The host hotel of the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association Futurity is offering free lodging to those affected by a mass shooting Sunday night on the Las Vegas Strip.
The South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa — site of this week’s PCCHA Futurity, Derby and Classic/Challenges — announced the move late Monday night.
“In the wake of this tragic event, we will be offering free hotel accommodations to those traveling to Las Vegas to assist their loved ones,” management wrote on the hotel’s Facebook page.
At least 59 people were killed and more than 500 were injured when a man repeatedly fired into the crowd Sunday at an outdoor concert near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, the Las Vegas Sun reported. The scene was about six miles north of the South Point.
Organizers of the PCCHA Futurity do not believe anyone associated with the show, which starts Thursday morning, was injured at the concert. The stable area wasn’t open to competitors at the time of the attack.
South Point staff also pledged to assist those affected by the tragedy, using the hashtag #VegasStrong.
“God bless this community, the first responders, and all of those affected both directly and indirectly on this dark night,” they said.
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Organizers do not believe any staff or volunteers associated with this week’s Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Futurity, Derby and Classic/Challenge were injured in the deadly mass shooting Sunday on the Las Vegas Strip, a show official said.
The Las Vegas Sun reported at least 58 were killed and 515 injured when the shots rang out Sunday night during a concert. Police found the suspected shooter dead inside a room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where he is believed to have fired the shots, according to KLAS television.
Debbie McGregor, of the PCCHA, said she was not aware of anyone affiliated with the show being injured at the concert. The stable area at the South Point Hotel & Casino, the site of the show, opens to competitors on Tuesday. The show starts Thursday.
The South Point is about six miles south of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The plan is to hold the show as scheduled.
“They’re going ahead with the show,” McGregor said.
The show kicks off at 8 a.m. Thursday in the South Point arena with the opening round of the Futurity Open. It will continue through Saturday, Oct. 14.