Opportunity Village and Wynn Resorts teamed up virtually to raise critical funds for adults with disabilities at Camelot on Nov. 12.
LAS VEGAS — Opportunity Village and Wynn Resorts couldn’t be together in-person for the 19th annual Camelot gala, but they teamed up virtually to make a significant impact on the Southern Nevada community on Thursday, November 12.
Throughout a one-and-a-half-hour virtual program that featured performances by Piff the Magic Dragon, Lance Burton and Shin Lim – and a cocktail hour led by Tony Abou-Ganim – the two organizations celebrated the positive changes and stories surrounding Opportunity Village during the pandemic and also raised critical funds for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Through the years, Wynn Resorts has supported Opportunity Village and people with intellectual disabilities with generous donations, countless volunteer hours, team member participation at the non-profit's signature events, and invaluable in-kind support.
“It’s hard to overstate the impact Wynn Resorts has had on Opportunity Village and the Southern Nevada community,” said Adam K. Joseph, Vice President of Philanthropy at Opportunity Village. “During these challenging times, it takes a special kind of partner to continue to invest in the OV mission and be so willing to dive headfirst into making a difference. Camelot was – and always has been – about honoring and recognizing team members, leadership and dedication to the community we all call home. Our sincere heartfelt thanks go out to Wynn Resorts and everyone who supported this year’s virtual gala.”
Funds from the night were raised in a variety of ways, including: virtual “seat” and “table” purchases, Silent and Live Auction bidding and one-off donations.
In recent years, Opportunity Village has honored the Fletcher Jones Family (2019), Boyd Gaming Corporation (2018) and Governor Steve Sisolak (2017) at Camelot. For more information, please visit CamelotOV.com.
About Opportunity Village
Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to enhance 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 nearly 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 clients – 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 $3.6 million in 2018. They are hardworking and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.
Erin Mowry, R&R Partners
Marty Wood, Opportunity Village
702.880.4041 / 702.234.5322