Special Olympics Nevada (SONV), an organization that provides year-round athletic training, athletic competition, leadership development, and health programs and events for children and adults with developmental disabilities, is proud to announce the hiring of Kevin Price as Northern Nevada Programs. director.
In his new role, Price will oversee the community sports program and participate in the Unified Champion Schools program, a unique kindergarten to transition (18-22) education program. The program unifies students with and without disabilities through sport and whole-school engagement. These activities teach students the skills to sustainably develop school communities that promote inclusion, acceptance, and respect for all students.
“High school education has always been my passion,” Price said. “I am thrilled to be able to continue working in schools with the Special Olympics Nevada team to educate and promote inclusivity throughout the region.”
Prior to joining SONV, Price served as a middle school teacher in Washoe County for eight years. Price graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and English.
“As we continue to work towards our goal of becoming an independent chapter, we are thrilled to welcome Kevin on board,” said SONV Executive Director Terrence Thornton. “His educational background and enthusiastic energy will help enhance our presence in the schools, while achieving our goal of independence.”
About Special Olympics Nevada
SONV is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities through sport, education, leadership and athlete health. The 501(c)3 non-profit organization provides free year-round training and competition programs for 2,357 athletes who compete in more than 14 competitions in 7 sports per year. Through the Community Sports Program and the School Partnership Program, SONV encourages the growth of Unified Sports®, bringing together athletes with and without intellectual disabilities to play as teammates. In a typical year, SONV reaches over 14,276 students by promoting inclusion on school campuses. SONV is also committed to improving the health and general well-being of people with developmental disabilities through Healthy Athletes events, offering free screenings and services. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the organization was able to convert its programming to virtual platforms to ensure the health and safety of people with intellectual disabilities. SONV relies on the support of 1,003 volunteers and funding from individuals, organizations, businesses and foundations. More information can be found by visiting www.sonv.org and following on Facebook, Twitter @SONevada and Instagram @specialolympicsnv.