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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

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!

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.


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.


Select here for the SOVA page that talks about the team and events.

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.


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
Phone: 804-382-2637

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