Special Olympics Volunteer Interest Form -New River Valley (Area 9)
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Special Olympics New River Valley!

Most of our sports offerings are Unified. Unified Sports brings together people with and without disabilities on teams as equal members.

Volunteers and athletes of all ability levels are welcome! PLAYING UNIFIED is a quick path to friendship and understanding. If you are not able to make a weekly commitment, please consider a one day event to connect with our athletes. See details to sign up for current sports below.

Coming Up in 2020!
New River Polar Plunge . Join the Colony!
Saturday, February 22, 2020.
Check-in: 10:30am -12:30pm. Dudley's Landing, Bisset Park-At the bridge off Main.
https://polarplunge.com/newriver/

Info and updates, including INCLEMENT WEATHER MESSAGES can be found on our Facebook page "Special Olympics Virginia - Southwest" and group "Special Olympics Virginia Area 9". We encourage you to follow these pages, as often group emails might end up in spam folders. Check your spam folder, be sure to mark us as "not spam" so you can get important details by email as well.

For dates of more upcoming events check our website at specialolympicsva.org/calendar.
If you have any questions, email swoffice@specialolympicsva.org.

Please use the form below to let us know where you are interested in volunteering. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Thank you for Volunteering!
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Unified Basketball League: Dec - March
This league combines people with and without intellectual disability into teams of equal ability. The league begins in Dec. 3,10, and 17, 2019 and then Jan.7- March 3, 2020. Practice will be on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30 pm at the Blacksburg Community Center, 725 Patrick Henry Drive. New volunteers must attend training on Tuesday, Jan 28th 5:30pm -7pm at Blacksburg Community Center.
Polar Plunge VOLUNTEERS.
WE CAN USE A FEW GOOD VOLUNTEERS AT NEW RIVER POLAR PLUNGE. Plunge will take place February 22, 2020 - be on the lookout for more information about how to sign up as time gets closer!
Jr. Basketball
Junior Basketball is for athletes ages 8-18 & is beginner friendly. at Christiansburg Rec Center (1600 N. Franklin St, Christiansburg) and Blacksburg Middle School Gym 3109 Prices Fork Rd. C'burg Rec-Sun, Jan 12th 2-3pm; BMS--Sun, Jan 19 34pm: CBurg Rec-- Sun, Jan 26 4-5pm; Sat, Feb 1st 1-2pm; Sun, Feb 23 2-3pm Times and locations are subject to change, so be sure to check in with the Coach at practice each week. The team will attend the SW Basketball Tournaments listed below in Feb.
Upcoming Basketball Tournaments
If you would like to volunteer on the Management Team or committees for any of the 3 basketball tournaments, please check below. SW Regional Basketball Tournament is at Cassell Coliseum, Feb 9, 2020. This is an all day event.
Unified Cheerleading
The Unified Cheer Team will meet again on Jan. 27, 2020 at the Blacksburg Community Center. Mondays 5:30-6:30pm.
Swimming-Volunteers can sign up to help on either Tuesday and/or Wednesday nights
This program partners individuals with intellectual disabilities with a partner for individualized instruction. You will be in the pool so wear your swim suit. Tuesday swimming -- Beginning Feb 4, 2020, Blacksburg Aquatic Center: 625 Patrick Henry Drive, 7:00-8:15 pm. Wednesday swimming -- Beginning Jan. 29, 2020, Christiansburg Aquatic Center: 595 N. Franklin Street, 6:15-7:30 pm. Regional Swim Meet April/May TBD. New volunteers for both programs must attend training at 5:30 pm ON TUESDAY, Jan 28th at Blacksburg Community Center: 725 Patrick Henry Dr.
Unified Walking Club
Walk with a partner for fitness and fun. Walking is 7:15-8:15 pm on Tuesdays, Feb 4 - March 3, 2020. University Mall on University City Blvd, Blacksburg. New volunteers must attend the volunteer orientation Tuesday Jan 28th at 5:30 pm at the Blacksburg Recreation Center 725 Patrick Henry Dr.
Unified Bowling League
A weekly league at the NRV Superbowl in Christiansburg. Thursday nights from Sept. 26 - Dec. 5 (no bowling Nov. 28). 6:45-9 pm. And then Thursdays, Jan. 31 - April 4, 2020. Please bring $4 for shoes and ball rental and please wears socks. New Volunteers must attend a required training on Jan 30th at 6 pm at NRV Superbowl. Forms will be filled out for a background check.
Track and Field: Saturdays, March 14 - April 25
Practices will be every Saturday March 14 - April 25, 2020 from 10am - 12:15pm at the Blacksburg High school track. *3/28 will be at Christiansburg High School Track and 4/11 will be at another location To-Be-Confirmed. Spring Games will be Saturday, May 2nd at Radford University’s Cupp Stadium.
Unified Softball: March 10 - June 9
This league welcomes players with and without disabilities. Players will be placed on teams of similar age and ability. Coaches and players of all skill levels are welcome. When: Tuesdays, March 10 – June 9th from 6:30-8:00 pm. Where: Harkrader Fields , 1209 Buffalo Dr., Christiansburg VA. Come dressed to play ball.
Unified Bowling League Team Requests
(If applicable, request to be with team members from previous seasons etc. )
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Unified Flag Football
With our partner Virginia Tech Rec. Sports , we are excited to announce Unified Flag Football at the Virginia Tech South Recreational Fields. There will be weekly practice will be held on the Drill field on Virginia Tech's Campus. Sept. - Nov. 2020, dates and times TBA. All other practices will be held at the South Recreational Fields from 5-6:45 pm , A tournament is planned for Nov.
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