Opportunity Village is thrilled to announce it will be honoring the Las Vegas Aces at their signature Camelot at the Magical Forest gala on Thursday, November 11th.

Opportunity Village to honor WNBA team at 20th annual Camelot

LAS VEGAS – Hoop, there it is!  

Opportunity Village is thrilled to announce it will be honoring the Las Vegas Aces at their signature Camelot at the Magical Forest gala on Thursday, November 11th.

The 20th annual black-tie event will feature special entertainment, cocktail hour, silent and live auctions, and a plated dinner for guests. Opportunity Village will highlight the many charitable contributions the Aces have brought to its organization – and Southern Nevada as a whole – since the team relocated from San Antonio in 2018.

“From the minute they stepped foot in Las Vegas, the Aces have been nothing short of amazing with their community support,” said Bob Brown, President & CEO of Opportunity Village. “They’ve truly set the bar with their wide-ranging contributions and community involvement, and we look forward to showing our gratitude at this milestone event.

The gala begins with cocktail hour at 6:00 p.m. and will feature a myriad of ways for guests to show their support for over 3,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities at Opportunity Village.

The Las Vegas Aces' support of Opportunity Village through the years has been vast and includes: 

  • Sponsoring signature Opportunity Village events like the Las Vegas Great Santa Run, Magical Forest, and HallOVeen.
  • Making invaluable in-kind contributions to the organization.
  • Coordinating special appearances by Las Vegas Aces players and mascot, Buckets, at signature Opportunity Village events.
  • A'ja Wilson (Las Vegas Aces player, 2018 WNBA Rookie of the Year, 2020 WNBA Most Valuable Player) serving as Grand Marshal of the 2019 Las Vegas Great Santa Run.
  • Welcoming the people Opportunity Village serves to attend their games, including during their 2021 playoff run.
  • Providing aspiring sports reporter and Opportunity Village Ambassador, Vanessa S., the chance to live out her dream interviewing players and coaches.

“Partnering with Opportunity Village over these past four years has been one of the most impactful and rewarding community outreach efforts we’ve engaged in as an organization,” said Aces President Nikki Fargas. “To be honored at Camelot at the Magical Forest is truly a testament to the commitment to community shared by MGM, who owned the Aces franchise during its first three years in Las Vegas; our current owner Mark Davis; and the amazing and talented women who have worn the Aces uniform and represented Las Vegas with unbridled passion and pride. … 

“We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Opportunity Village over the coming years, and continuing to be the best community partner we can be to the city of Las Vegas and the people of Nevada.”

In recent years, Opportunity Village has honored Wynn Resorts (2020), the Fletcher Jones Family (2019), Boyd Gaming Corporation (2018) and Governor Steve Sisolak (2017) at Camelot at the Magical Forest. For more information on this year’s event or to purchase tickets, please visit CamelotOV.com.


About Opportunity Village
Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within the Southern Nevada community with significant intellectual disabilities, to enrich their lives and the lives of their families.

Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than six decades later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States.

Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves over 3,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that improve their lives.

Folks supported in Opportunity Village’s Prevocational Training Programs and in jobs provided by the organization throughout the community, have collectively earned wages amounting to more than $3.7 million in 2020. They are hardworking and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading fulfilling lives.

Primarily a self-funded organization, Opportunity Village generates the majority of its operational funding through its employment contracts, multiple business lines, fundraising efforts such as the Magical Forest and Great Santa Run, and grants on the federal and state level, saving Nevada taxpayers more than $37 million annually.

PRESS CONTACTS
Erin Mowry, R&R Partners
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Marty Wood, Opportunity Village 
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