"We dream of achievement. We dream of meaningful work. We dream of homes and families of our own. We dream of being respected in the communities where we live.
In short, we dream what everyone else in the world dreams… the chance to give voice to those dreams. The voice is mine, but the dream belongs to all of us."
-- Frank Stephens, Special Olympics Virginia Athlete & Global Messenger
Special Olympics Virginia: Our Mission & Purpose
: Special Olympics provides 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.Purpose
: By using sport as a vehicle for social change, Special Olympics Virginia strives to create opportunities for meaningful interaction and self-discovery for everyone. The organization's goal is to reveal everyone’s inner champion. Special Olympics Virginia Inc. is the state program of Special Olympics Incorporated.Access the Special Olympics Virginia Strategic Plan, 2012-2014
. For more information on the Strategic Plan, click here