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Special Olympics Nevada, CCSD celebrating 10 years together

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Updated: 4/26/2012 2:14 pm
LAS VEGAS -- Special Olympics Nevada and the Clark County School District Adapted Physical Education Department are hosting a two-day Unified Track & Field Meet at Cheyenne High School in Las Vegas on May 3 and 4.

“For 10 years in southern Nevada, we have demonstrated how sports can bring together students with diverse backgrounds and help foster a community of inclusion,” said Maggie Schwarz, Regional Vice President, Special Olympics Nevada. “Together with the Clark County School District, we recognize that students are being trained for life through sports. We also thank our corporate volunteer partners. With them, the program’s impact transcends the School District and ripples throughout our community.”

The Unified Track & Field Meet will mark the 10th annual interscholastic competition for special education student-athletes and their non-disabled peers.

More than 1,600 Clark County students are each expected to compete in three different track and field disciplines.

The competition begins at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 3, with opening ceremonies featuring the National Anthem sung by a Clark County special education student and the Flame of Hope carried around the track by local law enforcement.

The ceremony will be followed by the track and field competition. Every student-athlete will be recognized for their achievements by receiving a Special Olympics Nevada participation ribbon. The top schools will also be awarded with trophies.

Tentative Schedule of Events:

Thursday, May 3
10 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies
10:15 .am.-1:15 p.m. – Elementary student-athletes compete

Friday, May 4
9 am – 12 p.m. – Secondary student-athletes compete

For more information on the track and field meet visit www.NevadaSchoolGames.org.

Special Olympics Nevada’s Schools Partnership Program Celebrating 10 years in southern Nevada. The Special Olympics Schools Partnership Program is about Educating and preparing for life through sports. For more information visit www.SchoolPartnershipProgramNevada.org.

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