Las Vegas Great Santa Run Announces Fundraising Competition for Virtual Participants
Public encouraged to join Fundraising Competition for chance to win amazing prizes
One of Opportunity Village’s largest single-day fundraisers, the Las Vegas Great Santa Run, just raised the stakes for its participants this year.
With the Las Vegas Great Santa Run switching to a virtual format in 2020, race officials are excited to announce an all-new Fundraising Competition that will be open to the public now through December 20. The top three fundraisers of the contest will guarantee themselves the top prizes, while anyone who raises $100 or more will be automatically entered into a random drawing featuring additional amazing prizes!
“As the world navigates COVID-19, we at Opportunity Village thought it would be a great idea to create a fun incentive for our runners that would also benefit the wonderful people we serve,” said Casey Parisi, Race Director. “We’re thankful for all of our sponsors and community partners for stepping up and donating items that will surely make this a can’t-miss contest.”
To enter the fundraising competition, visit LVSantaRun.com and click the green “fundraise” button at the top of the page. Prizes include staycations, dining experiences, Las Vegas Aces autographed memorabilia and gear and gas gift cards from the event’s presenting sponsor, Circle K.
Opportunity Village’s fundraising goal for this year’s Las Vegas Great Santa Run is $15,000. Not running the race this year? That’s okay! Fundraising teams and donations can still be made to support adults with disabilities. And even better, all donations made through the contest will be matched up to $1 million thanks to one of Opportunity Village’s partners.
For more information about the Las Vegas Great Santa Run or to become a sponsor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The virtual Las Vegas Great Santa Run will take place Dec. 5-26 and can be completed anywhere at any time. Register for $30 and join the race’s “I Run For” campaign at LVSantaRun.com. All registrations include a Santa suit (while supplies last), a finishers’ medal, a virtual goody bag, a custom print-at-home race bib and the opportunity to be a part of one of the largest gatherings of Santas in the world.
All funds raised from the Las Vegas Great Santa Run go back into the programs and services at Opportunity Village.
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.