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GREG OLSEN AND CRAIG JACKSON’S BARRETT-JACKSON TO AUCTION 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO FOR CHARITY

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Carolina Panthers’ All-Pro tight end to sell a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible (preview) benefiting The HEARTest Yard at Barrett-Jackson’s inaugural Northeast Auction

UNCASVILLE, CT (May 23, 2016) – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, will auction a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible (preview) owned by All-Pro tight end Greg Olsen for charity at its inaugural Northeast Auction, June 23-25, 2016, at Mohegan Sun. The car will cross the auction block on June 23rd with 100 percent of the hammer price going to Receptions for Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation benefiting The HEARTest Yard.

“Selling a charity car is one of the most fulfilling things we do at our auctions,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “It is something that has been an important part of our company for a very long time as we’ve helped raise nearly $90 million to date. Having an NFL star like Greg attached to this car makes it very special and I am happy he chose Barrett-Jackson to help with this cause at our inaugural Northeast Auction.”

This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible (preview) features a professionally built engine, transmission and undercarriage using after-market components throughout. A built Dart V8, 427ci small-block engine and a Tremac 5-speed manual transmission power the Camaro. The body, paint and trim have been professionally restored, and the interior features custom upholstery along with dashboard and aftermarket instruments. Other features include aftermarket tires and billet wheels, a cowl-induction fresh-air hood, rear spoiler, body frame connectors and roll bar.

“I wanted this Camaro to improve the lives of families and immediately knew that auctioning it through Barrett-Jackson would be the best way to maximize the exposure for it,” said Olsen. “The auction company is the foremost leader in the industry, and its commitment and willingness to support charitable causes stands out. I’m looking forward to seeing this car cross the block for charity and, having grown up in the Northeast, it’s exciting for me to be a part of Barrett-Jackson’s first event at Mohegan Sun.”

The inaugural Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, June 23rd-25th, will be broadcast live on Velocity and Discovery Channel. For more information on becoming a bidder, follow the link to http://www.Barrett-Jackson.com/Bidder/Home.

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners, Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson will feature live television coverage in 2016, including broadcasts in over 100 countries internationally. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com,or call 480-421-6694.

About Receptions for Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation

Receptions for Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation was established in 2009 to provide hospitals, doctors and scholars the resources necessary to enhance the lives of those affected by various forms of cancer and cardiovascular diseases or disorders. Receptions for Research partners with local and national organizations in the pursuit to discover a cure for these debilitating diseases and it’s their goal to make sure everyone has a second chance in life.

About The HEARTest Yard

Together with Levine Children’s Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center they made it happen. The HEARTest Yard initiative is a family service program administered in conjunction with Levine Children’s Hospital located in Charlotte, NC. This cutting-edge program will provide families of babies affected by congenital heart disease with a multitude of services including in-home, private nursing care, physical therapy and speech therapy among other benefits.

About Mohegan Sun:

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 85 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and view us on YouTube.

Mohegan Sun & Foxwoods Take Part In Day Of Caring At Camp Harkness

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

With over 30,000 visitors expected this summer, volunteers from Mohegan Sun & Foxwoods joined together to make a big impact in getting Camp Harkness ready

UNCASVILLE, CT (May 18, 2016) – The beautiful and scenic Camp Harkness, located on the shores of LongIsland Sound in Waterford, CT, is set to officially open for the summer season on May 20, 2016. The 102- acre property is dedicated to exclusively serving its community’s special needs & disabled citizens and there was plenty of work to be accomplished as they near their busiest time of year. And with that, for the second year straight and with a big help from The United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, over 100 Mohegan Sun & Foxwoods employees teamed up on Tuesday, May 17th to work on everything from painting benches, raking leaves, clearing brush along roads and paths, grounds keeping, weeding, refreshing the wheelchair accessible garden, beach + playground cleanup, prepping lodging and more!

“It’s great that there is well over 100 volunteers again this year, including experienced and much needed engineers as well, for this effort between Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods. We’re extremely thankful to United Way for helping us once again with a great event for our community. We hope to take part in this one for many years to come,” said Mohegan Sun Assistant General Manager, Jeff Hamilton, as he was on-hand for the Day of Caring.

Jersey Mike’s provided lunch for all of the volunteers, which were about 120 in total.  The work stretched from the Camp’s main road and seasonal cabins all the way back to the beach, picnic pavilions & playground along the shore. It is a great deal of work that gets done in one day!

“All of the staff, campers and pass-holders at Camp Harkness want to express their thanks for the  fabulous work done by Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods volunteers. Everything looks so clean, clear and beautiful! It was wonderful to see so many generous people willing to give their time to help people in need. Thanks Mohegan Sun! Thanks Foxwoods! Thanks United Way! We couldn’t do it without you,” said Camp Harkness Director, Victoria Severin.

