Events & Fundraisers
Special Olympics is no longer just an event. With more than 30,000 competitions around the globe each year, training takes place every day. Athlete leaders, families and volunteers share our message year round. Special Olympics is a movement. A movement not just for our athletes, but for all of us.
And we want you to join in the fun.
Special Olympics Virginia athletes have the opportunity to compete – free of charge – in local
, regional, statewide
competitions. To raise much-needed funds for the program, we also hold numerous annual fundraisers throughout the year. Volunteer
committees, in-kind donations
and sponsor support
fuel the success of these events, which range from one-day single discipline meets and three-day, multisport competitions to our largest fundraisers, the Polar Plunge® Winter Festival
and the Dulles Day Plane Pull®
, which boast crowds of more than 10,000.
Check out our calendar
to find out what’s happening in your area. For more information on how to volunteer at the state or local level, contact our Volunteer Manager
. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, visit our donor/sponsor section
or contact Katie Botha
, Director of Corporate Development, or David Thomason
, Director of Individual Giving.
No matter your interest, there is a place in Special Olympics for you.