Click to tweet: (https://ctt.ac/3Oi27) This fall, @OppVillageLV and @CGTechnology_ will be introducing #PicksforOV, a fall football handicapping contest featuring prominent members of the #LasVegas community going head-to-head during the 17-week NFL season!
LAS VEGAS – Opportunity Village has partnered with CG Technology Sportsbooks to launch Picks for OV, a unique fall football fundraising initiative that will feature several of the Las Vegas Valley’s most recognizable names competing in a friendly handicapping contest for 17 weeks.
For each week of the National Football League (NFL) regular season, which runs from September 6th through December 30th, Picks for OV participants will choose five teams to win against the spread with “betting” lines supplied by the program’s sponsor, CG Technology Sportsbooks.
"We're thrilled to partner with one of the state's leaders in sports wagering and mobile-device betting," said Adam K. Joseph, Vice President of Philanthropy at Opportunity Village. "We always strive to find creative ways to raise the much-needed funds for the people we serve, and Picks for OV is an absolute exciting initiative in the gaming capital of the world!”
Participants include former Mayor Oscar Goodman, 98.5 KLUC’s Chet Buchanan, the Review Journal’s man-about-town columnist John Katsilometes, Fox Sports Radio’s TC Martin and Las Vegas Sports analyst and handicapper Scott Spreitzer. Additional entrants will be announced soon to also compete against an Opportunity Village client-based team.
All contestant entrance fees, or “bets”, will be used to support Opportunity Village’s mission in serving adults within our community with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In addition, CG Technology Sportsbooks will be matching up to $10,000 for fundraising support.
For more information on Picks for OV, please contact Daryl Sprague at 702-880-4054 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Opportunity Village
Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve their lives and the lives of their families.
Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than six decades later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States.
Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves nearly 2,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more purposeful and interesting.
Opportunity Village citizens – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $3.7 million in 2016. They are hardworking and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.
Primarily a self-funded organization, Opportunity Village generates the majority of its operational funding through its employment contracts and fundraising efforts such as the Magical Forest and Great Santa Run, saving Nevada taxpayers more than $37 million annually.
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Marty Wood, Opportunity Village