The Jimmy Olivas Athletic Foundation: Not a Free Ride – Just a Little Boost
Jimmy Olivas cared about kids. He exemplified this during his 35 years as Boxing coach at The University of Nevada, later to become UNR. Until his retirement in 1985 Jimmy was a source of support and inspiration as well as mentor to hundreds of “his kids”.
He might forget their names on occasion, but he never forgot their devotion to his program. The result of this dedication was a series of national and conference championships unequalled by any other coach or sport at the University of Nevada.
Olivas Team Members are a unique fraternity in themselves. Many of his kids are now prominent names in the business and professional world, both the private and public sectors of our community. One of the ways they give back to the community is through their support of the Jimmy Olivas Athletic Foundation.
The Olivas Foundation is focusing its attention on those students who want to learn, have the skills to learn, would be good to exceptional athletes but have little chance to attend college without some financial support. Plans are now underway to assist boys and girls who need that financial help.