This past week Majorie Loya, our Chesterfield Schools Local Coordinator and Coach for our youngest Athletes, was recognized in the Richmond Times Dispatch for her dedication and hard work in providing access to athletic events for students with intellectual disabilities in the Chesterfield area.
Michael Marretti, the parent of a Special Olympics athlete and coordinator for the program in Chesterfield, New Kent, Goochland, Amelia and Powhatan counties, and West Point, said “She’s an exceptional woman. She has the skill set and the desire to work with people of varying levels of ability.”
Majorie is a teacher of students with Intellectual Disabilities at Salem Church Middle School. Her desire to better the lives of students with intellectual disabilities and their families has driven her to coach student Athletes for over 30 years. She is a priceless volunteer of the Special Olympics Area 6 program and exemplifies the true volunteer spirit that makes our programs possible.