Special Olympics Nevada
- 5670 Wynn Road, Suite H
- Las Vegas, NV 89118
Special Olympics Nevada provides athletic opportunities to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, instilling the confidence they need to succeed in life.
The goal of Special Olympics Nevada is to continue enriching the lives of our athletes, while reaching out to new individuals who could benefit from participating in Special Olympics. Special Olympics provides more than sports training; it builds confidence and self-esteem in our athletes that carries over into their every day lives, helping to make them contributing members in their communities.
We fundraise year-round throughout Nevada. Our premier event is the Special Olympics Nevada Polar Plunge which is held each winter in Las Vegas, South Lake Tahoe and Elko. Individuals, corporations, schools, and law enforcement teams fund raise for our athletes and then jump into a cold body of water (typically in costume). We also host more than 25 sport competitions each year and encourage companies to support us through sponsorship and volunteerism.
Our athletes are why we exist and volunteers are how we exist. Special Olympics Nevada could not exist without the time, energy and dedication of our 3,700 volunteers. There is a wide range of volunteer opportunities. To become a volunteer coach or day-of volunteer, visit www.VolunteerforSONV.org. To bring your company out to volunteer at a sport competition, contact [email protected].
Individuals can support Special Olympics Nevada through a variety of fundraisers that take place throughout the year. Direct donations via our website can also be made year-round at www.SONV.org. For every $1 donated, 92 cents goes back into programs for our athletes. Every $125 donated gives an athlete the opportunity to play a sport for a season.
We provide services throughout the entire state of Nevada
In the early 1970s
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Shareholder Littler, Mendelson, P.C.
Vice President, Sales Central Concrete
Audit Committee Chair
Executive Vice President, Secretary & General Counsel Boyd Gaming
Chief Information Officer & Sr. VP, Services NetScout
Sr. Vice President & Regional Manager Wells Fargo
Special Olympics Athlete
VP & General Manager Toyota, Motor Sales, USA
Program Committee Chair
Partner Jones Day
Senior Vice President US Trust Private Wealth Management
Vice President, Cost Transformation Kaiser Permanente
CEO Remedy Corporation (retired)
President Chevron Oronite
Immediate Past Chair
Executive Director, Medi-Cal Strategy, Northern California Region (retired) Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
Investment Banking/Venture Capital Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
Resource Development Chair
President & CEO (retired) Blazent
Executive Vice President Enterprise Sales Salesforce
Operating Partner (retired) Venrock
President Berkshire Hathaway Drysdale Properties
President (retired) NetApp
Member at Large
Market Unit Vice President Field Operations Coca-Cola Refreshments
CEO Primus Power
Sr. Vice President World Wide Field Operations Adobe Systems Inc.
Governance & Engagement Chair
Executive Vice President and CFO Greater Nevada Credit Union
Assistant Chief of Police Santa Clara Police Department