Opportunity Village to host First Responders Appreciation Night in the Magical Forest, Dec. 14

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Click to tweet: (https://ctt.ac/eyfOG) Join @OppVillageLV on Friday, Dec. 14 for First Responders Appreciation Night in the Magical Forest. All paramedics, EMTs, police officers, firefighters, and rescuers receive free admission for themselves and a guest to the non-profit's enchanted park. #OpportunityVillage
Opportunity Village offering free tickets to all First Responders in the Las Vegas Valley

LAS VEGAS – Opportunity Village will be hosting First Responders Appreciation Night in the Magical Forest on Friday, Dec. 14, a special one-off event where paramedics, emergency medical technicians (EMT), police officers, firefighters, and rescuers in the Las Vegas Valley receive free admission for themselves and a guest to the organization’s winter wonderland.

Highlighting the night will be a fireworks display that will go off at Opportunity Village’s beloved, 2.5-acre park located at 6300 W. Oakey Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89146. The firework show will begin at 6:30 p.m.

 “Opportunity Village is thrilled to show its appreciation for all these individuals who have dedicated their lives to serving others,” said Bob Brown, President & CEO of Opportunity Village. “We can’t thank them enough for their continued hard work and for showing this community exactly what it means to be ‘Vegas Strong.’”

In addition to the first-responders and a guest receiving free tickets, $2 discounts will also be available for other members of their family on General Admission tickets or Passports. All first responders must show valid identification to receive their free general admission tickets.

The Magical Forest’s box office will open at 5 p.m. for first responders, and the park officially opens at 5:30 p.m. Attendees can also purchase individual ride tickets throughout the park for $3 each.

The Magical Forest offers a wide array of family-friendly holiday fun to enjoy, including nightly entertainment, delicious treats and food, The Blizzard mini-coaster, the Forest Express Passenger Train, Cheyenne’s Enchanted Carousel, the Avalanche Slide, the Ethel M Candy Cabin filled with holiday décor and gifts, and photo opportunities with Santa and his friends from the North Pole.

Opportunity Village added over 1 million new lights to the Forest this season and now features the Illumination Experience. The lighting spectacular features a synchronized music show with dancing lights that can be seen from any vantage point of the park and runs every 30 minutes from the time the Forest opens until close.

The Magical Forest is open every night from Nov. 23 – Dec. 31, 2018 at 5:30 p.m., with the exception of Christmas Day (Dec. 25). General admission tickets for adults are $12, while children’s tickets are $10. Passports can be purchased for $22 and Children’s Passports are available for $19. Ticket information is available at www.MagicalForest.com.

If interested in sponsorship opportunities for this evening, please contact Francesca at fulcinitif@opportunityvillage.org.

About Opportunity Village
MissionOpportunity 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.

Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than six decades 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 nearly 2,000 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 $3.7 million in 2016.  They are hardworking 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 $37 million annually.

Press Contacts
Jenna Greene, R&R Partners
702.228.0222 / 702.318.4289

Kristin Hoxie, Opportunity Village
702.880.4043 / 702.572.2734



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