If You Are Plunging to Support Area 6 in Virginia Beach on February 4th…

Many of our family, friends, Athletes and supporters are plunging to benefit Area 6 programs. In order to have the majority of your funds earmarked for Area 6 programs, you must have Area 6 in your Team Name. Or if you are plunging as an individual, you must put Area 6 in the last name field, following your last name.

Friday, January 20 is the last day to specify Area 6 in your Plunge registration. If you are plunging as an individual, your are welcome to join our team, Area 6 on Ice. For any registrations that do not have Area 6 in the team or individual name, the funds will go to Special Olympics Virginia, benefiting programs throughout the state.

Special Olympics Area 6 provides many sports activities for all levels of intellectually disabled persons in Chesterfield, Goochland, New Kent and Powhatan. Area 6 is an all volunteer organization that relies on donations for venues, officials, uniforms, equipment, transportation and more.

Thank you for your support!

Pro Wrestling Show Free to Athletes – West Point High School

March 11 2017

At: West Point HS

Athlete Meet and Greet 4-5 PM

Mingle with the Wresters and Autographs 5-6:30 PM

Pro Wresting Show  7 –  9 PM

Seating will be reserved for Special Olympics

Attendance is Free but you must register here:

Classic Pro Wrestling Event at West Point

Athletes need to register on this link and provide their own transportation to and from this event.

Chesterfield Community Swimming and Aquatics

Chesterfield Community Swimming practices will be held on Sundays beginning on January 22, 2017 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm at:

Collegiate School Aquatics Center
5050 Ridgedale Parkway,
North Chesterfield VA 23234 US.

Two levels of swimming are offered:

  • Aquatics practice will be held from 6 – 7 pm. (For swimmers who can swim at least 25M unassisted)
  • Swim skills practice will be held from 7 – 8 pm. (For swimmers who cannot swim at least 25M unassisted)


Registration opens Wednesday, November 23, 2016. After this date, use this link or the link on the home to register:

Chesterfield Community Swimming Registration

If you have any questions, please contact:
Contact: Karin Koch
Email: sova.chesterfield@verizon.net
Phone: 804-382-2637

UNIFIED Basketball Open to Grades 3-5 to be held in Bon Air

UNIFIED Basketball

A free event for all kids grades 3-5th

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Goal: To encourage inclusion and help kids develop their basketball skills. Together athletes with and without disabilities will compete with one another, getting exercise and developing friendships.

This event will consist of drills and ball work for the first half and a scrimmage the second half to showcase the learned skills, once a week for six weeks. All skill levels welcome.

When and Where: Bon Air Baptist Church
2531 Buford Rd, Richmond, VA 23235

Sundays: January 22, 29 February 5, 12, 19, 26
From 4:00-5:00

Contact: Call Ben Knight
(804)-393-2272 or email at benknight012@gmail.com

Select here to view the full flyer.

2016 SOVA Fall Games – Virginia Beach


Opening Ceremony with Brooke and Victoria

Area 6 Athletes competed in many events at the Special Olympics Virginia 2016 Fall Games in Virginia Beach. The sports our Athletes competed in were bocce, bowling, golf, soccer and volleyball. (If I missed anything, please let me know!).

Jayne Hancock, our fearless leader (local coordinator) from Goochland says it all:
“Had a great weekend at State Special Olympics Fall games in Va. Beach! Athletes, chaperones, and coaches had a great time. My athletes participated in bocce. I would like to give a special thank you to Charlotte that comes from a North Carolina to run this event. She works hard to follow the rules and meet the needs of all athletes. Sportsmanship was fantastic. Out athletes received first, second, or third place awards. The smiles say it all. Our Goochland bus drivers did an awesome job!”

Here are some pictures from the Fall Games. I will add more pictures as I receive/find them!



Area 6 Roller Skating Team


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 now closed. Please contact Karin Koch at SOVA.Chesterfield@verizon.net 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 Goochland@Area6SOVA.org 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 Powhatan@Area6SOVA.org if you have any questions.

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




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, 2016 at Powhatan’s Fighting Creek Park. Everyone did a great job and had fun 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 for Roller Skating is now closed.  Registration for Special Olympics fall sports in Chesterfield County is now closed for soccer and volleyball.
To register for fall sports in other Area 6 locals, please contact your local coordinator to see if registration is still open.

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 web@area6SOVA.org.

(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!