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Area 6 on Ice – Polar Plunge 2019

Our Athletes, family and friends had a great time at the Polar Plunge in Virginia Beach this year! THank you to everyone that supported Area 6 in our Polar Plunge efforts!

Still warm the night before, Athletes with their ‘Superstar’ Moms!

At the SOVA Sand Sculpture Before the Plunge:

Clowning Around by the Neptune Statue Before the Plunge:Ready, Willing and Able to Plunge!

Our Youngest Fan Supporters Heading into the Water:

Travis Hunter, Tracy Cade and Khloe Heading Back after the Plunge:

Area 6 Fall Games Held in Powhatan October 14, 2018!

The SOVA Area 6 2018 Fall Games were held on October 14th at Fighting Creek Park in Powhatan. Competition was offered in bocce, soccer and flag football. Teams from Area 6 were joined by teams from Area 23 and Area 11.

A big thank you goes out to Powhatan County Parks and Recreation Department for their continued support of our Area 6 programs! 

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2018 Area 6 Flag Football Cheeseheads and Packers

Area 6 Flag Football Team – Cheeseheads

Area 6 Flag Football Team – Packers

2018 Golf Tournaments!

Golf Tournament October 7 at Mill Quarter Plantation Golf Course 

Golf Tournament October 14 at Providence Golf Club

Steeeerike! Let’s GoBowling!

Some of the finest Special Olympics Virginia athletics showing their stuff here at the Professional Women’s Bowling Association – PWBA Fan Experience at Richmond NASCAR Race.


And one of our teams from Friday night.

Pictures with the NASCAR Drivers















We are Always Looking For Coaches and Unified Partners for our SOVA Area 6 Sports!

We need coaches and unified partners for our sports programs to be successful. Join us for these fun and rewarding opportunities. 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 Fall Sports.

If you are interested in other 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:

Sweet Frog Westchester Commons Supports SOVA Area 6

A great excuse to have a treat on Sunday afternoon, May 20 and to do some good in the bargain!

Please come and join us as Sweet Frog at Westchester Commons supports Special Olympics Area 6 by donating a portion of proceeds from sales on Sunday May 20 from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Be sure to grab a flyer from one of our volunteers when you walk in and give it to the cashier with your order. Sweet Frog is located at 15521 WC Commons Way, Midlothian, VA 23113 in the Westchester Commons Shopping Center (off Midlothian Turnpike at 288).

We appreciate this support from our community. Without the support of Sweet Frog and others, our programs would not be quite as great as they are today! Thank you Sweet Frog of Westchester Commons!

So come on down May 20, grab a treat and support your local Area 6 Special Olympics Athletes. Thank you!

SOVA Area 6 Track and Field Event at LC Byrd High School

On Friday May 4, 2018 at L C Bird High School, located at 10301 Courthouse Road Chesterfield VA, hosted the Annual Special Olympics Virginia Area 6  Track and Field Event.  Beginning at 10 AM, at the “Athletics Field”, the school marching band  “kicked off” the event for approximately 200 Special Olympics Athletes.  There were almost 400 track and field events and athletes arriving from all over the greater Richmond Metropolitan Area. Event award ribbons were presented throughout the day.

This was the fifth year that Dr. Hebert, Principal, at L C Bird, along with her students and staff,  hosted this annual event.   The school has been planned and and created decorations to enhance and add to the festive atmosphere because Special Olympics is more than “just sports”.

This event represents an opportunity for the students of L C Bird and the numerous volunteers from the community to “stand side by side” with the Special Olympics athletes and support the “Special Olympics Movement”.  Special Olympics is: inclusion, unity, tolerance and acceptance. Through work in the fields of health, education, community building and sports, Special Olympics addresses inactivity, injustice, intolerance and social isolation of people with intellectual disabilities.

Thank you LC Byrd and all  your and our volunteers for continuing to support the Area 6 Summer Games!

Below are some pictures from our event:




A great time was had by all!

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