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Sands Cares Donates $32,000 to All-Star Pitcher Clayton Kershaw’s Foundation, Kershaw’s Challenge
Clayton Kershaw Participates in Game at The Miracle League of Las Vegas

Sands® Cares, the global corporate citizenship program from Las Vegas Sands® recently donated $32,000 to Kershaw’s Challenge, the charitable foundation of All-Star pitcher Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw’s Challenge encourages people to make an impact in the lives of at-risk children and communities in need. For the second year in a row, The Venetian and The Palazzo accepted the pitcher’s “Challenge” and pledged $100 per Kershaw strikeout during the 2015 baseball season. Kershaw’s 320 strikeouts (301 in the regular season and 19 in the postseason) garnered $32,000 for the foundation.

“Our partnership between Kershaw’s Challenge and The Palazzo started a few years ago. They came alongside of us with the thought of striking out to serve just like we did, so they started donating per strikeout,” said Clayton Kershaw. “It’s been an amazing partnership and now they’re one of our sponsors in our ping pong event we do in LA every year. Really at the end of the day, we’re just all trying to help some kids out. It’s a really cool partnership.”

As part of the partnership, Clayton Kershaw attended a game at The Miracle League of Las Vegas, an organization that offers individuals with cognitive and/or physical challenges the opportunity to play baseball. Kershaw pitched for both of the teams that were in attendance.

“We went over to the Miracle League field, and we got to watch a game. I got to pitch to these kids,” Kershaw said. “All of the kids had disabilities so this field was made just for them to play baseball. It was really cool for me to see these kids get the chance to play baseball which otherwise they couldn’t if they didn’t have this field.”

Clayton Kershaw Cheers on a player at The Miracle League of Las Vegas Clayton Kershaw Interviewed by Matt Perrault at The Palazzo Broadcast Studio Clayton Kershaw Participates in a game at The Miracle League of Las Vegas

ABOUT THE VENETIAN LAS VEGAS
Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian Las Vegas features all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants by celebrity chefs and world-class entertainment and shopping. The luxury resort offers 4,028 elegant suites, including standard suites that are nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. The Venetian is home to restaurants from celebrated chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Mario Batali, Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. The resort also features Canyon Ranch SpaClub; a five-acre pool and garden deck; TAO nightclub; the Grand Canal Shoppes retail and dining mecca; a 120,000-square-foot casino and The Strip’s largest poker room; and more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space. Dynamic live entertainment includes concert headliners at The Venetian Theatre; ’80s rock musical “ROCK OF AGES;” Motown favorites from the multi-platinum quartet Human Nature; and the all-female comedy series LIPSHTICK – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP. For
more information,visit venetian.com @venetianvegas and facebook.com/venetianlasvegas.

ABOUT THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS
The Palazzo Las Vegas takes luxury on the Las Vegas Strip to discerning new heights with more than 3,000 suites including the largest standard suites on The Strip, luxury shopping, world-class dining and entertainment. The all-suite resort features premier restaurants from award-winning chefs including CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Carnevino by Mario Batali, and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Resort highlights include Canyon Ranch SpaClub; Azure luxury pool experience; LAVO restaurant and lounge; the Grand Canal Shoppes, anchored by a flagship Barneys New York; a 105,000-square-foot casino; and more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space. For more information, visit palazzo.com, @palazzovegas and facebook.com/palazzolasvegas.

ABOUT SANDS CARES
Las Vegas Sands has a deep and long-standing commitment to giving back. Sands Cares, integrates philanthropic work worldwide, including financial giving, Team Member volunteerism, and in-kind support. The ultimate goal for Sands Cares is to build on the company’s legacy of making an impact in the areas cared about most – the people and those working in the hospitality industry, the communities team members call home, and the planet we share.

ABOUT KERSHAW’S CHALLENGE
Ellen and Clayton Kershaw founded Kershaw’s Challenge (www.KershawsChallenge.com) with a simple goal: To challenge and encourage people to use whatever passion, purpose or talent that they have been given to make an impact in the lives of at-risk children and communities in need. In addition to fostering strong connections in the Los Angeles and Dallas communities, the Kershaws also maintain a strong partnership in Zambia, where they have helped to construct and support an orphanage and currently are working to build another. In 2015, Kershaw’s will support work in the Dominican Republic for the first time. Clayton has received the Roberto Clemente Award and the Branch Rickey Award from Major League Baseball in honor of his philanthropic work and overall commitment to his community.

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