Penn Jillette Competes For Opportunity Village On Celebrity Apprentice

Opportunity Village’s newest board member, Penn Jillette, will once again play for Las Vegas’ favorite charity on NBC’s “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice,” now in its 13th installment. Airing in March 2013, this will mark the second time Opportunity Village will be the beneficiary of Jillette’s appearance.

Opportunity Village
Opportunity Village

“It was an amazing act of generosity by Penn Jillette to have Opportunity Village as his charity of choice when he competed last season. He has really embraced our mission and our clients adore him,” stated Linda Smith, Associate Executive Director of Opportunity Village.

“To be a part of the show for the second time is truly wonderful. We are so grateful to Penn Jillette and “The Celebrity Apprentice” for the spotlight they shine on Opportunity Village as well as other deserving charities across the country.”

“Opportunity Village was Elvis’ favorite charity and it sure is one of mine. I was so happy to help them out last season, that when Celebrity Apprentice asked me to come back for the All-Star season, the second yes I said was for my charity to be OV,” said Jillette.

Last season, Jillette was on “The Celebrity Apprentice” and won a task that allowed him to donate $40,000 to Opportunity Village, providing vocational training for hundreds of clients. Additionally, when Jillette was “fired,” Caesars Foundation donated $250,000 to the charity, the amount that Opportunity Village would have been given if Jillette was “hired.”

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