Category: Sports Calendar

Come Dance with Us!

Graceland Baptist Church in Powhatan is holding a dance for those with special needs ages 17 and up. Come join everyone for a great time! There is no special dress required. Be sure to register if you plan to attend.

2019 Area 6 on Ice (or NOT!) Solar Plunge June 8!

That’s right; we know how much you enjoyed last year’s Solar Plunge so Special Olympics Virginia is bringing it back! The 2019 Solar Plunge returns to Summer Games at the University of Richmond on June 8th!
SOVA is making it even easier for our Athletes, their families and other volunteers to plunge during the Summer Games. The Plunge has been moved to Saturday June 8th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm so everyone has a chance. So play your sport, plunge, and then come join us at the Plunge Party Dance!

Register Today!

And get your fun-raising on so you can earn the COOLest Solar Swag and incentives! What are you waiting for? Be sure to join our Area 6 on Ice  (ok they will be melting in June!) team to ensure a portion of the proceeds go to your local Athletes.
Register to Join our team Area 6 on Ice  here:

Don’t want to plunge?

(Even though it’s warmer than February?), Donate to support one of our Area 6 On Ice Athletes that is plunging. Be sure to select our Area 6 on Ice team (ok they will be melting) to ensure a portion of your donation goes to your local Athletes.

Donate to our team Area 6 on Ice or a specific Area 6 Athlete here:
We are looking forward to some great competition and lots of fun at the 2019 Summer Games! Come join us!

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:

Murphy Farm Rope N’ Run Rescheduled for October 27!

Come join us for a terrific time at the ” Rope N’ Run Rodeo Event at the Murphy Farm, at 8400 Airport Road, Quinton, Virginia“….yes, it’s a real rodeo to benefit Special Olympics Virginia Area 6.

Information for spectators: This event promises to be lots of fun and is an all day event.. Folks can come and go at any time they want from early morning until is over at night. You can bring your own snacks and food but you can also buy food and drinks from the food vendors that will be set up at the event. There is no seating at the farm so bring you own beach chair or something else to sit on as you watch and enjoy the rodeo events and activities.

This is a fun and event and it will benefit our Area 6 program.

Admission is Free to all Athletes and their families. Come watch the rodeo events, barrel racing, team roping, goat tying, open breakaway, open tie down, dummy roping, walk-up goat tying, and other activities. Mark your calendars for September 8; gates open at 7 AM . Concession stands and food vendors will be available to purchase food and drinks.

If you know any cowboys or cowgirls that want to take part in the rodeo, please have them contact Cory Murphy @ (804) 514-4104 or Alie Murphy @ (804)814-0950 or email @

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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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