Parking donation of $2 or more goes straight to Special Olympics in DK Angel Sully’s name. Special Olympics will be providing ICE CREAM AT FRIDAY’S MANDATORY PACKET PICK UP! And look for their volunteers at the race.
DK, Special Olympics and Sully are a perfect fit. Special Olympics is dedicated to serving the community, in special needs, athletics, and beyond, inspiring courage wherever they go. Diamond Kid is honored to race for this great cause in Sully’s name. The charity part is easy, you don’t have to go out and get pledges or collect donation items, food, or clothing, just pay a cash donation of $2 or more for your parking pass. You may donate cash only in the morning of the race, to the Special Olympics parking attendant or you may pay it the day before at Friday’s packet pick up. If you donate the night before, we will give you a parking pass to hang in your window, and you can save your cash for the bake sale and snow cones! And on Friday, Special Olympics will be at the bike shop for packet pick up serving ice cream to all the diamond kids. Don’t forget, Diamond Kids and a parent BOTH have to be there for packet pick up and body marking, etc.
Special Olympics Mission
Special Olympics Nevada provides athletic opportunities to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, instilling the confidence they need to succeed in life.
1,863 School based athletes
Our impact reaches across communities. Let’s do more together!
Sportsmanship — A commitment to fairness, ethics, respect, and fellowship in competition and in life. “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”
Volunteerism — A commitment to celebrating and appreciating volunteers, who do good for the benefit of others without seeking personal reward or remuneration.
Acceptance — A commitment to openly embrace and welcome all others without regard to ability, race, creed, nationality, religion, age, gender or sexual orientation.
Special Olympics History
The concept for Special Olympics was born in the early 1960s, when Eunice Kennedy Shriver started a day camp for people with intellectual disabilities at her home in Rockville, Maryland. Her vision quickly gained recognition and momentum, and in 1968 the first International Special Olympics Games were held at Soldier Field, Chicago, bringing together over 1,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from 26 states and Canada.
Since then, Mrs. Shriver’s vision has grown into one of the largest and most successful sports and volunteer organizations in the world. There are Special Olympics chapters in every state of America and in more than 150 countries worldwide, serving more than three-million Special Olympics athletes.
Special Olympics Nevada opened its doors in 1973. What started originally as a small grass-roots organization has since become a powerful voice for athletes with intellectual disabilities throughout Nevada.