More Star Power Added to Opportunity Village’s Celebrity Poker Tournament on April 6

Opportunity Village

More Star Power Added to
Opportunity Village’s Celebrity Poker Tournament on April 6
Penn Jillette, Adrian Zmed, Lacey Schwimmer and more scheduled to appear

Any one can enter to win a seat in the 2013 World Series of Poker main event

More star power has been added to the 8th Annual Opportunity Village Celebrity Poker Tournament on Saturday, Apr. 6 at 1 p.m. inside Caesars Palace Poker Room. The line-up now includes Penn Jillette; who will be joining his All-Star Celebrity Apprentice castmate Omarosa Manigault; actor Adrian Zmed; ballroom dancer Lacey Schwimmer; Playmate and Strip headliner Claire Sinclair and many more. One grand prize winner will receive a seat in the 2013 World Series of Poker main event in addition to other prizes, generously donated by Caesars Entertainment. The registration fee for this friendly, No Limit Texas Hold ‘Em competition is $300 per person and includes one seat in the tournament as well as entrance to a VIP brunch for the player and a guest at PURE Nightclub inside Caesars Palace.

“The interest we’ve received for our Annual Celebrity Poker Tournament has been overwhelming and we are so grateful for the support of our community,” stated Linda Smith, Associate Executive Director of Opportunity Village. “With a few seats left, we are still encouraging people to sign up and go all in for Opportunity Village!”

Celebrities scheduled to appear at this year’s tournament include Opportunity Village board member and supporter as well as The Apprentice and current All-Star Celebrity Apprentice contestant Penn Jillette; entertainment reporter Robin Leach; actresses Tia Mowry-Hardick and Tamera Mowry-Housley; actor Adrian Zmed; actress Phoebe Price; The Apprentice and current All-Star Celebrity Apprentice contestant Omarosa Manigault; ballroom dancer Lacey Schwimmer; model and Playmate Claire Sinclair; celebrity hairstylist Michael Boychuck; hypnotist Marc Savard; illusionist Jan Rouven; NASCAR driver Taylor Barton; Elvis impersonator Jesse Garon; pro BMX dirt jumper Ricardo Laguna; Mrs. Nevada Deborah Ashton-Cooke; Miss Nevada Randi Sundquist; singer Lyssa Lynne; “Mystic Mona” Joseph; The Duke of Fremont Street; Champagne Showgirls; members of Chippendales Male Revue including James and Jaymes, also from Amazing Race season 21; the casts of Thunder from Down Under, Evil Dead: The Musical, Legwarmers: An 80’s Musical, Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages, Fantasy, The Australian Bee Gees and Million Dollar Quartet and professional poker players including Emily Jillette, Frank Kassela, Allen Cunningham, Melissa Hayden, Jon Friedberg, Chip Jett, Karina Jett, Jason Newitt, Perry Friedman, Andy Bloch, Ben Lamb and Marco Traniello.

The 8th Annual Opportunity Village Celebrity Poker Tournament will also feature raffle prizes, with all proceeds of the event benefitting individuals served by Opportunity Village. Check in begins at 10 a.m. and VIP brunch begins at 11 a.m. inside PURE Nightclub. Tickets for brunch-only attendance can be purchased for $50. For more information, or to purchase tickets and register, visit

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 disabled children the best lives possible. 59 years later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected Community Rehabilitation Programs 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 productive 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 $7.6 million in 2012. 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 $33.7 million annually.

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