Vegas Entertainers & MGM Resort Raise $12K For MGM Resorts Charity

Las Vegas entertainers from MGM Resort and their employees joined forces to “hit a homerun” for charity on Friday, November 9, 2010. Performers from MGM Grand’s Crazy Horse Paris, Luxor’s FANTASY adult review, Excalibur’s Defending the Caveman and Vinny from New York-New-York hotel kicked off a two-day company wide charity softball tournament, which raised $12,000 for the MGM Resorts Foundation.

MGM Grand's Crazy Horse and FANTASY Girls
FANTASY Girls and MGM Grand’s Crazy Horse Paris

All of these funds will be donated back into the community. During 2010, MGM Resorts employees have raised more than $4.8 million for the MGM Resorts Foundation in different events.

MGM Grand's Crazy Horse and MGM Resorts Corp.
MGM Grand’s Crazy Horse and MGM Resorts Corp.
MGM CMO Bill Hornbuckle
MGM CMO Bill Hornbuckle
MGM Grand's Crazy Horse and Defending The Caveman Kevin Burke
Defending The Caveman with MGM Grand’s Crazy Horse Paris

The kick-off event was a baseball competition between Corporate All-Stars against the New York-New York Yankees. The final was very close, but the Corporate All-Stars rallied to win in a close 14-13 defeat. Scoring big for the All-Stars was chief marketing officer Bill Hornbuckle with six RBIs including a homerun.

NY NY Vinny
NY NY Vinny
FANTASY Girls and NY NY Vinny
FANTASY and NY NY Vinny

Company Performers Spirit:

  • Throwing out the first pitch was Kevin Burke from Excalibur’s one-man show, Defending the Caveman
  • Performers from MGM Grand’s Crazy Horse Paris and FANTASY at Luxor excited the crowd, who waved their homemade signs and cheered on their co-workers
  • Dressed in Yankees stripes, Vinny from New York-New York delivered hilarious (if biased) commentary in his signature NY style while razzing the crowd with one-liners
  • FANTASY’s Lorena Peril led the “2nd inning stretch” with a fun rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”

Games were played all day Friday, with teams participating in a single elimination round on Saturday and a final game at 2 pm on Sunday, Nov. 21 to determine a tournament winner. The MGM Resorts Foundation is the public foundation that collects and disburses employee donations to nonprofit charities and causes designated by its employees.

FANTASY Lorena Peril
FANTASY Lorena Peril
MGM Grand's Crazy Horse and FANTASY
FANTASY and MGM Grand’s Crazy Horse Paris
NY NY Vinny
NY NY Vinny

Since its inception in 2002, MGM Resorts has disbursed more than $35 million in employee donations.

Bill Cody is an entertainment and luxury travel reporter in Las Vegas. He reports on celebrities, events, luxury travel, food and all things Las Vegas. Visit VegasBill on twitter.

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