We are Looking For Coaches and Unified Partners for our 2018 SOVA Area 6 Fall Sports!

We need soccer, volleyball and flag football coaches and unified partners for our fall sports programs. Join us for these fun and rewarding opportunities. In order to serve all interested SOVA Athletes in the seven sports we offer in the Fall, many volunteers are needed. Volunteering with our Athletes is a very rewarding and positive experience. Please consider volunteering in a sport in which you would like to help. Volunteer Registration form for Area 6 Fall Sports.

If you are interested in other Volunteering with us, please fill out this form and an Area 6 representative will be in touch with you to discuss your volunteer interests and options. Special Olympics Area 6 Volunteer Interest Form.

If you are ready to volunteer, please check out these resources and required forms on the Special Olympics website: http://specialolympicsva.org/volunteer/volunteer-resources#class-a

Fall Sports are Coming Soon in Area 6!

Are you ready for some fun? SOVA Area 6 is gearing up for our fall sports. Please check the calendar for more information. Registration forms are available here and on the homepage in the Registration Area.Following are the Area 6 start dates for Fall Sports. Athletes from any Area 6 county are eligible to play in Chesterfield Community sports but must provide their own transportation to practices.

Goochland

Bocce – Starts Monday, August 27 at 3pm
Goochland Elementary School
Registration Form

Powhatan

Volleyball – Starts Wednesday, September 5 at 6pm
“Old” Pocahontas Middle School
Registration Form

New Kent

Volleyball – Starts Thursday, August 23 at 6pm
James City County Recreation Center
Registration Form

Bocce – Starts Friday, August 24 at 6pm
Quinton Park, Quinton Park Trail, Quinton, VA
Registration Form

Soccer – Starts Saturday, August 26 at 2pm
4331 Wakema Rd. West Point, VA
Registration Form

Golf  date and location is still to be determined. Stay tuned…
Registration Form

Please contact Peggy Ramon  at newkent_sova_6@aol.com for  additional information or join our New Kent facebook page:
New Kent County Special Olympics

Chesterfield Community

Athletes from any Area 6 Country are welcome to join Chesterfield Community sports. You will need to provide your own transportation to practices.

Flag Football – Starts, August 26 at 2pm
Ironbridge Church
Registration Form

Soccer – Starts Saturday, September 1 at 3pm
Hensley Soccer Complex
Registration Form

Bocce – Starts Sunday, September 2 at 3pm
Rockwood Park
Registration Form

Volleyball – Starts Wednesday, September 5 at 6pm
Reams Road Elementary School
Registration Form

Bowling – Starts Friday, September 7 and Saturday, September 8
Bowl America SW or Holiday Bowl
Registration Form

Chesterfield Community Roller Skating – Starts September 13
Skateland, Chester (9:45 AM and 10:30 AM sessions) and Skate-a-Way (11:45 AM).
Registration Form

Golf  at Providence Golf Club, Birkdale Golf Club and Windy Hill Sports Registration Form

Providence Golf Club – Starts Tuesday, September 4 at 5:30 pm
Birkdale Golf Club – Starts Monday, September 10 at 5:30 pm
Windy Hill Golf Club – Starts Tuesday, September 4 at 5:00 pm

Basketball – Starts November 12 (Full Court at Swift Creek MS) and November 13 (Half Court at St. Mark’s)

Murphy Farm Rope N’ Run Benefiting Special Olympics

Come join us for a terrific time at the ” Rope N’ Run Rodeo Event, September 8, 2018 at the Murphy Farm, at 8400 Airport Road, Quinton, Virginia“….yes, it’s a real rodeo to benefit Special Olympics Virginia Area 6.

Information for spectators: This event promises to be lots of fun and is an all day event.. Folks can come and go at any time they want from early morning until is over at night. You can bring your own snacks and food but you can also buy food and drinks from the food vendors that will be set up at the event. There is no seating at the farm so bring you own beach chair or something else to sit on as you watch and enjoy the rodeo events and activities.

This is a fun and event and it will benefit our Area 6 program.

