University of Phoenix and MGM Resorts International Support American Red Cross through Service to the Armed Forces Giving

University of Phoenix and MGM Resorts International Support American Red Cross
              through Service to the Armed Forces Giving Program

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2013

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --American Red Cross
partners University of Phoenix^® and MGM Resorts International have become
founding members of the Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) Giving
Program, which helps support members of the U.S. military, veterans and their

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The program marks its first anniversary this month, closely coinciding with
Armed Forces Day on May 18, when America honors and recognizes the critical
contributions of our nation's service members. Members of the SAF Giving
Program are corporations and foundations that make an annual commitment to
support Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces. 

"We are incredibly thankful for University of Phoenix and MGM Resorts'
contributions to the SAF Giving Program," said Sherri Brown, senior vice
president of Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces. "It is this kind of
generosity that makes it possible for the Red Cross to help thousands of
service members, veterans and their families each year."

University of Phoenix has committed to support SAF programs and services,
along with the entire Red Cross mission. One way the University is working
with the Red Cross is through their "Start Strong" career events that took
place at University of Phoenix campuses across the country to help veterans,
active-duty service members and their families prepare for professional
success after the military. These "Start Strong" events provide a way for the
Red Cross and University of Phoenix to engage active-duty service members,
their families and veterans—through teaching preparedness skills and offering
a way for the military community to get involved in volunteer service.

MGM Resorts is supporting the "Boots to Business" program, which, in
partnership with the Red Cross, provides pre-employment support services and
management training to prepare veterans for managerial positions with MGM
Resorts. "Boots to Business" also provides deployment support for current MGM
employees who are called to duty, as well as ongoing support in the form of
mentoring and networking.

With help from these key partners, the Red Cross is connecting military
families with needed resources in their communities every day. Thanks to
University of Phoenix and MGM Resorts International, the Red Cross ensures
that military members, veterans and their families get the support they need
at every stage of military life.

About University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help students balance
education and life in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules,
challenging courses and interactive learning can help students pursue personal
and career aspirations without putting their lives on hold. As the flagship
university of Apollo Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL), University of Phoenix serves
a diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor's, master's and
doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as
well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit

About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global
hospitality companies, operating destination resort brands including Bellagio,
MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company also owns 51% of MGM China
Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is in the
process of developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50% of CityCenter in Las
Vegas, which features ARIA resort and casino. For more information about MGM
Resorts International, visit the Company's website at 

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to
victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches
skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports
military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit
organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American
public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit
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SOURCE American Red Cross

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