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Against the spread, for the cause.

Football is back and that means Opportunity Village’s annual "betting" contest — Picks for OV: Football Fever — has returned to raise money for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Southern Nevada.

Presented by Boyd Gaming Corporation, this 18-week NFL handicapping contest gives YOU the chance to win amazing prizes — such as staycations, spa days, dining experiences, golf outings and more — while competing against hundreds of other football fanatics in the name of philanthropy! Each week, Picks for OV: Football Fever players will select every NFL game — except for Thursday contests — against the spread (ATS) with public betting lines released by Boyd Gaming Corporation. At the end of the season, the registrant with the highest ATS mark will be crowned champion and awarded a unique prize package alongside the other top four finishers.

For the second year in a row, Picks for OV: Football Fever will be open to the public to join local celebrities, athletes and figures in the Southern Nevada community. Sign up today with a donation, or "entrance fee," of $50 and play along all season. Participants are encouraged to share their weekly picks online and engage in friendly banter on social media, tagging Opportunity Village and using the hashtag #PicksforOV.

Whether you’re playing for the prizes or just the bragging rights, all proceeds go to support over 3,000 people in Southern Nevada with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Registration for Picks for OV: Football Fever closed on Saturday, September 11th.

Picks for OV: Football Fever contestants must be 21 years of age and over.


 2021-22 PRIZES



  • Football Fever
    • 2020: Jennifer Romas (Sexxy The Show)
    • 2019: Scott Spreitzer
    • 2018: Forrest Griffin (UFC)
  • Hoops Hoopla
    • 2021: Chris Charron
    • 2020: N/A
    • 2019: Scott Spreitzer