Area 6 Special Olympics Athlete Hayden Wood had a Special Visit!

From CBS News:

RICHMOND, Va. — CBS 6 reporter Jake Burns surprised a young local athlete as part of the CBS 6 Month of Giving.

Jake handed out some sports goodies, including a basketball and football as well as a Redskins hat, from Dick’s Sporting Goods.

“I played college football back in the day, so I picked you out a nice Nike,” Jake said. “Those things throw pretty good.”

Jake also gave the deserving family a Walmart gift card to help out during the holidays.

Select here to view the segment from Channel 6 News.

Sweet Frog Days Benefiting Special Olympics Area 6 at Hancock Village

Come get a real treat and help Special Olympics Area 6 at the same time! Thank you Sweet Frog! We appreciate your support!

Area 6 Little Feet Meet at Goochland Elementary

Little Feet Meet was held at Goochland Elementary School on Friday, December 2. Student volunteers came and helped.  All the athletes, school staff and parents had a great time!

Chelsea Gaughran, Area 6 Athlete and Global Messenger

Chelsea Gaughran, Area 6 Athlete and Global Messenger, had her first speaking engagement tonight at the SOVA office. Congratulations Chelsea!


Meredith Jordan, Area 6 volunteer and Srisuphan Nielsen, Area 6 Athlete (mother and daughter) at the finish line of the 2017 Richmond Marathon.  This was Srisuphan’s first marathon, what an accomplishment! Congratulations to both of you!

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2017 Fall Games Pictures














Basketball Practice Starts in November!

Check below or the Calendar for start dates for Basketball for SOVA Area 6. Registration is open for 3 weeks starting with the first day of practice.  Each program is listed below.   Athletes from any county may participate in any 6 Area basketball program. We are awaiting information for New Kent Basketball and will post it as soon as we have it.

Select here to register for a program.

Chesterfield Community Full-Court – Mondays, November 13 – March 5, 6:00 PM at Swift Creek Middle School, 3700 Old Hundred Road South, Midlothian VA 23112

Chesterfield Community Half-Court – Tuesdays, November 14 – March 6, 6:00 PM at St. Marks Methodist Church, 11551 Lucks Lane, Midlothian VA 23114

Goochland County – Mondays, November 6 – February 26 , 3:00 – 5:00 PM at Goochland Sports Complex, 1800 Sandy Hook Road, Goochland VA 23063

Powhatan County – Tuesdays, November 14, – March 6, 6:30 – 7:30 PM at Pocahontas Middle School, 4290 Anderson Hwy, Powhatan, VA 23139

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.










Announcing the Sports Schedule for Goochland for the 2017-2018 Year

Fall Sports


Goochland Bocce starts on Monday, September 9, 2017.

If you plan to join us for Bocce, please be sure you have submitted Athlete Release and Participation Forms available online at

Please contact Jayne Hancock via email at or call her at 804-873-9128 to register or if you have any questions.


If you are interested in playing Soccer with Goochland Special Olympics, please let us know so we can see if we will have enough players to field a team. Please contact Jayne Hancock via email at or call her at 804-873-9128


Goochland Basketball starts on Monday, November 6, 2017.

Spring Sports


Goochland Swimming starts on Monday, March 5, 2018.

Information and Registration

For all Athletes, Coaches and Partners interested in participating in any sport with Goochland Special Onlympics, please email Jayne Hancock at or call her at 804-873-9128

All practices run from 3pm until 5pm on Mondays. If Goochland County Schools are closed for any reason on the day a practice is scheduled, the practice will be cancelled.

For Athletes: Be sure you have submitted your Athlete Release and Participation Forms available online at

For Coaches and Partners: If you are interested in 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:

Please contact Jayne Hancock via email at or call her at 804-873-9128 to register or if you have any questions.

Welcome to our New Kent County Local Coordinators

Area 6 warmly welcomes Peggy Ramon and Amanda Ramon as the Local Coordinators for New Kent County. New Kent is part of Area 6 which also includes Chesterfield, Goochland and Powatan. Thank you so much ladies for being a part of our Area 6 team!

Peggy and Amanda are really stepping up the game for our Athletes located in New Kent. They have established a Facebook page to enable easy dissemintation of information to the Athletes and their families. The Special Olympics Area 6 New Kent Facebook page is:

To contact Peggy and Amanda, send an email to

Some of our New Kent Athletes

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