Unique Motorcycle Designs Created by Special Olympics Athletes Will Race This Week
[Macau – November 16, 2015] This November, MGM China joins hands with Special Olympics Macau to present the Art Program of “Penz13 BMW Motorrad by MGM China and Special Olympics Macau”, supported by the Macau Government Tourist Office, Cultural Affairs Bureau, Education and Youth Affairs Bureau and Social Welfare Bureau of the Macau SAR Government.
Over 30 athletes from Special Olympics Macau were invited to join the program to create colorful designs for the two sponsored Penz13 BWM racing motorcycles. Two designs drawn by Sin Kei Cheong and Tam Chan Kit were chosen among 80 beautiful and creative drawings. Tam and Shin are both 23 year-old boys and active participants in the Special Olympics Golf Masters. Their designs were debuted as works of art on the Penz13 BMW Motorrad Motorcycles at MGM MACAU before they hit the circuit at the Macau Grand Prix 2015. Through the activity, MGM China has provided an opportunity for the Macau Special Olympics athletes to develop their creativity and learn to build team spirit, as well as help bring athletes together to promote a harmonious community for Macau.
On November 16, the unveiling ceremony for the Penz13 BMW Motorrad was held at the MGM Art Space. Guests of Honor in attendance were Ms. Cecilia Tse, Deputy Director of Macau Government Tourist Office; Ms. Doris Leong, Head of Tourism Product and Events Department of Macau Government Tourist Office; Mr. Kent Ieong, Director of Cultural Events Department of Cultural Affairs Bureau; Mr. Kong Ngai, Director of Division of the Continuing Education of Education and Youth Affairs Bureau; Ms. Jackie Sou, Acting Head of Rehabilitation Service Division of Social Welfare Bureau of the Macau SAR Government, and Mr. Stefan Kuehn, Director of SK Group. In addition, Mr. Julio Chan, Vice Chairman of Executive Board of Special Olympics Macau and Mr. Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited., together with world-renowned Grand Prix racers Michael Rutter and Dan Kruger, and the winners of the motorcycle designs Tam Chun Kit and Sin Kai Cheong, unveiled the two astonishing motorcycles. The vibrant colors and outstanding designs of the motorcycles symbolize a “beautiful life” and dazzled the eyes of everyone present.
“We are glad to work with Special Olympics Macau once again to organize another creative art activity,” Mr. Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Office and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited, said. “I would like to thank the Macau SAR Government and everyone for their support. We make art accessible to friends from all walks of life, and by that, we hope to inspire creativity and encourage everyone to unleash their imagination
“We believe that every individual has his own creative ideas,” Mr. Julio Chan, Vice Chair of the Executive Board of the Special Olympics Macau, said. “Through this event, Special Olympics athletes can showcase their artistic talent and let the world appreciate their works. This just goes to show how outstanding these Special Olympics athletes are.”.”
MGM China has developed many unique events in support of the Special Olympics Macau with an aim to support the local community and the development of its athletes. MGM has been a proud supporter of the Special Olympics since 2010, being a sponsor and participant of the Special Olympics Macau Charity Golf Masters since 2012. MGM began developing art-centric activities with the organization last year. In April of 2015 MGM joined hands with the Special Olympics Macau and the Charity Association of Macau Business Readers to organize the “Art Workshop at MGM MACAU – Creating Something Out of Nothing, Fighting Isolation with a Paintbrush” with over 100 participants in teams of six led by artists from around the world in a painting initiative to develop creativity and build team spirit. MGM also hosted the Special Olympics Macau for “MGM Biennial of the Lions – Beyond the Roar” where the group was invited to paint their own lion sculpture to be displayed with MGM’s “Biennial of the Lions” exhibition art initiative. MGM China will continue to organize and take part in different charity events to spread compassion to the community, which helps to create a better tomorrow today.
About Michael Rutter
Michael Rutter is recognized as a legend at the Macau Grand Prix and he is an 8-time record winner of the prestigious Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix.
About Dan Kruger
Dan Kruger has raced about every form of motorized vehicle imaginable since the age of 10 and he keeps surprising people with his speed and top results.
About MGM China
MGM China (HKEx: 2282) 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 the world’s largest gaming market, Macau.
MGM MACAU is a 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 an Art Space dedicating over 8,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, an award-winning spa, and nine 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 US$3 billion project is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2016.
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