LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Local law enforcement raised money for Special Olympics Nevada during the annual Cops and Burgers event at Findlay Chevrolet.
Officers and first responders are a huge component in fundraising for the organization, bringing in the most money for Special Olympics worldwide. Last year, $300,000 were raised in Nevada.
“Law enforcement has always been very supportive of the Special Olympics, and it’s for a good reason,” said Trooper Travis Smaka of the Nevada Highway Patrol. “These are amazing people going out, living their dreams … you’ll never find anyone who’s more passionate about competition than these athletes are.”
Special Olympics Nevada hosts 60 competitions every year and offers free, year-round training for thousands of athletes across the state.