Facilities at Camp Harkness include year-round and seasonal cabins, year-round cottages, seasonal tent sites, barnyard animals and horseback riding, picnic pavilions & grills, accessible playscape, scenic walkway and overlook, bathhouse, beach with seasonal boardwalk, gardens, dining hall, lodge and infirmary.  Camp Harkness is open year-round although many of the programs and facilities are seasonal.  Camp Harkness is owned by the State of Connecticut and managed by the Department of Developmental Services. For information on donating, visit: Camp Harkness

About Mohegan Sun:

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 75 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and view us on YouTube.

Mohegan Sun Kicks Off the Season With World of Holiday Marvels

Monday, November 24th, 2008

Celebration includes a life-size gingerbread house, holiday décor, a tree lighting ceremony and charity donations

Mohegan Sun’s World of Holiday Marvels will jump start the season with a Wild Winter Wednesday featuring fireworks, music, treats, a toy drive and Mohegan Sun’s fourth annual tree lighting ceremony on December 3rd. 

Wild Winter Wednesday begins at 5:00pm on the rooftop of the Thames Garage. Guests will enjoy holiday favorites from carolers and servings of hot chocolate and gingerbread cookies. At 6:00pm, Mohegan Sun’s 66-foot holiday tree will be lit on Mohegan Sun Boulevard followed by a fireworks display by Pyro FX. The ceremony concludes with a special guest appearance from Santa at 7:00pm. Also on the rooftop the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys For Tots Program, in conjunction with the Hartford Festival of Light will accept donations of new, unwrapped toys. Shuttles will be provided from the Sky Valet to the Thames Garage throughout the evening.

Inside, The Shops at Mohegan Sun is once again home to a 24-foot life-size gingerbread house. Created by Executive Pastry Chef Lynn Mansel, and Mohegan Sun’s culinary team, this year’s house holds over 4,500 pounds of icing, 150 pounds of white chocolate, and forty pounds of dark chocolate and 120 pounds of milk chocolate.

Approximately 6,525 gingerbread bricks will make up the gingerbread house. Assisted by Mohegan Sun’s culinary team, children from local Brownies, Oakdale Elementary School, Mohegan Elementary School, and Cutler Middle School’s Amistad Friendship Society each inscribed their names on gingerbread bricks. Visitors of all ages can walk through the home to view the tiny rooms inside filled with an edible fireplace, stockings, a holiday tree, a chocolate rocking chair and a chocolate glass with assorted cookies for Santa to enjoy.

Additionally, Mohegan Sun’s culinary staff will construct a gingerbread gazebo that will serve as a gift wrap booth and a food drive drop off location from December 8th through December 24th. Between the hours of 12:00pm and 8:00pm, purchases can be brought to the gazebo to be wrapped for $3.00 to $10.00 per gift. All proceeds will benefit and the Salvation Army of Southern New England. Donations of canned goods and non-perishable food items will be accepted for donation to The Gemma E. Moran United Way Food Labor Center.

Mohegan Sun also serves as a toy collection site for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys For Tots Program, in conjunction with the Hartford Festival of Light. New, unwrapped toys for children will be accepted until December 11th at the Summer and Riverview Coat Checks.

Throughout the property, Mohegan Sun along with The Becker Group has set up a variety of holiday decorations. Casino of the Earth features ornaments and illuminated wreaths measuring over ten feet tall.  The Shops at Mohegan Sun will bring the picturesque New England winter indoors with 17-foot ice light curtains and custom-designed snowflakes suspended over iceberg islands.  The hotel lobby will be transformed into a whimsical world brimming with adventure including an 18-foot tree of cascading water in an icy atmosphere filled with frosted trees and friendly forest animals.  A 16-foot illuminated wreath and a theatrical lighting display of snowflakes will fall above the already spectacular Taughannick Falls. 

Maps highlighting the World of Holiday Marvels displays can be found at any Player’s Club booth throughout the casino and during the tree lighting ceremony.

Over thirty stores are located in The Shops at Mohegan Sun for holiday shopping. For a complete list of the stores and holiday hours, please visit mohegansun.com.

Additionally, Mohegan Sun gift cards are available for purchase in any denomination at Mohegan Sun’s Box Office, Essentials stores and Everything Under the Sun which are located conveniently throughout the property. Mohegan Sun gift cards can be used at any store, restaurant or concert and sporting event at Mohegan Sun.  They’re also accepted at Mohegan Sun’s luxurious hotel, Elemis Spa at Mohegan Sun and at Mohegan Sun’s Mobil Gas Station and Convenience Store.

In the event Wild Winter Wednesday is cancelled due to inclement weather, a makeup date is scheduled for December 4th.

The Becker Group, the design firm chosen to create Mohegan Sun’s World of Holiday Marvels, has over fifty years of experience creating immersive, entertaining attractions and brand-based experiences for a wide variety of clients.  Venues include shopping malls, consumer brands, movie studios, television networks, theme parks, museums and casinos around the globe.  The award-winning experiential marketing company is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland and has offices in Los Angeles, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, Miami, Barcelona, Spain and San Paulo, Brazil. 

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States.  Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.  More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com.