MGM Grand Detroit to Host Breakfast for Community Partners
DETROIT – September 24, 2008 - MGM Grand Detroit will host its annual Community Partners Breakfast on September 25, in the Amber Room of the hotel's convention area at 8:30 a.m. The program will recognize more than 18 community organizations that have been awarded a combined total of more than $306,000 raised this year by MGM Grand Detroit employees. The program will also recognize MGM Grand Detroit employee volunteers.
Since the 2002 inception of the MGM Mirage Voice Foundation, MGM Grand Detroit employees have raised more than $1.2 million for Detroit area community organizations through voluntary payroll deductions, employee-organized golf outings, and candy and flower sales. These funds are over and above MGM Grand Detroit's corporate sponsorships.
"Our goal is to demonstrate to the region that MGM Grand Detroit is committed to our community," said Dee Dee McKinney Odom, director of community affairs for MGM Grand Detroit. "Not only is MGM Grand Detroit a good corporate citizen, but so are our employees, who are your neighbors."
The organizations that have received grants are the American Diabetes Association; Turning Point, Inc.; Vista Maria; Coalition on Temporary Shelter; Spaulding for Children; Boys Hope Girls Hope of Michigan; Child Abuse and Neglect Council of Oakland, Inc. (DBA Care House of Oakland County); Detroit Parent Network; Starr Commonwealth; Wise Steward Ministries; Boys and Girls Club of Southern Michigan; InAccord; Latino Family Services, Inc.; Pewabic Detroit; The Front Porch; Alternatives for Girls; Joy-Southfield Community Development Corporation, Inc.; and Jewish Vocational Service & Community Workshop.
MGM Grand Detroit is one of the largest employers in the City of Detroit with more than 3,000 employees. Fifty percent of the employees of MGM Grand Detroit are Detroiters, or are from the Detroit metro area. MGM Grand Detroit supports more than 300 Detroit area community and civic organizations and their respective programs.
About MGM Grand Detroit
Named as one of the "Top 10 new U.S. hotels of 2007" by Gayot and one of "53 places to visit in 2008" by The New York Times as part of the Detroit destination, MGM Grand Detroit is the city's first and only downtown hotel, gaming, and entertainment destination built from the ground up. The hotel features 400 chic and stylish guest rooms, including nine rooftop VIP suites and 56 opulent corner suites. Guests can enjoy three signature restaurants by two of the world's preeminent celebrity chefs: Wolfgang Puck and Michael Mina; 24-hour in-room dining by Puck in addition to casual restaurants; lounges, including a relaxed piano-style bar; high-energy nightlife; the only resort-style spa in southeast Michigan; and 30,000-square-feet of meeting space capable of hosting everything from large corporate events to intimate black-tie engagements.
MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM), one of the world's leading and most respected companies with significant holdings in gaming, hospitality and entertainment, owns and operates 16 properties located in Nevada, Mississippi and Michigan, and has 50% investments in four other properties in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois and Macau. CityCenter, an unprecedented urban metropolis on the Las Vegas Strip scheduled to open in late 2009, is a joint venture between MGM MIRAGE and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. MGM MIRAGE Hospitality has entered into management agreements for future casino and non-casino resorts in the People's Republic of China, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. and Vietnam. MGM MIRAGE supports responsible gaming and has implemented the American Gaming Association's Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming at its properties. MGM MIRAGE has received numerous awards and recognitions for its industry-leading Diversity Initiative and its community philanthropy programs. For more information about MGM MIRAGE, please visit the Company's Web site at http://www.mgmmirage.com.
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Jamaine Dickens, Commerce Communications Group, Inc.