|By Marketwired .||
|November 27, 2012 04:03 PM EST||
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 11/27/12 -- To celebrate the season of giving, The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas will join with the Armed Forces Foundation and Omaha Steaks® to give back to our nation's wounded veterans with an all-expense paid holiday vacation to Winter in Venice, the second-annual celebration of the winter holiday season on the Las Vegas Strip. From Dec. 5 to 8, the troops will be treated to an array of world-class holiday festivities, entertainment, dining and relaxation.
"Salute Our Troops not only provides an opportunity to thank our nation's heroes, but is an outlet to help them deal with the hardships of recovery and the stress it places on their families in a positive way," said Patricia Driscoll, president and executive director of the Armed Forces Foundation. "Now more than ever it is critical to give back to our wounded warriors and their families and provide them with the support they need. We can't thank Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson and The Venetian staff enough for opening up their hearts to our wounded service members and their families and creating such a once in a lifetime opportunity."
Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson, the chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands, will loan their aircraft to fly the wounded warriors from Walter Reed and Fort Belvoir Military Medical Centers in Washington D.C. to Las Vegas, where they will be met with a police motorcade to escort them to The Palazzo. A cheering crowd of guests and Venetian|Palazzo team members will greet the troops at a welcoming reception in the resort's atrium gardens.
A live-stream of the troops' arrival and ceremony will be available at The Venetian Facebook, and The Palazzo Facebook pages. In addition, New York Times bestselling author Michelle Malkin will cover the entire event at her blog, while renowned journalist Alana Goodman will provide in-depth interviews with the troops at Commentary Magazine.
During their holiday vacation, the wounded warriors will enjoy not only the events of Winter in Venice, but also lavish accommodations, tours of the Las Vegas Strip, and tickets to opening night of the intimate Soul2Soul show starring Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, as well as tickets to Mannheim Steamroller Christmas at The Palazzo Theater. They will also have the opportunity to enjoy the ultimate sports fan experience at Lagasse's Stadium, poker tournaments, gondola rides, services at Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, and a gourmet cookout hosted by Omaha Steaks at Madame Tussaud's Las Vegas.
"The holiday season gives us a chance to express our gratitude to the men and women in the Armed Forces for their many sacrifices," said Andy Abboud, senior vice president of government relations, Las Vegas Sands Corp. "Our chairman Sheldon Adelson and our entire company want nothing more this holiday than to honor and celebrate our nation's troops and their families. This vacation is our way of saying thank you and happy holidays."
Omaha Steaks President Bruce Simon said: "As a fifth-generation, family-owned company with a nearly 100 year history, we consider it a privilege to honor these brave soldiers and their families, who have generously sacrificed and bravely served to protect our great nation and the freedoms we all enjoy. We are grateful this holiday season for the opportunity to join with The Palazzo Las Vegas to offer our thanks and gratitude to our military troops and to support the outstanding efforts of the Armed Forces Foundation."
The Dec. 5 welcome reception will be held at 2 p.m. at The Palazzo Waterfall & Atrium Gardens and is open to the public. The troops will depart Las Vegas at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. Special thanks to Bell Trans, Cashman Photography, Clark County Fire Department, Las Vegas Metro and Ryan's Express who generously donated their services for this special celebration.
Statements in this press release, which are not historical facts, are "forward looking" statements that are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond the Company's control, which may cause material differences in actual results, performance or other expectations. These factors include, but are not limited to general economic conditions, competition, new ventures, government regulation, legalization of gaming, interest rates, future terrorist acts, insurance, and other factors detailed in the reports filed by Las Vegas Sands Corp. with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
About The Venetian|Palazzo®
With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping,world-class dining and entertainment, the $1.9 billion, Silver LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights. Ranked as one of the top 25 hotels in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure "World's Best Awards" for two consecutive years, the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning resort is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York. The Shoppes at The Palazzo feature more than 60 luxury boutiques, including 20 remarkable stores and couture brands making their Las Vegas debuts at The Palazzo including Chloé, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin and Diane von Furstenberg. The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent suite accommodations ranging from a Luxury Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools. The Palazzo also offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such as Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Other unique offerings include the chic dining and nightlife hotspot, LAVO; the unique nightclub experience The Act; the world's largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub®; the ultimate sports bar, sportsbook and restaurant on the Strip, Lagasse's Stadium; and Prestige at The Palazzo -- an exclusive space designed to offer the sophisticated traveler an elevated level of services and amenities including private champagne check in, packing and unpacking services, exclusive bath and pillow menus, complimentary cocktail reception and more. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premiere loyalty program, which rewards guests with the ease and usability of just one card and one program. The Palazzo and its famed sister resort, The Venetian Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit The Palazzo website at palazzolasvegas.com, follow on Twitter @palazzolasvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/palazzolasvegas.
About Omaha Steaks
Omaha Steaks, founded in 1917, is an Omaha, Nebraska-based, family-owned company with a solid reputation as the most well-recognized brand of beef in America. For five generations, Omaha Steaks has been bringing people together to reconnect and enjoy an exceptional dining experience. From its humble beginnings as a custom butcher shop, the company has grown into the nation's largest direct response marketer of premium beef and gourmet foods. Beef selections range from Omaha Steaks signature Filet Mignons to mouth-watering Boneless Strips, Ribeyes and Top Sirloins -- all aged and hand-trimmed to exacting specifications and unconditionally guaranteed for complete customer satisfaction. In addition to fine beef, the company also offers a complete line of seafood, pork, poultry, side dishes, appetizers, complete meals and desserts. Today, Omaha Steaks is proud to honor and actively support our military troops and their families by regularly providing a "taste of home" at events ranging from cookouts for deployed military troops to welcome home parties for soldiers and their families. During the months of May and November, Omaha Steaks also sponsored two nationwide "Salute our Troops" fund-raising and awareness initiatives to support the Armed Forces Foundation, where 10 percent of the sale of various Omaha Steaks packages were donated to help further the organization's work. For more information, visit www.OmahaSteaks.com or www.Facebook.com/omahasteaks.
About The Armed Forces Foundation
The Armed Forces Foundation offers vital assistance to active-duty and retired personnel, National Guard, Reserve Components and military families as they cope with difficult circumstances. When a service member sustains combat injuries overseas, they and their family face a long, difficult road to recovery. Spouses must often quit jobs to care for their partner, children cope with parental absence, and financial situations often deteriorate. The moment a soldier arrives at the hospital, the Armed Forces Foundation steps in to assist the family in traveling to his or her side and provides lodging for them to remain there. The foundation then provides financial assistance, supplementing income while the family waits. Through therapeutic recreational and outreach programs, the AFF helps service members through their physical recovery and provides relief from the mental stress of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Through education and advocacy, we fight for better care and treatment for PTSD. All along the way we provide other opportunities as well, sponsoring military family events and Christmas toy drives. The Armed Forces Foundation lives by the motto "Serving those who serve," and, recognizing that families serve too, seeks to provide a well-rounded program of assistance and support for the military family unit.
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