Picks for OV: Hoops Hoopla will be coming soon!
Picks for OV is an exciting way for some of Opportunity Village's most ardent supporters and sports fans to have a little fun while simultaneously supporting the organization's mission of enhancing the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families who love them.
Opportunity Village, in partnership with CG Technology Sportsbooks and Jessie Rae's BBQ, recently completed the second annual Picks for OV: Football Fever contest. Professional sports handicapper Scott Spreitzer outlasted 10 other contestants, including former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman and 98.5 KLUC’s Chet Buchanan, and finished the 2019 NFL regular season with a 49-34-2 record against the spread (57.6%). Each week, Picks for OV participants chose five teams to win against the spread with public “betting” lines released by the program’s sponsor, CG Technology Sportsbooks.
In March, during the NCAA Tournament, Opportunity Village shifts its attention from football to basketball and opens its Picks for OV: Hoops Hoopla bracket contest to the public. Hundreds of entrants make donations to Opportunity Village, fill out NCAA Tournament brackets, and get the chance to win awesome prizes while competing against celebrities, athletes and prominent Las Vegans.
This unique fundraising initiative features several of the Las Vegas Valley's most recognizable names competing in a friendly contest to show their support of Opportunity Village's mission and bring much-needed awareness to the estimated 6 million adults living in the United States with disabilities. Opportunity Village wants to ensure these wonderful individuals are granted the same opportunities and resources everyone else receives in their daily lives, and the thousands of dollars raised from Picks for OV go directly into Opportunity Village's programs and services that strive to do just that in Southern Nevada.
Interested in sponsoring a Picks for OV event? Please contact Daryl Sprague at or (702) 880-4054.
How to play Hoops Hoopla
- Register and purchase your bracket anytime until March 19, 2019 ($50 for one bracket, $95 for two)
- Check your inbox on March 18th for the e-mail containing a link to fill out your bracket.
- Fill out and submit your bracket by 9:00 a.m. PST on Thursday, March 19th (brackets must be purchased by 7:00 a.m. on March 19th)
- Enjoy the tournament through April 6!
- Get involved on social media using the hashtags #PicksforOV and #OVHoopsHoopla (trash talking and tagging our celebrity contestants is highly encouraged!)
Congrats Scott Spreitzer for taking home the trophy in our second annual Picks for OV: Football Fever contest!
- Football Fever
- 2019: Scott Spreitzer
- 2018: Forrest Griffin (UFC)
- Hoops Hoopla
- 2019: Scott Spreitzer