Opportunity Village to Present Unforgettable Experience to Chris Strub with Campus Tour and Day of Volunteering


June 15, 2015

Opportunity Village to Present Unforgettable Experience to Chris Strub
with Campus Tour and Day of Volunteering

Social traveler highlights organizations nationwide with “50 States, 100 Days” campaign

LAS VEGAS – Opportunity Village will host Chris Strub of #TeamStrub as part of his “50 States, 100 Days” awareness campaign on June 17th at the Engelstad and Oakey campus from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Opportunity Village will conduct an hour-long tour filled with handshakes, hugs and high-fives then train Strub on volunteering. He will help artists in the Opportunity Village Art Studio then assist OVIPs in the Employment Resource Center. After volunteering, he will tour the organization’s Oakey campus, home of the Magical Forest, and meet more people Opportunity Village serves.

Not-for-profit organizations in all 50 states are the focus this summer as part of Strub’s 100-day social media powered journey. Strub, an advocate for people in need from Greenville, S.C., will spend a day volunteering with a different organization in every U.S. state, which began May 15 in Charleston, S.C. and will finish August 21st in Asheville, N.C.

“We are very excited to host Chris Strub during his visit in Las Vegas and can’t wait to introduce him to the inspiring individuals of OV,” says Veronica Atkins, special events manager of Opportunity Village. “We love working with people from around the world to advocate and educate them on the mission of OV as well as issues surrounding individuals with intellectual disabilities.”

Strub is using Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Meerkat to help raise awareness of the many organizations making a difference in the lives of people across the country. Strub also aims to raise national awareness for Pay Away the Layaway, a New York-based charity that pays layaway bills for families in need during the holiday season.

For more information, including the full trip itinerary, visit www.teamstrub.com. Keep up to date with Strub’s journey by visiting his Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/TeamStrub as well as his SnapChat, Twitter, Instagram and Meerkat pages at the handle @ChrisStrub.

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.