Special Olympics Virginia Summer Games

St Christopher's School & Surrounding Venues

At Summer Games,1,500 champions of all abilities will go for gold in swimming, softball, track & field, bowling and tennis. Plus, we’ll light the Olympic Cauldron, welcome hundreds of new volunteers to our family, and showcase some of Richmond’s top talent at the Opening Ceremony.

Want to get involved in summer games? Check out the opportunities below!

Solar Plunge - Make A Splash!

Saturday, June 8
University of Richmond

As athletes go for GOLD at Summer Games, you can go for COLD in our above-ground Plunge Pool! Practice your best cannonball and make a splash for Special Olympics Virginia.

The funds raised during the Solar Plunge help Special Olympics Virginia provide year-round sports training, competition, leadership opportunities, and health services to more than 23,000 athletes of all abilities.

Other Ways to Get Involved

Volunteer to Cheer

Your applause and encouragement are an important part of our athletes’ experience, and make competitions more fun for everyone involved.

Come cheer your heart out! 

Torch Run

2,000 law enforcement members embark on a seven-day journey to carry the "Flame of Hope" to the Summer Games, symbolizing courage and celebration of diversity.

Join them as guardians of the Flame!