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Join Us for a Charity Basketball Tournament February 29

Basketball Season isn’t over yet!!!

This weekend at Goochland High School there will be an all day free tournament featuring Police officers from local and state, and Firemen and EMS. They will be playing Basketball and  raising money for Special Olympics…

Head out Saturday to watch the games and you might even get a chance to play!

Come and support Special Olympics and our local 1st Responders!


Our Athletes did Great at the SOVA Invitational State and Area 6 Speed Skating Competitions

First for the Special Olympics Virginia Speed Skating Invitational

Another good time for our Athletes and some medals to boot!


L-R, Area 6 Coaches Clarence and Mary Jean Singleton; JP Mines and proud Mom, Pam Mines; Coaches with Travis Hunter and Marjorie Loya. Travis is a competitor and volunteer with our Athletes.
Chrissy Dryer on her way to win a medal!
Noah Kuria getting a snack after a short break
222m Race Winners! Gold: Richard “Hayden” Wood Area 6; Silver: Emma Burkholder, Area 2; and Bronze: Arthur Jung Area 26. Congratulations!


333m Race Winners! Gold: James Perry “JP” Mines, Area 6; Silver: Israel T Wason Jr., Area 2; Bronze: Tamara “Tammy” Kiser, Area 26; 4th: Nathan Vaccaro, North Carolina. Congratulations!
Travis Hunter with Marjorie Loya, showing all his medals.

Proud Mom of a Gold Medal Winner. JP and Pam Mines. Congratulations JP!


Followed the Next Day by the SOVA Area 6 Competition!

First Responders for Chesterfield County and Marjorie Loya. Thank you for presenting our Athletes medals and for all that you do for our Special Olympics Athletes!
Here are the volunteers who support 2020 Area 6 Speedskating Team. Left to Right: Gray Hunter, Diane Hunter, Fred Dryer, Ainsley Kramer, Jess Wasylow, Dahryn Kramer, Julie Kramer, Marjorie Loya, Owen Phillips-Martin’ AJ West Sami Hevener Travis Hunter Clarence Singleton Mike Geronimo.  Travis Hunter is a competitor and volunteer in Skating.


Marjorie Loya getting Sam Dillard ready for the wheel chair race.
Waiting to compete in the 555m. Left to right Hayden Wood, Chrissy Dryer, Ja’Von Chalkley, Noah Kuria
Getting Ready for the Bucket Race
Brianna won the gold medal. 🥇
Marjorie Loya’s “fellas”. Left to right Travis Hunter, Kyler Jenkins, Marjorie Loya, Hayden Wood, and JP Mines.


Woodville Elementary School Athletes and Teachers from SOVA Area 25.



About Time Music Festival Selects SOVA Area 6 as Beneficiary This Year

About Time Music FestivalThe About Time Music Fest 2020 is happening! On May 29th -30th , 2020 at Ed Allen’s Campground in Lanexa, VA, an estimated 600+ friends and folks will gather to hear 10-12 bands and music groups play during this two day festival with onsite camping and activities for all ages. The regionally popular Richmond based band “South Hill Banks” will headline the music lineup this year.

The About Time Music Fest, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, has an exciting opportunity for you to help support this year’s event, which will benefit our local Special Olympics Virginia organization: Area 6.

The huge success of the About Time Music Festival is credited in large part to our sponsors, who will lend their names and financial support to the 2020 About Time Music Festival in exchange for valuable sponsorship benefits. We hope you will consider sponsoring the 2020 About Time Music Festival.

For more information see the About Time 2020 Sponsorship Letter.

So come camp for a weekend, day or night of great Music! Many of the area’s local bands will be heard throughout the festival.

Also, your attendance and/or sponsorship will help Special Olympics Virginia Area 6 provide the many sports we do for all our Area Athletes in New Kent, Chesterfield, Goochland, and Powhatan.

We would like to thank the About Time Music Festival for selecting Special Olympics Virginia Area 6 as their beneficiary this year!

Polar Plunge 2020 Will Be Here Before You Know It!

Come join us for a great time!

The Polar Plunge® Festival is Special Olympics Virginia’s premier, annual fundraiser for those brrrr-ave enough to take the challenge. Join the “colony” as we come together to raise funds and plunge into icy waters at four different locations across Virginia in January and February– all for a cool cause.

Join Special Olympics Area 6 and plunge with our Athletes and Volunteers. It will be an experience you will never forget!

Select here to join our Polar Plunge team ‘Area 6 on Ice.’  Create an Account or Login in if you’ve plunged with us before. Be sure to select Area 6 on Ice to join the plunge or make a donation to our team.

Special Olympics Virginia Area 6 is a year-round program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Area 6 is one of 31 Special Olympics Virginia area programs; it serves:

Thanks to a large volunteer network and the support of generous partners throughout Metro Richmond, athletes pay nothing to participate. We invite everyone to join us in our mission to open hearts and change minds about people with intellectual disabilities.

Bowling and Swimming Registrations are now Open!

Friday night bowling will be held at Bowl America Southwest at 6 pm beginning on January 17.
Saturday morning bowling will be held at Holiday Bowl at 10 am beginning on January 18.
Participants are invited to provide a donation each week to help offset the cost of bowling. As always, this donation is not required, but optional. Please contact Michelle or Karin with any questions or if you have information about businesses or organizations that might help sponsor our bowling programs.
Swimming practices will be held on Sundays beginning on February 2 at”
5050 Ridgedale Avenue

North Chesterfield VA 23234.

Aquatics practice will be held from 5 – 6 pm. (For swimmers who can swim on top of the water at least 25M unassisted)
Swim skills practice will be held from 6 – 7 pm. (For swimmers who cannot swim at least 25M on top of the water unassisted)
If you are unsure of your athlete’s skill level, please report to the 6 pm session for the first week’s practice.

Area 6 Basketball has Begun!

February 2 has been confirmed for the Area 6 Goochland Basketball Tournament. We do not have a date confirmed as yet for the Powhatan tournament.
In Addition, the following tournament dates have been set.  Be sure to check with your coaches to see if your team is taking park in either tournament.
February 16 – St. Christopher’s School (SOVA Regional)
February 22 – Lee-Davis (31)
Plan to arrive by 8:30 am for all tournaments except the regional tournament at St. Christopher’s.

Ice Skating in Richmond Begins December 4th!

These are the confirmed dates for ice skating at Richmond Ice Zone this year.

Training time is any time from 9:00 until 11:45 to be determined per Athlete’s interest/ability.

December 4 and 11
January 8, 15, 22 and 29
February 5 and 12
February 19 Area Ice Skating Competition

Richmond Ice Zone
636 Johnston Willis Drive
North Chesterfield, VA 23236. 

Practices will be cancelled if Chesterfield Schools are closed or operate on a late opening or early closing schedule.

Registration forms will be sent directly to skaters. Contact Marjorie Loya with any questions.

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