Sport stars will congregate at Resort & Casino, the 12th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI) during April 4 – 7 featuring celeb fabs plus first-time attendee together with Olympic Champs, Pro Football Hall of Famers, PGA Golfers, country stars, actors, NFL Quarterbacks and comedians. We will also see soccer female champ Brandi Chastain (Jerry Smith’s wife).
The new applicant will join MJCI prominent experts together with host Michael Jordan, Marcus Allen, Roger Clemens, Ken Griffey Jr., Penny Hardaway, Brett Hull, Toni Kukoc, Greg Maddux, and Tom Welling as they swing for a cause.
In its third year in Las Vegas, MJCI will gather round dozens of celebrities for four days of star-studded events and golf at Shadow Creek and ARIA. Extra celebrity and athlete members embrace defending champion Brandi Chastain, Chris Chelios, Vince Coleman, Janet Jones-Gretzky, Dan Jansen, Win McMurry, Paul O’Neill, Stuart Scott, Ozzie Smith and Winky Wright.
The Celebrity-Amateur tournament, which pairs one celebrity with four amateur participants, will take place Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5. The MJCI two-person, 36-hole scramble format tournament, as well as only rival celebrities, will take place Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7.
Advances from the altruistic tournament will benefit James R. Jordan Foundation and the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats’ charity arm. From the time after its beginning in 2001, MJCI has raised more than $6 million for charitable trust.
Tickets are now on sale and available at all 10 MGM Resorts’ box offices and concierge desks in Las Vegas, and online. Fans who desire to experience this exclusive event can buy daily or weekly general admission and VIP ticket packages. VIP ticket possessors will get pleasure from added perks including complimentary parking at Shadow Creek (a $10 daily charge), unparalleled views from the open-air MasterCard VIP Hospitality Deck, complimentary foodstuff and full-service bars.
Reduced tickets are offered for military service members, senior citizens 65 years of age or older and college/university students with official identification. Each crowd will be given 25 percent off daily or weekly general admission tickets. Furthermore, the tournament offers a “Bring the Kids for Free” general admission ticket pass, on condition that access to Shadow Creek for youth 17 years of age and younger when escorted by a general admission ticketed adult (up to two children per paid adult).
All ticketholders can take pleasure in complimentary transport service among ARIA and Shadow Creek. Shuttles will leave every 30 minutes from ARIA’s North Valet entry Thursday and Friday of the tournament from 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Permanent return service from Shadow Creek to ARIA will be provided until 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Do you think Jerry Smith will be attending to see Brandi?
This has been one of the catchiest couples in sports that we have seen. Jerry is a Head Coach; by the way, you can reach him at 554-6989.
He has a lot of experience, with 27 seasons at SCU.
He completed his 26th season at the controls of the Santa Clara women’s soccer plan in 2012 with his 25th winning season. Even though he is most known for the growth of his players and teams, Smith also produces achievement and is the winningest women’s soccer coach in Santa Clara account, having compiled a record of 394-122-50 (.740) — ranked top-5 in NCAA Division I history — establishing a standard of superiority hardly any can equal.
While taking over the head coaching duties at Santa Clara in the spring of 1987, Smith has built the Bronco soccer program into a national control. For 19 uninterrupted seasons, his Broncos reached the NCAA Tournament prior to 2008 and have been ranked among the top-10 teams in the nation. Additionally, his Bronco teams have won nine West Coast Conference titles.
In 2012 Santa Clara went 12-4-6 in general and finished third in the WCC with a 4-1-3 mark in conference play. The Broncos advanced to the 24th NCAA Tournament in school history and topped Long Beach State 2-1 in the first round before falling to defending national champion No. 1 Stanford 2-1 at Stanford.
Smith saw seven of his former student-athletes — Brandi Chastain `91, Marian Dalmy `07, Chioma Igwe `08, Brittany Klein `08, Meagan McCray `09, Leslie Osborne `05 and Aly Wagner `02 — named to rosters in the opening season of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) in 2008. An addition five; Jordan Angeli, Katherine Reynolds, Amanda Poach, Meagan Snell, and Kiki Bosio were drafted in 2009 and Bianca Henninger was selected in 2012.
Smith has also earned credit on national and international levels. In March 2000, he was named the U.S. Under-21 National Team coach, a situation he resigned in August 2002, after capturing the 2001 Nordic Cup and fruitfully defending the championship a year later. He has also served on the FIFA Technical Report Team and was the Site Coordinator for Brazil during World Cup 1994. He was also the West Region head coach for the Olympic Development Program.
Smith began his coaching career at his alma mater, Homestead High School in Sunnyvale, Calif., where his boys’ teams compiled a 69-29-12 record in seven seasons, as well as two following league championships. Along with his head coaching responsibilities at Homestead, Smith also served as the assistant coach for Foothill College’s men’s team from 1982-86 in Los Altos Hills, Calif. He also had a one-year stint as Foothill’s head women’s coach in 1986. After obtaining his A.S. degree from Foothill in 1981, Smith earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Cal State Hayward in 1986.
The 50-year-old Smith resides in Santa Clara with his wife and former U.S. National Team member Brandi Chastain. The pair also welcomed son Jaden Chastain Smith in June 2006.
You can check Jerry’s twitter here.