GEG Hosted Celebratory Dinner to Recognize Dragon Boat Team’s Outstanding Achievement

July 26, 2012 – With strong will and determination, the dragon boat team of Galaxy Entertainment Group (“GEG”) took home 11 trophies and awards in Macau International Dragon Boat Races last month. To acknowledge the achievement of the team, GEG specially hosted a celebratory dinner at Oasis Restaurant of Galaxy Macau™ on Wednesday and presented certificates to around 80 GEG dragon boat athletes as a recognition to their outstanding performance.

Senior executives including Mr. Francis Lui, Vice Chairman of GEG, Mr. Michael Mecca, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Ms. Eileen Lui, Director of Human Resources & Administration, also attended the event to extend congratulations to the team althetes. In his speech Mr. Francis Lui praised the team’s enthusiasm for the sport and the amount of time and energy they have devoted to it; he said, “Dragon boat racing is a synchronized sport and although the team athletes faced some unpleasant rainy weather during the races, they propelled themselves concertedly, which is precisely the kind of team spirit that augments their triumph and GEG’s togetherness.”

To express appreciation for the team athletes’ remarkable performance and their dedication to the dragon boat team, GEG executives presented certificates to all athletes during the dinner. DVDs capturing all the wonderful moments of the races were distributed to the team athletes so that they could always look back at this memorable event.

Tyson Hoi from the table games department of StarWorld Hotel established the dragon boat team with his colleagues in 2005 and since then he has been its captain. Having witnessed the team’s development throughout the years, he said, “The team has seen impressive growth and achieved many honors and recognitions since its establishment. This is a tribute to the GEG’s athletes who have demonstrated unified team spirit and devoted their spare time to many practice sessions. I am also very grateful for the support from our company and colleagues. I hope that the team will continue to come together to strive for greater achievement.”

The GEG’s Dragon Boat Team snatched a total of 11 awards in Macau International Dragon Boat Races this year. Representing GEG for the first time, “Galaxy Pioneer” battled down the fierce rivals and grabbed the second runner-up award in Macau International Invitational Standard Dragon Boat Races (500m). The two women’s teams “Galaxy Phoenix” and “Galaxy Pearl” also achieved astounding results and claimed championships in the Women’s Small Dragon Boat 250M and Women’s 500M Standard Dragon Boat Race respectively.