Derek Jeter & Ne-Yo kicked off Celebrity Golf Classic

Captain of the New York Yankees, Derek Jeter kicked off his 11th Annual Celebrity Golf classic with a highly-anticipated and exclusive Launch Party at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The celebrity-packed event was held in the Hard Rock Cafe.

The invite-only party offered guests the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll experience. Upon arrival they enjoyed a cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres and a private concert performed by Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, actor and philanthropist, Ne-Yo. Not to mention, they were hanging out with more than a dozen star athletes, close personal friends of Jeter himself.

Stars that were spotted on the red carpet included: Andres Galarraga, Goose Gossage, Greg Jennings, Andruw Jones, Albert Pujols, Jorge Posada and many more.

As presenting sponsors, Seminole Hard Rock was proud to donate $150,000 to Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation. The event was a huge success, raising more than $1 million for his foundation. Another special part of the evening included a silent auction of exclusive sports memorabilia that was provided by Steiner Sports Memorabilia.

photo credit: Dave Galindo

Jeter loves coming to visit the Seminole Hard Rock; this marks the 7th year he has held his Celebrity Launch Party at the Seminole Hard Rock. Derek Jeter has traveled the world and experienced some of the best entertainment options, but he emphasized what makes Seminole Hard Rock Tampa stand apart is the incomparable guest service and a dynamic venue that sets us apart from others.