OV Nation Hosts Fundraising Event at Gordon Biersch to Benefit Opportunity Village

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OV Nation Hosts Fundraising Event at Gordon Biersch
to Benefit Opportunity Village

Public invited to give back to OV by attending Maibock Tapping Party
at Gordon Biersch Thursday, April 9 from 5-7 p.m.


\ On Thursday, April 9 from 5-7 p.m., the public is invited to attend the Maibock Tapping Party at Gordon Biersch’s Paradise location at 3987 Paradise Road, where 100% of raffle and beer ticket sales will benefit Opportunity Village, Las Vegas’ favorite charity supporting adults with intellectual disabilities.

Guests can be the first to taste Gordon Biersch’s Maibock, a seasonal light bock beer brewed with pale roasted caramel malts for a warm golden hue, with a moderate level of bitterness to create a perfect balance. Each guest will receive one complimentary beer along with a sampling of Gordon Biersch’s seasonal menu. Additional beer tickets may be purchased for $5, and can be saved and used for up to one month following the event. Happy hour items will be available until 6:30 p.m. featuring specials priced between $2.95 and $11.95. Open to anyone at least 21 years of age, the event will also include a silent auction with special items from Gordon Biersch as well as show tickets, restaurant gift certificates, retail merchandise and much more.

Formed in September of 2013, OV Nation is an auxiliary organization comprised of rising Las Vegas professionals who are committed to expanding Opportunity Village’s reach to future leaders within the community. 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. 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 more than 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 $6.5 million in 2013. 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 more than $40 million annually.

OV Nation Announces Goals and Direction to Engage New Members in 2015

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OV Nation Announces Goals and Direction to Engage New Members in 2015

First Fundraising and Mixer Event of 2015 Saturday, February 21, 2015 – Tour of The Booze District
to Benefit Opportunity Village

Registration open now at: http://OVNationBoozeDistrict.eventbrite.com

OV Nation, a new generation of Opportunity Village supporters, announces its goals and direction for engaging and activating new members and supporters in 2015. Formed in September of 2013, OV Nation is an auxiliary organization comprised of rising Las Vegas professionals who are committed to expanding Opportunity Village’s reach to future leaders within the community. Over the past year, OV Nation has participated in over a dozen events, fundraisers and awareness campaigns for Opportunity Village and has independently raised thousands of dollars through fundraising efforts. With a goal of doubling that success, OV Nation has restructured its board and event plans in an effort to attract more business professionals who can be involved and at the same time balance work, life, family and social engagements.

“We’ve found that many local professionals want to become involved in the community and contribute to a cause, but have limited time to give,” said Jennifer Mahar, newly appointed chairperson for OV Nation. She continued, “We have restructured the board and committees so individuals can make an impact on their own schedule, without being required to attend set events or meetings.”

The new OV Nation structure will allow members to participate in four events, four mixers and four meetings per year. The four events will include a mix of existing flagship events such as the Magical Forest and HallOVeen, as well those created, hosted and executed by OV Nation. OV Nation mixers will feature an employee of Opportunity Village as well as an OVIP (Opportunity Village client) to inform guests and potential members about the organization and its services. Member meetings will be held at local restaurants that will allow a percentage of the proceeds to be donated back to Opportunity Village, to serve as both a productive meeting and fundraiser. In addition, OV Nation will also have booths at community events, runs and festivals throughout the year to promote the organization.

For its first event of 2015, OV Nation will host a mixer on Saturday, February 21 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at The Booze District in Henderson. Priced at $30 (plus taxes and fees), the mixer will include a tour of The Booze District and samples at member venues including CraftHaus Brewery, Las Vegas Distillery and Grape Expectations, concluding with appetizers at the final location. Open to anyone at least 21 years of age, the OV Nation mixer will provide guests the opportunity to learn more about the organization and its mission, and become involved with other like-minded emerging professionals interested in giving back to our community.

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. 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 more than 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 $6.5 million in 2013. 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 more than $40 million annually.

OV Nation Hosts Summer Happy Hour Event to Benefit Opportunity Village at Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar on Wednesday, July 9

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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.

Facebook: Facebook.com/DomDemarcosPizza
Twitter: @DomDeMarcos

OV Nation Hosts First-Ever Poker Tournament to Benefit Opportunity Village

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OV Nation Hosts First-Ever Poker Tournament to Benefit Opportunity Village

Open to the public, Tournament to take place Sunday, May 4 at South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

OV Nation, a new generation of Opportunity Village supporters, will host the group’s first-ever poker tournament. Taking place Sunday, May 4 from 1-6 p.m., the tournament is priced at a $60 buy-in per person, and proceeds will benefit Opportunity Village. Open to anyone at least 21 years of age, registration and tournament information can be found online at http://ovnationpoker.eventbrite.com. OV Nation will also host a raffle at the tournament 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.

Opportunity Village Announces “OV Nation” Committee and Board

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Opportunity Village Announces “OV Nation” Committee and Board

New Group Aims to Garner a Future Generation of Leaders and Supporters

Opportunity Village, Las Vegas’ favorite charity, announces the launch of OV Nation, an auxiliary committee comprised of rising Las Vegas professionals who are committed to expanding the organization’s reach to future generations.

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 developed its own Board of Directors, who will spearhead the committee’s initiatives including special events, fundraising, and supporting Opportunity Village’s ongoing programs and goals. OV Nation’s Board of Directors include:

· Co-Chairs – Eve Breier, Ed.D., Campus College Chair at University of Phoenix; and Robert Charles Barton II, Medical Student at Touro University

· Finance Chair – Barry Bosacker, Assistant Principal of Tom Williams Elementary School

· Events Chair – Kelly Ann Gorman, Luxury Concierge and Pro Makeup Artist

· Recruitment Chair – Jennifer Breed, Marketing Manager for Las Vegas Monorail

· Membership Chair – Erin Morrissey, Agent at Morrissey Insurance

· Media Chair – Glen Scott, Founder of Scott & Company

· Promotions Chair – Loren Jobe of Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House

· Public Relations Chair – Gina Yager, Vice President of Preferred Public Relations

· Board Members: Brittany Anderson, Account Executive for Lotus Broadcasting; Jason Demuth, Marketing Manager at Trump International Hotel of Las Vegas; Jennifer Mahar, Managing Partner of Eventure; Jim Reding, Senior Director at Robert K. Futterman & Associates; Marty Weinberg, Financial Advisor at UBS Financial; Michelle Dahan, Marriage & Family Therapist with Harmony Healthcare; Rachel Feinberg, Account Executive for Kirvin Doak Communications; and Cydni Hornsby, Director of Billing/Operations Supervisor at Nevada Alternative Solutions.

In addition to planning special fundraising and networking events, OV Nation will also be teambuilding, fundraising and volunteering for annual and ongoing Opportunity Village events and initiatives, including the BBQ at the Bitter Root Ranch, HallOVeen, Camelot, The Las Vegas Great Santa Run, Magical Forest and more.

“We are so proud that a new generation of future Opportunity Village leaders has emerged to create OV Nation,” said Ed Guthrie, Executive Director of Opportunity Village. “As we celebrate our 60th anniversary, it is important for us to not only reflect on how much we’ve grown, but focus on our goals of taking Opportunity Village to new heights. This new committee has taken the initiative to be committed to help grow our organization.”

Membership to OV Nation is open to the public. Board members are selected annually through a nomination and voting process. For more information on how to get involved with OV Nation, visit info@ovnation.com

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.