LAS VEGAS – Opportunity Village commences its growing fall events lineup with OktOVerfest at the Magical Forest, promising the 21+ crowd an afternoon of beer, traditional German food, DJ’d music, exciting contests and other fun festivities within the long-standing holiday attraction. The second annual festival takes place Saturday, October 7th from 3 to 7 p.m. at the not-for-profit’s 6300 West Oakey Campus, with ample free parking available in the adjacent CSN lot.
“We had so much fun last year with OktOVerfest in 2016 that we had to bring it back, and it’s sure to be another highlight of the season,” said Opportunity Village President and CEO Bob Brown. “At our wonderful events like OktOVerfest, HallOVeen and the Magical Forest, we have a whole lot of fun, build awareness in our community, and most importantly, help create better, brighter futures for Southern Nevadans with disabilities.”
OktOVerfest is sponsored by local distributors Bonanza, Southern Glazer’s and Johnson Brothers, collectively offering event-goers 25 unique beers to sample, ranging from Angry Orchard to Worsteiner. Tickets are available for purchase online at OVEvents.com for $45, or can be purchased day-of at the gate for $50. Must be 21 or over to attend. Proceeds from all of Opportunity Village’s events, including OktOVerfest, benefit the more than 2,000 adults with intellectual disabilities served by Opportunity Village annually.
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.
Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than 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 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 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 $3.7 million in 2016. 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 $37 million annually.