[Macau – November 14, 2016] MGM joined hands with Special Olympics Macau for the second consecutive year to present the “Penz13 BMW Motorrad by MGM and Special Olympics Macau” art workshop, with the support of Macao Government Tourism Office, Social Welfare Bureau of the Macao S.A.R., Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. and Education and Youth Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R., in an effort to raise awareness on social inclusion within the local community while highlighting the artistic creativity of the Special Olympics athletes in the context of the world-renowned Macau Grand Prix.
A total of 100 athletes from Special Olympics Macau participated in an art workshop to collectively create colorful works of art which have been imprinted as decals on the two Penz13 BMW Motorrad motorcycles and racer helmets, sponsored by MGM for the Macau Grand Prix 2016. The artistic designs incorporate numerous hand palms in rainbow hues, symbolizing social inclusion, joy and harmony. This initiative marks the fifth art-focus collaboration between MGM and Special Olympics Macau, in addition to a long-term alliance in serving the disabled community since 2010 through sports and more.
On November 14, MGM hosted an unveiling ceremony at the Grand Ballroom of MGM MACAU to debut the Penz13 BMW Motorrad motorcycles before they hit the circuit of the Macau Grand Prix 2016. Guests of Honor in attendance include Mr. Zhao Weiping, Director of the Department of Social Affairs of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR; Ms. Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Director of Macao Government Tourism Office; Mr. Hon Wai, Deputy Director of Social Welfare Bureau; Mr. Ho Ka Weng, Chief of Department for the Promotion of Cultural and Creative Industries of Cultural Affairs Bureau; Ms. Cheong Man Fai, Chief of Division of School Sports and Youth Activities of Education and Youth Affairs Bureau; Dr. Sze Tat Ming, Vice Chairman of Special Olympics Macau; Ms. Sarah Rogers, Senior Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Responsibility of MGM, together with renowned Grand Prix motorcycle racers Gary Johnson and Danny Webb, as well as four representatives of Special Olympics athletes, Io Kin Leng, Hoi Iok Fai, Chin Chong Hang and Chan Chi Meng, altogether participating in the unveiling of the two unique motorcycles.
Ms. Sarah Rogers, Senior Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Responsibility of MGM, said, “MGM is well-known for its long history of bringing art and culture to the local community. We are much delighted to be working with Special Olympics Macau and its athletes on our fifth art-focus activity. Art and sports are universal language which bridges connections among people and communities across a broad spectrum; through this program, we hope to reinforce the importance of understanding and accepting each other to build a harmonious community. We also see this as an opportunity to demonstrate that it is possible to contribute to positioning Macau as a world leisure and tourism destination while promoting social inclusion and fostering a healthy environment within our community.”
“This collaborative art program carries a great social significance for the community, while emphasizing the unique characteristics of the city as a whole,” Dr. Sze Tat Ming, Vice Chairman of Special Olympics Macau, said. “MGM has been a keen supporter of the Special Olympics Macau for a period of six-years running. This program allows our athletes to showcase their artistic talent and let the world appreciates their works. We hope to have much more collaboration with MGM to host future activities, with the aim to bring the community closer, and continue to reflect the harmonious environment of Macau.”
The two Grand Prix racers Gary Johnson and Danny Webb also expressed their support to the event, while stating that, “The world of Special Olympics has a lot of similarities to Macau Grand Prix, both from a sports perspective and human spirit point of view. It shows that passion can unite people, no matter how special or different they might be, and this trend can continue to be inspired and further motivated with MGM’s generous support.”
With the vision to Create a Better Tomorrow Today, MGM is committed to taking part in different philanthropic activities to spread compassion and raise public awareness on the importance of social inclusion, particularly for the disabled members of local community.
MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282) and is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions/subconcessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and is developing a second resort, MGM COTAI which is expected to more than double our presence in Macau.
MGM MACAU is a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling. MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on prime waterfront on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.
MGM COTAI, designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, plans to offer approximately 1,500 hotel rooms and suites, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. MGM COTAI will offer Asia’s first dynamic theater and a spectacle to wow every guest who steps foot in our resort. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. The HK$24billion project is expected to open in second quarter of 2017.
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