Special Olympics Nevada will receive a boost from a recent $2,000 donation by the Southern Nevada Golf Course Superintendents Association (SNGCSA). The donation will help to sponsor the organizations golf program and the Southern Nevada Golf Championship that hosted 54 athletes in 2012.
“The SNGCSA is thrilled that we are able to financially support these athletes who have shown an interest in the game of golf,” said SNGCSA board member Troy Flanagan of Anthem Country Club. “Several of our members volunteer with Special Olympics Nevada and the stories they share about their work with the athletes is truly inspiring. The SNGCSA is proud that our gift will make a difference in helping to best serve the children and adults who benefit from these terrific programs.”
Special Olympics Nevada is entirely dependent upon local support and does not charge participation fees for any athletes in its programs.
“We have been cultivating community-oriented special events, corporate partnerships and grants to continue funding programs while we struggle to serve an ever-growing athlete base,” said Maggie Schwarz, regional vice president of Special Olympics Nevada. “We are growing at a rate of one new athlete every two days and the donation from SNGCSA will help us fund our golf program which has shown renewed interest over the past several years. We truly appreciate SNGCSA’s financial support and their members who have volunteered countless hours of time with our athletes.”
For more information on Special Olympics Nevada or to donate, visit the website at www.sonv.org. About SNGCSA The purpose of the SNGCSA shall be to provide for and enhance the recognition of the golf course superintendent as a professional, and to collect and disseminate information on a statewide basis to assist our members in providing for better maintenance and construction of our golf courses. Follow us on Twitter @sincitygcsa.org. About Special Olympics Nevada Special Olympics Nevada provides athletic opportunities to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, instilling the confidence they need to succeed in life. The program serves nearly 4,000 individuals through their community-based sports program and Unified Sports partnership offered in the Clark County School District in Southern Nevada.