Las Vegas is home to some pretty great acts – Shania Twain, Britney and Cirque du Soleil. But the ultimate Vegas event is happening in just a few short weeks – the 13th annual Nevada School Games!
Organized by Special Olympics Nevada as part of its Schools Partnership Program, Nevada School Games personifies inclusion and appreciation for diversity as special education student-athletes and their general education peers compete side-by-side in a variety of track & field events. To see more about Special Olympics Nevada’s Schools Partnership Program, click here.
Roughly 950 elementary school students will compete April 30 with 800 middle and high school students set to participate May 1. This year’s School Games are happening in a brand new location – Durango High School! To see which schools are attending (as of March 27, 2015), click here.
Competitions kick off each day a 9 a.m. with Opening Ceremonies beginning at 10 a.m., followed by three action-packed hours of track and field competition. Every student-athlete will be recognized for their achievements by having a Special Olympics ribbon handed to them by Nevada law enforcement.
Special Olympics Nevada puts on Nevada School Games, which is sponsored in part by Caesar’s Foundation. You can change a life with a donation to the Schools Partnership Program – just click here to donate!
To see more about Nevada School Games, click here.