Area 6 Basketball Season is Coming!

Powhatan Basketball TournamentChesterfield Community Basketball starts Monday, November 14 at Swift Creek Middle School at 6pm. Team selection should be completed after Monday November 21 . You must register to join a Special Olympics Area 6 Chesterfield basketball team. Registration is availabe from the homepage or by selecting here. Please contact Karin Koch at if you have any questions.

Location Details
Full Court: Swift Creek Middle School
3700 Old Hundred Road South
Midlothian VA 23112 US

Location Details
St. Mark’s Methodist Church
11551 Lucks Lane
Midlothian VA 23114

Goochland Basketball  practice starts November 7 at 3pm for our Goochland Athletes. If you are interested in playing or partnering, please come to the Goochland Recreational Center at 3:00 pm on November 7. Please contact Jayne Hancock at if you have any questions.

Location Details
Goochland Sports Complex
1800 Sandy Hook Road
Goochland VA 23063

Powhatan Basketball starts Tuesday, November 15 at 6:30 pm at Pocoh0ntas Middle School. Please come and let us know you would like to play or partner with our Athletes. Please contact Pat Fowler at if you have any questions.

Location Details
Pocahontas Middle School
4290 Anderson Highway
Powhatan VA 23139 US




Arby’s Midlothian Supports Area 6 on October 24 and 27

Please come and join as Arby’s supports Special Olympics Area 6 by donating a portion of proceeds from sales on Monday, October 24 and Thursday October 27 from 4:30pm until 8:00pm. Be sure to grab a flyer from one of our volunteers when you walk in and give it to the cashier with your order. Arby’s is located at 6541 Bayside Lane right beside the Harbour Point Village Shopping Center (where Martin’s is located).

We appreciate this support from out community. Without the support of Arby’s and others, our programs would not be quite as great as they are today! Thank you Arby’s of Midlothian!

So come on down, grab some great chow (and skip cooking that night) and support your local Area 6 Special Olympics Athletes.

Powhatan Soccer and Bocce Tournament at Fighting Creek Park

Local Area 6’s Powhatan is holding their second Soccer and Bocce Tournament on Saturday, October 15 at Powhatan’s Fighting Creek Park. Everyone did a great job and had fun last year, so join us again this year!

Harry Hancock, our Events Director, will start off the day with the Opening Ceremony at 9am sharp.
Oepning-Ceremony-Everyone-0825-webBelow are pictures from last year’s tournament. Come out to play or come out to cheer, it’s a great time for all!

The tournament included many Bocce Players, competing in teams. Below some of the players are pictured.


Soccer teams represented included 5-a-side teams Chesterfield Kickers, Chesterfield Blue Crush, and Henrico Bulldogs; and Area 31 Youth and Chesterfield Force 7 aside teams.







And last but not least, we would like to pay tribute to all our volunteers that make these competitions possible. We really appreciate the help from students from Blessed Sacrament who acted as referees and score keepers. And we would like to thank our coaches and board members for all their work on behalf of our Athletes.Volunteers-and-Coaches-Led-by-Marjorie-Loya-Working-Out-Details-0846-web

Registration for Fall Sports

Registration is availabe before and during the first 3 weeks of practices.  Registration for Special Olympics fall sports in Chesterfield County is now closed for soccer and volleyball. Registration for Roller Skating closes October 6. Click on the links below or to the right to register for the following:
Roller Skating Training  (begins September 15) – Registration is open for athletes not attending Chesterfield Schools
To register for the following Special Olympics Chesterfield Community fall sports programs, contact Karin Koch by email at
To register for fall sports in other Area 6 locals, please contact your local coordinator.

Bedford Moose Softball Tournament for Special Olympics

IMG_3723-Joe-Cook-Pitching-for-Tigers IMG_3726-Joe-Running-to-First-Base-to-get-Out IMG_3733-Cathy-Cook-at-Third-Base-with-RunnerOur weekend at Bedford was cut short, but we had a great time while it lasted! Sunday’s games were rained out, so we had the medal awarding ceremony at 9am Sunday morning before everyone headed home. Here are some of the results for Area 6.

