MGM National Harbor Helps Prince George’s County Students and Teachers Gear Up for “Back-to-School” Season
Resort Gives Back to Local Elementary and Middle Schools
Through Volunteerism and Donations
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., (September 15, 2015) – MGM National Harbor, the world-class destination casino resort under construction in Prince George’s County, Md., kicked off “back-to-school” season by donating time and resources to local elementary and middle schools. As part of its ongoing commitment to community engagement and investment, MGM National Harbor participated in several events around the County to provide students, their families and their schools with much-needed funds and supplies. Over the past few weeks, MGM has joined forces with the Washington Redskins Foundation, Thurgood Marshall Middle School, John Hanson Montessori School, and Ft. Foote Elementary School to help get the school year off to a successful start.
“We are proud to be a part of the Prince George’s County community, so it’s important to us that we invest our time, talent and resources within our neighborhood,” said Lorenzo Creighton, President and COO of MGM National Harbor. “Education is an integral part of building strong communities. We are pleased to be able to support and enable organizations around the County that share our commitment to education-related volunteerism and community engagement.”
From Oxon Hill to FedEx Field to Temple Hills, the MGM National Harbor team contributed to making a meaningful impact on about 750 students and families in the County. A snapshot of the community efforts and events includes:
- Back-to-School Nights at John Hanson Montessori School & Ft. Foote Elementary School: Working together with Whiting-Turner, the general contractor on the MGM National Harbor project, nearly $60,000 was donated collectively by the two companies to the Oxon Hill-based elementary schools for the purchase of interactive Whiteboards and school supplies. More than 200 students, teachers and parents attended the events.
- Washington Redskins Back to School Fair: MGM National Harbor employees volunteered their time with the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation at FedEx Field on August 22nd. The Foundation, aided by Catholic Charities, provided low-income children with a variety of goods and services to get ready for the school year, from dental check-ups to eye exams, to fresh haircuts and new school supplies. The MGM volunteer team put its hospitality skills to use by checking in approximately 400 people, helping families navigate through the Fair, and distributing school supplies to students.
- Community Day at Thurgood Marshall Middle School: On August 8th, MGM National Harbor, in partnership with the Coalition for Public Safety Training in School, Inc. and Wal-Mart, filled 150 backpacks for underprivileged students through its $2,000 donation
MGM National Harbor is the newest addition to the MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) portfolio of destination resorts. It is expected to open in the second half of 2016. Within the Capital Region, the new resort will further the company’s commitment to invest in the communities where it operates through engagement, philanthropy, diversity, and sustainability.
The resort is situated on the shores of the Potomac River, and just a short distance from the historic sites of Washington, D.C. and Virginia. The integrated resort will feature a 24-story, 308-room luxury hotel, dynamic casino floor, meetings space, premier dining and shopping, and exciting entertainment experiences, all designed to appeal to local residents and visitors alike.
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About MGM National Harbor
The newest addition to the MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) portfolio, MGM National Harbor has an unrivaled setting offering stunning panoramic views of the eastern shore of the Potomac River in Maryland. The $1.4 billion LEED® Gold Certified resort, which opened December 8, 2016, sits a short distance from Washington, D.C. to the north and historic sites, including George Washington's Mount Vernon estate across the river in Virginia. The 24-story, 308-room resort features premier amenities and experiences for locals as well as visitors from around the world including a dynamic casino with over 125,000 square feet of space that includes slots, table games and poker; a world-class spa and salon; an entertainment theater with flexible seating for up to 3,000; high-end branded retail; 50,000 square feet of meeting space; and restaurants from renowned local, national and international chefs. For more information and reservations, visit mgmnationalharbor.com
About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company is in the process of developing MGM National Harbor in Maryland and MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. The Company also owns 51 percent of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50 percent of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at mgmresorts.com.
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