Area 6 – Special Olympics Virginia

Congratulate Our Hard Working Award Winners!

Awards were presented Saturday, May 25th at the Opening of the 2019 “Brian Gayle Memorial Softball Tournament”.  Area 6 Athlete Travis Hunter won the  Athlete of the Year Award. Marjorie Loya, our Area 6 Program Manager and a very dedicated leader, snagged the Winning Spirit Award. And never to be overlooked, Karin Koch, our hard working Chesterfield Local Coordinator, was presented the Path To Independence Award. Many Thanks to each of the winners for their hard work and dedication to Special Olympics and especially Area 6!


From Left to right are Travis Hunter, Marjorie Loya and Karin Koch

2019 Area 6 on Ice (or NOT!) Solar Plunge June 8!

That’s right; we know how much you enjoyed last year’s Solar Plunge so Special Olympics Virginia is bringing it back! The 2019 Solar Plunge returns to Summer Games at the University of Richmond on June 8th!
SOVA is making it even easier for our Athletes, their families and other volunteers to plunge during the Summer Games. The Plunge has been moved to Saturday June 8th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm so everyone has a chance. So play your sport, plunge, and then come join us at the Plunge Party Dance!

Register Today!

And get your fun-raising on so you can earn the COOLest Solar Swag and incentives! What are you waiting for? Be sure to join our Area 6 on Ice  (ok they will be melting in June!) team to ensure a portion of the proceeds go to your local Athletes.
Register to Join our team Area 6 on Ice  here:

Don’t want to plunge?

(Even though it’s warmer than February?), Donate to support one of our Area 6 On Ice Athletes that is plunging. Be sure to select our Area 6 on Ice team (ok they will be melting) to ensure a portion of your donation goes to your local Athletes.

Donate to our team Area 6 on Ice or a specific Area 6 Athlete here:
We are looking forward to some great competition and lots of fun at the 2019 Summer Games! Come join us!

Area 6 on Ice – Polar Plunge 2019

Our Athletes, family and friends had a great time at the Polar Plunge in Virginia Beach this year! THank you to everyone that supported Area 6 in our Polar Plunge efforts!

Still warm the night before, Athletes with their ‘Superstar’ Moms!

At the SOVA Sand Sculpture Before the Plunge:

Clowning Around by the Neptune Statue Before the Plunge:Ready, Willing and Able to Plunge!

Our Youngest Fan Supporters Heading into the Water:

Travis Hunter, Tracy Cade and Khloe Heading Back after the Plunge:

Area 6 Fall Games Held in Powhatan October 14, 2018!

The SOVA Area 6 2018 Fall Games were held on October 14th at Fighting Creek Park in Powhatan. Competition was offered in bocce, soccer and flag football. Teams from Area 6 were joined by teams from Area 23 and Area 11.

A big thank you goes out to Powhatan County Parks and Recreation Department for their continued support of our Area 6 programs! 

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2018 Area 6 Flag Football Cheeseheads and Packers

Area 6 Flag Football Team – Cheeseheads

Area 6 Flag Football Team – Packers

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