Nary a sullen teenager or mean bully were to be found May 1 at Durango High School, where 800 middle and high school students competed at day two of Nevada School Games. Intellectual disabilities faded to the background as the students receiving special education competed with their general education peers in a variety of track & field events.
Local law enforcement played key roles not only in Opening Ceremonies but also handing out medals to the athletes to acknowledge their accomplishments. The invitational event is open to qualified classes currently participating in Special Olympics Nevada Schools Partnership Program. The students have been training for the competition as part of the Special Olympics Schools Partnership Program, which provides 24 weeks of training in three sports – soccer, basketball and track & field – to over 6,730 general and special education students.
Nevada School Games are made possible in part by Caesars Foundation. To see more about Nevada School Games, click here!
We’ve got some great photos from the elementary school portion of Nevada School Games – and you can download them for free! Right click and save to your desktop or control, click and save on a Mac. We’ve got even more photos on Flickr – click here to check them out! To see the photos below bigger, click on one and scroll!