Reno High School and the University of Nevada served as the back drops for the competition.  Reno High School, with a mission statement of "Instilling a sense of Respect, Honor and Strength" was a perfect venue for Special Olympics Nevada.  The University of Nevada, Reno's motto, "It starts with you" echoes the belief of Special Olympics Nevada and the athletes it serves. 


Saturday, June 1
8:00 am - 11:00 am

The John Sala Intramural Fields are named in honor of John Sala, a native Nevadan who served as alumni director as well as superintendent of Buildings and Grounds for the University for 23 years. The fields, which feature all-weather “field turf” playing surface made it an excellent facility for Bocce.  competition.  There were approximately 10 four-person teams competing.  Spectators were encouraged to bring their own shade and plenty of sunscreen to enjoy the competition.


Saturday, June 1
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Our swimming participants competed in the Lombardi Recreation Pool.on the University of Nevada Reno campus. The Olympic-sized pool has helped develop Nevada's athletes into some of the best swimmers in the Mountain West conference.  It was the perfect showcase for our athletes.   Approximately 100 athletes went for the gold!

Track & Field

Saturday, June 1
7:30 am - 2:30 pm

The track and field competition was located on the Reno High School campus.  The rubberized track and the excellent field event venues gave the athletes a great arena to shine and compete at their best.   Track had the most athletes competing with approximately 185 participants. 

Healthy Athletes

Friday, May 31
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows housed our Healthy Athlete venue.  The spacious facility provided plenty of space for the Healthy Athlete screenings that were offered to our athletes.  The Club is located at 1300 Foster Dr. in Reno.

The Dance

Saturday, June 1

Summer Games would not be the same without the traditional Victory Dance.  A favorite among our athletes, the dance provided them the chance to reconnect with old friends, make new ones and dance to the latest tunes provided by the deejay. The dance was located in front of the Knowledge Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR).