OAKVILLE, Ont. - Hoops legend Michael Jordan will be teeing off at the inaugural Mike Weir Charity Classic.

A golf enthusiast ever since his days with the Chicago Bulls, Jordan joins an already impressive list of celebrities that includes hockey stars Martin Brodeur and Rick Nash, two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash, Canadian rocker Tom Cochrane, American comedian George Lopez and film star Kevin Costner.

"I'm thrilled Michael has agreed to play. He's become a good buddy and has always gone out of his way to support community and charitable activities. He'll be a tremendously popular draw for the fans," said Weir in a statement.

The Royal Canadian Golf Association also announced Friday that Charlottetown native and LPGA Tour regular Lorie Kane has joined the field.

The charity tournament will be held on July 20 to kick off the Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club.