OV Nation Hosts Summer Happy Hour Event to Benefit Opportunity Village
at Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar on Wednesday, July 9
OV Nation, a new generation of Opportunity Village supporters, will host a summer happy hour event on Wednesday, July 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., with 25% of proceeds during the event to benefit Opportunity Village. Featuring 50% off all draft beer and wine on tap, Dom DeMarco’s happy hour occurs daily from 4-6:30 p.m., but will extend to 7:30 p.m. for this special event. Any guest who attends the event to support OV will receive a special wristband to enjoy the additional 60 minutes of happy hour. Open to anyone at least 21 years of age, the event will also feature a raffle with special prizes such as show tickets, restaurant gift certificates, retail items and much more.
OV Nation is an auxiliary organization comprised of rising Las Vegas professionals who are committed to expanding Opportunity Village’s reach to young community members. The mission of OV Nation is to identify, develop and engage a new generation of Opportunity Village brand ambassadors, donors, board members, volunteers and supporters. Formed in September of 2013, OV Nation has its own Board of Directors who spearhead the committee’s initiatives including special events, fundraising, networking, teambuilding, volunteering and supporting Opportunity Village’s ongoing programs and goals.
About Opportunity Village
Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve their lives and the lives of their families.
Opportunity Village was founded in 1954 by seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible. Now, 60 years 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 3,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more purposeful and interesting.
Opportunity Village citizens – 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 $7.6 million in 2012. They are hard-working and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.
Primarily a self-funded organization, Opportunity Village generates the majority of its operational funding through its employment contracts and fundraising efforts such as the Magical Forest and Great Santa Run, saving Nevada taxpayers $33.7 million annually.
About Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar
Open in 2011 from the family that brought you Di Fara Pizza, Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar in Summerlin is blending classic favorites: pizza, wine, craft beer and fresh salads with modern sensibility in a neighborhood environment that radiates personality. Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar’s namesake, Domenico DeMarco is the legendary founder of Di Fara Pizza; a restaurant with a storied Brooklyn, New York history that spans over 45 years and the #1 Zagat Rated New York City Pizza for eight years. The cherished family recipes are still used today and have been entrusted to a new generation in Las Vegas who continue to make the pizzas from scratch with quality imported ingredients and love.
Serving classic thin New York-style and thick-crust square pies, as well as salads, pasta, sandwiches and desserts, the restaurant is conquering Las Vegas and has been named “Best Pizza” by Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial staff in 2013 and “Best New Pizzeria” in 2012 by Vegas Seven Magazine. Open Sunday – Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday & Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., the restaurant caters to everyone with a Happy Hour that features 50% off draft beer and wine on tap from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily and a children’s menu. For any budget, Dom DeMarco’s can create a customized catering menu of authentic Italian dishes and appetizers sure to please guests. Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar is located in Summerlin at 9785 W. Charleston Blvd. and can be found online at www.domdemarcos.comor by calling (702) 570-7000.