About the Organization
20145 Ashbrook Place
Ashburn, VA 20147
Loudoun County Special Olympics is a nonprofit organization that provides training and competition in various Olympic-style sports. Training is free to the athletes. The cost to train an athlete is paid for by the local committee. Special Olympics Loudoun offers year round training in a variety of sports. Athletes have the opportunity to travel throughout each season to compete with athletes across Virginia.
Eligibility for Participation
Eligibility for participation in Special Olympics is open to those individuals at least eight years old who have been identified by an agency, or professional, as having intellectual disability, cognitive delays as measured by formal assessment, or have significant learning or vocational problems due to cognitive delay which require specifically designed instruction. Athletes who are six and seven years old may practice during the season, but are not eligible for competition.
Sports available include:
- Bocce (coming soon!)
- Golf Skills
- Track and Field
Unified sports are also offered and combine athletes with and without a disability. Unified sports dramatically increase inclusion opportunities in the community for people with intellectual disabilities.
For more information about becoming an athlete, volunteer, coaching a sport, or sponsorship, please visit the Loudoun- Area 14 website at www.sovaloudoun.org
The Special Olympics Oath
"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."