2018 STATE BOWLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
DECEMBER 1-2 
CHARLESTON AREA, WEST VIRGINIA

Special Olympics West Virginia (SOWV) announces the 2018 State Bowling Championships is scheduled for December 1-2, in the Charleston area. This two-day event will showcase the abilities of athletes from around the state as they compete in bowling.  If you are able to join us this year, please indicate your desire to volunteer by completing the Volunteer Schedule and Application.

I am sure you will agree that all reasonable steps should be taken to promote and ensure a safe environment to protect the well-being and safety of all participants; athletes, coaches, volunteers, staff and spectators alike. A policy is mandated by SOI and SOWV that requires all volunteers to complete an application with an attached copy of a photo ID. Information on your application may be used in case you are involved in an emergency while at a Special Olympics West Virginia event.

Minor volunteers are required to complete an additional Volunteer Release Form which must be submitted by a legal parent/guardian. 

Upon receiving your completed schedule and application, your volunteer positions will be filled with consideration of your preferences. You will be sent a notification of your assigned schedule, including registration information, directions, etc. You will also be asked to show a form of identification upon registering at the event. Volunteers will receive a t-shirt and a Volunteer Credential which is required to be worn at all times during the event. 

On behalf of the Special Olympics West Virginia staff and Management Team, THANK YOU for your support!!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at 304-345-9310 or by email – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You are welcome to copy this invitation and the Volunteer Schedule/Application for dissemination. We look forward to working with you to provide a memorable experience for you and the Special Olympics West Virginia Athletes.

Special Olympics West Virginia (SOWV) announces the 2018 Summer Games scheduled for JUNE 1-3, to be held in Charleston. Approximately 600 volunteers are needed to continue to make this event the largest and most successful Special Olympics event in West Virginia. Athletes from around the state will be competing in a variety of sporting events such as Track & Field, Baggo (Cornhole), Bocce, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, and Golf. Volunteers will be needed to help run sporting events, registration tables, and more. We hope your schedule will allow you to join us and serve as a volunteer. Please indicate your desire to volunteer by completing a Volunteer Schedule and Application. 

A policy is mandated by Special Olympics International (SOI) and SOWV that requires all volunteers to complete an application with an attached copy of a photo ID. You will also be asked to show a form of identification at the event registration table. If you are a minor, you must have your parent or guardian sign the second page of the application and fill out the Event Volunteer Release Form. I assure you all application information is kept confidential. Information on your application may be used in case you are involved in an emergency while at a Special Olympics West Virginia event. 

On behalf of the Special Olympics West Virginia staff and the 2018 Summer Games Management Team, THANK YOU for your support. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at 304-345-9310 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You are welcomed to copy this invitation and the Volunteer Application/ Schedule for dissemination. We look forward to working with you to provide a memorable experience for you and the Special Olympics West Virginia Athletes.

Special Olympics West Virginia (SOWV) is pleased to announce the 2018 Basketball and Cheerleading State Tournament will be held March 10-11 in Morgantown. We hope your schedule will allow you to serve as a volunteer. The venues we are using are the WVU Recreation Center and Morgantown High School.

It is the commitment and enthusiasm of people just like you which gives our athletes to opportunity to compete and find joy through sports. We hope your schedule will allow you to volunteer again at this fun event. If so, please indicate your desire to volunteer by completing and returning a Volunteer Schedule and Volunteer Application with a copy of a current photo id.

We ask that you return the Volunteer Schedule by February 23, 2018. This allows us time to order volunteer shirts and schedule volunteers accordingly. Please be sure to include your availability in the spaces provided on the form. We will fill the volunteer positions with consideration of your preference. You will be sent a notification of your assigned schedule and registration information, which includes directions/map etc.

On behalf of the Special Olympics West Virginia staff and the 2018 Basketball / Cheerleading Management Team, THANK YOU for your support. If you have any questions, you may contact me at 304-345-9310, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please feel free to copy this announcement and the Volunteer Application/Schedule for dissemination. We look forward to working with you to provide a memorable experience for you and our Special Olympics West Virginia Athletes.

Harrison Football 1Harrison Miller, from Clarksburg, WV, has been named 2017-2018 Special Olympics Male Athlete of the Year by The Big 12 Conference. 

Every year, The Big 12 will choose a male and female to award and honor who participate in statewide Special Olympics programs. This year, Harrison Miller, a participant of Special Olympics West Virginia, was one of the recipients chosen for the award. Harrison, along with his family, have been invited to The Big 12 Championship Football Game on December 2nd for an on-field presentation. 

Harrison has been participating in basketball, bowling, football and softball for the Special Olympics West Virginia program for nine years. In 2014, Harrison went on to compete in Special Olympics National Games, and represented Special Olympics West Virginia, bringing home the gold medal in bowling. Harrison has also won three State Championships in football, two in softball and two in basketball. He is also captain of his football and basketball teams. 

Harrison recently received The Harrison County Most Valuable Player of the 2017 State Basketball Championship, was named Athlete of the Year by the Special Olympics Harrison County Program, and the 2012 Harrison County Most Valuable Player of the Special Olympics West Virginia Summer Games Softball Tournament after hitting the game-winning home run. Harrison was also the first athlete to record a safety in Special Olympics West Virginia football history. 

In his spare time, Harrison enjoys assisting other athletes with intellectual disabilities with improving their sports skills. 

From all of us at Special Olympics West Virginia, we want to congratulate Harrison on his much-deserved recognition and honor. 

Please submit a copy of your photo ID for verification. Minor volunteers are asked to complete an additional Volunteer Release Form, which must be submitted by a legal parent/guardian. This may be obtained by contacting the state office. 

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