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sportsredThe 2nd annual Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational, the ultimate luxury weekend hosted by Assistant Clippers Coach Michael Woodson, took place on, July 11-13, 2015 in Las Vegas, merging basketball with golf, fashion and fun experiences in support of a great cause. The event, co-hosted by ESPN SportsCenter Anchor, Jay Harris, Actor and Comedian Eric Griffin and Professional Golfer and Fashion Designer, Seema Sadekar, includes hospitality by The Venetian® Las Vegas, and golf at Southern Highlands Golf Club, an exquisite Robert Trent Jones designed property. “I’m so excited to host this event for the second year,” said Coach Woodson. “I started this event to celebrate friends, family and coaches while supporting basketball programs for young people; I’m proud of the positive impact we have made to date thanks to our sponsors, guests and supporters. This event is truly the ultimate summertime experience for those who love to play golf and it will surely be a weekend to remember.” vidview video   ♦view gallery

The three day event will kicked off Friday, July 10 at 11:00 a.m. with an educational basketball clinic that will host junior participants who will receive hands-on coaching experience from the accomplished Coach Woodson.Following the day’s festivities, VIP guests were invited to attend the Woodson Jacket Welcome Reception at the Paiza Lounge at The Venetian. On Sunday, July 12, Woodson will host a Celebrity Skins Game at Southern Highlands Golf Club followed by a Red Carpet and Pairings Party at LAVO, inside The Palazzo® Las Vegas.

The Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational is part of a special Ultimate Sports Month at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas. “We partnered with The Coach Woodson Invitational because it is a fantastic event with great star power, and will be exciting for guests to experience, and most importantly, it gives back to the community,” said George Markantonis, president and chief operating officer of The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo.

On Sunday, July 13 guests teed off at Southern Highlands Golf Club, while ladies enjoy Tea with Terri Woodson, wife of Mike Woodson, at the Paiza Lounge at The Venetian. Wives and ladies will be escorted to the golf course in style to watch guests come up 18.

Confirmed 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, 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, 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.  Vegas Scene Magazine was at the RED Carpet event. See the Vegas Scene video interview and photo highlights here at Vegas Scene Magazine. The who- what -when and where for Las Vegas.