"The night The Fur Circus came to Greenville was a record setting night for us in attendance and they gave our fans a great show that I am sure will be remembered. The way they interacted with our fans was incredible and is a testimony to their quality. The only thing better than their performance was how well they integrated themselves with our staff and in game presentation to create a seamless show. The Fur Circus brought a new and exciting element to our in game entertainment. They are a very professional act that truly enjoy what they do and that is an equation for a great performance. Given the chance I would love to work with them again."
Megan Dotson, Director of Marketing, Greenville Road Warriors
"The Fur Circus really sets themselves apart from a lot of other acts that we have had in Salem over the years. They are not an act that the fans only see for a couple innings during the game. The group made an appearance at the local children’s hospital the day of our game and we received some great publicity for that as they were wonderful with the kids. Rizzo and the gang were at the front gates to greet the fans as they entered the ballpark and the performances during the game were fabulous. Lots of fans stopped on the way out to take pictures with the Fur Circus as they were back out at the front gates at the end of the game. The Fur Circus was first class from beginning to end.”
Allen Lawrence, Sr. Asst. General Manager, Salem Red Sox
"The Fur Circus traveling act was great! All the performers were very friendly and easy to work with, and the skits in between innings were unique and thoroughly entertained our fans. The fan interaction in the stands during the game was exceptional and really provided a ton of laughs throughout the game. Our fans really enjoyed being entertained from when the gates opened to when the gates closed. Additionally, the community appearance before the game was well received and it was great to have the Fur Circus provide some excitement to the day before the game even started!"
Jared Weymeir, Promotions Director, Hickory Crawdads
"The Fur Circus came to entertain the crowd here at the Steel Yard and they left having done much more. The Fur Circus was a very interactive and exciting performance. The characters made the experience of any and all fans they met more enjoyable that night than previous visits. The Fur Circus put on a FURmazing performance, that had our crowd more excited than they had been at any time previously this season. The performers surpassed our expectations and not only made our game experience more enjoyable for every fan that evening but the smiles they left on the faces of the children at their community appearance are smiles not likely to fade soon. The raucous atmosphere and crazy antics the performers brought were both unique and highly entertaining to our crowd. We loved having the Fur Circus out and look forward to another FURventure with them soon!"
Natalie Kirby, Director of Marketing and Promotions, Gary SouthShore RailCats
"One of the best Opportunity Village days ever was the day the Fur Circus came to visit! Opportunity Village turns 60 next May 2014 and as Las Vegas' favorite charity we have had the good fortune to receive visits over the years of super stars like Elvis Presley and Celine Dion to President Bush to name a very few notables. But, when the Fur Circus came to Las Vegas, the bar was raised even higher! Opportunity Village serves 1700 citizens with profound disabilities (OVIP's) every day in our four Campuses and in jobs throughout the Las Vegas valley. We generate 80% of our operating budget every day saving taxpayers an estimated $40 million each year. Our folks work hard to have the same chance at a life that we all get have, however they have to overcome obstacles that would bring most of us to our knees. They deserve the same choices that we do, but their disability limits their choices and they often live isolated lives outside of Opportunity Village. So, when the Fur Circus performers stopped by our West Oakey Campus, 200 OVIPs were wowed! As a matter of fact they still haven't settled back in. Every day since the visit we are asked “when is the Fur Circus coming back" what about our friends at our other Campuses who didn't get to meet them? We thank you and your wonderful performers for a memorable day filled with laughter and joy. Thank you for the love, the respect, the sensitivity and the enthusiasm you showed to our OVIPs. Should you be in Vegas in the future please keep us in mind, especially during the holiday season when we hold our annual Magical Forest that is visited by 200,000 guests each year. As a matter of fact, if you have plans to be in Vegas in May 2014 let us know, we are going to have a two day Celebration of turning 60 with the entire Las Vegas community joining in and we would love it if you could join us."
Krysti Gabriel, Opportunity Village Assistant Director, Fine and Performing Arts Program