Tiger Woods accomplished his goal of making another gigantic donation for his Tiger Woods Foundation. His Tiger Jam was a big success in the Event’s Center at the Mandalay Bay Resort. With headliner Jon Bon Jovi and opening act American Idol’s winner David Cook, the audience had a night to remember.
Tiger Woods joined Jon and David along the red carpet then everyone got ready for the sold-out show.
Jon Bon Jovi began singing before he entered the stage. It was an amazing opening as the audience anxiously looked everywhere until Jon appeared. To make the show even more exciting there was a Mega-bigger-than-life-video of Jon performing that was projected behind him.
Seeing Jon was exhilarating. With such a high energy level, he delivered each song with sincerity and feeling. As the music built to a crescendo, Jon seemed to let himself go. And the rhythms were infectious as the audience danced in the aisles.
Jon’s explanations of his songs before singing meant so much to know why he chose those songs and provided a look at him as a person. His appearances are filled with hope and messages for the audience. Jon is a bright star in the entertainment world, a man who seems to want people to feel good about themselves. It is a pep talk with a few glimpses into his own excesses. It was a wonderful evening of Jon Bon Jovi’s hits.
Last year, Bon Jovi earned $120 million on the road, second only to U2.
In the ’90s, Jon starred in Moonlight and Valentino and in The Leading Man. He also appeared in a handful of independent films, including Pay It Forward and U-571. A regular guest star on television’s Ally McBeal until the series finale in 2002. Bon Jovi also made headlines in 2004 when he and Sambora became co-founders and owners of the Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul. The following year, he and the band donated $1,000,000 to Oprah Winfrey’s Angel Network.
About Tiger Jam and the Tiger Woods Foundation Since its creation in 1998, Tiger Jam has raised more than $13 million for programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation through its sold-out performances and one-of-a-kind auction items. At the Tiger Woods Foundation, “We believe every child deserves a shot at college. Designed to break through a culture of low expectations, our college-access programs reach underserved youth in all stages of academic life. For scholars in grades 5-12, the Tiger Woods Learning Centers provide hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering and math coupled with college preparation workshops to create a unique environment focused on college and careers. The Earl Woods Scholarship Program is an unparalleled network providing admissions counseling, college scholarships, dedicated mentors, specialized internships and vital workshops. Receiving individualized support, our bright young scholars are succeeding at prestigious universities such as Georgetown, USC, UC Berkeley, UCLA and Harvard.”