Area 8

Soccer Team Area 8-USA Games, Orlando 2022
Area 8 is made of the following counties: Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, Roanoke and the cities of Roanoke and Salem
Contact Us
Special Olympics Area 8 Contact Info
In Person
1100 South Main Street Suite B
Blacksburg VA 24060
By Phone
540.951.2979 (fax)

Upcoming Events in Area 8


1830 Apperson Dr, Salem, VA 24153
Saturday mornings 10am -12pm at Lee High Lanes. Oct-March (Break during holidays-sign up for more details) No bowling experience is necessary! Bowling tournament March 30.
Athletes sign up:
Volunteers sign up:

Unified Basketball

Multiple sites
Teams practice and play games each week on Sundays Dec 10 and 17. Resuming Jan 7 - March at HopeTree, Salem and VIA (VA Institute for Autism), Roanoke. Sign up for details on practice times.
Athletes sign up:
Volunteers sign up:

Southwest Region Basketball Tournament

Cassell Coliseum, 675 Washington St SW, Blacksburg, VA 24061
Unified Basketball teams from across western Virginia compete at Virginia Tech. Join us-

Sports Offered






Spring and Summer


Winter, Spring, and Summer

Southwest Region Recent News

Virginia Tech Recognized Nationally for Commitment to Inclusion

Virginia Tech, a Special Olympics Unified Champion School, received national banner recognition Feb. 4 for the school's efforts to provide inclusive sports for that include persons with and without disabilities. This honor is a result of meeting 10 Special Olympics’ national standards of excellence in the areas of inclusion, advocacy and respect. Virginia Tech is the first university in the state to receive this honor.
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Special Olympics Virginia Selects New President

David Thomason will take office on July 1, 2022, as Special Olympics Virginia’s President.
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Happy National Volunteer Week

As National Volunteer Week comes to an end, we want to extend a enormous thank you to each and every volunteer across the state.
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