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: www.specialolympicsva.org . Click on Be an Athlete then click on download under Registering an Athlete.

Mail your completed form to:

Prince William Special Olympics, 12914 Lockleven Lane, Woodbridge, VA 22192

 

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, Soccer, Powerlifting, 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 participated in the Polar Plunge in February 2014 at Virginia Beach and Tim's Rivershore. There is still time to donate by going to 

http://www.firstgiving.com/team/242810 then donate to the individual of your choice. 

Thank you for your support of Greater Prince William Special Olympics 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Swimming location change:  We are changing our practice location. The new location is about one mile from the Freedom Center. The name of the new place is Central Park Aquatics, located at 10371 Central Park Drive, Manassas VA. Our time is 7:00 to 8:00pm with everyone getting there at 6:45 for warm ups.
In case you do not have map quest:  Leaving the freedom center go to Godwin and turn right, Go through the light at RT28, Pass DMV on right go about 1/4 of mile and turn left on Central Park Dr. The center is at the end on the road on the right.

The Woodbridge Track and Field program will start on Wednesday March 26, at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at Woodbridge Middle School. The Gainesville Track and Field  program meets at Marstellar Middle School and starts on Saturday March 29 from 10:00 PM to 11:30 AM

Powerlifting started on Thursday, November 7th at Potomac High School, Weight Room, 7:30 to 8:45 PM.  Contact Jerry Stanphill at 202-281-8804 or Alberto Dominguez at  PublicRelations@pwsova.org for more information.

Council meeting on May 9, 6:30 - 8:30 PM at the office, 4326 Dale Blvd, Ste 1.  It is open to the public.

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

 

 

Young Athletes Program

Special Olympics has an exciting program! If you have a child aged 2 - 7 years old, consider enrolling them in the Young Athletes Program.  If interested, contact Darlin Cox at youngathlete@pwsova.org

 

 

 

Newsletters

 TitleOwnerCategoryModified DateSize 
2014-3-March News Notes  2/26/2014391.23 KBDownload
2014-2-Feb-Newsletter  2/26/2014254.15 KBDownload
2014-1-Jan Newsletter  2/26/2014388.24 KBDownload