MGM once again sponsored the annual social inclusion conference organized by the Charity Association of Macau Business Readers, as one of the Company’s initiatives in raising public awareness on social inclusion. The conference entitled Parenting and Education of People with Intellectual Disability, held at MGM COTAI’s Ballroom today, was the beginning of a series of activities planned to further promote social inclusion through art workshop and sporting events within the month of April.
A number of speakers and field experts, came from regional and beyond, were invited to share ideas and insights at the conference on the topic of social inclusion for nearly 400 audience members from a wide array of communities, including students from Macau Anglican College, University of Macau, representatives from University of Saint Joseph, Best Buddies Macau Association, Macau Down Syndrome Association, Macau IC2 Association, Zhuhai Autism Society, as well as MGM’s management team members and its Golden Lion Volunteer Team. The conference highlighted the importance of creating a more welcoming and inclusive world for all, where individual differences are appreciated and respected.
Promoting Social Inclusion through Art and Sporting Events
On the conference day, 45 athletes with disabilities also joined hands with MGM’s Volunteer Team members and local artists from Art for All Association, to create designs for mannequins, motorbike toy models and helmets and more. It also helped to weave a closer connection between professional artists and adult athletes with disabilities through art, leading to a better understanding and awareness of everyone’s individual contribution to society with social inclusion at its heart.
As a keen supporter to Golf Masters, ever since its inaugural tournament in 2012, MGM will once again take part in the golf tournament, where senior executives will pair up with the athletes for winning the Golf Master title in the spirit of teamwork, competition, and camaraderie. This sporting event offers a great opportunity for community members to see how talented the participants are, and what anybody with disability is capable of when given the opportunity.
Spreading Good Cheer throughout the Community
In addition to art workshop and sporting events, MGM recently visited the Concordia School for Special Education to celebrate the Easter with over 60 schoolchildren between 6 and 12 years old. During the visit, over 30 MGM’s volunteer team members took the opportunity to interact with the children through games which are designed specifically for kids with special needs, as well as singing and magic performances. MGM’s pastry chefs also specially crafted eye-catching Easter sandwiches and desserts for each child, as a token of MGM’s well wishes for a cheerful festival filled with endless joy to the children at Concordia.
With the vision to Create a Better Tomorrow Today, MGM is committed to participating in diverse philanthropic activities aimed at increasing public awareness on the importance of social inclusion, bringing the community closer together and contributing towards an inclusive and compassionate future for Macau.
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 MGM COTAI, a contemporary luxury integrated resort in Cotai, which opened in early 2018 and more than doubles 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 the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.
MGM COTAI is the latest integrated resort of MGM in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, Asia’s first dynamic theater, 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. The Spectacle at MGM COTAI becomes the record holder of the largest free-span gridshell glazed roof (self-supporting) on January 19, 2019, making it the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Macau, China. 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. MGM COTAI is the largest property and the first mega-size complex project in Macau to achieve the China Green Building Design Label Three-Star Certification.
MGM China Holdings Limited is majority owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage.
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