Las Vegas, NV - Last Sunday, Special Olympics Nevada, in partnership with the Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation, hosted a basketball clinic designed to empower and uplift young athletes with intellectual disabilities. The event brought over 40 athletes, including 10 students from Amplus Academy, and eight trainers from the Los Angeles Lakers.
Special Olympics Nevada is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that offers three year-round training and competition programs for 2,653 athletes who compete in more than 14 competitions in 7 sports annually within the Community Sports Program. In 2022, Special Olympics Nevada launched a new program, Mindset Matters, which provides mental health and stress management techniques to students in Nevada schools. In a typical year, Special Olympics Nevada impacts more than 17,820 students by promoting inclusion on school campuses.
In addition, Special Olympics Nevada hosts Healthy Athletes events, which offer screenings and services free of charge.
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