Special Olympics Virginia Area 6 Grants and Donations

Who are we?

Special Olympics Area 6 is part of Special Olympics Virginia serving SOVA Athletes in Chesterfield, Powhatan, Goochland, New Kent, Amelia and West Point. We are an all-volunteer organization with almost 1,000 Athletes currently registered for our programs. Special Olympics was created by the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation for the benefit of persons with intellectual disabilities.

Who are our Athletes?

SOVA serves people with intellectual disabilities, cognitive delays, and developmental disabilities, providing them with great sports and camaraderie.

Eight years of age or over

Ages 6 – 7

Ages 2 – 7

Our Program is Free for Athletes and Families

Neither families nor Athletes are asked to pay any fees to take part in either training or competitions.

Area 6 Pays For:

What Sports Do We Offer?

Fall Sports Winter Spring Summer
(4 Person)
Roller Skating
Soccer Skills
Flag Football
Alpine skiing (Local Only)
Speed Skating
January Through Summer Games:
Bowling (Individual)
Basketball Skills

(Full-court & Half-court)

Track & Field

How Our Progam is Funded

By Donations

100 Percent of these donated funds are spent to directly to benefit our athletes

No Overhead

Sponsor Recognition

Grants Manager Communications for Sponsors and Donations

If you wish to speak with our Grants Manager to request further information or plan a visit to your company, please conact Richard Koch at GrantsManagerArea6@gmail.com. We can also plan a visit with one of our Athletes so he/she could tell you what our program means to him/her.

Sending Donations Directly to Benefit our Athletes

We have a PO Box for sending donations. Please write checks to SOVA Area 6 to ensure the funds stay in our Area and mail to:

Special Olympics Area 6
PO Box 72924
North Chesterfield VA 23235

Or Stop By and See Our Athletes in Action

Stop by one of our events and root our Athletes on! Our website Area6SOVA.org has a Calendar with practice and competition dates and locations for your convenience.
If you would like to donate while there, checks and cash can be given to any Area 6 Board Member or Coach. We appreciate every donation, big and small to keep providing a great time for our Athletes.

It Takes Hundreds of Volunteers

We have so many wonderful and dedicated volunteers helping us to run our organization. If anyone is interested in a rewarding volunteer position, here are some that we have every year.

Our Current SOVA Area 6 Board