( Macao , July 10, 2012) – As part of Sands China Ltd.’s long-term effort to support the Macau Special Olympics (MSO), forty Special Olympics athletes and their family members from Macao and abroad were invited to visit Ice World, Asia’s largest indoor ice sculpture exhibition, at The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel on July 7, on the sidelines of the Special Olympics Macau Golf International 2012 tournament.
Sands China Ltd. President and Chief Executive Officer Edward Tracy said, “Sands China is an ardent supporter of the development and enrichment of Macao culture and society in all its aspects. The work of the Special Olympics organisation is particularly praiseworthy and Sands China is proud to be able to contribute to the important service it provides the community.”
Accompanied by thirty Sands China Care Ambassadors, forty athletes and their families from the Special Olympics organisations in Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan and Macao were given a chance to visit the spectacular icy wonderland featuring attractions including famous Asian and local landmarks, a Fairytale Forest, a Magic Ice Maze and a winding Double Dragon Slide at The Venetian Macao last Saturday. The group was amazed and captivated by the magnificent ice carvings and had a delightful afternoon away from the summer heat.
Sands China was also delighted to sponsor and serve as a major Guardian in the Special Olympics Golf International tournament that took place in Macao for the first time between July 4 and July 7 at Caesars Golf Macau in Cotai. Senior executives from the company partnered with the Special Olympics’ national team athletes on the rolling greens, sharing joyful moments and fostering closer ties, while demonstrating what is possible through the power of the human spirit, determination and courage.
As a responsible corporate citizen, Sands China firmly believes all members of society deserve equal opportunities to develop and prosper. The Macau Special Olympics has been one of the company’s community partners since 2005, receiving annual financial contributions totalling nearly MOP 600,000 to date. Sands China has also devoted time and effort organising and participating in a string of community activities for hundreds of the Macau Special Olympics members since mid-2007, such as a Christmas party, a badminton clinic with world-class badminton player Lee Chong Wei, and a fun outing at the Macao Science Center . Additionally, Sands China employs MSO members in various departments throughout the company.
Founded in 1968, Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organisation for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions in a variety of Olympic-type sports to more than 3.4 million athletes in over 220 countries. Macau Special Olympics, meanwhile, is a non-profit organisation founded in 1987 and has the goal of discovering the potential of its members and increasing their self confidence through participation in sports training and competitions.
Photo caption: Accompanied by Sands China Care Ambassadors, Special Olympics athletes and their family members from Macao and abroad visit Ice World, Asia ’s largest indoor ice sculpture exhibition, at The Venetian Macao on July 7, on the sidelines of the Special Olympics Macau Golf International 2012 tournament.
Photo caption: Special Olympics athletes and their family members from Macao and abroad visit Ice World, the spectacular icy wonderland featuring attractions including famous Asian and local landmarks at The Venetian Macao on July 7.
Photo caption: Special Olympics athletes and their family members from Macao and abroad visit Ice World, featuring a winding Double Dragon Slide at The Venetian Macao on July 7.
About Sands China Ltd.
Sands China Ltd. (HKSE: 1928, Sands China or Company) is a subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS), and a listed company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Sands China is the largest operator of integrated resorts in Macao . The Company owns and operates The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel, The Plaza™ Macao and Sands® Cotai Central at the Cotai Strip® development and Sands® Macao Hotel on the Macao peninsula. The Company’s integrated resorts contain a diversified mix of leisure and business attractions and transportation operations, including large meeting and convention facilities, a wide range of restaurants, shopping malls, world-class entertainment at the CotaiArena™ and high-speed CotaiJet™ ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao . The Company’s property development projects on Cotai have the goal of transforming Cotai into Asia ’s premier entertainment and business destination.