Come roar with STCC at MGM Springfield
Event to raise scholarship funds for students
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield Technical Community College will join forces on Oct. 19, 7 p.m.-10 p.m., with its partner in education, MGM Springfield, to raise money for student scholarships and support services.
The event at MGM Springfield, One MGM Way, Springfield, will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music, gift bags and prizes, said Frank Quigley, president of the STCC Foundation Board of Directors.
Quigley said ticket-buyers can look forward to a night of fun and celebration – all for a good cause.
“This will be a wonderful event in a terrific space – and we have a few surprises planned,” Quigley said. “I think everyone will have a great time and will feel good knowing the cost of the ticket will go toward supporting our students.”
Admission is $150 per person and includes food, music and gifts. Cocktails can be purchased at the bar. A portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible.
The MGM Springfield fundraiser supports the mission of the STCC Foundation to help the college meet its goals and commitment to provide superior educational opportunities in the community.
Each year, STCC and its foundation give more than $1 million worth of scholarships to students. The Foundation relies on donations and has held fundraising events similar to the one planned at MGM Springfield.
Springfield Technical Community College has been an invaluable partner in our efforts to grow the workforce of tomorrow in downtown Springfield.Alex Dixon, general manager, MGM Springfield
Proceeds will go toward scholarships and services for students.
“Our supporters in the region, be they alumni, staff, faculty and friends in the community, always look forward to our fall fundraiser,” STCC President John B. Cook said. “This year we’re supporting students by working with our partner in education and workforce development, MGM Springfield. We are very grateful to MGM for hosting us in their new entertainment complex.”
STCC has collaborated with MGM Springfield to provide education through the Massachusetts Casino Career Training Institute. The gaming school at 95 State St. was created to help people acquire skills to work at MGM Springfield, which opened Aug. 24.
“Springfield Technical Community College has been an invaluable partner in our efforts to grow the workforce of tomorrow in downtown Springfield,” said Alex Dixon, general manager, MGM Springfield. “We’re honored to stand with them in this fundraising effort. We have been inspired by their strong commitment to creating a healthier economy through employment opportunities, and are grateful for their willingness to learn about and adapt teachings for our industry.”
Jennifer Brown, STCC Foundation board member and chairwoman of the Development Committee, called MGM Springfield an ideal location to hold this year’s fundraiser.
“MGM has been a great partner with STCC in workforce training,” said Brown, vice president of business development at United Personnel. “Together, we’ve helped many Springfield area residents get the skills they need to start new careers. We’re thrilled to hold the next fundraiser in MGM’s beautiful new facility.”
Ticket-buyers will be invited to sign up for MGM Springfield’s M life Rewards loyalty card program, which grants access to discounted room rates, presale show tickets, priority reservations and invitations to members-only events at MGM Resorts properties across the country.
Businesses that would like to sponsor the event should call Michael J. Buckley, interim director of Operations and Donor Relations, at 413-755-4529.
To purchase tickets, visit www.stcc.edu/mgmevent. For more information, call the STCC Foundation at (413) 755-4529.
About Springfield Technical Community College
Founded in 1967 and located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, STCC is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC, a designated Hispanic Serving Institution and an Achieving the Dream Leader College, offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. STCC’s highly regarded transfer programs in business, engineering, liberal arts, science and technology continue to provide the most economical options for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of more than 7,700 day, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity.
For more information about STCC, visit www.stcc.edu. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@S_T_C_C).
About MGM Springfield
MGM Springfield covers three city blocks in the heart of downtown Springfield, Mass. Creating 3,000 permanent jobs and igniting a cultural and economic renaissance in a historic New England city, the resort, which combines new construction with revived historic buildings, offers more than 125,000 square feet of gaming space, a 250-room boutique hotel on Main Street, superior spa services, diverse retail and inspired dining headlined by award-winning Chef Michael Mina’s Cal Mare. MGM Springfield also features the seven-screen Regal luxury cinema complex, bowling lanes, a seasonal skating rink and outdoor marketplace displaying local art, events and talent. MGM Springfield opened on Aug. 24, 2018. For additional information, please visit mgmspringfield.com.
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