The Las Vegas Raiders presented Opportunity Village with a $250,000 check after touring OV Ambassadors and staff members at the all-new Allegiant Stadium on October 21.
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LAS VEGAS — The Las Vegas Raiders have played just two home games in their new city, but the organization has already made a huge impact in the community, specifically with Opportunity Village and adults with disabilities.
On Wednesday, October 21, that impact continued to grow when the Raiders presented the non-profit with a $250,000 check after touring OV Ambassadors and staff members at the all-new Allegiant Stadium.
"The Raiders organization hit the ground running with community involvement and charitable giving since the day they stepped foot in Southern Nevada," said Bob Brown, President & CEO of Opportunity Village. "We're incredibly grateful that Mark Davis, Marc Badain and the entire Raider Nation sees the value in serving folks with disabilities and promoting an inclusive community. Their generosity at such a difficult time will make a huge difference across our organization and be felt for many years."
The Raiders have been actively involved with Opportunity Village and the Southern Nevada community since announcing their re-location from Oakland. President Marc Badain joined the Opportunity Village Foundation Board in February, and he and Davis were also attendees of the organization's annual black-tie gala, Camelot, last November.
Joining Opportunity Village at Allegiant Stadium during the check presentation was Badain and Marcel Reece, a four-time Pro Bowl fullback who became an executive with the Raiders in 2020.
The Raiders' donation has been matched dollar for dollar as part of Billy and Susan Walters' $1 million matching pledge earlier this month. Donations to Opportunity Village will still be eligible for this match through the end of the year and can be made at ovgift.com.
About Opportunity Village
Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to enhance their lives and the lives of their families.
Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than six decades later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States.
Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves nearly 2,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more purposeful and interesting.
Opportunity Village clients – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $3.6 million in 2018. They are hardworking and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.
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Marty Wood, Opportunity Village
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