Athletes are Bringing the Heat to the 2014 Summer Games Volunteers Needed!
04/07/2014
The 2014 Summer Games will be held in Charleston, June 6-8, 2014. Athletes will compete in a variety of sports, such as track and field, swimming, golf, tennis, bocce, cycling, and softball.  The three-day event will also offer special events including Opening Ceremonies, Victory Dance, Olympic Village and Healthy Athletes.
 
To ensure these athletes have a great time in a healthy environment, hundreds of volunteers are needed throughout the weekend.  Volunteers may want to time a runner or swimmer, keep score with golf or tennis, oversee games in Olympic Village, serve food, or perform an assortment of other roles.  The volunteer schedule allows one to choose from different sports and activities during the weekend which will be accommodate their schedule.
 
Please join us as these incredible athletes will continue to inspire everyone with their courage, determination, and skills.
 
Interested persons who want to be part of this memorable experience can obtain a Summer Games Volunteer Application and Schedule from the link below or contact Kellie Aikman at the Special Olympics West Virginia office at (304) 345-9310.
 
We hope to see you there!
 
VOLUNTEER EVENT SCHEDULE/APPLICATION
 
2014 Polar Plunge Dates Set... Let's Have Some Fun!
12/04/2013
 Special Olympics West Virginia will be conducting five Polar Plunges in 2014.  Pick the one nearest you, or dare yourself to participate in all five and be among the truly “elite plungers.”  Regardless, you will enjoy the thrill and excitement that surround each of the events.

Each participant must raise a minimum of $50 for the privilege to plunge, and the more money participants raise the more prizes they receive.  The money generated from the Polar Plunges enables thousands of Special Olympics West Virginia athletes to have opportunities for year-round sports training and competition.  You may download the Pledge Form and Release Form below (all participants must sign a release, and if under age 18 the Release must be signed by a parent or guardian). 

We hope to see you at one of the following Polar Plunges where it promises to be a memorable adventure and offers you the chance to be Freezin' for a Reason!
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Athletes Preparing for the Fall Games in Parkersburg - Looking for Volunteers to Inspire!
08/09/2013

More than 500 athletes throughout West Virginia have started training for the Special Olympics West Virginia Fall Games to be held in Parkersburg the weekend of October 11-13.  The athletes, representing 30 counties, will showcase their courage and abilities as they compete in bowling, volleyball, flag football, and football skills over the course of three days.  

To make sure these athletes have a wonderful experience, more than 250 volunteers are needed throughout this fun  weekend.  Parkersburg South High School will host the volleyball and football competitions, with bowling taking place at Pike Street Lanes.  If you would like to volunteer for all or a portion of the event, please fill out the Fall Games Volunteer Registration and Volunteer Application through the links below or call Kellie Aikman at the Special Olympics West Virginia office at 304-345-9310

Fans from the community are welcome to attend Fall Games and inspire the athletes to do their best.

The athletes' participation in Fall Games is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Wendy's, Foodland, Fraternal Order of Eagles and the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts.

 Please view the corresponding attachments for the Volunteer Registration , Letter to Volunteers and the Volunteer Application .

 
Athletes Training for Summer Games - Volunteers Needed!
04/16/2013

The 2013 Summer Games are approaching and approximately 700 Special Olympics athletes from throughout West Virginia will gather in Charleston to compete the weekend of June 7-9. 

Athletes will compete in a variety of sports, such as track and field, swimming, golf, tennis, bocce, cycling, and softball. These incredible athletes will continue to inspire everyone with their courage, determination, and skills.  For many Special Olympics athletes, there is no greater joy that having the opportunity to play sports, to showcase their abilities, and to be recognized for the personal accomplishments no matter how great or small.  

To ensure these athletes have a great time in a healthy environment, hundreds of volunteers are needed throughout the weekend.  Volunteers may want to time a runner or swimmer, keep score with golf or tennis, oversee games in Olympic Village, serve food, or perform an assortment of other roles.  The volunteer schedule allows one to choose from different sports and activities during the weekend which will be accommodate their schedule.  

Interested persons who want to be part of this memorable experience can obtain a Summer Games Volunteer Application and Schedule from the link below or contact the Special Olympics West Virginia office.

We hope to see you there!

Volunteer Application & Event Schedule