MGM Grand Detroit Employee Named Volunteer of the Year – MGM Resorts International Award Honors Commitment to Community

DETROIT – March 5, 2013 – MGM Grand Detroit employee Stan Filipowski, a count room supervisor, was recently named MGM Resorts International Volunteer of the Year for his demonstrated commitment to building a better community.

The award recognizes each year an outstanding employee at any MGM Resorts International property who volunteers at least 51 hours at nonprofits, working to improve local communities for all people. Award recipients receive a $1,000 grant for their chosen nonprofit.

“We are so proud of Stan and his commitment to metro Detroit, helping to facilitate programs that offer positive developmental activities for local youth,” said Dee Dee McKinney Odom, director of public affairs for MGM Grand Detroit. “The extent of his volunteer work resonated across our company, and it exemplifies the values and goals of MGM Grand Detroit and our focus on youth and education.”

Filipowski’s manager nominated him for the honor for his work with St. Sebastian Church. The Melvindale resident logged more than 250 hours in 2012 as a volunteer coach for the bowling team, part of the Catholic Youth Organization sports program, and as a stagehand for the annual church festival. An avid volunteer, he also has coached girls’ Little League softball for the Melvindale Athletic Club and chaperoned dances at Strong Middle School for nearly a decade.

He will present the $1,000 award check to the Melvindale City Council to benefit Melvindale Junior Football Inc.

“It’s great to be reminded just how dedicated and caring our team members are,” said Steve Zanella, MGM Grand Detroit general manager. “We know they have busy lives, but it’s gratifying to know they also take time to touch the lives of our neighbors.”

MGM Grand Detroit is dedicated to strengthening the communities where it operates and where its team members live. Through its Touching Communities, Touching Lives™ initiatives, MGM Grand Detroit supports five investment areas, including education, youth, arts, diversity and community development, and supports more than 400 charitable events throughout the year.

About MGM Grand Detroit
The only Forbes Four Star hotel and spa in Southeast Michigan and AAA Four Diamond Award-winning hotel, MGM Grand Detroit is the city’s first and only downtown hotel, gaming and entertainment destination built from the ground up. The hotel features 400 chic and stylish guest rooms, including nine rooftop VIP suites and 56 opulent corner suites. Guests enjoy signature and casual restaurants, lounges such as a relaxed piano-style bar, high-energy nightlife, and the only resort-style spa in Southeast Michigan. More than 30,000 square feet of meeting space hosts everything from large corporate events to intimate black-tie affairs. MGM Grand Detroit is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International™ (NYSE: MGM). For more information, visit or call toll free at (888) 646-3387.

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