Picks for OV: Football Fever is back!
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 is partnering with CG Technology Sportsbooks and Jessie Rae's BBQ to bring you the 2nd annual Picks for OV: Football Fever!
This unique fundraising initiative will feature several of the Las Vegas Valley's most recognizable names competing in a friendly 17-week handicapping 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.
For each week of the National Football League (NFL) regular season, Picks for OV participants will choose five teams to win against the spread with public “betting” lines released by the program’s sponsor, CG Technology Sportsbooks. Last year, UFC Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin was crowned champion after posting an impressive 43-34-2 record and beating out the likes of welterweight boxing champion Shawn Porter, former Mayor Oscar Goodman and local media personalities Chet Buchanan and John Katsilometes! The inaugural year ended with a special watch party and trophy presentation at the sportsbook at The Palms Casino Resort.
In March, during the NCAA Tournament, Opportunity Village 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. Some of these prizes include staycations, show tickets and relaxing spa days!