Early on for Jane, participating in sports was challenging. But when Jane's family discovered Special Olympics, everything changed.
"If you saw what I saw when Jane finished her first lap across the swimming pool after training with Special Olympics, you'd fly to the moon to give her that feeling again," Dot Hefron, Jane's mom, said. "Swimming with Special Olympics gives her a place to succeed and be celebrated, and really, who couldn't use more of that?"
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Announcing the Class of 2015 Global Messengers and Mentors
Next June 14-21, more than 3,500 Special Olympics athletes from throughout the United States, including 85 athletes and coaches from Virginia, will travel to New Jersey to compete in the USA Games. Before they set foot on the national stage, though, they’ll attend a training camp Dec. 7-8 in Richmond. Please contact Dave Pawlowski for details.
***Due to the weather forecast for Sunday 12/8, we are cancelling the Saturday overnight stay in Richmond and all of Sunday's activities. The Saturday schedule will remain as planned. Training camp will run from 12:30 - 6:30 PM on Saturday, 12/7. Dinner will still occur on Saturday evening. Parents should pick everyone up at 6:30 PM and return them home.
Saturday's training camp is MANDATORY. Pictures, uniforming, and registration cannot be done at a later date.
Safety is our utmost goal at these events and given the ice forecast for most of Virginia, we feel that this is the best decision for the group. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dave Pawlowski at (804) 726-3034.
Franklin Bowling Center
AMF York Lanes
U-turn Sports Performance Academy
We're so proud of our own Virginia Beach athlete, Max Everton, who was awarded the 2013 Executive Council Athlete Award by the Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) for Special Olympics! Max was recognized for his contributions to the success of the Law Enforcement Torch Run. Congratulations, Max!