Special Olympics West Virginia (SOWV) announces the 2017 Fall Sports Festival is scheduled for October 28, to be held in Parkersburg. This one-day event will showcase the abilities of athletes from around the state as they compete in flag football, football skills, and volleyball.  Please note that the bowling competition is now a stand-alone event held later in the year, and is no longer included in this event.  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. 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. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request this form. 

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 the 2017 Fall Sports Festival 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 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.

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Upcoming Events

Winter Sports Classic, January 25, Canaan Valley
Northern Regional Basketball Tournament, February 3, Buckhannon
Southern Regional Basketball Tournament, February 17, Beckley
State Basketball Tournament, March 16-17, Morgantown


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