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Little by little, the world changes. For Special Olympics Virginia, sport is the way we work that change, but the real power lies within the Special Olympics experience and all the people it touches.
Champions Together builds inclusive school communities by engaging students with and without disabilities in unified sports.
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It’s at the local level--right here--where interested volunteers meet the athletes. That’s where the perceptions start to change and where the miracle of transformation takes place. 

Special Olympics Virginia provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Those activities give them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship. 

Special Olympics Virginia Contact Info

Special Olympics Virginia
3212 Skipwith Road, Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23294

+1 (804) 346-5544

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Upcoming Events

  • Feb
    25
    Northern Virginia Polar Plunge
    Sat Feb 25, 2017
    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Dumfries
    Virginia
    USA

    Northern Virginia Polar Plunge

    Sat Feb 25, 2017
    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Put on your brave—just don't forget your swimsuit—for the Northern VA Polar Plunge® Fest, where hundreds will dash into the icy Potomac. In addition to your icy dip, you can strut your stuff on the beach in your best Plunge costume, listen to the live band, or win some COOL door prizes! The Festival will take place at Tim's Rivershore Restaurant & Crabhouse from 10 am to 4 pm. Registration opens at 10 am; the costume contest starts at 2 pm; and plunging begins around 3 pm (subject to tides). It's $100 to Plunge, but the more you raise, the COOLER the incentives! Students also are welcome to join us for the Cool School Challenge. Don't miss out on the COOLEST winter beach party in NOVA there is!


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    Venue(s)
    Tim's Rivershore Restaurant & Crabhouse
    1510 Cherry Hill Road
    Dumfries, Virginia
    USA
  • Mar
    01
    Stuarts Draft High School Spread the Word to End the Word
    Wed Mar 01, 2017
    8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Stuarts Draft
    Virginia
    USA

    Stuarts Draft High School Spread the Word to End the Word

    Wed Mar 01, 2017
    8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

    Stuarts Draft High School will be showing a video that educates students on the effects of the words we use on others. We will be taking pledges during lunch and between classes to promise to not use the "r-word" and spread the word among our friends and family to end the use of the "r-word."

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    Venue(s)
    Stuarts Draft High School
    1028 Augusta Farms Road
    Stuarts Draft , Virginia
    USA
  • Mar 14 - Mar 25
    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
    Tue Mar 14 - Sat Mar 25, 2017
     
    6 venues
    Austria

    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games

    Tue Mar 14 - Sat Mar 25, 2017
     

    The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games will be held in Austria in three primary locations: in Graz (the second largest city in Austria and capital of the Styria region), Schladming (host city of the Alpine Skiing World Championships in 1982 and 2013) and Ramsau (host city of the Nordic Skiing World Championships in 1999).


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    Venue(s)
    Opening Ceremony
    Planai-Hochwurzen-Bahnen
    Coburgstraße 52
    Schladming
    Austria
    Team Competitions
    Stadthalle Graz
    Messeplatz 1
    Graz
    Austria
    Competitions in floorball, floor hockey and stick shooting will be held on the first floor of Stadthalle Graz.
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  • Mar
    19
    2017 Golisano Global Health Leadership Awards
    Sun Mar 19, 2017
    11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
    Schladming
    Austria
    USA

    2017 Golisano Global Health Leadership Awards

    Sun Mar 19, 2017
    11:00 AM - 01:30 PM

    Celebrate the Golisano Foundation’s investment in and impact on inclusive health as an example of how partners are helping to change the game for people with intellectual disabilities. 7 partners be honored at this event.


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    Venue(s)
    Sport Royer Hotel
    Europapl. 583
    Schladming, Austria
    USA

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