FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix™ Macau 2012 Presented by Galaxy Entertainment Group and 8 Candidate Players Revealed for the “My Favorite Galaxy Star Player” Award

May 16, 2012 – The premier women’s volleyball tournament, the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix™ Macau 2012 presented by Galaxy Entertainment Group will take place from 8 to 10 June at the Macau Forum. Authorized by FIVB, the event is organized by the Macau Sport Development Board and the Volleyball Association of Macao, China and sponsored by Galaxy Entertainment Group (“GEG”). Honored to sponsor this sports event for the eighth consecutive year, GEG will continue to take part in promoting Macau’s social and cultural diversities and advance in its corporate social responsibility effort.

The organizers and the sponsor, GEG held a sponsorship signing ceremony and press conference at Galaxy Hotel™ today. Philip Cheng, Director of Galaxy Entertainment Group, said “It is certainly a thrilling time for Galaxy Macau™, while it celebrated its first anniversary, its branded hotel – Galaxy Hotel has also once again named the official hotel for the tournament.” He expressed that Galaxy Macau will continue with its “World Class, Asian Heart” service philosophy to offer each player with the most cordial hospitality during their stay as well as to ensure all players receive every assistance that they need to prepare them for the game.

Like previous years, to add extra excitement to the games and to increase audience participation, GEG will continue to organize the “My Favorite Galaxy Star Player” Award. The journalists from Macau Sports Press Association and Hong Kong Sports Press Association have selected two favorite players from each team in the first round of voting to be the eight candidate players, including Hui Ruoqi and Zhang Lei from China team, Lucia Fresco and Emilce Sosa from Argentina team, Wilavan Apinyapon and Malika Kanthong from Thailand team and Sarai Alvarez and Aurea Cruz from Puerto Rico team.

During the tournament period, ballot boxes will be set up at the Macau Forum entrance for spectators to cast their votes for their favorite player. The player with the most cumulative votes from the three-day tournament will win the “My Favorite Galaxy Star Player” Award and entitle to GEG’s sponsored prizes of up to USD3,000, including a two-night stay at Sky Villa of Banyan Tree Macau with breakfast and Royal Banyan spa experience. In addition, the lucky winner who voted for the player with the highest votes for “My Favorites Galaxy Star Player” Award, will entitle to a one-night stay at Galaxy Room of Galaxy Hotel, food & beverage coupons of Galaxy Macau valued at MOP1,500, as well as free access to all facilities on the Grand Resort Deck and Kidz Island.

Tickets of the” FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix™ Macau 2012 presented by Galaxy Entertainment Group” will be available for sales from May 17th. For event details, please visit the website of Macau Sports Development Board or GEG