Special Olympics Nevada

April 30, 2023   |   Written By Lexicon Bank

Special Olympics Nevada is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities through sports, education, leadership, and athlete health. The 501(c)3 nonprofit organization offers free year-round training and competition programs for 2,694 athletes who compete in more than 14 competitions in 7 sports annually. Within the Community Sports Program and the Schools Partnership Program, SONV is encouraging the growth of Unified Sports®, bringing together athletes with and without intellectual disabilities to play as teammates. In a typical year, SONV impacts more than 21,283 students by promoting inclusion on school campuses. SONV is also committed to improving the overall health and well-being of individuals with intellectual disabilities through Healthy Athletes events, offering screenings and services free of charge. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the organization was able to convert its programming to virtual platforms to keep people with intellectual disabilities healthy and safe. SONV relies on the support of 1,670 volunteers and funding from individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations. More information may be found by visiting www.sonv.org and following on Facebook, Twitter (@SONevada), and Instagram (@specialolympicsnv).

Lexicon Bank is proud to feature Special Olympics Nevada (SONV) as its May Community Spotlight. The Bank is proud to advocate for the organization’s initiative and raise awareness for the upcoming 2023 Southern Nevada Spring Games on May 13th at The Meadows School.

SONV’s mission is to empower individuals with intellectual disabilities to achieve their full potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience joy through the power of sports. Through their programs and events, Special Olympics Southern Nevada is helping to break down barriers and promote inclusivity, while providing athletes with opportunities to develop their skills and form meaningful connections with their peers.

Join Us In Making A Difference


Those who get involved with SONV are from all walks of life. Join the many volunteers today and help make a difference in these athletes' lives.


With your support, Special Olympics Nevada can transform lives through the joy of sports each and every day.

Save the Date - 2023 Southern Nevada Spring Games

Join us on May 13h from 8:30 A.M. - 1 P.M. for the 2023 Southern Nevada Spring Games!

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