Resorts World Casino has made a $5,000 matching donation to the OneOrlando Fund, which was created to help serve the needs of the Orlando community in the wake of the Pulse Nightclub tragedy. The Liberty also made a $5,000 donation.
Resorts World executives presented the check to a representative from the OneOrlando Fund at the New York Liberty’s Pride Night on Friday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m., at Madison Square Garden. Ryan Eller, President of Resorts World Casino New York City, joined Isiah Thomas, Team President of the New York Liberty, onstage to present the donation.
“It is more important now than ever before to stand with the LGBTQ community in the face of the horrific attack in Orlando,” said Ryan Eller, President of Resorts World Casino New York City. “Resorts World is proud to support Madison Square Garden and the New York Liberty’s celebration of Pride Night. This partnership is a cornerstone of our commitment to the LGBTQ community and a celebration of diversity that makes our city and country so great.”
Over 1,000 Resorts World employees and members of local Queens nonprofits joined New York Liberty to celebrate Pride Night and the local and national LGBTQ communities. Resorts World Casino awarded 1,000 game tickets to staff and 700 to local nonprofits including Swim Strong, Youth & Tennis, the Jamaica YMCA, Dress for Success, Queens Botanical Garden, River Fund New York, the School Sisters of Notre Dame, and many more.
Friday’s Pride Night celebration featured special musical performances, free #OrlandoUnited wristbands to the first 5,000 fans in attendance, and a NOH8 Campaign photo shoot in Chase Square. The NOH8 Campaign is a charitable organization whose mission is to promote marriage, gender and human equality through education, advocacy, social media, and visual protest. Resorts World awarded complimentary solo photos to the first 125 fans holding a ticket to the evening’s game. Additional ticket sales for photos, available first-come first-serve at $40 for single/solo photos and $25 per person for couple/group photos, will support the NOH8 campaign. The campaign photo shoot took place at the Madison Square Garden box office in Chase Square from 4-8 p.m.