Vegas Golden Knights Foundation WITH Support of credit one BANK PRESENTED
OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE WITh A $100,000 Check at FIRST FRIDAY
On Friday, November 2, Credit One Bank, issuer of the Official Credit Card of the Vegas Golden Knights, and the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation presented Opportunity Village with a $100,000 check.
Funds were raised through a portion of ticket sales during the Vegas Golden Knights inaugural season and supplemented by Credit One Bank.
Opportunity Village’s Boyd Gaming Fine and Performing Arts program mentors and clients along with Credit One Bank employees designed a paint-by-numbers mural, which was painted by the community at First Friday in the Credit One Bank booth.
The completed piece of art will be auctioned off at Opportunity Village’s Camelot Gala on November 8.
First Friday attendees enjoyed a performance by Knight Line by Drumbots, the official drum line of the Vegas Golden Knights at Credit One Bank’s booth.
About Credit One Bank
Credit One Bank, N.A. is a technology and data-driven financial services company offering a full range of consumer credit card products. In addition to being one of the largest credit card banks in the United States, Credit One Bank is the exclusive issuer of the Official Credit Card of NASCAR®, the Official Credit Card of the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights and the Official Credit Card of the Big 12 Conference.
About the Golden Knights Foundation
The Golden Knights Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that serves as the primary charitable link between the NHL’s newest team and the Las Vegas community.
Through our namesake foundation, the Vegas Golden Knights support Las Vegas non-profits that make a difference every day via direct grants and fundraising partnerships. These initiatives are funded through corporate sponsorships, ticket sales, signature events, in-game programs, and merchandise sales. As Las Vegas’ first major professional sports team, the Vegas Golden Knights recognize and embrace our duty to strengthen and inspire our community.
Our players, coaches, and staff enthusiastically set the example for our loyal fans, whom we hope to encourage to become agents of growth and change themselves.
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.
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.