Not-for-profit’s Engelstad Campus to go cowboy chic to benefit Southern Nevadans with intellectual disabilities 

WHAT:           Opportunity Village and more than 500 of its closest friends are ready to trade their Las Vegas Great Santa Run joggers and Camelot gowns for ten-gallon hats and country western boots at the not-for-profit’s upcoming Backyard BBQ Bash!

                       On Saturday, May 4, the country chic celebration at the not-for-profit’s Ralph & Betty Engelstad Campus looks to round up critical funding for Southern Nevada adults with intellectual disabilities and – of course – have some good, old-fashioned fun, to boot!

                       Cowboys and cowgirls will corral starting at 5:00 p.m., with a cocktail reception before a live concert by Nashville breakout recording artist Mitchell Tenpenny and a mouthwatering buffet-style barbeque dinner courtesy of sponsor Station Casinos.

                       Opportunity Village will also have one-of-a-kind silent auction items to go with giant games, a petting zoo and a diverse list of drinks and light bites at vendor stations and booths. 

WHO:             Opportunity Village Ambassadors
                       Bob Brown, Opportunity Village President & CEO
                       Adam Joseph, Opportunity Village VP of Philanthropy

WHEN:          Saturday, May 4, 2019
                      Cocktail Reception 5:00 P.M.
                      Entertainment and Dinner to follow

WHERE:       Opportunity Village’s Ralph & Betty Engelstad Campus
                      6050 S. Buffalo Drive
                      Las Vegas, NV 89113

About Opportunity Village
Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve 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 60 years 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 more than 2,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more purposeful and interesting.

Opportunity Village citizens – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $3.7 million in 2016.  They are hard-working and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.

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

Press Contacts
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Kristin Hoxie, Opportunity Village
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