Las Vegas celebrities including Wayne Newton, Chippendales and Jabbawockeez will celebrate the not-for-profit at 11th annual charity fun run
LAS VEGAS – Cast members from JERSEY BOYS Las Vegas will join a sea of Santas and Opportunity Village’s “OVIPs” as they proudly serve as Grand Marshals of the 2015 Las Vegas Great Santa Run, which returns to Downtown Las Vegas, Saturday, December 5 for the fundraiser’s 11th year. The event also will feature The Strip’s famed Chippendales as the Grand Marshals for the one-mile Kris Kringle Jingle walk; Honorary Chair of the Santa Run Committee Wayne Newton; and a special performance by Jabbawockeez, winners of the first season of “America’s Best Dance Crew.”
“It is an honor for the JERSEY BOYS family to have the Las Vegas company serve as the Grand Marshals for this year’s Great Santa Run,” said Michael David, producer of JERSEY BOYS and president of the Dodgers. “We were privileged to be able to partner with Opportunity Village earlier this year as part of our Four Seasons of Kindness campaign, and we look forward to continuing to partner with this organization that does so much for the Las Vegas community.”
Senior Executive Vice President of Opportunity Village, Linda Smith said, “We are absolutely thrilled to have JERSEY BOYS and our beloved Vegas celebrities join us for our favorite event of the year. Their support for our organization and OVIPs means so much to us and will add to the fun and excitement of this special occasion.”
Dubbed Sin City’s merriest fun run, the internationally recognized Great Santa Run raises funds and awareness for Opportunity Village’s programs, which provide unparalleled opportunities, enrichment and support to more than 2,000 citizens with disabilities and their families throughout the Las Vegas Valley. The nine-time champion of the “World Santa Alliance,” the Great Santa Run hopes to bring the challenge trophy back to Las Vegas in 2015 from its competition in Liverpool.
Registration is now open for the 2015 Great Santa Run at LasVegasSantaRun.org and costs $45 for adults; $30 for children 12 and under; and $10 for canine companions. The participation fee includes a five-piece Santa suit, a runner goody bag and a commemorative medal from event sponsors.
About Opportunity Village
Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people in our community with significant intellectual disabilities, enriching their lives and the lives of the families who love them by providing meaningful work and life experiences. Voted by Las Vegas Review-Journal readers for “Best Community Organization,” Opportunity Village is Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities. Serving more than 2,000 individuals annually, Opportunity Village provides its clients with vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services to make their lives more productive and purposeful.
About JERSEY BOYS
JERSEY BOYS is the #1 Rated Show in Las Vegas and the “Must see show of the year!” according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The musical phenomenon JERSEY BOYS, the story ofFrankie Valli and The Four Seasons at Paris Las Vegas is the runaway hit that has taken Las Vegas by storm. JERSEY BOYS is the story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were thirty. The show features hits such as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)” and many more. Presented in Las Vegas at Paris Las Vegas, it is the same production fans all over the world have come to know and love. For tickets or for more information on JERSEY BOYS, please visit www.JerseyBoysVegas.com.