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Opportunity Village Wrangles Critical Funds for Adults with Disabilities at Backyard BBQ Bash

Opportunity Village Wrangles Critical Funds for Adults with Disabilities at Backyard BBQ Bash
Opportunity Village
and nearly 500 of its closest friends wrangled critical funds for adults with intellectual disabilities at the annual Backyard BBQ Bash on Saturday, May 4th at the not-for-profit’s Ralph & Betty Engelstad Campus (Photo credit: Betsy Pettet) 

Silent Auction at Opportunity Village Backyard BBQ Bash
Silent Auction at Opportunity Village Backyard BBQ Bash

Photo credit: Betsy Pettet

The country chic celebration featured a live concert by Nashville breakout recording artist Mitchell Tenpenny, a mouthwatering barbeque dinner courtesy of Station Casinos and a one-of-a-kind silent auction curated by Opportunity Village.

Mechanical Bull at Opportunity Village Backyard BBQ Bash
Mechanical Bull at Opportunity Village Backyard BBQ Bash

Photo credit: Betsy Pettet

“Another Backyard BBQ Bash is in the books and the only appropriate word for this community is, ‘Wow!’” said Adam K. Joseph, Vice President of Philanthropy at Opportunity Village. “With the love and support of so many here in Southern Nevada, we were able to raise much-needed funds for adults with disabilities and execute a jam-packed, fun event. We already can’t wait for the next one!”

Dinner at Opportunity Village Backyard BBQ Bash
Dinner at Opportunity Village Backyard BBQ Bash

Photo credit: Betsy Pettet

Opportunity Village’s Backyard BBQ Bash also featured giant games, a mechanical bull and petting zoo, and a diverse list of drinks and light bites at vendor stations and booths spread out across the campus.

Pitchfork Bluegrass opened the event with a high-octane outdoor performance, leading into cocktail hour – with drinks provided by Southern Glaser’s Wine & SpiritsLee’s LiquorBonanza Beverage and Bubbles & Brew – Mitchell Tenpenny’s intimate acoustic performance and the night’s buffet-style dinner.

The entire Backyard BBQ Bash program was signed by the College of Southern Nevada ASL Interpreters.