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Drive Your Dream Car At Exotic Driving Events In August At Mohegan Sun

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Lamborghinis, Ferraris and more are featured for car enthusiasts at Mohegan Sun’s Turtle Lot

UNCASVILLE, CT (July 27, 2016) –  If your bucket list includes test driving world class performance cars with over 550 horsepower and priced well into six figures, Exotic Driving Events at Mohegan Sun can help fulfill such dreams. Car aficionados can experience the likes of the Ferrari 458 Italia or Nissan GT-R this August as part of Exotic Driving Events. Registration is open for the below dates:

  • Saturday, August 13th
  • Sunday, August 14th
  • Saturday, August 27th
  • Sunday, August 28th

Each event day is from 9:00am – 4:00pm and to learn more about pricing and registration, visit Exotic Driving or call 1.888.314.6965

Exotic Driving Events is the leader in exotic car driving experiences in New England since 2012. Exotic Driving Events now travels to more than 15 cities in the USA. They pride their success on their ever-changing fleet each year acquiring new state-of-the-art cars, to fulfill every driver, adrenaline junkie and car enthusiast’s dream. The growing selection currently includes two Ferrari 458 Italias, a Lamborghini Performante LP 550 and a Nissan GT-R. These driving events give thrill-seekers an adrenaline-boosting time behind the wheel, maneuvering through a professionally designed autocross course like a bank heist movie scene while being coached by one of our drivers.

*Shuttle service will be provided to and from Turtle Lot, picking up at the hotel group check-in bus lobby.

About Mohegan Sun:

Owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 85 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

Mohegan Sun Golf Club Announces Inaugural World Caddie Matches Presented by Beckmen Law

Friday, July 1st, 2016

New England’s 18-hole Championship Course to Host International “Caddies Only” Golf Tournament on Monday, August 29

UNCASVILLE, CT (July 1, 2016)Mohegan Sun Golf Club announced this week that it will be the site for the inaugural World Caddie Matches presented by Beckmen Law.  This one-of-kind event will take place on Monday, August 29th, when more than 40 PGA Tour caddies from around the world compete in a one day, two-round “Ryder Cup-style” format matches. The morning will feature modified alternate shot matches, followed by singles in the afternoon. This unique, first-ever World Caddie tournament will be open for the public to watch, and some of the PGA pro golfers are also expected to attend to support their caddies! Proceeds from the event will benefit K9s for Warriors, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing service canines to military veterans.

“On behalf of Beckmen Law, we are thrilled to kick-off the inaugural World Caddie Matches at Mohegan Sun Golf Club this summer,” said Scott Beckmen, Founder at Beckmen Law. “This is not only going to be an innovative event in the golf industry, as we are looking to gather the best professional golf caddies, but it will be a fun tournament for the public to watch while supporting a great cause.”

As part of the tournament, PGA Tour caddies from the U.S. and Europe will team up into foursomes which will be drawn at random during a pre-match Draw Party at Mohegan Sun on Sunday, August, 28th. Team captains for the U.S. include Steve Hulka, professional caddie to Brian Davis, “Fluff” Cowan, (Jim Furyk), and Joe LaCava, Tiger Wood’s caddie, as Vice-Captain. Captains representing the International team are Mark Fulcher, (Justin Rose) and Gareth Lord, (Henrik Stenson). Additional participants  expected to play  include Damon Green, (Zach Johnson); Andy Sanders, (Jimmy Walker); Teddy Scott, (Bubba Watson); Brett Waldman, (Charley Hoffman); Glenn Murray, (Sergio Garcia); Daisuke Shindo; (Hideki Matsuyama) and more.

“I am honored to be one of the U.S. team captains for the first-ever World Caddie Matches and look forward to an exciting match at the Mohegan Sun Golf Club,” said Steve Hulka, caddie for the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) and Chairman of the Association of Professional Tour Caddies. “It’s a privilege to be a part of this charity tournament with my fellow golf caddies, and I’m thankful to use this as a platform to raise funds and awareness for a worthy organization that’s particularly close to my heart.”

Accompanying the World Caddie Matches will be a “CaddieAm” on the morning of the tournament where 10 foursomes of professional golf caddies and amateur players will pair up and play the back nine holes. A limited number of tickets will be open to the public with proceeds benefitting K9s for Warriors. The World Caddie Matches and “CaddieAm” will take place along the hills of southeastern, CT at the Mohegan Sun Golf Club, which has long been recognized as one of the most scenic, well-designed and professionally kept courses in the region. New for 2016 is a fully revamped golf shop, redesign of the third hold green complex, a 15,000 square-foot natural practice tee with a pitching and bunker practice area, all-new GPS enabled golf carts and a new golf fitness room.

“The inaugural World Caddie Matches will act as the perfect tournament for us to showcase the recently improved Mohegan Sun Golf Club with professional golfers and fans in the region,” said Phil Krick Jr., Vice President and Director of Golf Operations for Mohegan Sun. “Our championship course offers one of the finest golf and resort experiences in New England and we are proud to partner with Beckmen Law and professional golf caddies from around the world to raise funds for K9s for Warriors.”

