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   MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

    Hello and welcome to Special Olympics Virginia, Area 26. You are viewing the home page
    of a large and active community of volunteers and Special Olympics athletes who are
    thrilled to train and compete in an array of sports programs. If you would like to become
    involved in our organization, please view the information on the website and contact me
    with any questions. If you are already involved, view the site as there is an abundance of
    information available. I would appreciate your comments and suggestions.

    Sincerely,
    Tom Ingoldsby (Chair)


   2013-2014 GOALS FOR AREA 26 SPECIAL OLYMPICS

    Hot off the press. Check out the coming year's goals for our Area. Click here for more
    information.

   Meaning of the Special Olympics Logo

special olympics logoThe logo has five people who each have six arms. The down position means "downtrodden", remembering a time when many people thought thosewith intellectual disabilities were not able to make good decisions or try new things. This often describes the lives of athletes before they became involved in Special Olympics. Many had few friends and spent most of their time
alone. The straight arms mean "equal", showing that our athletes are just like everyone else. The raised arms represent "joy", and realizing ultimate goals.
    The five people represent the five continents involved in Special Olympics at the time the
    logo was created. The people are placed in a circle to represent the world as there are
    Special Olympic athletes and volunteers in almost every country around the globe.

   MESSAGE FROM KEVIN OGLETREE - SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETE

    My name is Kevin Ogletree and I am an athlete with Special Olympics and I’m on the council.
    I bet all of you are wondering, what is Special Olympics? Well, it’s a special program for
    people with disabilities. It gives them an opportunity to compete in different sport events,
    helps improve their skills, gives them a chance to practice being a team player, by showing
    others what they can do, and most importantly to have fun. We also get volunteers to help
    us fundraise different activities to raise money for Special Olympics. Special Olympics’
    volunteers have put in a lot of effort in giving the athletes new & fun opportunities that they
    enjoy year round.

    Please click the following link to read the rest of the message from Kevin.
    Message from Special Olympics Athlete, Kevin Ogletree


   EVENTS FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS VIRGINIA, Area 26


     Most Valuable Players Shine: Special Olympians Compete Before Thousands
     During Cross-Town Rivalry


    On Friday, February 7th, students from the Paul VI Options program took to the court to play a
    six minute 4-on-4 basketball game to a packed house before the game.
    Click here to read the article.

    Run for Special Olympics Fundraiser

    When you dine at a Glory Days Grill, the restaurant will contribute 10% of your total food
    purchases to Special Olympics VA. Bring your neighbors, friends, and relatives, because the
    10% applies to the total food bill. Simply ask your server for a copy of your guest check and
    give it to Trooper Michael McSellers. Questions? Call Ellen Head at 703-359-4301.
    To view the flyer, click here, we hope that you will join in on the fundraiser.

    Special Olympics Round-Robin Tennis Mixed Doubles Fundraiser

    Sunday March 23 from 9am to noon at Skyline Sport & Health Club. All proceeds will go to
    Northern Virginia Area 26 Special Olympics sports, including the Area 26 tennis team that
    practices at Skyline Sport&Health. Click here for more information. We hope that you will join
    in on the fundraiser.

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