Sphere Entertainment Co. is committed to supporting the communities we serve through a variety of important initiatives.
As we approach the opening of Sphere in Las Vegas in fall 2023, Sphere Entertainment has already begun supporting the greater Las Vegas community. This includes engaging with various non-profits that serve diverse populations in Las Vegas, such as donating more than 5,000 back-to-school supplies each fall to support the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada – which is also a partner organization of the Garden of Dreams Foundation, a non-profit charity that works with the Company and is dedicated to bringing life-changing opportunities to young people in need. We are likewise engaged in the London community, where we have announced plans to build another Sphere venue, pending necessary approvals. In London we have focused on providing opportunities for students from East London to learn about careers in the entertainment industry, such as partnering with the University of East London to mentor students as part of our Student Associate internship program.
MSG Networks also works closely with the Garden of Dreams Foundation on various initiatives, particularly through MSG Classroom. Founded in 2007, MSG Classroom is an Emmy award winning educational initiative that teaches high school students about the media industry through hands-on learning opportunities in areas such as broadcasting, script writing and production, working directly with employees of MSG Networks.
Sphere Entertainment’s ongoing commitment to the community is further illustrated through additional collaborations with the Garden of Dreams Foundation throughout the year. In partnership with Sphere Entertainment, Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp., and Madison Square Garden Sports Corp., Garden of Dreams provides young people in our communities with access to educational and skills opportunities; mentoring programs; and memorable experiences that enhance their lives, help shape their futures and create lasting joy. All of the Foundation’s activities target young people facing illness or financial challenges, as well as children of uniformed personnel who have been lost or injured while serving our communities. Since it was established in 2006, Garden of Dreams has impacted more than 400,000 young people and their families. More information is available at www.gardenofdreamsfoundation.org/