The inaugural World Caddie Matches at Mohegan Sun Golf Club is a must-see event for all golf aficionados, and fans can follow the tournament with Carl Paulson and Dennis Paulson on their highly acclaimed PGA Tour radio show, “Inside the Ropes.” Tickets will be available for public purchase with details to follow at www.mohegansungolfclub.com.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN

Owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 85 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on facebook.com/mohegansun, follow us on twitter.com/mohegansun, Instagram @mohegansun, view us on youtube.com/mohegansunvideos and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

ABOUT K9s FOR WARRIORS

K9s for Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to warriors suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disability, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post 9/11. K9s for Warriors is a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization whose goal is to empower military veterans to return to civilian life with dignity and independence. For more information, visit www.k9sforwarriors.org.

ABOUT BECKMEN LAW

Beckmen Law is a full-service, nationwide law firm located in Grapevine, TX. Our mission is to provide the highest quality, integrity-driven legal services to our clients, using a practical, consultative, client-focused approach to identify and respond to problems and challenges. For more information, visit www.beckmenlawfirm.com.

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Craig Jackson’s Inaugural Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction Brings Top Cars, Greg Olsen And Other Celebrities To A Sold-Out Arena

Sunday, June 26th, 2016
  • Celebrities, exhibitions and wide range of exotic, muscle and custom cars attract record 90,000 people to lifestyle event
  • First time in Barrett-Jackson history for “double sell out” with daytime Friday and Saturday tickets sold out within a few hours of opening on Thursday
  • Barrett-Jackson sets attendance record for any event at Mohegan Sun, creating huge economic impact
  • More than 1,700 registered bidders vied for over $26 million dollars in collectible vehicles and automobilia

UNCASVILLE, CT (June 26, 2016) – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, created the ultimate high octane experience at its inaugural Northeast Auion on June 23-25, 2016, attracting high profile celebrities, captains of industry and sports stars among the record-setting 90,000 people who bought over $26 million in cars and automobilia at world-class entertainment destination Mohegan Sun. In a first for the 45-year-old company, Barrett-Jackson sold out of its weekend tickets within hours of opening on Thursday.

Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson, comments, “Only at Barrett-Jackson can someone rub shoulders with celebs – including Carolina Panthers All-Pro tight end Greg Olsen, former NBA star Dan Gadzuric, Chef Buddy Valastro of “Cake Boss” fame, “Fast N’ Loud” host Richard Rawlings, Wayne Carini of “Chasing Classic Cars,” and actor and martial artist Chuck Zito – while bidding on some of the most collectible cars in the world. The anticipation for our event meant every seat in the arena was filled and we set many records over the weekend including the largest attendance for any event in Mohegan Sun’s history.”

From the spectacular and star-studded Opening Night Gala to the closing bid, the weekend was full of memorable moments, such as when “Cake Boss” star Buddy Valastro presented Craig Jackson with a custom replica cake inspired by his mother’s 1934 Cadillac coupe, which Jackson had purchased at the Scottsdale auction earlier this year (Valastro’s eleventh Carlo’s Bakery is located in Mohegan Sun). Additionally, as at every Barrett-Jackson event, charity was an important part of the weekend: more than $605,000 was raised for a variety of worthy causes through the sale of six charity cars. Carolina Panther Greg Olsen stepped up to the block to sell a 1969 Chevy Camaro for $100,000 to benefit his charity The HEARTest Yard, and the Zac Brown Band sold a custom 2015 Jeep Wrangler to raise $120,000 for Camp Southern Ground.

Barrett-Jackson’s vision to bring a collector car event to the Northeast region was realized with near unparalleled success for a first-time auction. The total number of bidders (over 1,700) surpassed initial projections, with a record-number registering for bidder credentials on-site. Auto enthusiasts and families traveled from across the U.S. and Canada to enjoy the event, which included special exhibits, vendors and activities such as Ford and Chevy Ride ’N Drives and Dodge Thrill Rides all three days. Ticket sales for Friday and Saturday sold out within a few hours of the Thursday opening, with Barrett-Jackson adding additional seating and auction personnel to accommodate the unprecedented crowd, even offering Twilight tickets available for purchase after 5pm.

“The inaugural Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun had the entire region energized,” says Ray Pineault, President & GM at Mohegan Sun. “We had more guests to our beautiful resort and casino in a 3-day span than ever before. We appreciate the tremendous dedication, effort and hard work of both our Mohegan Sun team members as well as the Barrett-Jackson team. It was an incredible weekend at Mohegan Sun and we’re truly thrilled about the partnership going forward.”

Barrett-Jackson will next light up the Las Vegas strip during its 9th Annual Las Vegas Auction from Oct. 13-15, 2016. For more information on consigning your vehicle and becoming a bidder, follow the link to www.Barrett-Jackson.com.

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners, Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson will feature live television coverage in 2016, including broadcasts in over 100 countries internationally. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit www.barrett-jackson.com, or call 480-421-6694.

About Mohegan Sun

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 85 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.  More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and view us on YouTube.