Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience to Hold Fundraiser for Opportunity Village July 27
July 27, 2011 by VegasNews.com
Flightlinez and the Fremont Street Experience will hold an event to fund arts programs at Las Vegas’ own Opportunity Village where 100% of proceeds from a day of zipline rides will be donated to the charity (Photo credit: Craig Tanaka).
For the Love of Art will be a daylong event feature an art fair by citizens of Opportunity Village and local artists with Emergency Arts. All proceeds from zipline rides and a portion of proceeds from the art work sold will benefit the Art Enrichment Program of Opportunity Village. The art program includes Fine Art, Music, Dance, and Theater. The charity’s signature cookies will also be for sale, freshly made by the campus’ Culinary Training Program.
In additional to traditional artwork, scarves made by the Art Enrichment Program will also be on display. There is a great Opportunity Village connection with Elvis Presley that many people don’t know…
In the late ’60s Elvis Presley’s manager, Colonel Parker, came to Opportunity Village for a tour and noticed that the citizens in the Employment Resource Center were working on sewing contracts. Colonel Parker then contracted the charity to sew all of Elvis’ scarves that he would kiss and throw out to his audience. Opportunity Village soon became the “official manufacturer of the Elvis Presley Scarves.” Every scarf that Elvis gave away from stage came from Opportunity Village and were shipped to Elvis across the world. Elvis himself even visited the charity. Additionally, Opportunity Village made all of the “Elvis Live at the Hilton” promotional buttons and the ribbons that were on the hound dogs sold at the Elvis performances and in his gift shop at the Las Vegas Hilton. The Art Enrichment Program at Opportunity Village, makes scarves using silk as a medium for artistic expression and their many special artists have created beautiful scarves at Opportunity Village ever since.
The scarves range from $15 to $300 and will also be part of the art display during the event.
Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience are committed to serving the Las Vegas community by hosting charitable fundraisers throughout the year. In June, Flightlinez and the Fremont Street Experience donated nearly $18,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Las Vegas and have donated more than $100,000 to local charities and community groups since launching the new charitable initiative in February.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Noon until midnight
Noon until 6 p.m. Flightlinez Zipline rides are $15
6 p.m. until midnight Flightlinez Zipline rides are $20
Fremont Street Experience
425 Fremont Street
Downtown Las Vegas, Nev.
Flightlinez owns and operates the zipline ride attraction located at the Fremont Street Experience and continuously puts forth fundraising efforts to support charities and worthwhile causes in Las Vegas. For more information on Flightlinez, please visit www.fremontstreetflightline.com.
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