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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.
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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.

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Nevada Contact Info

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5670 Wynn Road, Suite H
Las Vegas, NV 89118

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+1 (702) 474-0690

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Upcoming Events

  • Jan 07 - Jan 21
    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games
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    Mon Jan 7 - Mon Jan 21, 2019
     
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    United Arab Emirates

    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

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    Mon Jan 7 - Mon Jan 21, 2019
     

    The Games in Abu Dhabi will be the world's largest humanitarian and sporting event of 2019. The Board unanimously voted to award the World Games to Abu Dhabi based on a comprehensive bid proposal, a site visit by a Board Committee, and the country's vision to create inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities. That vision begins with the United Arab Emirates and extends to their region and the world. The UAE is close to Asia, the Middle East and Africa, so the Games are expected to have a very broad benefit.


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    Aquatics Palace
    1 Swimmingly Lane
    Aquacity, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    All swimming events will occur in this venue.
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    Field Sport Palace
    23 Field Sport Avenue
    Fieldcity, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    All field sports will occur in this venue
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