FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 2015
Opportunity Village Presents OVATION, 5th Annual Spring Performing Arts Concert
Concert to showcase a culmination of music, dance and theatre performances by OVIPs
LAS VEGAS – Opportunity Village will lift up the curtains for its 5th Annual Spring Performing Arts Concert, OVATION, on Thursday, May 21st at 6 p.m. at the Opportunity Village Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus located on 6050 S. Buffalo Drive.
The concert, emceed by local KTNV News Anchor Beth Fisher, will showcase a collection of musical routines performed by OVIPs enrolled in the Fine and Performing Arts Program. Entertainment includes vocal solos, tap and ballet routines, rhythm and musical performances, and OVIP monologues.
“OVATION allows our OVIPs to demonstrate the breadth of what they learn in our program, which includes singing, acting, dancing, and musical instruments, ” says Sarah Quinn, acting manager of the Opportunity Village Fine and Performing Arts Program. “We have been preparing for this since last year and I am very thrilled to finally be able to share the magical talent of these OVIPs.”
OVATION is a free concert open to the public with food, beverages, art and raffle tickets available for purchase. For more information about OVATION please contact Sarah Quinn at (702) 262-1515.
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.
Opportunity Village was founded in 1954 by seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible. Now, 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 3,000 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 $6.5 million in 2013. 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 $40 million annually.