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:


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 2015 at Virginia Beach and Tim's Rivershore. Please consider joining our team.

Thank you for your support of Greater Prince William Special Olympics 



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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jim Zimmermann. Jim has been a long time supporter, advocate, and invaluable mentor to many in the Prince William Special Olympics family. Please keep Jean and Brian in your prayers. Service TODAY, Saturday, December 6 at 1:00 PM for Jim Zimmermann at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church on Mary's Way in Woodbridge.

Council meeting on Saturday, December 20 at  9 AM in the Special Olympics Office. 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. The Gainesville program starts on Saturday, December 6, 4 - 5:30 PM at GMU Freedom Aquatics and Fitness Center.  Read more at Basketball



Come out to G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium, 7 County Complex Court, Woodbridge, VA 22192 for a night of fun and family entertainment and support Prince William Special Olympics! Potomac Nationals will be playing the Frederick Keys.

The game is on Saturday, August 23rd starting at 6:35 PM.  Grandstand seats will be purchased.  Free admission for all PWSO athletes and $8 for all others. For ticket information, please contact Peggy Van Lowe, AreaCoordinator@pwsova.org or 703-680-6661 by July 31 so we have enough tickets.  Leave a message with your name and number of tickets.  If you call, please provide a phone number where you can be reached.


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

See flier for upcoming Open House Young Athlete Open House