Special Olympics hosts track and field event for CCSD students

Posted at 6:46 PM, May 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-03 21:46:39-04

Hundreds of kids from 40 schools around the Las Vegas valley came together for a unique track and field event on Thursday.

The Special Olympics hosted the Southern Nevada School Games at Bonanza High School, which brought together students with and without disabilities.

Organizers say the 2-day track and field event brings kids together and develops friendships.

"I think that our special education population is always put off to the side, and they're left to play with each other," said Harry Mong, Senior Director of Programs and Partnerships for the Special Olympics.

Organizers also say it's important to show the community that the Clark County School District promotes inclusion. 

The event will continue on Friday.