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(Queens, NY) – The New York Liberty’s Pride Night game presented by Resorts World Casino New York City (RWNY) took place on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at Madison Square Garden. Resorts World donated $5,000 to The Ali Forney Center, in which the Liberty matched the donation for a total of $10,000. (See photos & captions below)

The first 1,500 guests to arrive received rainbow Liberty sunglasses, courtesy of Resorts World Casino New York City.

The Director of PR & Community Development for Resorts World, Michelle Stoddart, also received the Walmart Community Playmaker award for the positive impact she has made in the community.

Resorts World also has an ongoing social media contest, enabling fans to enter for a chance to win a 7-day Caribbean cruise by using #RWCLIBSPRIDECONTEST with a photo showing off their Liberty pride. The cruise will be aboard Crystal Cruise Lines, operated by Genting Hong Kong Limited. The sweepstakes opened during Pride Month in June, and runs through the end of the 2017 WNBA regular season on Sept. 3rd.

For the second year in a row, the NOH8 Campaign staged a photoshoot in Chase Square prior to tipoff that evening. The Liberty also had a float for the first time in its 21-year history in the LGBT Pride March in Manhattan on June 25th, and Resorts World staff joined the NY Liberty on the float at the parade. 


Check Presentation 2017Isiah Thomas, President of NY Liberty; Scott Molina, President of Resorts World Casino New York City
representative of the Ali Forney Center. Photo Credit: New York Liberty. 

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Pride Night 2017 at Madison Square Garden. Photo Credit: New York Liberty


About Resorts World Casino New York City

Resorts World Casino New York City (RWCNYC) is the only casino in New York City, offering over 10 million guests annually an unparalleled gaming and entertainment experience while generating over $1.8 billion for the State’s education system since opening in 2011.  RWCNYC is operated by the Genting Group, a global company founded in 1965, operating destination resorts in Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, the Bahamas, the United States and all four oceans through its Star Cruises and Crystal Cruises brands. Genting has more than 50 years of experience in the travel and leisure industry and collectively employs approximately 60,000 people while offering an unparalleled resort experience to over 50 million visitors a year worldwide.