along with many acclaimed songwriters including, David Hodges, Ryan Tedder, Kevin Griffin and Marti Frederiksen.
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