Welcome to Prince William Special Olympics

Prince William County Special Olympics provides recreational programs for individuals with developmental disabilities who reside in the county. Currently there are 13 competitive sports events which involve 270 athletes (children and adults).

According to Changing Lives through Sports: A Report Card on the Impact of Special Olympics, the benefits are substantial. Research documents significant improvement in sense of self, social skills, and social interactions. Parents also see health critical health benefits. Reliable data also reflects a strong correlation between Special Olympics participation and the ability to be employed.

If you are new to Special Olympics Virginia, before mailing the form, please make sure the form is signed by a medical professional (a person licensed in Virginia to complete  physical examinations).

Call 703-680-6661 or email medical@pwsova.org  to request a registration package.  You can also download the form from the web site:

http://specialolympicsva.org/sports/be-an-athlete

Mail your completed form to:

Prince William Special Olympics, PO Box 1073, Woodbridge, VA 22195

 


Polar Plunge

For many, Special Olympics is a place where they find an opportunity to participate in their communities, develop belief in themselves, and feel like champions. We are proud to offer a wide variety of sports and competitive events in: Alpine Skiing, Aquatics, Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, Floor Hockey,  Powerlifting, Soccer, Tennis, and Track and Field.  We hope to start volleyball, golf, and possibly a local program at Quantico.  Equipment and training are provided to the athletes free of charge.  

We will be participating again in the Polar Plunge in February 2016 at Virginia Beach and Tim's Rivershore. Please consider joining our team.

Thank you for your support of Greater Prince William Special Olympics 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Below are details about a Flag Football Kickoff event hosted by the Washington Redskins on 7/31 at their Ashburn facility.  This event is open to ALL athletes plus one guest. Please note the registration details for the event in the linked flyer or email below. The kickoff event is open to athletes of all ages but the flag football program is open to athletes ages 8-19 only.  Informational Link:  http://tinyurl.com/z7ov4al

Please sign up online using the WebTrac link and directions attached.  https://webtrac.loudoun.gov

Deadline: July 17th 2016.  If you do not have access to the internet, please contact Caitlin Marcotte for registration at Caitlin.marcotte@loudoun.gov or 703-777-0438

 

BOCCE practices start at 6:30 PM in Woodbridge on Thursday, Sept 8th and in Gainesville on Tuesday, Sept 13th. For more info, please contact Rhonda Tabor at nctabors@juno.com or call her at 571-338-9050 for the Woodbridge program. Contact Robert Pourciau at pourciau.robert@gmail.com for Gainesville.

BOWLING is at Bowl America, Mathis Avenue (Manassas).  Woodbridge bowling meets on Sundays at Bowl America on Occoquan Road, Woodbridge, 1:30 PM. Contact Rhoda Heller-Holy at prwmso@comcast.net for more information.

POWERLIFTING started on Thursday, October 22 at 7:30 PM at the Potomac High School weight room.

SWIMMING started for the Dale City program on Friday, February 26th, 7 PM and Thursday, February 25th for the Manassas  program at 7 PM, Central Park Aquatics Center.

TENNIS started at Woodbridge HS on Sunday, April 3rd at 1 PM.  If you have any questions, please contact Mike Thorpe at mtthorpe@comcast.net or heidijt@comcast.net or call 703-624-1653.

TRACK and FIELD at Woodbridge Middle School started Wednesday April 2nd 10 AM. Track and Field at Marstellar Middle School Saturday started April 2nd 10 AM

 

UPCOMING SPORTS:

All spring sports programs have begun. Be on the lookout for fall sport announcements.

 

 

 

NEWSLETTERS:

Newsletters can now be found on the webpage "News and Events"


 

 

 

 































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Council meeting on Saturday, January 10 at  9 AM as a teleconference. Meetings are open to the public.

Bowling starts on Sunday, October 19 at 2 PM at Dale City Lanes and Saturday, November 15 at 1 PM at Mathis Avenue Lanes.  Read more at Bowling 

Floor Hockey starts on Sunday, November 16, 5 PM at GMU Freedom Aquatics and Fitness Center.  Read more at Floor Hockey

Basketball starts on Wednesday, November 19, 7 PM at Saunders Middle School for full court and Ferlazzo building for half court and skills. The Gainesville program starts on Saturday, December 6, 4 - 5:30 PM at GMU Freedom Aquatics and Fitness Center.  Read more at Basketball