Admission is Free to all Athletes and their families. Come watch the rodeo events, barrel racing, team roping, goat tying, open breakaway, open tie down, dummy roping, walk-up goat tying, and other activities. Mark your calendars for September 8; gates open at 7 AM . Concession stands and food vendors will be available to purchase food and drinks.

If you know any cowboys or cowgirls that want to take part in the rodeo, please have them contact Cory Murphy @ (804) 514-4104 or Alie Murphy @ (804)814-0950 or email @ murphyfarmva@gmail.com.

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Sweet Frog Westchester Commons Supports SOVA Area 6

A great excuse to have a treat on Sunday afternoon, May 20 and to do some good in the bargain!

Please come and join us as Sweet Frog at Westchester Commons supports Special Olympics Area 6 by donating a portion of proceeds from sales on Sunday May 20 from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Be sure to grab a flyer from one of our volunteers when you walk in and give it to the cashier with your order. Sweet Frog is located at 15521 WC Commons Way, Midlothian, VA 23113 in the Westchester Commons Shopping Center (off Midlothian Turnpike at 288).

We appreciate this support from our community. Without the support of Sweet Frog and others, our programs would not be quite as great as they are today! Thank you Sweet Frog of Westchester Commons!

So come on down May 20, grab a treat and support your local Area 6 Special Olympics Athletes. Thank you!

SOVA Area 6 Track and Field Event at LC Byrd High School

On Friday May 4, 2018 at L C Bird High School, located at 10301 Courthouse Road Chesterfield VA, hosted the Annual Special Olympics Virginia Area 6  Track and Field Event.  Beginning at 10 AM, at the “Athletics Field”, the school marching band  “kicked off” the event for approximately 200 Special Olympics Athletes.  There were almost 400 track and field events and athletes arriving from all over the greater Richmond Metropolitan Area. Event award ribbons were presented throughout the day.

This was the fifth year that Dr. Hebert, Principal, at L C Bird, along with her students and staff,  hosted this annual event.   The school has been planned and and created decorations to enhance and add to the festive atmosphere because Special Olympics is more than “just sports”.

This event represents an opportunity for the students of L C Bird and the numerous volunteers from the community to “stand side by side” with the Special Olympics athletes and support the “Special Olympics Movement”.  Special Olympics is: inclusion, unity, tolerance and acceptance. Through work in the fields of health, education, community building and sports, Special Olympics addresses inactivity, injustice, intolerance and social isolation of people with intellectual disabilities.

Thank you LC Byrd and all  your and our volunteers for continuing to support the Area 6 Summer Games!

Below are some pictures from our event:

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A great time was had by all!

Arby’s Midlothian Supports Area 6

Arby's LogoThank you to all who came and joined us as Arby’s supported Special Olympics Area 6 by donating a portion of proceeds from sales on Thursday May 10. We appreciate your loyalty and support!

A great excuse not to cook on Thursday night, May 10 and do some good in the bargain!

Please come and join us as Arby’s supports Special Olympics Area 6 by donating a portion of proceeds from sales on Thursday May 10 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 Publix 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 May 10, grab some great chow (and skip cooking that night) and support your local Area 6 Special Olympics Athletes.

2018 Polar Plunge a Huge Success for Area 6

Thank you to all who plunged and donated for our plungers for the 2018 Virginia Beach Polar Plunge. We raised over $12,000 in Area 6!  Those who took part had a great time.

2018 Powhatan Basketball Tournament – January 21, 2018: Pictures!

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New Kent County Special Olympics Starts Bowling Thursday, February 15.

New Kent Speical Olympics will be starting bowling on Thursday, February 15. If you are interested please let Peggy know via the New Kent County Special Olympics Facebook page or via email to newkent_sova_6@aol.com.2018-New-Kent-Bowling

New Kent SOVA Area 6 has Taken Off Big Time!

SOVA Area 6 Local New Kent Special Olympics has been started at a fast pace under the leadership of Peggy and Amanda Ramon.  Athletes in New Kent have already participated in Bocce, Bowling, Dance, Volleyball and special activities.

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