Don Henley and Train headline Tiger Jam V at Mandalay Bay

April 16, 2002 4:28 AM
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Don Henley and Train will perform at the Tiger Jam V benefit concert presented by Coca-Cola and hosted by Tiger Woods. The fifth annual event will take place on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. in the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The benefit concert will once again raise and distribute funds for the Tiger Woods Foundation and children’s charities based in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. For tickets, call (702) 474-4000.

“I am very excited to have both Don Henley and Train as part of Tiger Jam V,” stated ­­Tiger Woods. “I have been a fan of Don’s for a long time, and Train is a band whose sound I really love. I’m looking forward to seeing both of their performances and I know they will help make Tiger Jam V a memorable evening.”

Don Henley has had a long and successful music career. As a founding member of the ­­Eagles, Henley won four Grammy awards, topped the album charts five times and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Henley’s first three solo efforts produced numerous hits, including Dirty Laundry, All She Wants to do is Dance and The Heart of the Matter, as well as a Grammy award for Best Rock Vocals.

Drops of Jupiter, the title track from Train’s multi-platinum second album, recently won two trophies””Best Rock Song and Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)””at the 2002 Grammy Awards ceremony. Driven in part by the band’s breakthrough single, the Top Ten hit Meet Virginia, the band’s self-titled first album was certified platinum in March 2000.

Proceeds from Tiger Jam V will be used to support the many programs funded throughout the year by the ­­Tiger Woods Foundation. Charities that received funding from Tiger Jam IV include Child Haven, Center for Independent Living, Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Southern Nevada Inner City Youth Golf Association, Las Vegas Founder’s Club Golf Foundation, Children of the Night, Starlight Children’s Foundation, GRAMMY in the Schools and VH1 Save the Music Foundation.

Established in 1996 by Tiger Woods and his father Earl, the Tiger Woods Foundation empowers young people to reach their highest potential by initiating and supporting community-based programs that promote the health, education and welfare of all of America’s children. Through junior golf clinics, motivational speeches, educational programs, the support of local heroes and benevolent giving, the Foundation has interacted with over 85,000 kids across America.

The Coca-Cola Company is the official community sponsor and beverage sponsor of the ­­Tiger Woods Foundation, and the title sponsor of two major annual fundraising activities””the Tiger Jam benefit concert, and the series of Coca-Cola/­­Tiger Woods Foundation Junior Golf Clinics.