Total of $12,500 Awarded to Dependents of SAHARA Las Vegas Team Members
On Thursday, July 21, SAHARA Las Vegas hosted the Meruelo Family Scholarship award presentation inside the Team Member Dining Room and honorary luncheon inside Zeffer’s Café. As part of the property’s SAHARA Cares initiative, a total of $12,500 was awarded to five deserving dependents of SAHARA Las Vegas team members, including Rogelio Chanteng Disotuar, Travis Ferraro, Jazmin Rivera, Helena Saavedra and Jia Hao Xin. During the event, all five scholarship winners were presented with jumbo $2,500 checks by chief vision and purpose officer Alexis Meruelo and general manager Paul Hobson. The Meruelo Family’s focus on education has fueled both companies’ community impact over the years. Since 2018, Grand Sierra Resort and SAHARA Las Vegas have contributed over $1.4 million dollars to the AAA Foundation funding hundreds of scholarships for underprivileged students in Nevada.
“There is no better investment than the one we make in our team members,” said Meruelo. “Established to provide support for the children of SAHARA Las Vegas team members, the Meruelo Family Scholarship will support these students in their college education. It is truly an honor to recognize our incredible team members and we hope these scholarships are just the beginning of our efforts to support education in Las Vegas through our SAHARA Cares initiative.”
“It is important to us as a company to show our SAHARA Las Vegas team members how much they truly mean to us,” said Hobson. “We wouldn’t be in business without their talent and dedication, so we are grateful to demonstrate how much we appreciate them.”
SAHARA Las Vegas is an all-encompassing resort and casino with 1,613 guest rooms and suites in three distinctive towers – including the AAA® Four Diamond Alexandria Tower, more than 85,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, AZILO Ultra Pool, two rooftop pools and a collection of acclaimed restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. The inviting casino occupies 60,000 square feet and features approximately 600 of the latest slot and video poker machines, 50 classic table games, Infinity – a premium gaming lounge, The Poker Room at SAHARA Las Vegas and a sports book operated by global gaming leader, William Hill. An impressive selection of culinary and cocktail offerings includes Bazaar Meat by José Andrés™, named “Best Restaurant in Nevada” by Business Insider; famed Philadelphia sports bar Chickie’s & Pete’s; The Noodle Den from renowned Chef Guoming “Sam” Xin; CASBAR Lounge; Uno Más; Prendi; The Tangier; Zeffer’s and, coming soon, James Beard award-winning Chef Shawn McClain’s Balla. SAHARA Las Vegas is also proud to serve as home to MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas presented by Channing Tatum. SAHARA Las Vegas players can also enjoy the perks of an Infinity Rewards membership, a joint loyalty program between SAHARA and its sister property Grand Sierra Resort and Casino Reno, which gives players the opportunity to earn and redeem rewards across both destinations. SAHARA Las Vegas is a minority-owned business certified by the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council.
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