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MGM Resorts employees volunteer more than 113,000 hours

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Steve Marcus

Students line up for free books following a celebration, sponsored by MGM Resorts International, recognizing the achievements of about 500 high school students at MGM Grand Thursday, May 31, 2012. The event highlighted the impact of the Reclaim Your Future initiatives implemented by CCSD through the support of community partners, volunteers and staff. The initiatives assist students whose attendance, credits or proficiency exam results put them at risk not to graduate.

Jim Murren

Jim Murren

Gov. Brian Sandoval recognized MGM Resorts International for contributing more than 113,000 volunteer hours to Las Vegas last year.

The effort was worth more than $2.1 million, according to Independent Sector, an organization that calculates the value of volunteer work.

Sandoval gave the company the 11th Annual Nevada Governor’s Points of Light Award.

“It’s true that these are challenging times for our state and nation,” Sandoval said. “Volunteerism, like charitable giving, has suffered a bit as families look inward. And yet, in every corner of our state, members of the Nevada family continue to step up and give up their time. So today, we proudly recognize some stand-out individuals and organizations who have given of their time, treasure and talent.”

The volunteer hours surpassed the goal of 100,000 set my MGM.

“Thanks to the tireless efforts of our employees, last year’s volunteer challenge was met with great enthusiasm,” MGM Resorts Chairman and CEO Jim Murren said.

“Continue to inspire your coworkers to make a difference and keep up the great work that you personally put into making our company, community and world a better place,” he said.

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