(Macao, April 26, 2013) - Sands China Ltd. has announced that it will donate all ticket sales revenue for the upcoming 2013 Venetian Macao All-Star Challenge to the Macau Red Cross for earthquake disaster relief efforts in Lushan, Sichuan, China. In addition, the company is doubling the amount of the total donation with a dollar-for-dollar match of the ticket sales revenue. The announcement comes on the heels of the company's MOP 2 million donation to the Macau Red Cross Wednesday. Tickets for the May 1 basketball event at the CotaiArena™ start at MOP 80 and are on sale now exclusively via www.CotaiTicketing.com.
The 2013 Venetian Macao All-Star Challenge will see retired NBA superstar Yao Ming coach his Shanghai Sharks against an athlete-celebrity team headed by nine-time NBA All-Star, recently named NBA Hall of Fame, Gary "The Glove" Payton. The event includes ex-NBA pros Horace Grant and Rafer Alston, and celebrity players Alex Fong and Kelvin Kwan, and Taiwan's most popular Godfrey Gao and Alien Huang, among others; a high-flying half-time dunking show; and lucky draws for ticket holders - including a chance to take the court as a player in the game.
Supported by the Macau Sport Development Board and the Macau-China Basketball Association, tickets for the 5:30 pm, May 1 2013 Venetian Macao All-Star Challenge at the CotaiArena are on sale now, exclusively via www.CotaiTicketing.com. They can be purchased in one of three categories: HKD/MOP 380 (A Reserve), 180 (B Reserve) and 80 (C Reserve). Packages with round trip Cotai Water Jet ferry tickets between Hong Kong and Macao are also available for HKD/MOP 468 (A Reserve).
Photo caption: Sands China Ltd. will be donating all ticket sales revenue for the 2013 Venetian Macao All-Star Challenge, plus a dollar-for-dollar match, to the Macau Red Cross for earthquake disaster relief efforts in Lushan, Sichuan, China. Tickets for the May 1 matchup pitting Yao Ming's Shanghai Sharks against Gary Payton's Cotai All-Stars team are on sale now exclusively online at www.CotaiTicketing.com.
About Sands China Ltd.
Sands China Ltd. (HKEx: 1928, Sands China or the Company) is a subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS), and is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Sands China is the largest operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The Company's Cotai Strip Resorts is comprised of The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel, The Plaza™ Macao and Sands® Cotai Central. The Company also owns and operates Sands® Macao 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 the Venetian Theatre, and a high-speed Cotai Water Jet ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. The Company's property development projects on Cotai have the goal of transforming it into Asia's premier entertainment and business destination.