Turning Stone Resort Casino in Central New York is emerging as a top national venue for world-class sporting events. Within just four days this August, Turning Stone will host living sports legends Mike Tyson and Tiger Woods. The resort’s annual Turning Stone Races, which include 5k, 10k and half-marathon races, will also be held this weekend.


The sprawling 3,400 acre site in Verona, New York features a diverse array of entertainment and dining options for guests, along with a spa, sports facilities and luxury accommodations. Turning Stone has quickly become one of the top tourist destinations on the East Coast, hosting more than 4.5 million guests a year and attracting visitors from all across the country.

Below is a press release detailing this week’s exciting events at Turning Stone, including the appearances by Tyson and Woods.


Living Sports Legends Mike Tyson and Tiger Woods to Appear at Turning Stone Resort Casino for Major August Sporting Events

Turning Stone Resort Casino in upstate New York will host world-renowned athletes Mike Tyson and Tiger Woods for major sporting events just days apart this August. Tyson will make his world debut as a professional boxing promoter at Turning Stone on Aug. 23 and Woods will participate in the Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge on Aug. 28 at the resort’s Atunyote Golf Club.

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International Boxing Hall of Fame member and former heavyweight world champion Mike Tyson will make his anticipated world debut as a professional boxing promoter with “Tyson Is Back!” from his newly formed Iron Mike Productions on Friday, August 23 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino Event Center. Just a few days later, golf superstar Tiger Woods, Notah Begay III and a world-class field of PGA TOUR stars will arrive for the Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge at Turning Stone’s renowned Atunyote Golf Club on Wednesday, August 28.

Presented in association with Greg Cohen Promotions, the boxing world championship doubleheader will air live on the 2013 finale of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights starting at 9:00 p.m. EDT.

“Turning Stone is extremely proud that Mike Tyson chose our award-winning resort for his first fight as a promoter,” said Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter. “As an incredible athlete and renaissance man who continues to reinvent himself, we understand that Tyson could have gone anywhere for his debut, and we are deeply honored he chose Turning Stone.”

Turning Stone has quickly become known not only as upstate New York’s boxing capital, but as a go-to locale for a variety of world-class sporting events. “Within a handful of days, two of the world’s most recognized athletes will appear at Turning Stone,” said Halbritter. “Both Mike Tyson and Tiger Woods are living legends in their respective sports, and their appearances at Turning Stone are a true testament to the premier sporting destination we have become.”

Tickets for “Tyson Is Back!” are priced at $150, $95, $55, $45 and $35 and are now on sale at the Turning Stone box office, by calling (315) 361-7469, or by visiting Ticketmaster. Doors open at the Turning Stone Resort Casino Event Center at 6:00 p.m. Friday, August 23. The first undercard bout starts at 7:00 p.m. and the live ESPN2 telecast begins at 9:00 p.m.

Tyson will participate in fight week events leading up to the bouts and will have select media availability. A live press conference with Tyson will be held in the Turning Stone Showroom on Wednesday, August 21 at 2:00 p.m.

Professional media requesting credentials for the boxing event and/or seeking to participate in the press conference with Mike Tyson must contact Oneida Nation Public Affairs Manager Brett Stagnitti at (315) 829-8310 or bstagnitti(at)oneida-nation(dot)org.

Following the Friday boxing matches, Turning Stone will continue its incredible lineup of sporting events with the third annual Turning Stone Races, Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25. The weekend will include a 5K, 10K and half-marathon race that start and finish on the grounds of Turning Stone Resort Casino. For more information, and to register to participate, go to http://www.turningstoneraces.com.

Turning Stone Resort’s Atunyote Golf Club will then play host to the sixth annual Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge, a star-studded fundraising golf tournament headlined by Tiger Woods, Lee Westwood, Rickie Fowler, Charl Schwartzel, K.J. Choi, Nicolas Colsaerts and Henrik Stenson on Wednesday, August 28. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Notah Begay III Foundation, which supports the development of sustainable, evidence-based and model programs, research, advocacy and strategic grant making in Native American communities. The event will mark Tiger Woods’ fourth appearance at Turning Stone. The total field of twelve players includes four golfers who are currently in the top-15 of the world rankings.

Tickets for the Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge are priced at $50 and are available at the Turning Stone box office, or by calling the box office at (315) 361-7469. Gates open at Atunyote Golf Club at7:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 28. The event tees off at 9:15 a.m.

Professional media requesting credentials for the Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge must also contact Oneida Nation Public Affairs Manager Brett Stagnitti at (315) 829-8310 or bstagnitti(at)oneida-nation(dot)org

About Turning Stone Resort Casino

A premier four-season, destination resort in upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino is conveniently located about 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33. Turning Stone was named “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. The Academy of Country Music named Turning Stone “Casino of the Year” in 2009. The resort offers world-class gaming, golf, entertainment, accommodations and spa facilities, and has earned AAA Four Diamond ratings for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant. For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or (800) 771-7711. Visit the web site athttp://www.TurningStone.com/.