We would like to thank the Bedford Moose Lodge along with all the other Bedford resources that volunteered and provided everything for this wonderful event.

If you have better pictures or pictures that are missing from here, please send them to

(Please feel free to send any pictures and/or stories you would like considered for postiong on this website to this same email address. Pictures and stories will be considered if they are relevant to Area 6 activities and events. Be sure to include the name and date of the event. For Example; ‘Bedford Moose Softball Tournament, April 29-May 1, 2016.’)


Chesterfield Mavericks 2nd Place Medals

Salem Barracudas 2nd Place Awards


3rd Place Medals


Chesterfield Wildcats 3rd Place Medals


Chesterfield Blaze 4th Place Medals

Chesterfield Tigers 4th Place Awards

Thank you CAL – Chesterfield Aquatic League for Your Support!


Chesterfield Aquatic League has named Special Olympics Area 6 as the recipient of their fundraising efforts for the next two years! Funds will be specifically earmarked for the Chesterfield Community aquatics and swim skills programs. This, of course, frees up funds for other sports, so all Area 6 athletes benefit. Thanks to Michael Marretti and Karin Koch for speaking to the group, and especially to Global Messenger Nick Zweerink who gave an amazing first speech!

Chesterfield Softball Practice will start on April 3. Teams have been Set.

There will be no practice on Easter Sunday, March 27. We will therefore start practice on April 3.

For everyone playing, please inform Karin Koch of your availability to play the tournamnets on April 30-May 1 (Bedford Tournament), May 15 (Bensley), May 22 (Powhattan), and June 5 (Area 31).

Having Fun at the 2012 SOVA State Games

Having Fun at the 2012 SOVA State Games

Chesterfield Athletics (Track and Field) begins Monday, March 21. Register Now!

Chesterfield Athletics (Track and Field) starts Monday March 21, 2016 at 6pm. Practices will be held on Mondays at 6pm until June 6th except for School Holidays. Check the calendar for dates. More information is available here:

Select here for the Registration Form

Area 6 Awards and Powhatan Basketball Tournament

A great time was had at the Special Olympics Area 6 Basketball Tournament at Powhatan! Not only were many SOVA Area 6 Awards handed out, but Crystal Fowler was presented with her Special Olympics Virginia Athlete of the Year Award at the Opening Ceremonies.


Upcoming Dates for SOVA Area 6… Don’t Miss Them!

Check the Calendar or Click on the Event Below for more information.

February 20 – Saturday – Area 6 Powhatan Basketball Competition at Powhatan High School.

February 27 – Saturday – RVA Plunge Winter Fest, The Shops at Willow Lawn Feb. 27, 2016, at a new location, The Shops at Willow Lawn. When you sign up, be sure to select team Area 6 on Ice to support your local area.

February 28 – Sunday – James River Regional Basketball Tournament at St. Christopher’s School.

March 6 – Sundays – Chesterfield Community Softball begins at Bensley Park at 1pm.

March 7 – Mondays – Goochland Swimming starts at the Goochland YMCA at 3:30pm.

March 10 – Thursdays – Area 6 Tennis begins at Huguenot Park Tennis Courts at 6pm.

March 21 – Mondays – Chesterfield Athletics begins at Swift Creek Middle School at 6pm.

April 24 – Sunday – James River Regional Swim Meet at the GRAP (Greater RIchmond Aquatics Partnership)

April 29 – Friday – Area 6 Summer Games – Track, Field and Tennis at LC Bird High School.

April 30 – May 1 – Saturday and Sunday – James River Regional Softball Tournament at Bedford VA sponsored by the Bedford Moose Lodge. Chesterfield Athletes, partners and coaches leave Friday night, April 29.

May 15 – Sunday – SOVA Area 6 Swim Meet at GRAP (Greater Richmond Aquatics Partnership)

May 20 -22 – Friday through Sunday – SOVA Appreciation Weekend at the 2016 Powhatan County Fair. More information to come.

May 22 – SOVA Area 6 Powhatan Softball Tournment.

June 10-11 SOVA Summer Games at University of Richmond and satellite venues.