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Opportunity Village is Collecting Gently Used Formal Wear for OVIPs to wear at the Annual Starlight Ball on April 8 March 11, 2016 11:02



WHAT:          Opportunity Village is asking the public to donate gently used formal wear for the organization’s annual Starlight Ball on April 8. Las Vegas’ Favorite Charity is requesting the community’s help to outfit OVIPs so that they look their best at one of their favorite dances of the year, a formal event filled with food, fun and lots of dancing. Opportunity Village is requesting donations of dresses, suits and tuxedos in various styles and sizes. Donations can be dropped off at the Opportunity Village Thrift Store. Make sure to mention that the donations are for the Starlight Ball when donating.  


WHO:             Opportunity Village requesting donations from the public


WHEN:          Formal wear donations are especially needed before the ball on April 8, but donations are always accepted. 


WHERE:       Donations can be dropped off at the Opportunity Village Thrift Store

                        390 S Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107



OPP:               Interviews with Opportunity Village spokespeople and OVIPs


All working media are invited to cover this event. If you are interested in sending a camera and/or reporter, please call Mallory Hanneke at 702-964-4222.


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Mallory Hanneke

Preferred Public Relations

OV Nation Hosts Fundraising Event at Gordon Biersch to Benefit Opportunity Village March 11, 2016 10:59

Public invited to give back to OV by attending Maibock Tapping Party
at Gordon Biersch Thursday, April 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – On Thursday, April 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the public is invited to attend the Maibock Tapping Party at Gordon Biersch located at 3987 Paradise Road, where 100% of silent auction and beer ticket sales will benefit Opportunity Village, Las Vegas’ Favorite Charity. Opportunity Village serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities.

Guests can be the first to taste Gordon Biersch’s Maibock, a seasonal unfiltered auburn lager brewed with pale roasted caramel malts for a warm golden hue, with a moderate level of bitterness to create a perfect balance. Loosely translated in German as “strong May beer”, Maibock is traditionally brewed in May to celebrate the coming of spring and warmer weather. Each guest will receive one complimentary beer along with a sampling of Gordon Biersch’s seasonal menu. Additional beer tickets may be purchased for $5, and can be saved and used for up to one month following the event. Happy hour items will be available until 6:30 p.m. featuring specials priced between $2.95 and $11.95. Open to anyone at least 21 years of age, the event will also include a silent auction with special items from Gordon Biersch as well as show tickets, restaurant gift certificates, retail merchandise and much more.

Formed in September of 2013, OV Nation is an auxiliary organization comprised of rising Las Vegas professionals who are committed to expanding Opportunity Village’s reach to future leaders within the community. OV Nation has planned over a dozen events, fundraisers and awareness campaigns for Opportunity Village and has independently raised thousands of dollars through fundraising efforts. OV Nation is currently engaging and activating new members and supporters – business professionals who would like to be involved and at the same time balance work, life, family and social engagements.

The mission of OV Nation is to identify, develop and engage a new generation of Opportunity Village brand ambassadors, donors, board members, volunteers and supporters. OV Nation has its own Board of Directors who spearhead the committee’s initiatives including special events, fundraising, networking, teambuilding, volunteering and supporting Opportunity Village’s ongoing programs and goals.




Gina Yager

Preferred Public Relations


Opportunity Village Clients Learn How to Exercise their Right to Vote January 19, 2016 16:21





Opportunity Village Clients Learn How to Exercise their Right to Vote

WHAT:  Throughout January and February, OVIPs at multiple Opportunity Village campuses are going to learn how to exercise their right to vote. In partnership with the Nevada Disability Advocacy & Law Center (NDALC) and the Clark County Election Department, voting machines will be brought to the Opportunity Village campuses where OVIPs will be educated on the voting system, election process and have the chance to practice voting. This self-empowering endeavor is hosted by the A Team Nevada Chapters.


 The A Team Nevada consists of more than 250 active members who are people with disabilities advocating to preserve choice. Their goal is to advocate, improve awareness and offer peer advisement.


Opportunity Village is dedicated to providing individuals with intellectual disabilities the programs and services necessary to assist them in their journey of seeking independence and becoming integrated members of the community.


WHO:             Opportunity Village OVIPs



WHERE:    Wednesday, January 20 at 10:00 a.m.
                   Opportunity Village’s Ralph & Betty Engelstad Campus
                   6050 S. Buffalo Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89113


                  Wednesday, January 27 at 8:30 a.m.

                  Opportunity Village’s Thrift Store

                  390 S. Decatur Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89107


                  Wednesday, February 3 at 10:00 a.m.

                  Opportunity Village’s Walters Campus

                  451 E Lake Mead Pkwy. Henderson, NV 89015


                   Wednesday, February 24 at 10:00 a.m.

                   Opportunity Village’s Oakey Campus

                   6300 West Oakey Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89146



OPP: Footage of OVIPs practicing to vote and using the machines

Interviews with Opportunity Village spokespeople