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Flightlinez Fundraiser Raises $20,000 for Opportunity Village

July 28, 2011 by  

Jesse Garon and Roland August on the zipline
Yesterday, donned in scarves made by Opportunity Village, the “Official Elvis of Las Vegas” Jesse Garon and MobileMinister.com Elvis Roland August kicked off the ‘For the Love of Art’ fundraiser at Fremont Street Experience put on by Flightlinez zipline ride, benefitting Opportunity Village (Photo credit: Craig Tanaka).  

The flying Elvi prepare to zipline

The flying Elvi prepare to zipline

Photo credit: Craig Tanaka.

The event featured the beautiful scarves made by citizens of Opportunity Village, along with baked goods from their culinary program that were all for sale. Emergency Arts also provided artwork for sale and had demonstrations by live artists throughout the day.

Elvis with Opportunity Village staff

Elvis with Opportunity Village staff

Photo credit: Craig Tanaka.

The connection to Elvis? Many people don’t know that Opportunity Village made every scarf that Elvis gave away from the stage as well as other items for the King of Rock and Roll.

A citizen of Opportunity Village ziplines

A citizen of Opportunity Village ziplines

Photo credit: Craig Tanaka.

The event hosted more than a thousand riders and raised just under $20,000 for the charity. Flightlinez has been doing monthly charitable events since February, giving back more than $125,000 to local charities.

A group of Opportunity Village (OV) citizens, OV staff, owner of Flightlinez Ian Green (far left in harness), Emergency Arts and Flightlinez event staff

A group of Opportunity Village (OV) citizens, OV staff, owner of Flightlinez Ian Green (far left in harness), Emergency Arts and Flightlinez event staff

Photo credit: Craig Tanaka.

An artist from Emergency Arts performs live painting during the For the Love of Art event

An artist from Emergency Arts performs live painting during the For the Love of Art event

Photo credit: Craig Tanaka.

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