Visions of Greatness: Blind Center of Nevada to Break Ground on New Building | Las Vegas Heals
The 36,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to open in December Forget the golden shovel. Blind Center of Nevada (BCNV), the state’s only full-service center for the...

The 36,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to open in December

Forget the golden shovel. Blind Center of Nevada (BCNV), the state’s only full-service center for the blind and visually impaired, will usher in a new era with a groundbreaking celebration that will highlight the self-sufficiency and myriad talents of its members.

On April 27 at 11 a.m., BCNV will unveil the site for the 36,000-square-foot Visions of Greatness Center (1001 N. Bruce St.) with the volume turned up to 11. Gus Garcia, bandleader and guitarist for the center’s rock band, Broken Spectacles, will officially christen the site with an ear-melting electric guitar riff. The ceremony will kick off with a performance by Blind Allegiance, the center’s glee choir.

The Visions of Greatness Center is projected to open in December and will allow Blind Center of Nevada to expand the scope of its services, while providing new opportunities for members to achieve greatness, including a one-of-its-kind culinary arts program.

“The Visions of Greatness Center represents an exciting new era for the Blind Center of Nevada,” said BCNV President Cory Nelson. “This building will provide a vehicle for more of Southern Nevada’s blind and visually impaired to find hope, learn independence and attain personal greatness.”

The groundbreaking ceremony will also serve as a “day in the life” experience, where members will showcase the suite of recreational and employment opportunities available at the Blind Center of Nevada. Beginning at 10 a.m., nine tables will flank both sides of the podium and provide a window into the wide range of amenities enjoyed by BCNV members, including:

  • “Commit to be Fit,” promoting BCNV’s dedication to fitness
  • Computer dismantling and hard drive wiping, both of which are part of the center’s renowned electronics recycling program
  • Ceramics and weaving
  • A booth featuring Beep Ball, a game similar to baseball enjoyed worldwide by the blind community

For more information about Blind Center of Nevada, visit blindcenter.org.