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Nevada

Special Olympics Nevada is dedicated to providing free sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports for children and adults with developmental disabilities. We exist to give our athletes year-round opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and share gifts, skills and friendships.  Sports training and competitions are offered in several areas in Nevada with 12 sports offered.
Join the Team.  With your support, our athletes can enjoy an experience of improved physical fitness , greater self-confidence and a more positive self-image. 
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Our sports trainings are geared toward the ability level of our athletes and our competitions are designed so that athletes compete against athletes of the same approximate ability level.

We offer the several programs for athletes that meet a range of ability levels and needs. 

Our  community-based training and competition is one of our more well-known programs as it offers 12 individual and team sports for athletes of all ages with a range of disabilities. Trainings and competitions take place in the evenings and weekends. 

Our  Motor Activities Training Program (MATP) is specifically for athletes with severe disabilities, with an emphasis on skill building and participation rather than competition. 

Our Unified Sports® Program is  characterized by  an equal numbers of athletes with and without developmental disabilities of similar age and ability competing on teams together.

Our Schools Partnership Program is  a sports training and competition program integrated into the regular school day for special education students. This program offers three sports during the school year: soccer, basketball and track & field. 

At-a-Glance:

  • We offer 12 sanctioned community sports and five school-based sports in the Clark County School district.
  • We offer more than 22 school-based, local and state competition opportunities each year.
  • More than 25 special events are held each year to raise both awareness and funding for our growing program.

Our Impact:

  • Our athletes often experience improved physical fitness, greater self-confidence and a more positive self-image.
  • Our athletes and volunteers discover new abilities and talents and grow intellectually and socially.
  • Our program increases community engagement and social participation among disabled children and adults and non-disabled community alike.

Get in touch with us today!

Nevada Contact Info

5670 Wynn Road, Suite H
Las Vegas, NV 89118

+1 (702) 474-0690

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Upcoming Events

  • mars 14 - mars 25
    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
    mar. mars 14 - sam. mars 25, 2017
     
    6 venues
    Austria

    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games

    mar. mars 14 - sam. mars 25, 2017
     

    The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games will be held in Austria in three primary locations: in Graz (the second largest city in Austria and capital of the Styria region), Schladming (host city of the Alpine Skiing World Championships in 1982 and 2013) and Ramsau (host city of the Nordic Skiing World Championships in 1999).


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Opening Ceremony
    Planai-Hochwurzen-Bahnen
    Coburgstraße 52
    Schladming
    Austria
    Team Competitions
    Stadthalle Graz
    Messeplatz 1
    Graz
    Austria
    Competitions in floorball, floor hockey and stick shooting will be held on the first floor of Stadthalle Graz.
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  • mars
    18
    South Lake Tahoe Polar Plunge
    sam. mars 18, 2017
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Zephyr Cove
    Nevada
    USA

    South Lake Tahoe Polar Plunge

    sam. mars 18, 2017
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    Feel the BRRR at South Lake Tahoe with Special Olympics Nevada's biggest Polar Plunge of the year! Make a weekend out of it with a Tip-a-Cop on Friday, plunge and magic show on Saturday, and snowshoe races on Sunday.


    Venue(s)
    Zephyr Cove Resort
    760 US-50
    Zephyr Cove, Nevada
    USA
  • mars
    19
    2017 Golisano Global Health Leadership Awards
    dim. mars 19, 2017
    11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
    Schladming
    Austria
    USA

    2017 Golisano Global Health Leadership Awards

    dim. mars 19, 2017
    11:00 AM - 01:30 PM

    Celebrate the Golisano Foundation’s investment in and impact on inclusive health as an example of how partners are helping to change the game for people with intellectual disabilities. 7 partners be honored at this event.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Sport Royer Hotel
    Europapl. 583
    Schladming, Austria
    USA
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