Unique Track and Field Meet Planned |
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Hundreds of student-athletes will be competing against each other in a unique track and field event next week. The Unified Track & Field Meet is different because it is a partnership between the Special Olympics Nevada and the Clark County School District.
The competition will start at 10 a.m. May 3 at Cheyenne High School Stadium. There are two days of competition. Elementary and secondary school-aged students will participate in three different track and field disciplines. Special education athletes will compete along side non-special education students. It is the largest unified sporting event in the nation.
“For ten 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.
More than 1,600 students from around southern Nevada are expected to be part of the games. The opening ceremony will kick off the games with a Clark County special education student singing the national anthem and the Flame of Hope carried by local law enforcement.