Las Vegas autism center celebrates reopening after arson fire
A Las Vegas autism center celebrated its grand reopening on Saturday with a block party.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A Las Vegas autism center celebrated its grand reopening on Saturday with a block party.
The facility has bounced back after an arson attack in April, which 24-year-old Samuel Powers has been charged with starting.
The party for Sport-Social was complete with a rock climbing wall, face painting, carnival games, food trucks and local band performances.
The fire caused approximately $80,000 in damage, but the center's insurance only covered about three-quarters of the cost. The rest was donated by the community.
"Our focus is in teaching social skills to children with autism and other special needs. We do that through sports and the arts," explained Andrew Devitt, owner of Sport-Social.
The center has the chance to win a $100,000 grant to further their program and serve more children.
To help them receive the grant, they're encouraging people to click here and vote for them.