David Beckham Joins MSO Athletes for Tower Fun Run



(Macao, April 27, 2018) – Athletes from Macau Special Olympics participated in a unique health and wellness event Friday at The Parisian Macao’s Eiffel Tower, accompanied by global icon David Beckham.

A group of 30 MSO athletes paired up with Sands China Care Ambassadors to make a 30-storey climb up the stairs from the seventh-floor observation deck to the top of the tower, where they enjoyed a bird’s-eye view of the Cotai Strip on the 37th-floor observation deck.

The athletes received a boost of encouragement from Beckham, who attended the event and signed a football for the MSO football team. He then accompanied the participants on their climb up the tower, before presenting the MSO members with certificates for participating in the event. They ended the afternoon with a group photo to remember the occasion with.

“One of the reasons I love the Special Olympics is the spirit shown by these athletes,” Beckham said. “Their motto ‘Let me win, But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt’ – I absolutely love that philosophy, and these MSO members have taken that to heart in a really inspiring way. It’s an absolute pleasure being here today and meeting all of the participants.”  

Winnie Wong, vice president of corporate communications and community affairs for Venetian Macau Limited, said: “Events like these are an important way to support cherished members of the Macao community like the athletes of Macau Special Olympics. We’re very pleased that Mr. Beckham was able to be here to offer his support and encouragement to the MSO athletes, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration with this valuable organisation to strengthen the bonds of acceptance and understanding between all members of society.”

Friday’s community activity was held ahead of Saturday’s Light the Night Run charity vertical race to support Macau Special Olympics. The event is a family fun day incorporating sport, wellness activities, music, food and drink, and is highlighted by a Full Run around The Venetian® Macao and The Parisian Macao, and a Tower Fun Run up the Eiffel Tower. 

Beckham’s participation in Friday’s activity with MSO is an example of Sands China’s efforts to utilise company events like the Light the Night Run to organise community outreach activities in Macao. They are a way for the company to give back to the Macao community, by providing opportunities for locals to interact with incredibly talented and accomplished individuals, offering them inspirational and educational experiences.

All registration fees for the Light the Night Run are being donated to Macau Special Olympics, which provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities. Money raised will cover MSO’s bowling training programme for 2018. Including registration fees, Sands China will donate a total of MOP 150,000 to Macau Special Olympics.

More information is available at www.parisianmacao.com/light-the-night-run    

Sands China’s community work is part of Sands Cares, the global corporate citizenship programme of parent company Las Vegas Sands Corp.

 


Photo caption: David Beckham signs a football for the Macau Special Olympics football team Friday at The Parisian Macao’s Eiffel Tower, during a community event held ahead of Saturday’s Light the Night Run charity vertical race
to support Macau Special Olympics. Beckham presented the autographed football (left photo) to Hetzer Siu (left), national director of Macau Special Olympics, and a member of MSO with Winnie Wong (right), vice president of
corporate communications and community affairs for Venetian Macau Limited, in attendance. At the meantime, Beckham is presented another football with MSO logo on in return as a token of appreciation. 


Photo caption: David Beckham takes the stairs up The Parisian Macao’s Eiffel Tower along with Macau Special Olympics athletes and Sands China
Care Ambassadors at a community event Friday, held ahead of Saturday’s Light the Night Run charity vertical race to support Macau Special Olympics.


Photo caption: Winnie Wong, vice president of corporate communications and community affairs for Venetian Macau Limited, presents certificates to MSO athletes Friday at The Parisian Macao,
honouring their participation in a walk up the Eiffel Tower. The community event was held ahead of Saturday’s Light the Night Run charity vertical race to support Macau Special Olympics.

 

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About Sands China Ltd. 

Sands China Ltd. (HKEx: 1928, Sands China or the Company) is a Cayman Islands registered company 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 portfolio is comprised of The Venetian® Macao, The Plaza® Macao, Sands® Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao. 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 Cotai Arena, The Venetian Theatre, The Parisian Theatre and the Sands Cotai Theatre; and a high-speed Cotai Water Jet ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. The Company’s Cotai Strip portfolio has the goal of contributing to Macao’s transformation into a world centre of tourism and leisure. Sands China is a subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS). 

For more information, please visit www.sandschinaltd.com.


Sands Cares

A firm believer in the importance of corporate social responsibility, Sands China Ltd. engages with the local Macao community as a part of Sands Cares – the corporate giving programme of parent company Las Vegas Sands Corp. Sands Cares integrates the company’s philanthropic work worldwide, including financial giving, team member volunteerism and in-kind support. The Sands Cares programme seeks to make an impact on its team members and those working in the hospitality industry, the communities where the company operates, and the planet.

Key areas of Sands Cares in Macao include the Sands China Care Ambassador programme for volunteering in the local community; the Sands China Academy, focused on team member training and development, and the professional development of Macao locals; and Sands ECO360, the global sustainability strategy of LVS which guides the company’s environmental sustainability initiatives worldwide. 

For more information, please visit www.sands.com/sands-cares/our-commitment.html.