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CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT TO KICK OFF OVIP NIGHT WITH
$50,000 CHECK PRESENTATION, NOV. 16
LAS VEGAS – The beloved OVIP Night at Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest will commence with a $50,000 check presentation, courtesy of Caesars Entertainment. Joined by 100 of Caesars Heroes volunteers, President and CEO of Opportunity Village Bob Brown will kick off the festivities by accepting a generous donation from Caesars representatives Blake and Eric Segal.
The 25th Annual Magical Forest at Opportunity Village has been Las Vegas’ most cherished and longest running holiday tradition. Each year, an entire evening is dedicated to the celebration of Opportunity Village’s true champions – the OVIPs. To show their appreciation, the organization grants free admission to all OVIPs and up to three guests, along with access to all rides, a meal, hot cocoa and a photo with Santa Claus.
Fun for all ages, a variety of family-friendly attractions can be found at Magical Forest with the Forest Express passenger train and depot, Cheyenne’s Enchanted Carousel, Boris the Elf’s 3D Experience, the all-new Avalanche Slide, Rudolph’s Raceway, Rod’s Mini Golf, the Ethel M Candy Cabin and photo opportunities with Santa and his Elves in the Workshop.
Bob Brown; President and CEO, Opportunity Village
Blake Segal; Director of Global Operations, Caesars Entertainment
Eric Segal; Board Member, Caesars Entertainment
Opportunity Village executives and staff
Caesars Heroes Volunteers
Wednesday, Nov. 16
Presentation begins at 5 p.m.
OVIP event to follow immediately
Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest
6300 W. Oakey Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146
The Magical Forest is open every night from Nov. 19, 2016 through Jan. 1, 2017 at 5:30 p.m., with the exception of Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24) and Christmas Day (Dec. 25). General admission tickets for adults are $11.99, while children’s tickets are $9.99. Wristbands will be sold for $12 and individual ride tickets for $3. Adult Passports can be purchased for $21.99 and Children’s Passports are available for $18.99. Ticket information will be available at www.MagicalForest.org.
ABOUT OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE
Founded in 1954, Opportunity Village is a Las Vegas-based, not-for-profit organization that serves people with intellectual disabilities to improve the quality of their lives and the lives of the families who love them. Opportunity Village is Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities serving nearly 3,000 individuals annually through vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services. Primarily a self-funded organization, Opportunity Village generates the majority of its funding through the business of contracts and fundraising efforts such as the Magical Forest and Great Santa Run. For more information, visit www.OpportunityVillage.org.
Tamara Rocha / Allie Edwards