Fourteen years later, and Tiger Jam has yet to skip a beat! Raising approximately $1 million for the Tiger Woods Foundation and its programs, the sold-out event had guests talking for days. Jon Bon Jovi and Friends and American Idol winner David Cook rocked the stage at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, making Tiger Jam THE event on the Vegas strip.
VIP Tiger Jam guests teed off their weekend at the spectacular Cascata Golf Club on Friday, April 27. They were treated to a round of golf as well as an exclusive exhibition from Tiger Woods, whose grand finale was targeting a logoed glass pane and hitting it dead-on.
The party continued well into the night, as guests went head-to-head with some of the biggest names in poker at the inaugural Tiger's Poker Night. Emcee and poker great Phil Hellmuth, Jr. took second place and Doyle "Texas Dolly" Brunson won first place. Proceeds from the Texas Hold 'em-style charity poker tournament went directly to TWF's college-access programs, while the winner of the tournament received a foursome of golf with Woods. Guests then headed over to the Moorea Beach Club for a late-night performance from alternative rockers The Bravery.
But it was Saturday's main event that had everyone buzzing. Guests mixed and mingled over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, as they bid for luxury items at the Tiger Jam reception. The silent and live auctions raised high dollars for the Foundation with one-of-a-kind items, such as a Lindsey Vonn skiing weekend package that included a skiing lesson from the Olympic gold medalist, a Maui Jim fishing excursion, a getaway to Turtle Island, Fiji, and the ultimate food and golf getaway with Mario Batali in New York City.
Guests were fired up as they made their way to the sold-out concert arena for the night's main headline. Delivering greatest hits such as "Livin' On a Prayer," "You Give Love a Bad Name" and "Wanted Dead or Alive," as well as covers of standards like Queen and David Bowie's "Under Pressure," Jon Bon Jovi and Friends gave the crowd plenty to scream about. Opening the show, singer/songwriter David Cook showed guests exactly why he was the Season 7 American Idol champion. Following the concert, guests returned to the House of Blues to dance the night away at the after-party hosted by MC Hammer.
The Tiger Woods Foundation would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2012 Tiger Jam, making it one of the best years yet! We look forward to helping even more college hopefuls achieve success thanks to your support.