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Agency - Special Olympics Virginia, SW


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Special Olympics Virginia, SW
Last updated on July 18, 2017

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Special Olympics is the world’s largest program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, inspiring greatness in more than 1 million athletes and 165 nations worldwide. The Mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Description:
Inclusion through Unified Sports
Special Olympics Unified Sports is a program that brings together individuals with and without disabilities on the same team as equal members. The program breaks down barriers that have traditionally kept people apart. Unified Sports are offered in most team sports and some individual sports.
Local volunteers and sponsors make it possible to offer over 2,400 competitive opportunities each year. Athletes participate in Special Olympics Virginia at no cost to themselves or their families.
Special Olympics Virginia offers training and competitive opportunities in many sports which include:

Alpine Skiing
Basketball
Bocce
Bowling
Golf
Gymnastics
Power lifting
Roller Skating
Soccer
Softball
Speed Skating
Swimming
Tennis
Track and Field
Volleyball

Contact person: Nancy Morehouse, Director, Southwest Section, (phone), (email)

Address:

 1100 South Main Stuite B
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(See a map)

Web Site: http://specialolympicsva.org/who-we-are/find-special-olympics-near-you/southwest-region/area-9
Last updated on July 18, 2017

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