Inspiration happens every day.
Special Olympics Virginia athletes train, compete and succeed in nearly 2,000 area and regional competitions in 22 sports each year. We also host six annual state-level competitions:
- Summer Games – June in Richmond, hosting tennis, powerlifting, track & field, softball, swimming and bowling
- Fall Championships – November in Virginia Beach, hosting bowling, soccer, volleyball, bocce, golf and roller skating
Additionally, athletes have the opportunity to compete at the national and international level. Every two years the Special Olympics World Games
are held, alternating between winter and summer events. These games are patterned after the traditional Olympic Games and follow many of the same customs, rules and regulations. You make the difference in an athlete’s life.
To raise much-needed funds for the program, Special Olympics Virginia holds numerous annual fundraisers. From the Polar Plunge® Winter Festival
and the Plane Pull®
to Tip-A-Cops organized by the Law Enforcement Torch Run®
, there's always something going on to support Special Olympics Virginia’s amazing athletes.
at any of our events. For more information on how to get involved at the state or local level, contact our Volunteer Manager