News | February 3, 2017

Sands Cares Heroes of the Year Announced

On February 1, Team Members around the world were congratulated after learning they had been selected as Sands Cares Heroes of the Year, as well as finalists for The Sheldon G. and Dr. Miriam Adelson Citizenship Award presented by Sands Cares.  Sands Cares is the corporate giving program of Las Vegas Sands, where we make our communities better places to live through philanthropic giving, volunteerism and other in-kind support to local organizations.

The award was established as an annual award to recognize Team Members across all regions who have demonstrated a dedication to giving back to their local communities and important causes.  The award was created to honor the Adelson family’s long-term commitment to philanthropy and the legacy of giving that they have instilled in the company.

The 12 finalists were selected out of 182 total nominations worldwide.  Finalists were chosen based on their volunteer efforts with Sands Cares and other outside organizations.

Singapore Finalists: Alicia Lau, Mohd “Noor” Bin Spono, and Jonathan Vista

Macao Finalists: Martin Ieong Lap Kun, Thomas Chan Iek Cheong, and Joyce Tam Mei Heng

Bethlehem Finalists: Pam Burgio, William Romero, and Erik Weiner

Las Vegas Finalists: Biar Atem, Tina Peetris, and Eric Vozzola

The awards ceremony will be held in Las Vegas in April.  All finalists have been invited to Las Vegas to attend the ceremony and accept their Sands Cares Heroes Awards. The Adelson Citizenship Award will be awarded to one of the 12 finalists at the ceremony.