OVIP, Alyssa Thayler, to Sing National Anthem at Las Vegas Legends vs. San Diego Sockers Game
Fans can arrive early to cheer on local high school soccer Players in All-Star Game
The Las Vegas Legends, Las Vegas’ only current major league sports team, announces the team will challenge its rival, the San Diego Sockers, on November 23 at 3:05 p.m. at the Orleans Arena. The game marks a special day for the Legends as they host “Opportunity Village Game Day.” When purchasing tickets for the November 23 game, fans can use the code OV60, and 20% of the ticket price will go to Opportunity Village. OVIP aspiring opera singer, Alyssa Thayler, will sing the national anthem at the start of the game while other OVIPs will join her on the field to be honored by the Legends and fans at the Orleans Arena. Partial proceeds from the ball toss fundraiser that is held between the third and fourth quarter will also benefit Opportunity Village.
“The Las Vegas Legends are so honored to partner with Opportunity Village for a special day at the Orleans Arena,” said Meir Cohen, President and Owner of the Las Vegas Legend. “Everyone that purchases a ticket to the November 23 game and uses the special code, OV60, will be supporting a great cause. We are encouraging everyone to come down to the Orleans Arena on the 23rd for a day filled with exciting soccer while honoring the special OVIPs in our community.”
Before the game, ticket holders are encouraged to arrive early to cheer on the high school All-Star soccer game featuring all-star players from various schools around the valley. The Girls All-Star game will start at 11:30 a.m. and the Boys All-Star game will start at 12:45 p.m.
Tickets for the Las Vegas Legends are priced at $9 for children and $20 for adults, and can be purchased by visiting www.OrleansArena.com or by calling (702) 284-7777 or toll free at (888) 234-2334. Season tickets for the remainder of the season can be purchased for $100 for Adults and $55 for kids. To reserve season tickets, call (702) 233-3600 or visit www.lasvegaslegends.com.
Earlier this summer, the Legends announced the team has joined the Major Arena Soccer League, a newly formed super league of 23 professional indoor arena soccer teams from across the United States and Mexico. Major Arena Soccer League will play 20 regular season games and the teams will be divided into multiple divisions based on geography. Three teams from each division will make the play-offs. The MASL season began in October and will run through February 2015.
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.
Opportunity Village was founded in 1954 by seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible. Now, 60 years 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 more than 3,000 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 $6.5 million in 2013. They are hard-working 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 $40 million annually.
About the Las Vegas Legends:
The Las Vegas Legends are a professional indoor soccer team competing in the Major Arena Soccer League, a newly formed super league of 23 professional indoor arena soccer teams from across the United States and Mexico. The team plays home games at the Orleans Arena, located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103. Guided by head coach Doug Borgel and owner Meir Cohen, the Legends brought professional indoor soccer back to Las Vegas in 2012, and has continued to grow the sport’s popularity among soccer and sports fans of all ages. The Las Vegas Legends were crowned PASL 2012-13 Southwest Division Champion League and the PASL 2013-14 Pacific Division Champions.