Las Vegas Sands names LPGA Tour champion Minjee Lee as first female brand ambassador

Lee won the 2022 US Women's Open.
Lee won the 2022 US Women's Open.

Lee will make talks and appearances at company events.

US.- Las Vegas Sands has announced eight-time LPGA Tour champion Minjee Lee as the company’s first female brand ambassador. Sands says the deal will showcase the success of female champions as role models for young athletes and young women while promoting women’s golf to a broader audience at the company’s resorts.

Ranked fifth in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings, Lee has won two major championships including the Amundi Evian Championship in 2021 and the 2022 US Women’s Open. She represented her country, Australia, in the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games. She has also spent more than 400 straight weeks inside the top 20 of the Women’s World Golf Rankings. Lee and her brother Min Woo Lee are the first brother-sister pair to win USGA junior championships.

Sands chairman and CEO Robert Goldstein said: “We’re committed to empowering women, in particular young women, to compete on a level playing field with equal opportunities and the same visibility given to other sports. Our goal is to showcase Minjee’s success as inspiration for others to aim to their highest potential. As an Australian native of Korean heritage, we’re especially excited to have her visit our Asia-Pacific properties, along with supporting initiatives in the United States.”

Lee commented: “It’s really important for global companies to support women in sports, especially women’s golf. Our sport has grown tremendously, and a lot of work has been put into building its profile. It’s great to have Sands recognize this momentum and step up to be part of our movement.”

Nassau County greenlights lease agreement with Las Vegas Sands for NY casino

The Nassau County Legislature voted 17-1 to grant Las Vegas Sands a 99-year lease to develop the 72-acre area around the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, Long Island. It plans to develop a $5bn integrated resort with a casino.

The deal requires Sands to pay the county $60m up front regardless of whether it is awarded one of the casino licences. Rent for the property will start at $5m a month but would double to $10m a month if Sands obtains one of the three casino licences that the State of New York will grant for the downtown area.

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