MGM GRAND DETROIT DONATES NEW WINTER COATS, HATS, AND GLOVES TO 2,000 CHILDREN FROM THE DETROIT AREA THROUGH ITS 9TH HOLIDAY COMMUNITY COAT DISTRIBUTION
DETROIT – November 25, 2008 - MGM Grand Detroit today donated brand new winter coats, hats, and gloves to 2,000 children through more than 55 community partner organizations. Since the inception of the initiative nine years ago MGM Grand Detroit has donated 54,000 pieces of winter outerwear to 18,000 area children.
"We are proud of our record of community service as it relates to helping to improve the quality of life for children in our region," said Dee Dee McKinney Odom, MGM Grand Detroit Director of Community Affairs. "Thanks to the help of our partners and the hard work of our dedicated team members, we were once again able to make sure that 2,000 more children in our area will have the items they need to stay warm during Michigan's bitter cold winter months."
The more than 55 partner organizations picked up the winter coats, hats, and gloves from MGM Grand Detroit today between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon. Representatives from each organization will then distribute the coats, hats, and gloves to youth – ages 14 and under – who were pre selected to receive them.
Among those organizations were Butzel Family Center, Columbus Middle School, Grace Center of Hope, and Vista Nuevas Head Start Program.
"We understand that one of the worst feelings for any parent is not being able to shower their children with gifts and big meals during the holidays," said McKinney Odom. "It can destroy a person's spirit because our children don't understand the economy."
"This is our way to spread cheer as far as we can throughout the community this holiday season."
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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