MGM Resorts International and Cirque du Soleil®, two global organizations long renowned for inspiring and engaging entertainment, announced that they are joining forces in support of the mission of ONE DROP.
From March 20 to March 25, and in recognition of WORLD WATER DAY on March 22, MGM Resorts and Cirque du Soleil will donate the proceeds from ticket sales of performances of Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas shows to help further ONE DROP’s mission.
“At MGM Resorts, environmental sustainability is a key pillar of our vision for social responsibility,” said Jim Murren, the company’s Chairman & CEO. “We recognize that a comprehensive strategic approach to water stewardship is fundamental to the continuing survival of life on our planet. We also believe that access to safe water can serve as the lifeblood for social and economic development. We are honored to partner with Cirque du Soleil in support of ONE DROP in this vital area,” Murren said.
Guy Laliberté, Founder of Cirque du Soleil and Chair of ONE DROP, said, “This incredible commitment from MGM Resorts International, Cirque du Soleil’s business partner of nearly 20 years in Las Vegas, truly expresses one of the goals I had when I founded ONE DROP in 2007: creating a powerful ripple effect of solidarity made up of companies, individuals and people around the world. I am so grateful that MGM Resorts International will not only support in an important financial manner, but also shares our belief by raising awareness of this precious resource. This bring us one drop closer to realizing the dream of ensuring that safe water is accessible to all, today and tomorrow.”
The United Nations WORLD WATER DAY is observed on March 22 to spotlight the importance of freshwater and the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
View the official Press Release.