Tickets Now On Sale For 12th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational In Las Vegas Hosted By ARIA Resort & Casino

 Tickets Now On Sale For 12th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational In
                   Las Vegas Hosted By ARIA Resort & Casino

Fans Enjoy Four Days of Star-Studded Golf and Access to Exclusive Shadow Creek
Golf Course

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 28, 2013

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The 12^th Annual Michael Jordan
Celebrity Invitational (MJCI), hosted by ARIA Resort & Casino at Shadow Creek,
returns to Las Vegas for the third consecutive year, April 4 –7, 2013.
Tickets are now on sale for one of celebrity golf's most popular events,
giving spectators access to the acclaimed Shadow Creek Golf Course as the
biggest names in sports and entertainment gather for four days of competitive
golf and special events, while raising money for several worthy charitable

Since its inception in 2001, MJCI has raised more than $6 million for
charity. This year, the event beneficiaries include the Make-A-Wish
Foundation, James R. Jordan Foundation, Opportunity Village and Cats Care, the
NBA's Charlotte Bobcats' charity arm, as well as the participating
celebrities' charities of choice.

"ARIA and Shadow Creek are proud to host the Michael Jordan Celebrity
Invitational for the tournament's third year in Las Vegas," said Bobby
Baldwin, President and CEO of CityCenter. "Opening Shadow Creek to the public
for such a great cause is something we look forward to every year, and we're
excited to see Michael, his celebrity invitees and fans once again as they
gather to raise funds and awareness for these important charities."

The four-day tournament and celebration boasts incredible parties, A-list
entertainment and competitive golf. MJCI has attracted celebrity and
sports-star appearances by Jordan, Aaron Rodgers, Wayne Gretzky, Ken Griffey,
Jr., Brandi Chastain, Stuart Scott, Roger Clemens, Brian Baumgartner, Drew
Brees, Cedric "The Entertainer", among dozens of other notable figures in
previous years. 

Michael Jordan said, "2012's event was an amazing weekend for the tournament's
guests, partners and fans. As always, the hospitality at ARIA exceeded all
expectations, and Shadow Creek proved as beautiful and challenging as ever.
I'm excited for yet another successful tournament and look forward to spending
time with friends while raising funds for some great causes."

The first of two rounds of the Celebrity-Amateur Competition, which pair one
celebrity golfer with four amateur participants, will take place Thursday,
April 4 and Friday, April 5 at Shadow Creek. The MJCI two-person, 36-hole
scramble format tournament begins Saturday, April 6 and includes only the
competing celebrities. The second and final round of the MJCI will be played
Sunday, April 7. Additional festivities and events surrounding the Saturday
and Sunday competition, as well as celebrity participants and guests, will be
announced in the near future.

Tickets are on sale and available at all 10 MGM Resorts' box offices and
concierge desks in Las Vegas, and online at, and Fans who wish to experience this exclusive event can
purchase daily or weekly general admission and VIP ticket packages. VIP guests
will enjoy added perks including free general admission parking at Shadow
Creek (a $10 daily value), unparalleled views from multiple open-air VIP
hospitality decks, complimentary food and full-service bars.

Prices are as follows:
Daily General Admission Pass  $30/Thursday-Sunday
Weekly General Admission Pass $100/Thursday-Sunday
Daily VIP Pass                $150/Thursday-Sunday
Weekly VIP Pass               $500/Thursday-Sunday

Discounted tickets are available for military service members, senior citizens
65 years of age or older and college/university students with valid
identification. Each group will receive 25 percent off of daily or weekly
general admission tickets. Additionally, the tournament offers a "Bring the
Kids for Free" general admission ticket pass, which provides access to Shadow
Creek for youth 16 years of age and younger when accompanied by a general
admission ticketed adult (up to two children per paid adult).

All ticketholders can enjoy a complimentary shuttle service between ARIA &
Shadow Creek. Shuttles will depart every 30 minutes from ARIA's North Valet
entrance Thursday and Friday of the tournament from 6 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday
and Sunday from 7 a.m.- 12 p.m. Continuous return service from Shadow Creek to
ARIA will be provided until 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 5 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday.

For more information about MJCI, visit, or call
(877) 253-5847.

About ARIA Resort & Casino
The centerpiece of CityCenter Las Vegas is ARIA Resort & Casino, a stunning
AAA Five Diamond resort on The Strip featuring an unprecedented combination of
striking architecture, sustainable design, spectacular amenities, high-end
service and premium meeting and convention space. From unique culinary
offerings created by the world's most talented chefs, to innovative nightlife,
indulgent spa treatments and Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil, ARIA embodies the
excitement and vitality of Las Vegas. ARIA is home to an incredible
collection of stylish and technologically advanced accommodations including
Sky Suites, a AAA Five Diamond hotel-within-a-hotel experience. Combined with
CityCenter's unparalleled amenities including luxurious shopping at Crystals
and the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA introduces a new
generation of resort experiences, unlike anything Las Vegas has ever
seen.CityCenter is a joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE:
MGM) and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For
more information and reservations, visit or call toll free
at(866) 359-7757; also find ARIA on Facebook and Twitter.

About Shadow Creek
Perennially ranked among Golf Week magazine's Top 10 courses, Shadow Creek's
special environment is normally reserved solely for guests of MGM Resorts
International. Located in the midst of the barren Nevada desert, the Tom
Fazio-designed Shadow Creek makes golfers feel they've been transported to
another world with its natural beauty, rolling terrain, glistening brooks and
ponds, spectacular waterfalls, lush gardens and mature trees.

SOURCE ARIA Resort & Casino

Contact: For ARIA/MJCI, Scott Ghertner, +1-702-891-1838, MGM Resorts
International Public Relations; or Natalie Mounier,,
or Kaley Briesmaster,, +1-702-737-3100, Kirvin
Doak Communications; or For Michael Jordan, Alyson Sadofsky, +1-202-721-9507,
JUMP.DC; or For Sponsorships, Kevin Marsh, +1-561-656-2024,; or For General Inquiries, Dusty Ann Williams,
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