MACAO, Oct. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) and Sands China Ltd. hosted legendary professional golfer Phil Mickelson and rising Chinese golf star Li Haotong today in Macao. During a press conference in the afternoon, Sands announced an ongoing partnership with Li as a global brand ambassador for the integrated resort group.
The stars took part in a morning Pro-Am Tournament at Macao Golf and Country Club, followed by the highlight of the day, a junior golf clinic with 30 young golfers from the Macao Junior Golf Club Association, the Zhang Lianwei Sports Development Foundation and Macao Special Olympics.
Boasting two European Tour victories at the age of 24 and rated as one of the most exciting up and coming players in the game, Li made a huge impression at the golf clinic, demonstrating his putting acumen and participating in a lively skills challenge.
"We had a lot of fun coaching some promising young golfers today. It was an inspiring afternoon for us all and I hope they'll walk away with a few helpful pointers. The young athletes here seem very dedicated to improving their skills. It is so exciting to see that golf is loved and played by so many young people here in Macao," said Li.
Mickelson, who was visiting Macao for the first time, commented: "During my career I have been fortunate to travel the world playing golf and to come to new places like Macao is very special. I'm very grateful to have this opportunity and have enjoyed my stay here at The Venetian."
Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd., said: "Sands China has always placed importance on leveraging our entertainment and leisure events to give the local community a chance to interact with some of the leading figures in their industries. We hope this youth clinic inspires its participants to work hard for their goals while learning from these two exceptional professionals as they share their skills and passion for their sport."
This event is just one example of Las Vegas Sands role in bringing sporting events and professional athletes to Macao. Sands has demonstrated its commitment to increasing access to opportunities for young people in Macao through its partnerships with ambassadors like British football icon David Beckham.
Hetzer Siu Yu Hong, chief executive officer of Macao Special Olympics, said: "Sands China has established a long history of engaging with our athletes. Our members have thoroughly enjoyed their interactions with superstars like David Beckham at Sands China's events, and they were very excited to be meeting two famous professional golfers at this clinic. MSO is grateful to Sands China for their continued effort to support our mission of inclusiveness for Macao's athletes with intellectual disabilities."
Rob Goldstein, president and chief operating officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., said: "We are honored to have Phil and Haotong in Macao and glad that they were able to connect with our guests and the local community. We are committed to supporting Macao's transformation into a world-class leisure and business tourism destination and will continue to work with role models like Phil and Haotong who inspire and educate the local community here."
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About Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS)
Las Vegas Sands is the world's pre-eminent developer and operator of world-class Integrated Resorts. We deliver unrivaled economic benefits to the communities in which we operate.
Sands created the meetings, incentives, convention and exhibition (MICE)-based Integrated Resort. Our industry-leading Integrated Resorts provide substantial contributions to our host communities including growth in leisure and business tourism, sustained job creation and ongoing financial opportunities for local small and medium-sized businesses.
Our properties include The Venetian Resort and Sands Expo in Las Vegas and the iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Through majority ownership in Sands China Ltd., we have developed the largest portfolio of properties on the Cotai Strip in Macao, including The Venetian Macao, The Plaza and Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Sands Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao, as well as the Sands Macao on the Macao Peninsula.
Sands is dedicated to being a good corporate citizen, anchored by the core tenets of serving people, planet and communities. We deliver a great working environment for 50,000 team members worldwide, drive social impact through the Sands Cares charitable giving and community engagement program and lead in environmental performance through the award-winning Sands ECO360 global sustainability program. To learn more, please visit www.sands.com.
About Sands China Ltd.
Sands China Ltd. (Sands China or the Company) is incorporated in the Cayman Islands with limited liability and is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx: 1928). Sands China is the largest operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The Company's integrated resorts on the Cotai Strip comprise The Venetian® Macao, The Plaza® Macao, Sands® Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao ? with Sands Cotai Central to be reintroduced as The Londoner Macao. The Company also owns and operates Sands® Macao on the Macao peninsula. The Company's portfolio features 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, the Sands Cotai Theatre and the Sands 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).
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