We are Looking For Volunteers for 2017 SOVA Area 6 Fall Sports!

We are looking for coaches, managers and other assistance with our fall sports programs. 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 2017 Fall Sports.

If you are interested in other Volunteering opportunites 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

Register for SOVA Area 6 Fall Sports Now! Athletes from any County may Participate in Any Area 6 Program

Registration is now open for all Special Olympics Area 6 fall sports!  All athletes and partners must register in advance. Please do not report to practice without registering.

Click on the individual registration forms to see the details regarding practice locations and schedules. Remember that any Special Olympics athlete, coach, or volunteer is welcome to take part in any training programs in other local communities.

All athletes who take part in Special Olympics sports must have a current Athlete Participation and Release Form on file.  Unified partners must complete the appropriate Class A Volunteer form (Adult or Minor).  Eligibility must be renewed every three years for athletes, unified partners, and volunteers. To access these forms, go to our SOVA Area 6 website and click the “Get Involved” tab. If you are unsure of your eligibility status, contact your local coordinator.

Athletes from any county may participate in any Area 6 fall sports program.

Bocce-Registration
Soccer-Registration
Bowling-Registration-100
Flag Football-Registration
Golf-Registration
Volleyball-Registration
Skating-Registration

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

Fall Sports

Bocce

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 http://www.area6sova.org/get-involved/athletes/.

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

Soccer

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 Jayne.Hancock@comcast.net or call her at 804-873-9128

Basketball

Goochland Basketball starts on Monday, November 6, 2017.

Spring Sports

Swimming

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 Jayne.Hancock@comcast.net 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 http://www.area6sova.org/get-involved/athletes/.

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:  http://specialolympicsva.org/volunteer/volunteer-resources#class-a

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

Summer Track Opportunity for our Athletes

We have an opportunity to again participate in the Trinity Miler this summer. Each of the past several years some students from Trinity Episcopal School help our athletes train for a mile run. This is a great time for our athletes to bond with them as well as each other. Training is at Bon Air Elementary School, 8701 Polk Street, Bon Air, VA 23235.

See Registration Details below.

We will be practicing on Monday evenings at 6:00 pm, weather permitting. These are not strenuous workouts, so we do not tax our energy. Dress for the weather, wear comfortable, closed, running shoes, and bring a water bottle.

SCHEDULE – 6:00 pm at Bon Air Elementary School
July 17, 24, and 31
August 7 and 14
August 21 – 6:00 pm – Pizza Party at Trinity Episcopal School
August 26 – 9:00 am Trinity Miler

Trinity Episcopal School
3850 Pitaway Drive
Richmond, VA 23235

Please contact Karin Koch at SOVA.Chesterfield@verizon.net if you plan to attend so that she can register everyone and check on each athlete’s Special Olympics Medical status.

Thank you,
Karin Koch

Summer Games are Here! Come and Cheer Us On!

This coming weekend many Area 6 Athletes will be competing in varied sports in the Virginia Special Olympics Summer Games, headquartered out of the University of Richmond. We love to have people come out and cheer us on as we compete in the sports we’ve been practicing hard for over the spring. The link below will give you all the information you need to come out and support us!

specialolympicsva.org/share/2017_Summer_Event_Guide_Final.pdf

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:  https://m.facebook.com/groups/1486732108025166.

To contact Peggy and Amanda, send an email to newkent_sova_6@aol.com.

Some of our New Kent Athletes

New Kent County Special Olympics Athletes-01

New Kent County Special Olympics Athletes-02

Area 6 Summer Games 2017 – Better Than Ever!

The 2017 SOVA Area 6 Summer Games were hosted by L.C. Bird High School on Friday, April 21. Close to 200 volunteers were provided by: Capital One, Legal Department; Murphy & McGonigle; PC  Troutman Sanders LLP; Monacan High School Air Force JROTC and Polar Plunge Team; ECPI Physical Therapist Assistant Program; L.C. Bird HS student organizations; and Volunteers from the local community. Athletes participated from New Kent, Powhatan, and Chesterfield County. Participants trained at 14 schools and in community programs. 

We would like to thank L.C. Byrd High School for hosting this event, and all the volunteers who made this terrific event possible for our Area Athletes. Many of these Athletes look forward to the Summer Games all year long and work hard to prepare. Without your help, this would not be possible. Thank you so much!

Photos to be added as soon as possible.

Two Area 6 Athletes Won Medals in the Special Olympics World Games in Austria

Select here for a video interview from WRIC TV of our two world Athletes heading to Austria!
http://wric.com/2017/03/03/2-chesterfield-speed-skaters-headed-to-the-special-olympics-world-winter-games/

Every four years, thousands of Special Olympics athletes from around the world come together to showcase their athletic skills and celebrate the true spirit of competition through winter sports.  Through the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games, Special Olympics athletes and coaches will transcend boundaries of geography, nationality, political philosophy, gender, age, culture and religion.  The event was held from March 14, 2017 to March 25, 2017 in Graz, Schladming, Ramsau, and Schladming-Rohrmoos, Austria and will include 3,000 athletes and coaches representing 110 countries and over 10,000 family members, volunteers and spectators.

We are proud to announce that two of our Area 6 Athletes have won Medals  in the World Games! They honor Area 6 with their hard work and determination. Congratulations Chrissy and Craig!

SOVA Area 6 World Athletes

Christina Dryer's Page

Chrissy Dryer

 

Chrissy Dryer competed in Speed Skating in the 222M and 333M events. She won a Gold Medal in the 333M with a time of 01:38.478 and a Silver Medal in the 222M with a time of 01:03.658.

Please join us in congratulating Chrissy for her Medals and hard work and effort during the competitions.

Chrissy-Colage

Craig Licorish's Page

Craig Licorish

Craig Licorish competed in Speed Skating in the 500M and 777M races. He won Bronze Medals in both events with times of 01:58.804 in the 777M and 01:19.394 in the 500M. Please join us in congratulating Craig for his Medals and hard work and effort during the competitions.

Craig-Colage

Select here for the SOVA page that talks about the team and events.
http://specialolympicsva.org/who-we-are/news/the-hills-are-nearly-alive-with-the-sound-of-special-olympics-fans-in-austr

Manchester Moose Lodge Spaghetti Dinner Raises $1000 for SOVA Area 6

Manchester Moosel Lodge #699 is held a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, March 11 to benefit Special Olympics Area 6. The Moose Lodge is located at 11110 Trade Road, Richmond VA 23236. Thanks to the Moose Lodge, they have raised $1000 for Special Olympics Area 6. Thank you to all the Moose Lodge people that ran the event and to all the people who attended and chowed down on Spaghetti that night!

Manchester Moose Fundraiser Flyer

Athletes Have a Great TIme at the Pro Wrestling Show iat West Point

Area 6 Athletes and their chaparones were invited to attend the Pro Wrestling Show at West Point High School on March 11 2017. Before the show they took part in a meet and greet with the wrestlers, many Athletes obtaining autographs. After that they enjoyed the Pro Wresting Show. Seating was reserved and attendance was free for those registered with SOVA. Below are some pictures from this great time.

Wrestling-Colage