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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. 

Fall Sports Programs start in August 2016.
 
Come out for one or more of the programs to help you get in shape and enjoy life to the fullest. Golf starts on Wednesday, August 24 at 6 pm. Soccer starts on Sunday, August 21 at 1:30 pm. Check out the sports flyers on the schedule page or on the Facebook site.
 
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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