More than 100 wounded warriors and their guests to visit Las Vegas over Veterans Day weekend
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) ("MGM Resorts" or the "Company") will host the United Service Organizations (USO) Experience: Salute to the Troops, honoring more than 100 wounded warriors and their guests beginning Thursday, Nov. 10. Now in its 12th year, the five-day celebration will take place at its new home at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.
In partnership with USO, American Airlines will fly active-duty service members from around the country to Las Vegas free-of-charge for an extended holiday weekend. MGM Resorts provides accommodations, meals, entertainment and other amenities, also free-of-charge.
As with previous years, hundreds of MGM Resorts employees and other supporters will gather to greet the group during a special ""wall of gratitude" welcome procession upon their arrival at Mandalay Bay.
"We are incredibly grateful for the dedication to service that members of the armed forces and their families have made for our country and all of us," said MGM Resorts CEO & President Bill Hornbuckle. "It is with awe and appreciation of their courage and sacrifice that we celebrate these heroes by providing them a world-class guest experience."
Salute to the Troops will feature a variety of activities, events and excursions throughout Las Vegas and Southern Nevada, including a welcome dinner, tours of the Hoover Dam and Red Rock Canyon, a visit to Mandalay Bay's Shark Reef Aquarium, Luxor's Blue Man Group, and a live musical performance by the Lt. Dan Band.
MGM Resorts remains committed to supporting military members and their families year-round. This includes actively recruiting and employing military men and women. The company is a proud member of the Veteran Jobs Mission, a coalition of companies aiming to place one million U.S. military members and veterans into meaningful and rewarding?careers.
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 33 unique hotel and gaming destinations globally, including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. The Company's 50/50 venture, BetMGM, LLC, offers U.S. sports betting and online gaming through market-leading brands, including BetMGM and partypoker, and the Company's subsidiary LeoVegas AB offers sports betting and online gaming through market-leading brands in several jurisdictions throughout Europe. The Company is currently pursuing targeted expansion in Asia through the integrated resort opportunity in Japan. Through its "Focused on What Matters: Embracing Humanity and Protecting the Planet" philosophy, MGM Resorts commits to creating a more sustainable future, while striving to make a bigger difference in the lives of its employees, guests, and in the communities where it operates. The global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies®. For more information, please visit us at www.mgmresorts.com. Please also connect with us @MGMResortsIntl on Twitter as well as Facebook and Instagram.
The USO strengthens America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home, and country, throughout their service to the nation. At hundreds of locations worldwide, we are united in our commitment to connect our service members and their families through countless acts of caring, comfort, and support. The USO is a private nonprofit organization, not a government agency. Our programs, services and entertainment tours are made possible by the American people, the support of our corporate partners, and the dedication of our volunteers and staff. To join us in this important mission and learn more about the USO, please visit USO.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) is the holding company for American Airlines. Together with regional partners operating as American Eagle, American offers an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 countries. This year American Airlines Group Inc. topped Fortune Magazine's list of best business turnarounds and its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.
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