The Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational Is Set To Create the Ultimate Golf Entertainment Experience While Giving Back to The Community; Event to Be Held July 11-13

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Coach Michael Woodson to Host All-Star Guests for Ultimate VIP Weekend with a portion of the proceeds going to Nations of Coaches

Woodson walks to the range

“We are excited to partner again with Coach Woodson, support his efforts in the community and enjoy the three-day experience,” said Keenan Towns, Director of Entertainment Marketing for Zacapa Rum.

The 2nd annual Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational, the ultimate luxury weekend hosted by Assistant Clippers Coach Michael Woodson, will take place July 11-13, 2015 in Las Vegas, merging basketball with golf, fashion and fun experiences in support of a great cause. Hospitality for the luxury event is provided by The Venetian® Las Vegas, along with Presenting Sponsors: Casamigos Tequila, Cox Communications and Zacapa Rum; and Supporting Sponsors: Career Builder, Truvee Wine, Land Rover Las Vegas, Vessel Golf and Upper Deck.

“We are excited to partner again with Coach Woodson, support his efforts in the community and enjoy the three-day experience,” said Keenan Towns, Director of Entertainment Marketing for Zacapa Rum. “Coach Woodson and The Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational fit perfectly with Zacapa’s brand of luxury and class, and we are looking forward to providing guests with the chance to experience our award-winning blend of ultra-premium rums and witness firsthand its international reputation for exceptional taste and quality.”

The event, co-hosted by ESPN SportsCenter Anchor, Jay Harris, Actor and Comedian Erik Griffin and Professional Golfer and Fashion Designer, Seema Sadekar, kicks off Friday, July 10 with an educational basketball clinic presented by COX Communications that will host junior participants who will receive hands-on coaching experience from the accomplished Coach Woodson.

On Saturday, July 11, VIP guests are invited to attend the Woodson Jacket Welcome Reception, presented by Zacapa Rum at the Paiza Lounge at The Venetian. On Sunday, July 12, the event opens to participants with a Woodson will host a Celebrity Skins Game at Southern Highlands Golf Club presented by Casamigos Tequila followed by a Red Carpet and Pairings Party at LAVO, inside The Palazzo® Las Vegas where celebrities will be announced and Jon B. will perform for invited guests. Additionally, John Starks will co-host a cigar lounge with Coach, featuring his Legends cigars.

On Monday, July 13 guests will tee off at Southern Highlands Golf Club after the National Anthem is performed by Jeffrey Osborne, Ladies enjoy Tea with Terri Woodson, wife of Mike Woodson, at the Paiza Lounge at The Venetian. Ladies will wear all white and fancy hats and will then be escorted to the golf course in style to watch guests come up 18. After the tournament, the top three finishing celebrities will select one amateur in their group and compete in The Woodson Alternate Shot Playoff presented by Casamigos for the The Woodson Championship Title. Immediately following golf, Cedric the Entertainer and Seema Sadekar will present awards to the tournament champions during the Champions Ceremony presented by Air Canada.

Confirmed celebrity guests include Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Jason Kidd, Cedric the Entertainer, former New York Yankee Roger Clemens, hosts of the hit HGTV show Property Brothers, Jonathan and Drew Scott, former NFL players Jonathan Odgen, Mike Phillips, Andre Reed, R&B Recording Legend, Jeffrey Osbourne, former NBA players, Larry Johnson, John Starks, Reggie Theus, Armond Hill, Sam Cassell Lakers Head Coach, Byron Scott, Winky Wright, Sportscaster Mike Hill, Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth and music icons Tony Cornelius, Jon. B, Brian McKnight and Dave Stewart and actors: Cedric The Entertainer, Lamon Archey and Alan Thicke.

A portion of the event benefits Nations of Coaches, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing coaches together through guidance and knowledge in order to create better players and coaches. VIP Packages can be tailored to include golf, hospitality, and invitations to the private parties. For information on VIP experiences call Play Golf Designs Inc.: 702.858.4653.

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