Happy Holidays from Special Olympics Virginia

President David Thomason shares a message with our community

During this season of joy, hope, love, peace, and celebration, I wish you and yours all the best. Often, we associate holidays with gifts. Thanks to you, Special Olympics Virginia gives much needed gifts throughout the year. We give a sense of community. We give a place to belong. We give an elevated opportunity to redefine—and demonstrate to others--what everyone’s “possible” is. We give ongoing opportunities to believe in, support, and embrace everyone’s talents and abilities.

“Special Olympics has single handedly changed the state of play for an entire population of individuals. But sport as the great equalizer is not the sole mission of Special Olympics. Sports are just the tip of the iceberg.

The greater story...the human story...lies in how playing sports changes us.”

~ Alex Burns, Special Olympics Virginia athlete

Like no other time, our world needs the positivity that SOVA offers. As part of the Special Olympics Virginia community, you have created that place of respect, of inclusion, and of unity. Thank you!

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah/ Hanukkah Sameach , Happy Kwanzaa/ Heri za Kwanzaa! However you celebrate during this holiday season, my wish for you is that it is a season of community. . .of joy. . .of peace. . and of hope. May your new year be filled with happiness and success.

David Thomason, President