LAS VEGAS -- With GRAMMY Award-winners John Mayer and Keith Urban highlighting an exciting and fun-filled weekend with a stirring concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Saturday night, the 2011 Tiger Jam was a resounding success, raising about $750,000 for programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation.
On Friday, VIPs were treated to an exclusive clinic and Q&A with host Tiger Woods, Champions Tour standout John Cook and surprise guest Darius Rucker, followed by an evening reception.
On Saturday at the House of Blues, guests attended live and silent auctions, featuring one-of-a-kind luxury and sports items. Woods was joined on stage by Tamika Mitchell -- a third-year Earl Woods Scholar -- who spoke of her experience with the Tiger Woods Foundation.
"The support I receive from the Tiger Woods Foundation has assisted me in the journey and is helping me achieve my dreams," she said. "Now, I see myself having an exciting and limitless future."
Highlights of the live auction were a luxury golf package trip to London for the 2011 Open Championship that sold for $12,500; a Golf Lovers Package that included a private putting lesson with Woods at the 2011 Chevron World Challenge that went for $22,000; and a backstage meet-and-great with Woods, Mayer and Urban that sold for $25,000.
Other notable items were a meet-and-greet with country superstar Carrie Underwood at a future concert; a TAG Heuer Aquaracer Automatic Chronographic 500 M watch; and a unique package which gave 20 guests access to Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory.
The Tiger Woods Foundation wishes to thanks the generosity of many companies for their donations, including American Airlines, Mario Batali, TAG Heuer, Rob Dyrdek, Mandalay Bay, Mercedes-Benz USA and Upper Deck.
Following the auction, Tyler Hilton kicked off the concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. He was followed by Mayer, who was joined on stage near the end of his set by Urban. The duo ignited the crowd of more than 6,200 people with a surprise performance of "Cripple Creek." Urban closed out the show by playing many of his hit songs, but the night wasn't finished.
Following the concert, the party continued at the House of Blues, where guests mingled with host M.C. Hammer while enjoying a late-night breakfast nosh and Wilson Creek Champagne.
Since its creation in 1998, Tiger Jam has raised approximately $13 million for programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation and has reached more than 10 million young people by delivering unique experiences and innovative educational opportunities for youth worldwide.