In November 2013, during Wolf Creek Golf Course’s annual executive team board meeting, golf course co-owners Cory and Chad Clemetson challenged team members to set a goal for 2014.
Some executive team members said they have children who play sports in Mesquite and related the financial challenges many families in the valley face when their kids participate in sports. Many families struggle to pay for shoes, uniforms, equipment and registration fees, especially if they have more than one child playing sports.
The Clemetsons, who have kids of their own who play sports, immediately got behind the idea and the Kids for Sports Foundation was born.
They agreed with executive board members that kids are the foundation of society and that participating in sports teaches important life skills such as teamwork, goal setting and time management. Sports participation builds self-esteem and boosts self-confidence, they said.
Studies back them up. Kids who are active in sports achieve higher grades in school, form greater attachments and more frequent interactions with instructors and parents, develop stronger peer relationships and are less likely to engage in risky behavior.
Foundation goals are ensuring that any child in the valley who wants to participate in organized sports can do so regardless of a family’s financial status plus providing valley children with sports equipment, scholarships and the possibility of cash for out-of-town trips.
The foundation also could support local teams by helping to pay field use fees, purchase team uniforms and sports equipment, and showing support by attending tournaments.
Kids for Sports Foundation was launched during the Jan. 27 Mesquite Economic Business Preview at Wolf Creek Golf Course’s Terrace Restaurant. Community and business leaders, recognizing the foundation’s potential for unifying the community by helping kids and their families, pledged generous donations to the organization.
Bill and Elaine Hurd, Bob Shively, Anne Hunt and Greg Lee each contributed $1,000 to the foundation on top of the $5,000 the Clemetsons gave to kick off the Kids for Sports Foundation.
Formation of the foundation board has begun and strategies are being developed. The Wolf Creek executive team is in the process of having the Kids for Sports Foundation’s logo and name trademarked and a 501.c3 developed.
“We’ve been looking for ways to get people together who wouldn’t normally sit down at the same table,” Cory Clemetson said. “We see the foundation as a great way to unify the community by getting behind kids.”
Participating in organized sports teaches kids the important life skills of teamwork, goal setting, and time management. It also builds self-esteem along with greater personal confidence.
It is our mission to ensure all kids are given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of playing organized sports. We do this by helping remove financial and other barriers that prevent kids from participating in sports.
What We Do
Our goal is to ensure that any kid in Mesquite that wants to participate in an organized sport is able to, regardless of the family's financial status. Here's a sample of the help we can provide:
Shoes and/or uniforms
641 GRANTS APPROVED SINCE 2015,
FOR A TOTAL OF $130,104.51
About our President
Cory Clemetson is currently co‐owner and managing partner of Wolf Creek Golf Club in Mesquite, Nevada, which he acquired with his brother in 2003. Through their leadership, Wolf Creek has become one of the most prominent golf courses in the United States and throughout the world. The course has won numerous golf industry accolades and has been featured in EA Sports’ Tiger Woods PGA Tour video game for the past decade. Clemetson was featured as cover story in the October 2016 issue of the prestigious Golf Business magazine. Wolf Creek has proudly hosted some of the top golfers in the world including Jordan Spieth, Gary Woodland, Padraig Harrington, and Natalie Gulbis to name a few, and top golf apparel/equipment companies including Under Armour, Oakley, and Cleveland Golf for repeat seasonal advertising campaigns.
Clemetson is also co‐owner and partner of Nevdex Properties, a commercial real estate company based in Reno, Nevada. Nevdex is Reno’s premier landlord for Class An office space with 420,000 rentable square feet and a tenant roster ranging from leading local businesses to Fortune 500 companies including Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley, and RBC Wealth Management.
Previously, Clemetson spent 12 years as a sports agent. He began his career at the two top sports management firms in the world, IMG and Advantage International (now Octagon), before starting his own sports agency, Intersport, Inc., based in Los Angeles. At Intersport, Clemetson represented professional athletes including many of the top U.S. men’s soccer players who played for the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team and Major League Soccer. Some of Clemetson’s notable clients were also past Olympians, including Cobi Jones, Frankie Hejduk, Paul Caliguiri, and Joe‐Max Moore. Clemetson represented professional athletes in contract negotiations, endorsement opportunities and branding, and provided strategic consulting to various corporations seeking to reach key demographics through sports.
Clemetson currently serves on the Athletics Leadership Council at the University of the Pacific, his alma mater, in Stockton, California. This council was created to serve as an advisory committee to the president and athletic director, and offer strategic direction and guidance around athletic programs, facilities, finance, marketing and future planning for Pacific athletics. Clemetson has served on the board’s executive committee since 2013 and also served as the chairman of the board from 2015-2018.
Clemetson also currently serves on the Nevada Golf Course Owners Association as a board director since 2014. His main focus on the board is representing the association on all legislative issues that involve the golf industry within the state of Nevada. Clemetson also co-founded and currently serves as board president for the Kids For Sports Foundation in Southern Nevada, which focuses on providing financial assistance to families to ensure all kids are given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of playing organized youth sports. Clemetson received congressional recognition from, Congressman Steven Horsord, for his charitable contributions to the Southern Nevada community. Clemetson also currently serves on the board of directors and was recently elected president of Primm South Real Estate Company, a land holdings company that owns and manages property in Primm, Nevada.
Clemetson graduated from the University of the Pacific in 1993 where he played Division I men’s basketball. Clemetson and his wife, Deborah, moved from the Bay area to Reno in 2015. They have two children at Sage Ridge, and he coaches Varsity basketball at Sage Ridge and with a Northern Nevada AAU basketball program.
Meet Our Advisory Board
Board President & Co- Founder
GM & Director of Golf, Wolf Creek Golf Club
City Council Member
Director Athletics & Leisure Services
Director of Marketing, Eureka Casino Resort
GM, Eagles Landing Travel Plaza
Realtor and Owner of Desert Oasis Spa & Salon
Life Style Director, Sun City Mesquite
Individual Committee Member
Individual Committee Member
Individual Committee Member