Picks for OV: Hoops Hoopla now accepting online registrations
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 their 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, Football Fever participants chose five teams to win against the spread with public “betting” lines released by the program’s sponsor, CG Technology Sportsbooks.
During the NCAA Tournament in March, Opportunity Village shifts its attention from football to basketball and opens its bracket contest — Picks for OV: Hoops Hoopla — to the public. Hundreds of entrants donate to Opportunity Village, fill out NCAA Tournament brackets, and get the chance to win awesome prizes while competing against celebrities, athletes, prominent Las Vegans and OV clients. The top five finishers of Hoops Hoopla win amazing prizes such as staycations, show tickets, dining experiences and more!
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.
How to play Hoops Hoopla
- Register at picksforov.com and purchase your bracket anytime between now and March 19, 2020 ($50 for one bracket, $95 for two)
- Be one of the first 50 people to sign up and you'll be entered to win one of our three special giveaways, including: A Wet'n'Wild VIP package (6 day passes, private cabana, free parking and 10% off food and beverage), 2 Blue Man Group tickets and a Keurig Coffee Maker - K45 Elite Brewing System).
- Fill out and submit your prediction bracket any time after the bracket unveiling on March 15 (Selection Sunday) and before 9:00 a.m. PST on March 19 (First Round)
- Get involved on social media using the hashtags #PicksforOV and #OVHoopsHoopla (trash talking and tagging our celebrity contestants is highly encouraged!)
- Enjoy the tournament through April 6
- Follow our leaderboard, as the top five finishers of Hoops Hoopla will win amazing prizes such as staycations, show tickets, dining experiences and more!
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