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Mission Statement

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. 

Come join us for our Basketball Season. It starts on December 4 at Rivercrest Community Center. 
 
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We just finished a great fall season with the Virginia State Tournament on November 5 and 6.
Our athletes did a great job participating in golf, bowling and soccer. Everyone practiced hard and improved their scores at the tournament. We had wonderful fall weather and enjoyed all of the sports, the opening ceremony and the dance.
 
The 11th Annual Year End Dinner & Dance was held on Friday, June 24, 2016. 
 
 Everyone enjoyed a delicious meal at Traditions and had a lot of fun dancing to some great music at the dance. All of the athletes, parents, coaches and volunteers looked so nice dressed up for the occasion and we were able to honor some of our top athletes for 2016. Congratulations for a great year to all of the athletes, coaches and volunteers who participated this year.
 
The athletes of the year for 2016 are Kristen Dodds - Fall Bowling, Ryan McGregor - Golf, Stacy Kearnes - Soccer, Nathan Eriksen - Soccer Skills, Devon Crank - Basketball Skills, Calvin Nance Jr. - Half Court Basketball, Eric Thompson-Williamson - Full Court Basketball, Derek Dorsch - Spring Bowling, Dexter Highland - Softball, Asare Agyei - Tennis and Emily Weimer - Track & Field. 
 
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Polar Plunge 2016 was held on Saturday, February 6 at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront  
 
We are so proud of all of our athletes, parents and friends who stepped up this year and took that cold plunge into the wintery, cold Atlantic. We were "Freezing for a Reason" helping to raise the funds to support our Special Olympics Chesapeake Sports Program. You looked great in your plunge t-shirts and everyone had a great time.
 
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There are two new volunteer forms on the
Volunteer tab of this web site. The links are also below.
 
 


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