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Special Olympics VA Area 26

Supporting our Northern Virginia Special Athletes 

SPECIAL NOTE:  2019-20 BASKETBALL REGISTRATION IS CLOSED AND ALL TEAMS ARE FULL

Who We Are

Special Olympics Virgina  (SOVA)  provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This gives them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.  Area 26 services SOVA in Fairfax County, Arlington and Alexandria as part of the Potomac Region.

Area Council 

Chair: Elaine Tilton
Secretary: Abby Lacy
Treasurer: Bernie Woolfley
Athlete Representative: Billy Duquette
IT Coordinators:  Jay Hoffmeier and Paul Tierney
Volunteer Coordinator: Bruce Fingerhut
Volunteer Recruiting & Group Home Coordinator:
 School Outreach: Chuck Adkins-Blanch
Referee Co-Coordinator Class A & Unified 
        Partner:
Fundraising Chair: Open
Awards: Open
Spring/Summer Sports Director: Nancy Julia

Fall/Winter Sports Director: Elaine Tilton
At Large: Jeff McGiboney,  Will Sullivan, Nancy Robbins
Senior Director Potomac Region: Veronica Jennings

Sports and Coordinators

Greetings from the Chair

Welcome to our community and our new web presence! My name is Elaine Tilton, and I am  both the Chair and the Director of Fall and Winter Programs for  Area 26.

Locally we offer 23 sports to more than 2000 athletes year round. We are always  ready to add new athletes and also always  in need of volunteers who are willing to share their time and skills with our athletes.  They will surely show you that they possess the same level of excitement and interest that you have.  

If you are already involved, please take a look around the new site as there is an abundance of information available. I would appreciate your comments and suggestions. 

                                  Sincerely,
                                      Elaine Tilton 

Revealing the Champion in all of us

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.


Area 26 is the local organization managing Special Oympics teams, athletes and events in Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria.  We support over 3500 competitors in sports year-round.

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December

NIRSA Flag Football, and Golf NIT.  Featured Sport, Basketball

December 2019

November

News on Marine Corps Marathon and Law Enforcement Golf Fundraiser.  Featured Sport, Cross Country Skiing

November 2019

October

First online edition of new email.  Featured Sport, Cycling

October 2019

September

This issue is only available as a PDF.   Featured Sport, Volleyball. 

September 2019

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