Special Olympics Athlete Interest Form - Roanoke Valley (Area 8)
Welcome to Special Olympics Virginia in the Roanoke Valley. All ability levels are welcome. Play Unified with us -- sign up below now to join the fun!
To sign up as a volunteer please go to:  https://tinyurl.com/VolunteerSignup8

Athletes/Families: After signing up below for programs, plan to attend the next scheduled date.

BASKETBALL - Sundays. Dec - March - HopeTree Salem and BRAAC Roanoke,
 Coaches will advise times for each team.  Tournaments will be played in Feb and March TBD
SOCCER - Sept - Oct.
UNIFIED BOCCE - Watch for info about local practices and tournaments Details TBA
BOWLING--Oct-March 
SWIMMING - Feb - June
LITTLE FEET MEET - April TBA-- Roanoke College
SOFTBALL - Sundays. Spring and Summer Beginning May 1
BIG FEET MEET - Sept 2023
PUMPKINFEST - Salem, Farmers Market Oct 2023
FLAG FOOTBALL - Watch for info about a clinic and tournament at Virginia Tech. Local practices TBA.
ROLLER SKATING - Fall 

Vaccinations against Covid 19 are encouraged but NOT required for sports participation at this time.  We track vaccination status of all participants to be able to manage safety and group size when risk levels rise.  

Masks and social distancing will be encouraged and required at some facilities.  Only fully registered athletes and volunteers will be allowed in the activity areas. 

So let’s get ready to return to Special Olympics sports. If you completed forms recently, they are good for 3 years! Email new forms and records to: southwest@specialolympicsva.org

1.  Make sure your medical and registration is current.  Download a form here if you are new or your previous medical form is more than 3 years old: https://tinyurl.com/AthleteMedicalReleaseWaiver
2.   Sign up for the sports opportunities you are interested in.  You MUST SIGN UP IN ADVANCE to be eligible to attend.  We will confirm your registration.
3.    Watch for more details in your email and see you at the first practice.  

We look forward to seeing the everyone as we safely to return to activities!

As dates and times are finalized, they will be posted on FACEBOOK. Schedule updates and cancellations due to weather and other concerns will be posted here first!

https://www.facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsVirginiaArea8RoanokeValley

Coming Up!
New River Polar Plunge. Go All IN!
Take the plunge February 25,  2023 in the New River!
Radford, Dudley's Landing, Bisset Park
https://www.polarplunge.com/new-river
To help raise funds for our local area, add "Area 8" to your team name.
More dates to be announced soon!
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Contact Information
Are you a new Athlete? *
Please designate if you are new to Special Olympics Virginia. The age for Special Olympics is 8-adult and a Registration Medical Form needs to be filled out and updated every three years to participate.  
Required
First Name *
Last Name *
Address *
E-mail address
Parent, Guardian or Caregiver name
School or Organization Name
if applicable
Phone Number *
Please include area code
Athlete's Birth Month/Year *
Age Group *
Are you fully vaccinated against Covid 19? *
Covid Vaccination dates--please list the date of your Covid 19 vaccine and email a copy/photo of your record/ card to southwest@specialolympicsva.org
Bowling League--
Oct- March.. Saturdays 10:00 am-12:00 pm. at Lee Hi Lanes, Salem.  Start date and details TBD.
Unified Basketball
Sundays December- 4, 11 & 17. continuing Jan 8 - March,  at the Hope Tree Gym 860 Mt. Vernon Lane, Salem and BRAAC in Roanoke. Once you submit your registration, coaches will advise teams on times and locations.
Basketball Tournaments
Basketball Invitational Tournaments--players will have the chance to attend: Southwest Regional Basketball Tournament at Cassell Coliseum VT, Roanoke Invitational Tournament at Roanoke College, Other invitationals, and the SOVA Basketball Championships in Stafford in March.
Swimming-
Swimming will be held at  Kirk YMCA Feb - June TBD.  
Unified Bocce
Bocce is a fun game that is suited for all abilities levels.  DATES and TIMES TBA soon!  We will email you with details.
Track and Field - Little Feet Meet  Roanoke College
Track and field event for Kindergarten- 5th grade. April TBD
Unified Softball
Softball practice--Sundays April -June at HopeTree fields.  
Track and Field - Big Feet Meet
Big Feet Meet - Sept. 2023  The Big Feet meet is a track and field event for middle, high school and adults and will be held at William and Fleming High School.  The meet starts around 9 am and goes till early afternoon. 
Soccer
Soccer practices are every Sunday Sept  - Nov  at Hope Tree fields in Salem.  Athletes age 8-18 practice 3-4 pm.  Athletes over 18 practice 5-6:30 pm. 
Unified Flag Football
There will be a clinic in the fall and local programs will schedule their practices. DATES and TIMES TBA
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