Thousands attend Venetian charity ball


More than 1,000 guests attended the Venetian’s Mardi Gras Costume Charity Ball over the weekend, raising funds for the Macau Ecological Society. In a company statement released on Saturday, Sands China Ltd says it will announce the total amount of money donated “at a later time.” Edward Tracy, president and chief executive officer of Sands China, said during the opening speech that the company acknowledges the association’s dedication to environmental protection, research and education, which is in line with Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s Sands Eco 360° global sustainability programme. According to the statement, the funds raised will be used by the Macau Ecological Society to set up and manage the Sands China Green Fund, with the goal of promoting environmental conservation at local schools and offering scholarships to local students. The three-day carnival that was held between May 25 and May 27 featured performers from New Orleans, including The Nevilles, The Michael Foster Brass Band, Funky Deep and Noise Ensemble.