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MGM MIRAGE Employees Prepare for National Awards Show
. Hundreds volunteer for 15th annual Trumpets Awards festivities

LAS VEGAS -January 17, 2007- More than 500 MGM MIRAGE employees will volunteer for the 15th annual Trumpet Awards in Las Vegas this weekend. Employees will help with numerous behind-the-scenes tasks including media relations, red carpet preparation and production assistance.

"We have been working with the Trumpet Awards Foundation over the past year to ensure that they have the support they need for such a large-scale event," said Brenda Thompson, MGM MIRAGE Director of Diversity and Leadership Education. "We received tremendous response from our company's Diversity Champions when we called for volunteers, and they are extremely excited to lend a helping hand."

Annually, the Trumpet Awards Foundation relies on hundreds of volunteers over the course of several days to assist with events such as the Prayer Breakfast, Sponsors Brunch, Red Carpet Ceremony and the Awards Gala. MGM MIRAGE Diversity Champions will be charged with tasks such as escorting honorees and VIPs to the weekend's events, helping with television production, setting up registration areas and green rooms, coordinating media interviews and staffing the command post. Diversity Champions are MGM MIRAGE employees who have completed Diversity Champion Training, an innovative comprehensive management training program instrumental in the building of high performance teams.

The 15th Annual Trumpet Awards, being held in Las Vegas for the first time, highlight the accomplishments of individuals in business, law, public service and entertainment who have made significant contributions to the fight for social justice and equality. This year's honorees include Dionne Warwick, Michael Jordan, Toni Braxton and MGM MIRAGE Chairman and CEO Terry Lanni, who will receive the Chairman's Award for his business leadership and accomplishments in diversity relations. The awards ceremony will be broadcast later this year on TV One.

Media Contacts:
Reggie Burton
(702) 650-7438
Laura Garcia
(702) 650-7439

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