The quick scoop – Special Olympics Nevada is holding a very cool event called “Party in the Pod” at The Linq next Saturday, July 19th from 1- 5:30pm. The schedule for the day:
1:00 – 1:45pm red carpet viewing and photos
1:45 – 3:00pm High Roller meet and greet in pods
3:00 – 4:00pm open walk at The Linq
4:00pm – 5:30pm my show in The Q Theater at The Quad
There are various pod / show packages including… wait for it… “an exclusive pod experience with Las Vegas headliner and comedian Jeff Civillico.” I can’t say exactly what will happen when we’re locked in that pod for 30 minutes towering above the Las Vegas Strip, but there may or may not be juggling lessons, special swag give-aways, and selfie contests (there will definitely be selfie contests). I can assure you it’s gonna be a blast!! The best part about this event?? The money raised on the 19th goes directly to athlete programs for the state of Nevada. Prices are $75 for a general pod, $110 for my pod, and $2500 for a sponsorship of a pod. All of these prices of course include a ticket to my 4pm show on the 19th as well. ***Special offer for my peeps – use the code POD for an extra $10 off! Shh…
Props to Paul Shortino of “Raiding the Rock Vault” and singer Maren Wade for getting involved as well. I urge my friends in the Las Vegas entertainment industry to get involved, even if it’s just coming to hang out at The Linq on the 19th, and to ride The High Roller with some of the athletes and Special Olympics Nevada team members.
So if you have not yet ridden The High Roller… (1) What the heck are you waiting for!?!? (2) July 19th is the day to do it – when the money goes to a fantastic cause that directly benefits one of our state’s best nonprofits. All the info regarding timing, pricing, etc. can be found at http://partyinthepod.com.
The back story– why is Special Olympics Nevada so important to me?
The first public show I ever performed (outside of my kitchen!) was in high school for a special needs school for developmentally disabled boys and men down the street from where I grew up outside Philadelphia. I became friends with many of the students there, as well as the staff… particularly Don Guanella School’s President for 30+ years and beloved Philadelphian Bob Neely. I had such a great experience performing at The Don Guanella School, that I kept performing there all through high school, college, and beyond… even since moving to Vegas. I can really trace my current love for performing back to those initial shows when I had absolutely no idea what I was doing!
Since moving to Vegas a few years ago now, it’s been great to be able to continue to give back to the special needs community in my own way. I absolutely love going “Over the Edge” for Special Olympics every October, rappelling down Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Last year I rode my unicycle off the casino: http://www.jeffcivillico.com/entertainer-journal/edge-special-olympics-nevada/ No idea how I’m going to top that this year!
So when Executive Director Matt Resler approached me about this event he was putting on at The Linq, and asked if I wanted to combine The High Roller ride with my 4pm show at The Quad, it was an absolute no-brainer!
Hope to see you on the 19th! It really will be a fun day. Again for more information, please visit: http://partyinthepod.com