The 2016 Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational to be Held July 8-11, 2016

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Coach Woodson to Host his 3rd Annual All-Star Golf, Basketball, Fashion and Lifestyle Invitational to kick off NBA Summer League in Las Vegas

The 3rd annual Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational, the ultimate luxury weekend hosted by Assistant Clippers Coach Michael Woodson, will take place July 8-11, 2016 in Las Vegas. Once again, the VIP weekend, will kick off NBA Summer League, and merge basketball with golf, fashion and fun experiences in support of a great cause. The event, co-hosted by ESPN SportsCenter Anchor, Jay Harris and Professional Golfer and Fashion Designer, Seema Sadekar, will include practice rounds and tournament play at Reflection Bay Golf Club, a prestigious Jack Nicklaus designed course.

The four-day event will be begin Friday, July 8 with an educational basketball youth clinic at Impact Basketball that will host junior participants from around the world for a hands-on coaching experience from the accomplished Woodson. Saturday, July 9, welcomes coaches from all over the nation to the Woodson Coaches Forum providing professional development and training discussions around coaching, strategy and mentorship. Sunday, July 10 will include a Gifting Suite, Practice Rounds, Fashion Show, and the highly anticipated Woodson Gala, Red Carpet & Celebrity Pairings Party. On Monday, July 11 the Woodson Invitational Golf Tournament will be held at Reflection Bay and will also host a special Women’s Experience in Lake Las Vegas, hosted by Terri Woodson, wife of Mike Woodson.

“Our goal each year is to create a memorable, VIP weekend for our guests. This year, we are adding a Coach’s Forum that will provide the NBA, NCAA, AAU and High School coaches with the opportunity to come together and share knowledge while inspiring each other. Additionally, we are expanding our Woodson Women's Experience, welcoming them to the game of golf in a way that is meaningful, fashionable, engaging and of course a lot of fun,” says Nisha Sadekar, Executive Event Producer.

Past celebrity guests included Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Jason Kidd, Anthony Anderson, former New York Yankee Roger Clemens, hosts of the hit HGTV show Property Brothers, Jonathan and Drew Scott, NFL Hall of Fame Stars Jonathan Odgen and Andre Reed, former NBA players, Larry Johnson, John Starks, Reggie Theus, Armond Hill, Former Lakers Head Coach, Byron Scott, Boxing Champion, Winky Wright, Sportscaster Mike Hill, Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth and music icons Tony Cornelius, Jon. B, Brian McKnight and Mike Phillips, actors: Cedric The Entertainer and Alan Thicke, models: Lamon Archey, Dale Moss and Mercedes Cornett.

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.: 310.926.4075. For more information, visit

The Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational will be the only summer golf event in Las Vegas where influential sports figures and celebrities congregate. Founded by the former NBA player, former Head Coach of the New York Knicks, and current Assistant Coach of The Los Angeles Clippers, Mike Woodson, lives with the mission to give back to the community through sports, coaching and friendship. All for a good cause, The Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational celebrates the world of basketball, while showcasing the best of golf, fashion and entertainment. For more information, visit, like on Facebook, tweet @COACHWOODSONinv or Instagram @woodsoninvitational

Play Golf Designs, Inc. (PGD Global) is a golf marketing & event company, directing and participating in luxury events for some of the world’s most legendary athletes, entertainers and organizations including Coach Mike Woodson, Julius Erving, Jeffrey Osborne, The Broadcasters Foundation of America, Jerome Williams, Reggie Jackson and Ahmad Rashad. PGD blends pop culture and entertainment, creating the most unique, innovative golf events and experiences for each client. PGD Global focuses on celebrating diversity and inclusion in golf while welcoming women to the game with open arms. Specializing in connecting golf to the modern world of trends and fashion, PGD Global operates golf and lifestyle events and experiences all around the country, welcoming new golfers and businesses to the game. Tweet or Instagram @PGDGlobal or Facebook

Reflection Bay Golf Club is set on luxurious Lake Las Vegas, located 15 minutes east of the Las Vegas Strip. A 320 acre man-made lake, Lake Las Vegas is the centerpiece of this high-end residential resort community. Built in 1998, Reflection Bay Golf Club was designed by 18 time Major winner Jack Nicklaus. The course is designated as a prestigious Jack Nicklaus Signature Design, the only such course located in the state of Nevada. Reflection Bay played host to the Wendy’s 3Tour Challenge from 1998 to 2007, showcasing the talents of such champions as Bubba Watson, Fred Couples, John Daly and Phil Mickelson. The lavish 32,000-square-foot clubhouse features a full golf shop, as well as casual and fine dining. The facilities at Reflection Bay provide the perfect setting for VIP golf groups, corporate outings, celebrations and weddings. In addition to world-class golf and dining facilities, Reflection Bay offers some truly unique lifestyle experiences including a private white sand beach, paddle boarding, and access to the La Contessa and Lady of the Lake yachts. We also feature one of the most unique concert experiences in the world, as our floating stage turns Reflection Bay into a beachside venue like no other.

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