Vocal impressionist Véronic DiCaire will resume her residency at Bally’s Las Vegas with the launch of “Lend Your Voice,” a monthly fundraising effort for selected local nonprofits. Each month, Véronic will partner with a worthy cause and encourage audience donations by providing information on each of their missions during her performances at the Jubilee Theater.
Las Vegas Great Santa Run, Opportunity Village’s largest annual fundraiser, will return on Saturday, December 7, 2013 to its original home on Fremont Street Experience and Downtown Las Vegas announced today by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman. In its ninth year, the Great Santa Run has established itself as an iconic local charity event, with thousands of red-suited supporters flooding the streets for a 5K run and one-mile Kris Kringle Jingle walk, each December.
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9,712 Santas flooded the streets of Town Square in support of Opportunity Village, winning Las Vegas the “World Santa Challenge” title for the second year in a row at the eighth annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run on Saturday morning.
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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.
Las Vegas Design Center’s much anticipated semi-annual home furnishings sale is one of the most talked about sale of the season. Sale dates are November 9-10 during LVDC hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Opportunity Village kicked off registration for the 2012 Las Vegas Great Santa Run with a “Christmas in July” opening ceremony on Thursday, July 19. The rollercoaster platform at New York-New York was filled with Santas riding reindeer (a.k.a. the rollercoaster at New York-New York), hanging out with Mrs. Clauses (festively clad Vegas showgirls) and even receiving presents (the “World Santa Challenge” trophy!). Yes – Christmas was in the air.
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