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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Sen. Harry Reid met with participants and representatives of Best Buddies and Nevada Special Olympics. They discussed the reauthorization of the Eunice Shriver Special Olympics and Best Buddies Act, which supports programs that provide health services, education and global program initiatives for people with disabilities.
Reid led the sponsorship of legislation to authorize Special Olympics programs that support individuals with disabilities. He also helped bring Best Buddies’ mentoring programs to middle schools and high schools in Nevada. Best Buddies pairs youth with disabilities with a mentor “Buddy” who spends invaluable time with them, creating a caring bond.
“Best Buddies and Nevada Special Olympics provide needed resources and support for children and adults with disabilities,” said Reid. “These programs provide life-changing experience for the individuals with disabilities, as well as the families, mentors and volunteers.”