Inclusion, Diversity, Equity
Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Team Mission Statement
Special Olympics Virginia uses the power of sport as a catalyst for inclusion and acceptance. We believe athletes, families and volunteers’ dedicated involvement in the movement helps them not only achieve their personal bests but also demonstrates a commitment to their communities. In order to uphold excellence and fulfill this vision, we must be committed to recruiting and including a diverse group of leaders, staff and volunteers. The Inclusion and Diversity Team will monitor, educate and support activities that ensure Special Olympics Virginia remains focused on its core values of respect, inclusion and unity.
Coming Soon: Take the Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Training
What is Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity
"All people are to be respected and provided full access to the resources they need to better their lives. They should be given the opportunity to distinguish themselves based on their character, actions, and accomplishments."
Meet the IDE Team
Sheriff Antionette V. Irving
Veronica believes that our mission brings many people together from diverse backgrounds to make our wonderful program happen across the state of Virginia. As Co-Chair of this team she is committed to making sure our mission of inclusion continues to be equitable in an effort to make Special Olympics Virginia a resource for everyone.