Sports Pros & Celebs Attend The Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational

The sports pro and celebrity three-day inaugural Las Vegas luxury charity event, The Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational, began with a series of festivities and that started on Sunday, July 20.

Brian McKnight Photo
Brian McKnight Performs At The Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational

Brian McKnight took the stage and humorously warmed up the crowd with his own rendition of “Meet The Flinstones” at the Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational CIROC Welcome Party that took place at the alluring 23rd floor Mandarin Bar at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas. He wowed guests as he performed hits by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Michael Jackson alongside several of his own top hits, “Back At One” and “Anytime.”

Appearances by several members of Coach Michael Woodson’s family and close friends, including actor and comedian Anthony Anderson, R&B recording artist Brian McKnight, ESPN SportsCenter anchor Jay Harris, LPGA golfer Seema Sadekar, NBA legends Herb Williams and Reggie Theus, music executive Chauncey Bell, saxophonist Paul Taylor, comedian George Willborn, as well as American football stars Bret Lockett and Dale Moss, among others.

Jay Harris and Nisha Sadekar
Jay Harris and Nisha Sadekar
Alexis and Mariah Woodson
Sisters Alexis and Mariah Woodson

To conclude the three-day affair and to celebrate the end of NBA Summer League, Coach Woodson corralled his close friends on the fairways for the Inaugural Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational golf tournament at Southern Highlands Golf Club in Las Vegas.

Seema Sadekar and Herb Williams
Seema Sadekar and Herb Williams

The most laughable moment at The Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational took place when actor and Food Network TV host Anthony Anderson initiated a game of Twister with his teammates. The tangled golfers laughed and collapsed after Anderson shouted, “Right hand on red!”

Anthony Anderson and Friends
Anthony Anderson Playing Twister

The Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational will be the only summer golf event in Las Vegas where influential sports figures and celebrities congregate. Founded by former NBA player and current assistant coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, Michael Woodson lives with the mission to give back to the community through sports and friendship.

Coach Mike Woodson
Coach Mike Woodson

All for a good cause, The Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational celebrates the world of basketball, while showcasing the best of golf, fashion and entertainment. Photo Credit: Chase Stevens and Erik Kabik/RETNA

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Bill Cody is an entertainment, technology and luxury travel reporter in Las Vegas. He reports on celebrities, events, tech, food, Las Vegas and luxury travel.

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