MGM Resorts returns as presenting sponsor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade
January 11, 2018 9:21 AM
by Robert Mann
Las Vegas-based MGM Resorts International returns as the presenting sponsor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade Monday, Jan. 15th in Downtown Las Vegas.
With the theme, "Living the Dream – Building a Bridge to Unity," thousands of Las Vegans are expected to line downtown streets to applaud participants of the 36th annual event, believed to be one of the nation's largest parades west of the Mississippi River celebrating the ideals and life of Dr. King
This is MGM’s eighth year as presenting sponsor of the event. The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. with the route starting at Fourth Street and Gass Avenue. It will continue north on Fourth to Ogden Avenue, where it will conclude.
"As we all strive for a better world, the King parade is an excellent way to demonstrate our unified commitment to peace and brotherhood," said Wendell P. Williams, founder of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee.
MGM Resorts has participated in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade since 2003. Hundreds of employee volunteers from the company are expected to turn out in full force to march in the parade with an MGM Resorts float created by the company's special events department.
"Our company shares Dr. King's vision of a world of universal respect for human dignity where every human being has equal freedom to pursue life, liberty and happiness. We are proud to join our community in honoring Dr. King's historic legacy and marching a little closer toward an America that aligns with the highest ideals," said Phyllis A. James, Chief Diversity and Corporate Responsibility Officer for MGM Resorts International.